|MATERIAL:||Brass and steel
|SIZE:||1.2" x 2.85"
Sticky Barrel is our first foray into the manufacture of machined all-metal puzzles. Precision crafted from brass and steel, Sticky Barrel feels solid and exact. The accuracy, quality, and finish are in keeping with the finest tradition in high-end mechanical metal puzzles. We're thrilled with the results! Particular thanks to Phil Wigfield for allowing us to license his excellent design.
Handling Metal Puzzles
Sticky Barrel looks great and is fun yet frustrating. After spinning it round and round for quite some time, I got nowhere. I was pleased to hear that I guessed right on the mechanism, but executing it was still a challenge! Despite this, CD's metal work is fantastic and at a great price. I'm happy having it on my office desk to share with others.
Workmanship is top quality. Sticky barrel is easy to hold and fun just to fiddle with. You may come away after hours of frustration wondering whether it’s solvable. It is, but takes either exceptional luck or thoughtful consideration of how to reach a solution so you’re not just twirling the stick endlessly. I compare this on some level to the blind solve of Felix Ure’s Titan. For the price; it’s an exceptionally good value. But be prepared for a lot of deep thinking before you can solve this one.
Having solved both this and the one produced from Phil, it was clear that the idea was to make this as close to identical as the original design as possible - with great success.
A great puzzle which you can hand to a novice or expert puzzle solver with similar results.