Actual dimensions: 3.5" x 2"
Material: Steel / proprietary nickel plating
Price: $3.00 U.S.
Objective: Separate the two bent nails without using any force... then put them back together again as they are in the picture.
Description: The Bent Nails Puzzle is another good choice to start from if you have not had much experience with puzzles. This puzzle has been around for a very long time and many people have encountered it at some point in there lives. Most of these folks feel that they remember how to solve it quickly... until they try!
We have encountered many bent nail puzzles in our travels that are made by other manufacturers. These puzzles usually have very sharp points and most will rust in a short period of time.
Our puzzles are different... For safety, we have removed / rounded the points on all of our nail puzzles. They also have a heavy nickel plating or are made of stainless steel to keep them from rusting. Another issue that we noticed is that due to mass production, most of the bent nail puzzles out in the marketplace have very loose tolerances which allow the puzzles to be solved simply by just shaking them around. Because our puzzles are all individually hand made, we have a lot of control over the manufacturing tolerances and therefore make the puzzle somewhat more difficult to solve due to the tighter, more precise tolerances. This does not mean that the puzzle solution requires any force, just that you have to perform the correct movements to solve it!
Each puzzle is supplied with an "Objective Sheet" that explains what it is that you are supposed to do. This sheet also includes a picture/drawing of the puzzle in the unsolved condition, (similar to the one at the top of this page), so there is a reference to look at when putting it back together.
Puzzle solutions are also included with the shipment but are not sealed in the puzzle wrapper. This is done so that the purchaser can make the decision as to when to give the solution to the person that is receiving the puzzle, (as a gift, for example).
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