Object: Disassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
Difficulty: Level 6 - Tricky
Type: Hanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 in
14.8 cm x 6.3 cm x 4.9 cm
Back in America's Wild West days, cowboys used
any means available to prevent their horses from being stolen.
According to legend, one resourceful cowboy had the idea
of rigging horseshoes to work as a lock,
which served as the origin of this puzzle.
Hanayama Toy Co. began life in the mid-1930s as a manufacturer and retailer of traditional games
More than seventy years later, Hanayama continues to make games, puzzles for people of all ages.
Hanayama suitably acknowledges and credits the inventors of these ingenious puzzles.
These are original metal puzzles made with the permission of the inventors not unauthorised copies.
These cast metal puzzles are divided into six levels of difficulty
but don't think you'll start with the most difficult.
Even level 4 metal puzzles have taken experienced puzzlers hours to master.
Solutions with Hanayama puzzles avilable by email.