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The Chinese Rings Puzzle
Object: Remove the rings and connected vertical
bars from the hairpin-shaped handle.
Difficulty: Difficult
Dimensions: Handle:
   6 1/4" (16 cm)
Vertical bars:
   3 3/8" (8.5 cm)
Materials used: Handle:
   1/8" (3.18 mm) nickel-plated wire
   3/32" (2.38 mm) nickel-plated wire
   1/8" (3.18 mm) nickel-plated wire

The Chinese Rings Puzzle is my favorite wire puzzle and was one of our most popular puzzles for many many years. Although we discontinued it for a few years, now that we've figured out a practical way of nickel-plating it, the Chinese Rings Puzzle is back!

The Chinese Rings Puzzle is believed to be one of the oldest puzzles known, dating back to China over 2000 years ago. We believe that what makes it so popular is that it cleverly combines both logic and creative thinking.

Solving this puzzle is not a simple matter. Many of our customers have reported that after many weeks of working on the puzzle, they felt no closer to the solution than when they started. As with most puzzles, however, persistence is the key to solving it. Whether the solution slowly reveals itself to you, or if it comes to you in a flash of insight (an "Aha!" experience), the Chinese Rings Puzzle is one that we think you'll find to be very special.

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