Metal Puzzle: Cowboy's Hobble Difficulty Level 9/10

A 40-year-old classic, the Cowboy’s Hobble is a reminder of how simplicity in a puzzle’s design can be mistaken by easiness. Made from nickel-plated wire and rope, this gruelling puzzle will challenge your wits as you try to remove the ring from the string. To make matters worse, the bead is larger than the ring’s width and it can’t go past the wire loop. Be careful not to make unnecessary knots.

Designed by James Dalgety in 1971, who owns one of the largest mechanical puzzle collections in the world.

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