The Iron Maiden is an excellent, almost classic brainteaser. For the likes of me, I can’t figure why this puzzle is called the Iron Maiden. I suppose it is as good a name as any; and called the same thing by several companies who sell it. You will also find it offered by others here on Amazon.
This one by I.Q.Collection, is what is often called a “wire puzzle”.It is made of fairly light gauge, nickle plated wire. Others listed here are what is called a “tavern puzzle”, they are is 3 0r 4 times heavier, and made of iron, from about
1/4 X 1/4 inch material. The name is because they are very sturdy and would be suitable to leave around a tavern or bar for people to try to solve. It would withstand a lot of abuse or rough handling, whereas, this one by I.Q is much lighter and would be bent or malformed if subjected to excessive force. In either case, they are identical in design and how they can be solved.
As with other “wire puzzles”,it is not necessary to use force to solve it.
It is a fairly easy puzzle to solve and suitable for all ages ans puzzle solving abilities.
If you’d like to see more about puzzles like this, and particular “tavern puzzles” search “Tavern Puzzles” on You-Tube.
You can purchase this puzzle and get the solution at Puzzle Master.