The puzzle arrives in the usual clamshell packaging and the instructions are a bit obscure - the aim is to remove the ring that is not held captive. The wire is 3mm Nickel plated wire and is very shiny. It is 10.2 x 12.7 cm when fully spread out into the pentagon shape which is a nice size to handle. Interestingly 2 of the wires in mine seem to have not been plated and had a more dull appearance. This makes the puzzle look a bit odd but obviously doesn't interfere with the puzzling. The one review on the product page gave it 5 stars and said it took him months to solve. Brian reviewed it here - he said it was a great puzzle and took him some months. When I solved the Livewire version the first time 4 years ago, it took me 15-20 minutes and I rated it as Brilliant! There is no solution provided but if you really need it then it can be downloaded from here (I'd advise you to stick with it and solve it yourself - it is definitely doable).
It was only during my fiddling that I came to realise that I might have seen something like this before - so I went to my database and did a search for disentanglements and scrolled through the pictures. Yep! Very advanced dementia here! I have solved it before and yet I have no recollection of how it was done! I won't be telling that woman who claims to be my wife (OUCH again!) because she will tell me that I never need to buy any new toys and I can go back to all my old ones that I don't recall and just do them again! That's obviously not part of my plans.... I need more, more, MORE! Sorry - hysteria set in again!
At the end of my Livewire marathon I gave a rating to my favourites and the Pentangle was given 10/10. I will stick with that - it is a stunning design and every serious puzzler should have a version of this in their collection! At only $12 it is a bargain - it might give you months of puzzling like it did for Brian.
Have a look at my New additions page for a view of a couple of recent deliveries - she isn't happy with me!!!