The Crafty Cryptex
By James Grahame
I gave my mother a copy of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code several years ago. Being a cheapskate, I mustered up the courage to borrow it back from her this Christmas and spent several sleepless nights reading. My wife got even with me a few evenings later by doing exactly the same thing.
Well, it looks like someone is now making custom versions of the Cryptex puzzle box that guarded ancient secrets in the book. Each handmade puzzle box features from three to seven engraved code rings made from wood, stone, and metal. To open the box, you need to know the code - perfect to ensure your enemies can't bribe a messenger and make off with vital communications. They're priced anywhere from $375 to $1065, so you'll need to be a huge Da Vinci code fan (or have earth-shattering secrets that can only be hidden in beautiful boxes) to consider one.
Custom made cryptex security boxes