Hi everyone, to clear up some things: if you would prefer to have the new V3 for Salmon, that is fine. Please email email@example.com
and I will update this information for you. You have two options: you can stick with V1 and we will follow through what you specifically requested for ie plated Salmon or if you are interested in V3 and would love to be one of the first few people to see it, that's not a problem at all! To have the V3, won't make much of a difference. It should roughly be the same amount of time as V1.
As for the Salmon, the Salmon is finished however we have to do lots of testing to ensure that there will be zero problems with this puzzle. As well as making slight changes along the way, if need be. The final version will be tested by our two testers who will get the chance to open it, we also have to ensure that Chris and Josh can open the Salmon without finding any way of cheating, etc.
As there are 39 parts in Salmon, there will be re-assembly and reset instructions made by us, so that re-assembly is a lot easier.
The V3 core body is stainless steel, the V3 is stronger
as the machining of the stainless steel doesn't have any bumps or marks which sometimes the plating process can leave. The maze is very accurately machined which makes the puzzle run as intended. As you use the brass maze, the maze becomes smoother overtime which is especially noted in the Handmade's that we sell. Yes, it can absolutely be machined to close tolerances due to no plating on the maze, so the thickness that was machined are kept.
While this has been long and coming, we wanted to ensure that we created an enjoyable puzzle that is both functional and challenging. By releasing this information, we hope that the puzzle that they will receive will exceed their expectations.
We hope this helps.