Mexican Army Cipher Disk

Brand: Creative Crafthouse
MPN: MexicanCipher
Category: Gadgets & Tools
Price: $35.00  (16 customer reviews)
Dimension: 1.50 x 6.00 x 6.00 inches
Shipping Wt: 0.20 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

What we have here is a state-of-the-art encryption machine. At least state-of-the-art as the state of art was just prior to WWI. During the United States' period of conflict with Mexico eventual father of cryptology... [Read more]


  • A REAL HISTORICAL CIPHER WHEEL: This encryption machine was state of the art during the time of conflict between Mexico and the USA shortly before World War I. It uses 5 disks that convert letters into 2 digit numbers based on a key that is used to initially set the wheels.
  • LASER ENGRAVED: The wood used is alder and the numbers are deeply laser engraved on the smooth lacquered surface. The largest wheel is just under 6” in diameter and ¼” thick. The remaining wheels are either 5/32” or 1/8” thick.
  • EASY TO USE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED: The machine is easy to use and comes with clear instructions. The video will also show you how to use it. We also provide 3 different encoded messages for you to try and decode.
  • POWERFUL ENCODING TOOL: Note that over 450,000 key unique key codes are possible to set the machine at.
  • MADE IN THE USA: by Creative Crafthouse in our Hudson FL shop

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Top Reviews

Good! Pleasantly Satisfied.
by Otto (5 out of 5 stars)
November 17, 2016

I'm very pleased. I was concerned due to the price. This is put together well and feels great in hand. No imperfections. I was afraid it would be some poorly cut balsa wood thing.

I'd recommend it to others. I'm intending on finding a nice pouch for it.

EDIT- I've just looked at some of the other items this company makes. They make some neat stuff, I'd recommend taking a look too.
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Crazy fun for a puzzle kid or grandpa with nothing but time.
by Michael N Shefrin (5 out of 5 stars)
March 4, 2018

I liked the quality. But the fun you can have with two or three of these is the realm of my thought. Send your friend with one of these a simple message...make them think of a name or event in the message to fill in from your experiences. Then send them a partial key for them to cipher the corr3ct code and then include your code to decipher. A fun game to share thoughtful thoughts...or. War messages using the date to incript further. It's a fun toy for a crazy two.
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Excellent Quality
by Michael (5 out of 5 stars)
January 9, 2019

I love this cipher. Great quality and a piece of art by itself. Hours of great fun cracking the messages it comes with. Took me about 11 hours to crack the secret messages it came with. I'll be getting a few more for the office and for friends and family.
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Five Stars
by candy slate (5 out of 5 stars)
November 24, 2015

Really fun to use. Very clear to read the letters and numbers
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Very nice. Conversation piece to keep on desk at work
by bill (5 out of 5 stars)
January 30, 2018

Very nice. Conversation piece to keep on desk at work. Reminds me of some training I had while in the U.S. Military. Constructed very well, letters, digits and lines very clearly engraved. One small thing to make it even better would be to place a wing nut and lock washer on the shaft to keep the discs aligned,
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Five Stars
by Captain Kirk (5 out of 5 stars)
February 3, 2016

Looks great excellent workmanship.
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by Sarah (5 out of 5 stars)
April 13, 2016

This really make you use your brain, only buy if you are prepared for a challenge.
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by MW-D (5 out of 5 stars)
March 20, 2017

My 12 year old loves this thing!!!
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Five Stars
by ron winchell (5 out of 5 stars)
July 6, 2015

will be buying more
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Five Stars
by Michael DeBlase (5 out of 5 stars)
September 5, 2015

Well built and a fun item

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