Master artisan Justin Nevins created the first Cryptex® in 2004, and has been producing them for fans of the device and art collectors around the world ever since.
A Cryptex® is a self-contained cylindrical lockbox. Justin originally custom-crafted each of his Cryptex® Security Boxes to the precise specifications of each of his customers, a process that took between one and nine months. While these handcrafted one-of-a-kind art pieces may still be commissioned, Justin has developed two additional product lines of his boxes to meet increasing demand. The three lines of Cryptex® are:
DaVinci Line: This is the original line of custom-made boxes. They are entirely handcrafted and customizable, and are made with natural materials. The code chosen by the customer is cut into the Cryptex® and is permanent. Price range: $1500 and up, depending on features commissioned.
Nevins Line: Like the DaVinci Line, the Nevins Line boxes are beautiful works of art that are handcrafted with natural materials such as exotic wood, marble, and granite. The solid brass components are precision-machined locally and hand-polished. This Cryptex® features a mechanically-changeable code that may be set and reset by the customer. Price range: $900-$1500, depending on features commissioned.
Replica Line: Intended as a lower-cost alternative to the original handcrafted boxes, the Replica boxes are made primarily from locally precision-machined parts and have a marble patterned laminate. They are polished, assembled, and tuned by hand. This Cryptex® also features a mechanically-changeable code. Price: $249.99 (optional handmade display stand available for an additional $15)
Each Cryptex® Security Box is individually numbered with a limited edition serial number. The mechanically changeable code feature of the Nevins Line and Replica Line allows for personalized coding/re-coding, and makes them perfect for: gifts, storing small gifts or valuables, retail sales, teaching aides, and corporate team building challenges. They are loved by people who enjoy creating their own games, puzzles, riddles, or treasure hunts. These works of art are fully functional security boxes as well as beautiful display or conversation pieces.