389 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Stabbing Routines
  
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Unknown Moyen sur de gagner un pari aux cartes, en faisant sortir avec la pointe d'un couteau, une carte que les spectateurs croient être sous le jeu finding a card with the tip of a knife, sucker element, spectators think the card is on the bottom
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 172
Unknown Das bezauberte Messer No. 21, card named above knife pushed-in by spectator, bottom card dragged along
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 26
Unknown Das Nennen jeder Karte im Spiel oder das bezauberte Messer borrowed pocket knife stabbed into borrowed deck, performer repeatedly names card above knife, bottom card glimpsed and slipped to stabbed spot
Jan. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Unknown Der magische Degen No. 2, sword used to stab selection blindfolded, deck scattered on floor, deck switch for short deck when fetching sword
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 4
Unknown Der Degen im Frieden card thought of and removed from new deck and noted on piece of paper, shuffled back and deck distributed on floor, stabbed with optionally borrowed sword
Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 138
Unknown Das bezauberte Messer spectator stabs knife into shuffled deck, performer names card, bottom card slipped into position
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 28
Unknown Der Degen im Frieden card stabbed on floor, control with short deck and deck switch
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown The Pierced Card blindfolded, deck crimp location
1897 New Era Card Tricks 136
S. W. Erdnase The Divining Rod blindfolded
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 174
Mademoiselle Patrice Discovering a Card Shuffled into Pack Blindfolded
1902 The Modern Conjurer 102
Mademoiselle Patrice Discovering a Cards Shuffled Into Pack Blindfolded
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 72
John Northern Hilliard The Transfixed Pack deck wrapped in paper, knife thrust between selections, two methods, for credit information see Parrish reference
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 52
Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection
1909 The Art of Magic 127
Unknown The Transfixed Cards
1909 The Art of Magic 174
Charles T. Jordan The Stabbed Pair No. 6, spectator stabs knife in paper-wrapped deck between two selections
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 14
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Ralph W. Hull (4) Spectator's Name Spells Card performer stabs reversed card in deck behind back, from that point on the spectator's name is used to spell to card
1932 "Eye-Openers" 12
Victor Farelli The "Do-it-Yourself" Discovery spectator stabs top card reversed next to his selection behind the back
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 95
Unknown Behind Back Stabbing Force
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 8
Unknown Divination Supreme out-of hand selection, one-way back
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 139
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deck
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Lu Brent U Find Your Card
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Unknown Double Backed Card Force odd-backed card stabbed into deck next to force card, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 339
Unknown Two Viewpoints challenge location with sticky substance on finger, cards stabbed on table
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 109
Unknown The Phantom Stab one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 140
Theodore Annemann Five Card Stabbing Mystery one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 140
U. F. Grant Simple Triple Location one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 151
Unknown Card Stabbing svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown "Stripper" Stabbing stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 270
Unknown Card Stabbing duplicate in newspaper
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 302
Unknown Crimp Location Trick card inserted next to selection, or two sandwich cards around selection
1938 Greater Magic 59
H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 4 spectator places reversed card between two selections, performer really blindfolded, short card
1938 Greater Magic 466
Billy O'Connor Two Card Discovery card stabbed in deck by spectator next to two selections, short card
1938 Greater Magic 469
Unknown A Reversed Card Discovery spectator pushes reversed card next to selection
1938 Greater Magic 40
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon
1938 Greater Magic 113
Unknown The Magic Thrust. I spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
1938 Greater Magic 261
Al Baker The Magic Thrust. II spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
1938 Greater Magic 262
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust. III spectator pushes card reversed between two selections behind back
1938 Greater Magic 264
Orville Wayne Meyer The Magic Thrust
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 18
Purvis W. Miller The Two Jokers two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Capt. J.E. Stone The Stabbed Card. New Version with darts on table
1938 Greater Magic 251
Theodore Annemann The Five Card Stabbing Mystery five selections, one-way
1938 Greater Magic 539
Frederick Braue A Spectator Stabs the Cards two selections, with knife, deck wrapped in newspaper, metal gimmick
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 38
Paul Curry Lost and Found two spectators remember cards and their positions, shuffle, two other cards find selections by stabbing the pack behind back
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 36
Robert Brethen Known Before card on both sides predicted
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 419
Theodore Annemann The Impaled Card
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 460
Frederick Braue The Score Card Scores ad card used to stab next to selection
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 46
Dr. Jacob Daley Two Cards in Fear two spectators stab two knives in deck wrapped in newspaper
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 85) 543
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Theodore Annemann One-Hand Cutting Trick
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge "Two-Faced" Force spectator stabs behind back, using duplicate
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Dig with a Spade performer pushes card next to selection for real, stripper deck
1941 The Stripper Deck 19
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Robert Harbin The Pierced Cards cards in bag, pierced with needle and thread, when bag is mixed, selections hang on thread
Variations 1941 Our Mysteries 24
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew deck with selection in handkerchief that is held like a bag, spectator stabs knife into deck through handkerchief next to selection, bent card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 45
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Magic Needle paper bag and big needle
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 27
Jean Hugard A New Card Stab cards are stabbed with knife, all cards above selection are pierced and packet cut at that position
Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 24
Unknown The Two Card Stab spectator stabs with knife
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 269
Unknown The X-Ray Knife spectator stabs knife into deck
Related to 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 274
Unknown The Magnetic Knife spectator stabs knife in pack
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 277
Louis Tannen Simplified Stabbing Trick spectator stabs knife into pack
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 279
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paper
Variations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 282
Unknown The End Stab
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 289
George Boston Boston's Stabbed Card stripper deck
Variations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 291
Unknown Card Stab Through Newspaper six methods
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 284
Frank Kelly Double Double prediction of two cards on double blank card, card is inserted in the deck next to the predicted one's
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 256
Gerald Kosky The Biter Bit Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 74
Edward Marlo Simplex Card Stabbing two selections with wrapped deck and knife
Also published here 1945 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 82
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your Card Will be next"
Related to 1945 My Best 75
Edward Marlo Jab It! knife is stabbed in back of cards, some cards are pierced, bottom one is selection
1945 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 85
Edward Marlo V. Double Lift A. From the Peek
B. Key Card
C. Imperfection
D. One Hand
1947 Marlo In Spades 37
Frank Garcia Garcia's Grand two cards are found, with napkin and knife, reinvention of "The X-Ray Knife", see also p. 515
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 509
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back
1947 Watch This One! 42
J. B. Bobo Double Discovery performer stabs card reversed between two selections
1947 Watch This One! 48
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Robert A. Nelson Flap Stab cards in deck, spectator pushes flap in deck, next to selection
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 33
George G. Kaplan Card-Stabbing three cards are stabbed from a gaffed tallyho deck
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 119
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Related toAlso published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 640
Jack Yeager Unique Card Stabbing with a card
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
U. F. Grant Zella Card Stabbing stabbing into run of spades in paper-wrapped deck, value then is used to count to selection
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 14
Alexandro Dagger in the Mind blindfolded card stab, two cards, two decks
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 203) 811
Vynn Boyar Blindfold Miracle Card Stab named card is stabbed after deck has been wrapped in paper, performer blindfolded
1951 Blindfold Miracle Stab 1
Nate Leipzig Card Stab
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 7
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Two Card Stab deck wrapped in newspaper, knife
1952 Control Systems 103
Edward Marlo The Stabber stabbing into run of spades, value then is used to count to selection
1952 Control Systems 109
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 51
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal
1952 Effective Card Magic 87
William Larsen Peek Stab with napkin
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1038
Max Malini Card Stabbing
1952 Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1) 152
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952)
1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 21
Don Tanner, Dr. Stanley Jaks Don Tanner's 4 Items
  • miniature deck from sealed cigarette pack
  • selection rises from cigarette pack
  • card stabbing, wrapped in paper
  • tie gag
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1102
Mark Fitzgerald Sword Play with plastic sword from drinks
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 281) 1124
Dr. Ben B. Braude Simplex Card Stab
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1173
Karrell Fox A Direct Stab
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 23
Lu Brent "U-Find-It" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found next to the selection
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 20
Nick Trost A Stab in the Dark with deck wrapped inside newspaper, with two cards, one card chosen by performer, reflection of knife used
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 30
Lu Brent "U-Find-Our-Cards" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found between two selected cards
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 21
Lu Brent "U-Predict-Them" Pretty much identical to "U-Find-Our-Cards", except card is stabbed between two other cards, the two cards are predicted
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 23
Lu Brent Sight-Unseen Magician stabs card face-up into deck, finds three selections
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 24
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 143
Edward Marlo Card Stab
1957 Side Steal 54
Edward Marlo For the Purist spectator stabs
1957 Side Steal 56
Nate Leipzig, Dai Vernon Nate Leipzig's Card Stab
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 143
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo Faro Fooler #8 using mechanical estimation
1958 Faro Notes 56
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 36
Hans E. Trixer (9) Card Stab any card is named, and the pack stabbed at that card
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ravelli's Thought Card Stab inside envelope
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 54
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 3 stabbing between to cards in wrapped deck, stabbing by spectator suggested
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 10
Cardini Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 8 spectator locates card by stabbing joker in pack
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 19
Unknown Card Stabbing wrapped in newspaper
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 51
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card
Related to 1962 Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Super Mental Stab thought-of card is always above a face up indicator
1962 Estimation 57
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location estimation
1962 Estimation 59
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Out
Inspired by 1962 Estimation 60
Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Marlo Miracle "Stop" Stab deck wrapped in paper, estimation
1962 Estimation 65
Harry Lorayne Stab-Two between two selections, deck wrapped in paper, estimation
Also published here 1962 Close-up Card Magic 39
Francis Carlyle, Harry Lorayne Personally Yours three cards are located by stabbing business card in deck one by one
1962 Close-up Card Magic 125
Harry Lorayne Reverse Location spectator finds two selections via stabbing in fan
1962 Close-up Card Magic 179
Unknown Stabbing in Newspaper
Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Edward Marlo The Tilt Stab "Fourteenth Effect", card stabbed next to selection by performer
1962 Tilt! 22
Max Malini Blindfold Card Stabbing several selections
1962 Malini and His Magic 25
Nate Leipzig Card Stabbing two selections, with newspaper
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 54
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (one of twenty-six), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black deuces are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last two Aces
Related to Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Al Koran Encore Card Stab stacked, estimation, apparently by Patrick Page, see "Magic Page by Page" for credits
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 57
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheets
Related to Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
James G. Thompson Jr. Deck Stabbing stabbing a knife next to a named card, edgemarked
1967 Between Two Minds 30
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Ein "Kartenstechen" stabbing knife next to selection in deck, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Paul Swinford The Joker is Wild not really tossed..., two selections
Variations 1968 Faro Fantasy 16
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 25
Al Koran, Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 93
Aldini, Tenkai Ishida Remote Control Randomly placed card placed face up into deck, found next to previously selected card
1969 Roughingly Yours 36
Alton Sharpe, Del Ray The Great Stabbing Trick
Related to
  • Reinhard Müller's "Dai Vernon Lecture in Germany" 1997, for credit information
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 163
C. J. Brown My Favorite Card Trick card thrown into the air lands next to selection
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 101
Ned Powers No Chance card selected behind back, card used to stab into deck reversed behind back, it changes into selection
Feb. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 321
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
1971 More Faro Fantasy 59
Sid Marshall Super Stab with small dagger in squared deck, using faro placement
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 289
Carl Sten, Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 62
John Cornelius Stabba-Dabba-Doo face up card is stabbed in deck, next to selection, duplicate
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 15) 72
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 20) 98
Karl Fulves A Card Is Found card is stabbed next to selection in pocket, duplicate
1971 The Book of Numbers 22
Frank Garcia, Bert Allerton Miracle Stab stabbing any card called for, stacked
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 73
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 77
Unknown Right About There card inserted next to selection
1972 The Living End 4
Unknown The Stabbed Card wrapped din newspaper
1972 The Living End 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Under the Knife
1972 The Living End 94
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew wrapped in napkin
1972 The Living End 95
Tony Kardyro Locomaster Joker joker stabbed in deck next to selection by performer
1972 Card Cavalcade 16
Unknown The Magic Thrust (I)
1972 The Living End 47
Robert Brethen The Magic Thrust (II)
1972 The Living End 48
Sheldon Levy A Double Surprise with a kicker
1972 The Living End 48
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust (III) with two cards
1972 The Living End 82
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections
Also published here 1972 The Living End 86
Unknown Stab-Mental thought of card is found
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 75
James G. Thompson Jr. Pierced under newspaper
1972 The Living End 94
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 5.
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Dick Zimmerman Impromptu Card Stab with a telescoping pen
1973 Creative Magic 10
Roy Walton Color Flite a card from red and blue deck are chosen, jokers pushed in deck of other color, they're supposed to be next to selections, but change in actual selections
Inspired byAlso published here June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 632
Jerry K. Hartman Under The Influence Red card stabbed into blue deck, next to matching card
1973 Means & Ends 58
Jerry K. Hartman Thought Thrust Toothpick thrust into deck next to thought of card
1973 Means & Ends 68
Stephen Minch A Solar Happenstance with tarot cards, card is between his two lucky cards
1974 The Book of Thoth 38
Karl Fulves An Infinity Of Footnotes application of the Stevens Control with crimps (1), edge marks (2), stabbing (3), as a cull (7), and more
1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 108
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 41
Arthur Finley Two Card Discovery Indifferent card stabbed into deck to find two selections
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 213
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment before
Inspired byRelated to
  • notes by Fulves on p. 243
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 240
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Remote Control
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 86
Al Baker Al Baker's Version stabbing force
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 87
Delwyn Acupuncture! in bag with needle
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 125) 622
Unknown A) Card Stabbing
1975 New and Novel Knowledge 36
E. Leslie May Spotting the Spot card stab with paper-knife, the card found is blank and the value is now on the paper-knife
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 208
Bernard Bilis Joker Finder Joker inserted into deck, inserted in between two selections
1976 Close Up, French Style 20
Karl Fulves Card Problems - (1) deck wrapped in newspaper, card stabbed with knife, rest of deck vanishes, posed as problem
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 10) 38
Gene Nielsen Congruence card is stabbed next to mate, slip force
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 151) 752
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen card
Also published here 1976 The Big Book of Magic 83
Carl Herron Marksman Extraordinary with business card, two signed selections
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 245
John Smetana Caster and Pollux two decks, two spectators, both put card between same cards
1976 The Third Ecstasy 8
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth spectator stabs card between two selections
1976 Lecture Notes 1 14
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Patrick Page The Card Stab signed card
1976 The Big Book of Magic 103
Gaëtan Bloom Occamitis card is found with the aid of a razor blade
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 356
Karl Fulves A Rare Find two cards removed, one remembered, both put wide apart in deck, performer stabs another card next to the selection, miscalling
Variations 1977 The Magic Book 66
Roy Walton Color Flite a card from red and blue deck are chosen, jokers pushed in deck of other color, they're supposed to be next to selections, but change in actual selections
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 70
Karl Fulves Boggled card vanishes with fun sucker presentation about the spectator taking a card from between the aces and pushing it magic thrust like between to aces, sleeving
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 23
Harry Lorayne Mental Message
1977 The Magic Book 134
Ken Krenzel The Finger Stab finger stabs in pack
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 49
Unknown Kartenstechen II with napkin, card is pierced
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 51
Unknown Karten-Kartenstechen card is found by stabbing another card next to it
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 78
Jerry K. Hartman Ghost Right Blank card stabbed into deck between two cards, the names of the two cards appear written on the blank face
1978 Loose Ends 43
Jerry K. Hartman Crystal Clear Prediction written on face of card, card is inserted between the two predicted cards
1978 Loose Ends 52
Jerry K. Hartman Mod Quad Card selected is stabbed into deck, prediction shown to be mate, and then card is shown to be stabbed between the other two mates (describes two methods)
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 53
Unknown Kartenstechen I card stab, blindfolded on table
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 51
Bruce Ikefugi Lightning Stab Change indifferent card is stabbed in deck face up and at that moment changes into selection, lapping
Related to Aug. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 234
Tim Wenk Stabbing Locator card is pushed next to selection by performer
1979 Quantum Leaps 62
Richard Kaufman Flotation Stab card stabbed between two selections
1979 CardMagic 113
Karrell Fox Once in a Knife-Time deck wrapped in napkin, jog
Inspired by 1979 Another Book 83
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 11
Greg Miller The Humble/Arrogant Card Trick stabbed indifferent card changes to selection, variation: stabbed card transposes with card above it
Aug. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 381
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections
Variations 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Chris Ball A Colorful Trick deck starts to bleed
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 11
Howard A. Adams Encircled ESP cards divided in two piles, two spectator select a card each and turn them over in the pile, performer stabs a card next to the selection behind his back, packets encircled with rubber band
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 4 - esp card & mental miracles RETURN) 1
Howard A. Adams Australian ESP multiphase routine with ESP deck, matching cards using several down-under-deals
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 5 - the SON of esp card & mental miracles) 1
Karl Fulves Double Thrusts behind the back stab of two cards
1981 Side Steal 59
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Horace E. Bennett The Spectator Does a Trick
1981 Bennett's Fourth Book 68
Allan Ackerman Ultra Sucker Insertion Ace of spades changes into selection with stabbing-presentation
1982 Best of Friends 180
Thomas Alan Waters Pointalism a knife is stabbed in tarot book and one in a tarot deck, page describes card
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 274
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Card Stabbing with napkin
1982 Stripper / Konische Karten 5
David Britland Face to Face two selections, joker stabbed into the deck next to first selection, then joker turns into second selection
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 260
Arthur Setterington What's in a Name? blank cards, performer and spectator sign one each, they're stabbed next to each other behind back by performer
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 992
Larry Becker Grand Opening while deck is in case, crimp
June 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 791
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously sucker effect in which performer stabs card next to selection which can be seen on face
Related toVariations 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1100
Paul Hallas, Jerry Sadowitz, Theodore Annemann More Dangerous
Inspired by 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1181
Unknown Cartas Encontradas con el Cuchillo No. 7, deck stabbed with knife, wrapped in paper
1983 La Baraja Biselada 9
Michael Powers Half-Pass Stabbing Force deck starts reversed under top card
1983 Powerful Magic 16
"Magic" Christian Stelzel, Valentino Graziadei My Card Stabbing with close-up board held by two spectators, blindfold and a sheet of newspaper
1983 Lecture Magic 23
Robert Gardner Stab-ility using double deal from center and impromptu double backer
Mar. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Ken Krenzel Variation on Stab-ility see Afterthoughts
Mar. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously performer places ace of spades next to selection, sucker effect
1984 Cards Hit 6
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Dick Koornwinder the poor man's Card Stab with scissors into deck that's wrapped in paper napkin
1984 Diverting Kreations 14
Eddie Adams, Jon Racherbaumer Mexican Stab card side-jogged for half its length, switched for top card as top half is levered over, two handlings (Adams & Racherbaumer), see also "Credits and References" at end of book
Related to 1984 At The Table 78
Unknown The Great Phone Mystery No. 24, spectator turns top and bottom card over behind his back and pushed them in, the cards face to face with the reversed cards are removed and one of them named by medium on phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Dick Koornwinder Smart Scissors card stabbing with a pair of scissors
Nov. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1132
Robert Bengel Signatures Attract business card finds selection, prediction on business card
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 131
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for corrections
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Rolland Hamblen Card Location Ten Card Location routine
1. Say Stop
2. Spell Out
3. Spring Location
4. Stabbed Card
5. The fifth card
6. Stabbed Cards
7. Card through handkerchief
8. - 10. catch from shower
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 17
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Larry Jennings Fan-Stab-Stic spectator stabs in fan
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Jay Sankey Split Ends selection is stabbed and its cardboard layers split, then restored
1986 Sankey Panky 64
David Britland Sagittarius out-of-hand selection, performer stabs reversed card next to selection, Henry Christ Force inspired
Related to 1986 Psychomancy 20
Pedro Pedro in Magic
1986 Gimmick (Issue 4) 3
Randy Wakeman Teflon Card Stab paper wrapped deck, slick card
1987 Special Effects 21
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cards
Inspired by 1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Lamont Ream The Double Card Stab with knife in wrapped deck, no crimps
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 14
Karrell Fox "Short-Cut's" with small knife or dagger, two phases, locator card and count in second phase
1988 My Latest Book 64
Edward Marlo The Opportune Miracle joker stabbed next to selection in fan, using forcing gaff with part of card stuck to back of joker, four handlings
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1967
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 268
Edward Marlo "P.D. Mental Stab" "Pull Down", card placed face up in deck by performer, it is next to thought-of card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1968
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 363
Edward Marlo "Mindreading Queen" Ace through Ten of Spades, spectator thinks of one, performer places a Queen next to thought-of value behind his back, repeats, with notes, six methods
Also published here
  • The New Tops, May 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 67
Eugene Burger A Card Stab Routine the second time the spectator stabs
1989 The Experience of Magic 60
Al Koran, Karl Fulves A Stab in the Pack No. 90, deck wrapped with dollar bill, knife next to selection
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 132
Ken Krenzel Thrust and Parry
1990 Close-up Impact! 10
Lisa Menna The Cinderella Card-Stab two selections, one stabbed with shoe, other in shoe
1990 Spectacle 3
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Alexander de Cova Signed Folded Card in Box one card stabbed in paper back, second card folded in box
Inspired by 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 111
Hideo Kato スローイングカードスタブ (Throwing Card Stab) Card stabbed into dribbled deck, stabs right next to selection
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 61
Alex Elmsley, Richard Himber Cold Steel knife is stabbed between two selections
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 440
Unknown The Card Stabbing Trick (Pack Wrapped in Paper)
1994 More Greater Magic 1213
Paul Gertner The Vanishing Card Stab wrapped in paper napkin and stabbed with knife, deck vanishes as climax
1994 Steel and Silver 103
Mike Schwartz Stab Stab Stab deck rests on edge on table, performer stabs joker quickly into side a few times, last time next to selection
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Roger Crosthwaite The Sultan Stab spectator throws indicator card into dribble, shown to be next to King, indicator card changes into King as well as:
  • The Chutney Change
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 14
Justin Higham Phantom Aces position of Aces announced after spectators shuffle the deck, one-by-one production, last one stabbed with another card by spectator
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 166
Frank Lane Stick It In Yourself spectator stabs reversed cards next to selection after magician fails
1994 More Greater Magic 1063
Theodore Annemann Magic Thrust Variations - A.
1994 More Greater Magic 1208
Fred Furman Magic Thrust Variations - B. duplicate
1994 More Greater Magic 1209
John Northern Hilliard Magic Thrust Variations - C. short card and two double backers
1994 More Greater Magic 1210
Gene Maze Face-Up Locator spectator stabs card next to selection
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 112
Unknown The Card Stabbing Trick (Pack Spread on Table)
1994 More Greater Magic 1214
Michael Weber The Knowledgable Knife or The Klever Kleaver signed card, through newspaper sheet
1994 Correctors Workshop
Robert Parrish The Card Stabbing Trick rubber banded and paper wrapped deck, stabbed with knife
Inspired by 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 81
Karrell Fox Stabracardabra knife stuck into napkin-wrapped deck, napkin torn away and selection sticks to knife
1995 Much Ado About Something 32
Steve Beam Have it Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 93
Edward Marlo The Moveable Card spectator thinks of a card, performer places reversed card next to it
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 52
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location peeked at card is stabbed by performer
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 55
Edward Marlo Mental Stab Again spectator thinks of a card from top third, performer places reversed card next to it
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 65
John Scarne, Joseph Dunninger Ace Finds Ace No. 8, two halves under table, one reversed and put into other, it turns out to be an Ace and is next to another Ace
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 13
Vanni Bossi My Card Stab without table, two spectators hold newspaper
1995 Vanni Bossi Lecture Notes 18
Michael Skinner A Needle in a Haystack joker placed next to thought-of card under challenge conditions, thirteen extra cards behind back
1996 Classic Sampler 74
Michael Close The Card Stab stabbing to any named card, memorized deck
Inspired by 1996 Workers Number 5 154
Karl Fulves Fork Lift stabbing with fork into deck
1996 Blocking Off 105
Karl Fulves Named-Card Stab shiny blade
1996 Blocking Off 148
Bob Driebeek Sherlock Holmes oder: Das ökonomische Kartenstechen deck wrapped in paper
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 65
Peter Duffie Blade Runner knife stabbed in deck, one card impaled, it's the wrong card and changes into correct one
1996 Method in Effect 20
Don Alan Thickening A Plot nice card stab presentation, card is stabbed in paper bag
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 115
Bert Allerton, Ken Krenzel Stabbing to Any Named Card deck wrapped in napkin
1997 Ingenuities 173
Unknown The Wrap Stab deck wrapped in newspaper or flash paper
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 14
Tony Bartolotta Gang Related deck cut, top two cards removed and placed in center, corner of next card torn off, performer stabs it into the center behind his back, between selections, three-way force deck, for details see Informant reference
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 6) 84
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by one
Inspired by 1997 Solomon's Mind 203
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust I spectator stabs behind the back, two cards sandwich selection
Variations 1997 Jennings '67 100
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust II spectator stabs, two cards sandwich selection
1997 Jennings '67 102
Karl Fulves Parallel Time two decks, red-backed JS on face of blue-backed deck, spectator inserts JS in center behind her back but it's back on face, repeated with other deck, repeated but it now jumps back to other deck, "ambitions card done with the deck in the spectator's hands"
1997 The Vampire Papers 94
Christoph Borer Impossibile clever presentation, table is flipped over at the end
Also published here 1997 Seminar 1997 10
Bruce Cervon The L.C. Stab
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 85
Bruce Cervon Son of L.C. Stab
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 86
Jack Avis Rara Avis Card Stab knife stabbed into top of deck so that a small block is stuck to tip of knife, bottom card is selection
1998 Vis à Vis 123
Al Koran Miracle Card Stab exact center
1998 Vis à Vis 123
Tony Bartolotta Time Trap half the deck used, spectator cuts off some cards and counts them, a selection made, packets combined, spectator remembers card at his number, selected card stabbed next to it below table by performer
Related to 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 138
Ellis Stanyon (b) stabbing location
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Ellis Stanyon The Master Mystery Forcing Pack No. 25, three banks divided by long cards: 1-0-1 with force cards, alternating pairs, 1-0-1 with different force card
  • To Produce a Card at Any Number
  • Knife Thrust between Two Chosen Cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 206
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is Wrapped in Paper and a Knife Passed between Two Chosen Cards No. 26, twenty-six force pairs
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 207
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust Face up card stabbed in the deck by spectator behind their back, stabbed next to selection
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 23
Lu Brent U Find Your Card Like Magic Thrust, but with some subtleties. Top card is not used, second card is reversed and stabbed in deck by spectator, next to selection.
Related toAlso published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 24
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Seems identical to U Find Your Card
Related toAlso published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 27
Guy Hollingworth A Card Stab UCS, last card stabbed by Specator, signed
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 237
Ellis Stanyon The Blindfold Stab No. 15
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 25
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Thought "Three Trix"
  • The Double Stab
  • The Thot-Card Stab (thought-of card from three cards is stabbed to when named)
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 112
Milbourne Christopher, Don Alan Bagged Stab knife and bag
Inspired by
  • Milbourne Christopher's "Super Stab" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" October, 1948.
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 69
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Loft covered by newspaper
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 31
Karl Fulves Steel To Ink knife stabbed in deck next to selection, then it is seen that the blade is printed on this card and only the knife handle remains, posed as a problem
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 201
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #1 with knife in the deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 30
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #2 with knife in the deck which is wrapped in a paper napkin
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
  • Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond