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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 A bet under the cover to make a mistake finding a card with the tip of a knife
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 172
Unknown Das bezauberte Messer No. 21, card named above knife pushed-in by spectator, bottom card dragged along
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
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
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
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
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 28
Unknown Der Degen im Frieden card stabbed on floor, control with short deck and deck switch
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown The Pierced Card blindfolded, deck crimp location
New Era Card Tricks 136
S. W. Erdnase The Divining Rod blindfolded
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 174
Mademoiselle Patrice Discovering a Card Shuffled into Pack Blindfolded
The Modern Conjurer 102
Mademoiselle Patrice Discovering a Cards Shuffled Into Pack Blindfolded
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 The Art of Magic 52
Unknown The Stabbed Card using sticky card to control selection
The Art of Magic 127
Unknown The Transfixed Cards
The Art of Magic 174
Charles T. Jordan The Stabbed Pair No. 6, spectator stabs knife in paper-wrapped deck between two selections
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
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
"Eye-Openers" 12
Victor Farelli The "Do-it-Yourself" Discovery spectator stabs top card reversed next to his selection behind the back
Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 95
Unknown Behind Back Stabbing Force
Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 8
Unknown Divination Supreme out-of hand selection, one-way back
Related toVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 139
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deck
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Lu Brent U Find Your Card
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Unknown Double Backed Card Force odd-backed card stabbed into deck next to force card, red-blue double backer
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 339
Unknown Two Viewpoints challenge location with sticky substance on finger, cards stabbed on table
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 109
Unknown The Phantom Stab one-way backs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 140
Theodore Annemann Five Card Stabbing Mystery one-way backs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 140
U. F. Grant Simple Triple Location one-way backs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 151
Unknown Card Stabbing svengali deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown "Stripper" Stabbing stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 270
Unknown Card Stabbing duplicate in newspaper
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 302
Unknown Crimp Location Trick card inserted next to selection, or two sandwich cards around selection
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
Greater Magic 466
Billy O'Connor Two Card Discovery card stabbed in deck by spectator next to two selections, short card
Greater Magic 469
Unknown A Reversed Card Discovery spectator pushes reversed card next to selection
Greater Magic 40
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon
Greater Magic 113
Unknown The Magic Thrust. I spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
Greater Magic 261
Al Baker The Magic Thrust. II spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
Greater Magic 262
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust. III spectator pushes card reversed between two selections behind back
Greater Magic 264
Orville Wayne Meyer The Magic Thrust
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
More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Capt. J.E. Stone The Stabbed Card. New Version with darts on table
Greater Magic 251
Theodore Annemann The Five Card Stabbing Mystery five selections, one-way
Greater Magic 539
Frederick Braue A Spectator Stabs the Cards two selections, with knife, deck wrapped in newspaper, metal gimmick
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
More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 36
Robert Brethen Known Before card on both sides predicted
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 419
Theodore Annemann The Impaled Card
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 460
Frederick Braue The Score Card Scores ad card used to stab next to selection
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 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)
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Theodore Annemann One-Hand Cutting Trick
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge "Two-Faced" Force spectator stabs behind back, using duplicate
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst
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
The Stripper Deck 19
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
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 Our Mysteries 24
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 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Magic Needle paper bag and big needle
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
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 24
Unknown The Two Card Stab spectator stabs with knife
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 269
Unknown The X-Ray Knife spectator stabs knife into deck
Related to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 274
Unknown The Magnetic Knife spectator stabs knife in pack
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 277
Louis Tannen Simplified Stabbing Trick spectator stabs knife into pack
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 279
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paper
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 282
Unknown The End Stab
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 289
George Boston Boston's Stabbed Card stripper deck
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 291
Unknown Card Stab Through Newspaper six methods
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 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 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 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 My Best 75
Edward Marlo Jab It! knife is stabbed in back of cards, some cards are pierced, bottom one is selection
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 85
Edward Marlo V. Double Lift A. From the Peek
B. Key Card
C. Imperfection
D. One Hand
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 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 509
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back
Watch This One! 42
J. B. Bobo Double Discovery performer stabs card reversed between two selections
Watch This One! 48
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Robert A. Nelson Flap Stab cards in deck, spectator pushes flap in deck, next to selection
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 33
George G. Kaplan Card-Stabbing three cards are stabbed from a gaffed tallyho deck
The Fine Art of Magic 119
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 640
Jack Yeager Unique Card Stabbing with a card
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
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 14
Alexandro Dagger in the Mind blindfolded card stab, two cards, two decks
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
Blindfold Miracle Stab 1
Nate Leipzig Card Stab
Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 7
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card
Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Two Card Stab deck wrapped in newspaper, knife
Control Systems 103
Edward Marlo The Stabber stabbing into run of spades, value then is used to count to selection
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 Effective Card Magic 51
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal
Effective Card Magic 87
William Larsen Peek Stab with napkin
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1038
Max Malini Card Stabbing
Stars of Magic (Vol. 11 No. 1) 152
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952)
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
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1102
Mark Fitzgerald Sword Play with plastic sword from drinks
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 281) 1124
Dr. Ben B. Braude Simplex Card Stab
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1173
Karrell Fox A Direct Stab
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 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
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 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 Fifteen Star Card Effects 23
Lu Brent Sight-Unseen Magician stabs card face-up into deck, finds three selections
Related to Fifteen Star Card Effects 24
Bill Simon Two Blades with two knives
Also published here The Best in Magic 143
Edward Marlo Card Stab
Side Steal 54
Edward Marlo For the Purist spectator stabs
Side Steal 56
Nate Leipzig, Dai Vernon Nate Leipzig's Card Stab
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 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo Faro Fooler #8 using mechanical estimation
Faro Notes 56
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations The Close-Up Magician 36
Hans E. Trixer (9) Card Stab any card is named, and the pack stabbed at that card
Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ravelli's Thought Card Stab inside envelope
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
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 10
Cardini Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 8 spectator locates card by stabbing joker in pack
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 19
Unknown Card Stabbing wrapped in newspaper
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 51
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card
Related to Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Super Mental Stab thought-of card is always above a face up indicator
Estimation 57
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location estimation
Estimation 59
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Out
Inspired by Estimation 60
Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Marlo Miracle "Stop" Stab deck wrapped in paper, estimation
Estimation 65
Harry Lorayne Stab-Two between two selections, deck wrapped in paper, estimation
Also published here Close-up Card Magic 39
Francis Carlyle, Harry Lorayne Personally Yours three cards are located by stabbing business card in deck one by one
Close-up Card Magic 125
Harry Lorayne Reverse Location spectator finds two selections via stabbing in fan
Close-up Card Magic 179
Unknown Stabbing in Newspaper
Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Edward Marlo The Tilt Stab "Fourteenth Effect", card stabbed next to selection by performer
Tilt! 22
Max Malini Blindfold Card Stabbing several selections
Malini and His Magic 25
Nate Leipzig Card Stabbing two selections, with newspaper
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
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 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 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 57
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheets
Related to 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
Between Two Minds 30
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Ein "Kartenstechen" stabbing knife next to selection in deck, whole deck corner-shorted
The Astor-Deck 7
Paul Swinford The Joker is Wild not really tossed..., two selections
Variations Faro Fantasy 16
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
Epilogue (Issue 4) 25
Al Koran, Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card
Expert Card Mysteries 93
Aldini, Tenkai Ishida Remote Control Randomly placed card placed face up into deck, found next to previously selected card
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
Expert Card Mysteries 163
Ned Powers No Chance card selected behind back, card used to stab into deck reversed behind back, it changes into selection
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
More Faro Fantasy 59
Sid Marshall Super Stab with small dagger in squared deck, using faro placement
Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 289
Carl Sten, Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection
Expert Card Chicanery 62
John Cornelius Stabba-Dabba-Doo face up card is stabbed in deck, next to selection, duplicate
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
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 20) 98
Karl Fulves A Card Is Found card is stabbed next to selection in pocket, duplicate
The Book of Numbers 22
Frank Garcia, Bert Allerton Miracle Stab stabbing any card called for, stacked
Million Dollar Card Secrets 73
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs
Million Dollar Card Secrets 77
Unknown Right About There card inserted next to selection
The Living End 4
Unknown The Stabbed Card wrapped din newspaper
The Living End 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Under the Knife
The Living End 94
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew wrapped in napkin
The Living End 95
Tony Kardyro Locomaster Joker joker stabbed in deck next to selection by performer
Card Cavalcade 16
Unknown The Magic Thrust (I)
The Living End 47
Robert Brethen The Magic Thrust (II)
The Living End 48
Sheldon Levy A Double Surprise with a kicker
The Living End 48
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust (III) with two cards
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 The Living End 86
Unknown Stab-Mental thought of card is found
Million Dollar Card Secrets 75
James G. Thompson Jr. Pierced under newspaper
The Living End 94
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 5.
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Dick Zimmerman Impromptu Card Stab with a telescoping pen
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 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
Means & Ends 58
Jerry K. Hartman Thought Thrust Toothpick thrust into deck next to thought of card
Means & Ends 68
Stephen Minch A Solar Happenstance with tarot cards, card is between his two lucky cards
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
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 108
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 41
Arthur Finley Two Card Discovery Indifferent card stabbed into deck to find two selections
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
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 240
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Remote Control
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 86
Al Baker Al Baker's Version stabbing force
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 87
Delwyn Acupuncture! in bag with needle
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 125) 622
Unknown A) Card Stabbing
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
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 208
Bernard Bilis Joker Finder Joker inserted into deck, inserted in between two selections
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
Interlocutor (Issue 10) 38
Gene Nielsen Congruence card is stabbed next to mate, slip force
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 151) 752
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen card
Also published here The Big Book of Magic 83
Carl Herron Marksman Extraordinary with business card, two signed selections
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 245
John Smetana Caster and Pollux two decks, two spectators, both put card between same cards
The Third Ecstasy 8
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck
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
Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth spectator stabs card between two selections
Lecture Notes 1 14
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced
The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Patrick Page The Card Stab signed card
The Big Book of Magic 103
Gaëtan Bloom Occamitis card is found with the aid of a razor blade
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 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 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
Impromptu Holdouts 23
Harry Lorayne Mental Message
The Magic Book 134
Ken Krenzel The Finger Stab finger stabs in pack
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 49
Unknown Kartenstechen II with napkin, card is pierced
Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 51
Unknown Karten-Kartenstechen card is found by stabbing another card next to it
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
Loose Ends 43
Jerry K. Hartman Crystal Clear Prediction written on face of card, card is inserted between the two predicted cards
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 Loose Ends 53
Unknown Kartenstechen I card stab, blindfolded on table
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 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 234
Tim Wenk Stabbing Locator card is pushed next to selection by performer
Quantum Leaps 62
Richard Kaufman Flotation Stab card stabbed between two selections
CardMagic 113
Karrell Fox Once in a Knife-Time deck wrapped in napkin, jog
Inspired by Another Book 83
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Inside Outs 11
Greg Miller The Humble/Arrogant Card Trick stabbed indifferent card changes to selection, variation: stabbed card transposes with card above it
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 381
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections
Variations Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Chris Ball A Colorful Trick deck starts to bleed
Diary of a Deranged Deck 11
Karl Fulves Double Thrusts behind the back stab of two cards
Side Steal 59
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Horace E. Bennett The Spectator Does a Trick
Bennett's Fourth Book 68
Allan Ackerman Ultra Sucker Insertion Ace of spades changes into selection with stabbing-presentation
Best of Friends 180
Thomas Alan Waters Pointalism a knife is stabbed in tarot book and one in a tarot deck, page describes card
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 274
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Card Stabbing with napkin
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
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
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 992
Larry Becker Grand Opening while deck is in case, crimp
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 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1100
Paul Hallas, Jerry Sadowitz, Theodore Annemann More Dangerous
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1181
Unknown Cartas Encontradas con el Cuchillo No. 7, deck stabbed with knife, wrapped in paper
La Baraja Biselada 9
Michael Powers Half-Pass Stabbing Force deck starts reversed under top card
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
Lecture Magic 23
Robert Gardner Stab-ility using double deal from center and impromptu double backer
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Ken Krenzel Variation on Stab-ility see Afterthoughts
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
Cards Hit 6
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Dick Koornwinder the poor man's Card Stab with scissors into deck that's wrapped in paper napkin
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 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
More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Dick Koornwinder Smart Scissors card stabbing with a pair of scissors
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1132
Robert Bengel Signatures Attract business card finds selection, prediction on business card
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 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
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
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Larry Jennings Fan-Stab-Stic spectator stabs in fan
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Jay Sankey Split Ends selection is stabbed and its cardboard layers split, then restored
Sankey Panky 64
David Britland Sagittarius out-of-hand selection, performer stabs reversed card next to selection, Henry Christ Force inspired
Related to Psychomancy 20
Pedro Pedro in Magic
Gimmick (Issue 4) 3
Randy Wakeman Teflon Card Stab paper wrapped deck, slick card
Special Effects 21
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cards
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Lamont Ream The Double Card Stab with knife in wrapped deck, no crimps
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
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
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
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
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 67
Eugene Burger A Card Stab Routine the second time the spectator stabs
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
Self-Working Coin Magic 132
Ken Krenzel Thrust and Parry
Close-up Impact! 10
Lisa Menna The Cinderella Card-Stab two selections, one stabbed with shoe, other in shoe
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 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 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
Larry Jennings's Card Technique 61
Alex Elmsley, Richard Himber Cold Steel knife is stabbed between two selections
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 440
Unknown The Card Stabbing Trick (Pack Wrapped in Paper)
More Greater Magic 1213
Paul Gertner The Vanishing Card Stab wrapped in paper napkin and stabbed with knife, deck vanishes as climax
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
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
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 Roger's Thesaurus 166
Frank Lane Stick It In Yourself spectator stabs reversed cards next to selection after magician fails
More Greater Magic 1063
Theodore Annemann Magic Thrust Variations - A.
More Greater Magic 1208
Fred Furman Magic Thrust Variations - B. duplicate
More Greater Magic 1209
John Northern Hilliard Magic Thrust Variations - C. short card and two double backers
More Greater Magic 1210
Gene Maze Face-Up Locator spectator stabs card next to selection
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 112
Unknown The Card Stabbing Trick (Pack Spread on Table)
More Greater Magic 1214
Michael Weber The Knowledgable Knife or The Klever Kleaver signed card, through newspaper sheet
Correctors Workshop
Robert Parrish The Card Stabbing Trick rubber banded and paper wrapped deck, stabbed with knife
Inspired by Great Tricks Revisited 81
Karrell Fox Stabracardabra knife stuck into napkin-wrapped deck, napkin torn away and selection sticks to knife
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 93
Edward Marlo The Moveable Card spectator thinks of a card, performer places reversed card next to it
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 52
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location peeked at card is stabbed by performer
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
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
Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 13
Vanni Bossi My Card Stab without table, two spectators hold newspaper
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
Classic Sampler 74
Michael Close The Card Stab stabbing to any named card, memorized deck
Inspired by Workers Number 5 154
Karl Fulves Fork Lift stabbing with fork into deck
Blocking Off 105
Karl Fulves Named-Card Stab shiny blade
Blocking Off 148
Bob Driebeek Sherlock Holmes oder: Das ökonomische Kartenstechen deck wrapped in paper
Aenigmas Rätsel 65
Peter Duffie Blade Runner knife stabbed in deck, one card impaled, it's the wrong card and changes into correct one
Method in Effect 20
Don Alan Thickening A Plot nice card stab presentation, card is stabbed in paper bag
The Looking Glass (Issue 3) 115
Bert Allerton, Ken Krenzel Stabbing to Any Named Card deck wrapped in napkin
Ingenuities 173
Unknown The Wrap Stab deck wrapped in newspaper or flash paper
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 Underworld (Issue 6) 84
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by one
Inspired by Solomon's Mind 203
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust I spectator stabs behind the back, two cards sandwich selection
Jennings '67 100
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust II spectator stabs, two cards sandwich selection
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"
The Vampire Papers 94
Christoph Borer Impossibile clever presentation, table is flipped over at the end
Also published here Seminar 1997 10
Bruce Cervon The L.C. Stab
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 85
Bruce Cervon Son of L.C. Stab
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
Vis à Vis 123
Al Koran Miracle Card Stab exact center
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 Underworld (Issue 10) 138
Ellis Stanyon (b) stabbing location
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
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
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 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 Cunning Card Miracles 24
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Seems identical to U Find Your Card
Related toAlso published here Cunning Card Miracles 27
Guy Hollingworth A Card Stab UCS, last card stabbed by Specator, signed
Drawing Room Deceptions 237
Ellis Stanyon The Blindfold Stab No. 15
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)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 112
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Loft covered by newspaper
Also published here 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
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 201
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #1 with knife in the deck
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
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
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Paul Curry Double Prediction card is selected turned over and behind spectator's back, pushed into the deck, both cards are predicted, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 212
Paul Curry Next! card with message "your card will be next" is put into the deck and is found next to selection, first in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 288
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle based on Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries"
Also published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 296
Karl Fulves Name An Ace aces face-up in different parts, they sandwich named black ace, presented as Thrust effect
The Magic Thrust 3
Karl Fulves A Remote Locator card returned to one half, AS inserted in other half finds selection in that half
The Magic Thrust 9