18 entries in Knife & Paddle / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Trois Canifs Ayant été Mis Dans un Gobelet d'Argent, l'un des Trois Saute par Terre au Commandement du Spectateur three pocketknives put in a golden goblet, one is chosen and that jumps out of the goblet, forcing of the middle one, with and out where apparently not hearing correctly which one
Related to 1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 27
Henri Decremps Ancienne méthode de faire le Tour des trois Canifs. "Divers moyens de cacher un Compere, & de faire croire qu'on n'en a point, lors même qu'on emploie plusieurs." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, knife jumps from glass, long discussion about confederates and secret helpers, fake automatons
Related to 1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 47
Henri Decremps Objection d'un genre singulier. Nouvelle méthode de faire sauter un canif. other method used by Pilferer to make a knife jump, without confederate, using a spring and sugar, on selling the secret of a magic trick
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 63
Henri Decremps Le Tour des trois canifs peut se faire par tant de moyens différens, qu'on pourrait les multiplier à l'infini. "Crainte d'ennuyer le Lectuer, on n'en donne ici que neuf pour exemple." (title continued) nine further methods to make a knife jump from a glass or fall from the rim of a glass, methods using magnet, threads mercury etc.
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 77
Unknown Le couteau qui tient tout seul dans la main The knife that holds all alone in the hand
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 201
Unknown Der frei an den Fingern schwebende Stab wand clings to fingertips, ungaffed, like the knife method, also with walking stick
Aug. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 120
Unknown The Suspended Knife simple
1902 The Modern Conjurer 289
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Table Knife Levitation clings to hand, with a gimmick
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 41
Al Baker The Knife Dial to find a card in the spread
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 166
Al Baker The Knife Dial earlier version
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 270
Eddie Joseph The Invisible Influence several animation effects using a shimmed cigarette and a matchbox with magnet, lifting matchbox with knife and letting it fall on command
1959 Cigarette Tricks and Gags at the Bar 8
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspended
Related to
  • Stewart James in Tops, April, 1940.
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 231
Max Malini Levitation cigars, pencil and knife stick to fingers / hand
1962 Malini and His Magic 23
Blake Edward Maxam Dagger of the Dead! dagger moves to card with dead person's name
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 38) 189
Juan Tamariz Mas Ideas con Navajas various ideas, linking knives, magnet holder, change of unprepared knives, knife-monte,...
Also published here 1984 Magia Potagia — Volume III 54
Juan Tamariz Miscellany of Ideas with Penknives nine ideas, linking knives, magnet holder, change of unprepared knives, knife-monte,...
Also published here 1989/91 Sonata 298
Juan Tamariz The Divining Rod magnet under table
1989/91 Sonata 304
Paul Harris Swiss Movement swiss army knife is balanced on playing card
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 19