179 entries in Cards / Sleights / Crimps / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Italienische Methode crimp along center, single card or full deck
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 131
Jack Merlin Crimps
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 18
Jack Merlin Crimp for a Table Spread crimping the selection while pushing the cards towards the spectator to be shuffled
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 21
Unknown The "Double Crimp" to make a one-way deck
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 86
Paul LePaul A "Side-Steal" Location
1938 Greater Magic 34
Unknown Third Method. (With both hands) as card is pushed in deck, "End Crimp"
1938 Greater Magic 50
Dr. James William Elliott Fourth Method. (With both hands) crimp in middle of short side
1938 Greater Magic 51
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
1938 Greater Magic 52
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card, bridge during tabled cut
1938 Greater Magic 52
John Scarne Seventh Method. (The "Snap" crimp)
1938 Greater Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
1938 Greater Magic 59
Unknown The Pass information about practicing, covering and delaying the pass (via end crimp)
1938 Greater Magic 182
Unknown Card Marking Crimp marking system
1940 Expert Card Technique 92
Unknown Gambler's Card Marking System with crimps
1940 Expert Card Technique 131
Charlie Miller The Single Card Bridge overhand shuffle position
1940 Expert Card Technique 123
Unknown The Gamblers' Crimp isolated card
1940 Expert Card Technique 91
Al Baker Concentration spectator crimps his card without knowing
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 219
Jean Hugard To Shuffle or Not To Shuffle thoughts on controls & delays, two methods for delaying control
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 9
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control certain crimp
Related to 1942 Let's See the Deck 6
Unknown Snap Crimp
1943 Tricks and Sleights 18
Arthur H. Buckley One Hand Crimp - Your Card? featuring bottom card longitudinal crimp
1946 Card Control 90
C. L. Boarde 1001st Location card revelation, spectator does the crimp
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 104) 419
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
1947 Marlo In Spades 6
Edward Marlo Side Crimp
1947 Marlo In Spades 27
Arthur H. Buckley The Crimp (One Hand) bottom card crimped with pinky, but more bridge like
1948 Principles and Deceptions 167
Edward Marlo General Ace Opener using crimp and Charlier Cut
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 136
Paul LePaul A Deceptive Crimp Location card is crimped lengthwise
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 98
Unknown Longitudinal Crimp
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 170
Eddie Joseph The Expert Cuts performer cuts straight to selection, bottom card crimp à la gambler's peek
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 14
Edward Marlo Delayed Crimp Control crimping peeked card, complete edge bent
1952 Control Systems 91
Edward Marlo Age Old Card Control
Related to 1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 4
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Kwik Key Kard diagonal crimp
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 16
Allessandro Four Ace Control using natural breaks
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 15
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Miracle
1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 7
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe's Crimp making a one-way deck
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 60
Dai Vernon Snap Crimp
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 60
James Steranko Lateral Afterthoughts
  • crimping
  • transfer to Tenkai or Rear Palm
  • different anchor fingers
1960 Steranko on Cards 34
Dai Vernon The Snap Crimp
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 37
Harry Lorayne The Automatic Fan Crimp of top or bottom card
1971 Reputation-Makers 260
Unknown Line Crimp seen from back of tabled deck
1971 The Esoterist 24
Unknown Corner Crimp index corner, while showing card in spread to spectator
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 58) 289
Francis Carlyle The Two Black Aces black aces on top and bottom are placed in center and come back to initial position
Related to 1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 1
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe Crimp
1976 Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon 61
Harry Lorayne Cutting the Aces one-handed Charlier cuts, Aces crimped
1977 The Magic Book 39
Andrew Galloway The Fib Finder
1980 Diverting Card Magic 39
Han van Senus Glimpse-Crimp Location method to crimp and glimpse a card at the same time
June 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 6) 498
Thomas Alan Waters Trionic three phases
  • card is seen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • card is unseen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • prediction of a selected card
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Trionic) 71
Edward Marlo Tabled Palm Preparation slight crimp in top card of tabled deck
1983 Marlo without Tears 43
Pascal Monmoine Peek Crimp crimping peeked card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 619
Edward Marlo Crimp Conjuring spectator shuffles, magician locates Aces two times, then stacks them, similar to snap crimp
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 210
Edward Marlo Sneaking In Mexican Joe putting crimp in cards while performing packet estimation effect
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 213
Edward Marlo (B) Stop Effect mexican joe crimp
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 215
Edward Marlo (C) Ever Ready Black Routine with Mexican Joe applying mexican joe crimp
Inspired by 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 215
Edward Marlo Refined Ace Cutting from "Lost Shuffle Manuscript", using crimps or raised surfaces
Inspired by 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 216
Mexican Joe Mexican Joe Crimp
1984 At The Table 84
Unknown Slipping the Cut three methods to beat the cut
  • setting a bridged card
  • gesture pass
  • leaving-cards-behind pass
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 1
David Regal Waving thumb punches at different positions
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 227
Unknown, Dai Vernon The Breather Crimp
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 96
Edward Marlo Overhand Shuffle Crimp of block of cards, long side
1987 Special Effects 63
Karl Fulves One-Way Crimp impromptu one-way deck
1987 Secret Session — Part Three 83
Unknown Mexican Joe Crimp brief
1987 Secret Session — Part Three 86
Karl Fulves Cut Above cutting at a crimp one-handed, Charlier
1987 Secret Session — Part Three 87
Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 30
Unknown Breather Crimp
Nov. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 11) 1571
Dai Vernon Snap Crimp
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 192
Edward Marlo Olram's Method using Snap Crimp
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 130
Edward Marlo The Coinless Crimp different method for the "Coin Crimp"
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 132
Edward Marlo Coinless Crimp Cull and Stack
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 132
Edward Marlo "Marlo Handles Mexican Joe" one-way deck, putting it in and handling the work
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1967
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 250
Edward Marlo Marlo Mexican Miracle using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 253
Edward Marlo Double Miracle using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 253
Edward Marlo Multiple Find using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 255
Edward Marlo Ace Cutting using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 256
Edward Marlo Triple Location three card riffle shuffle control using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 258
Edward Marlo Cardician's Touch spectator shuffles before each cut to an Ace, using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 259
Edward Marlo Mexican Detective card located from face-down table spread, using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 260
Edward Marlo Mexican with a Memory card moved from one half to another is located, apparently cards in one half remembered, using Mexican Joe Crimp
Related to 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 260
Edward Marlo The Skillful Mexican using Mexican Joe Crimp
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 262
Sam Leo Horowitz Longitudinal Crimp
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 xviii
Richard M. Gamble Gambler's Crimp during one-handed fan
1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 2001
Michael Weber Open Crimp putting in the crimp for the routine, added to later printing than 1989 (no year given)
1989 Out of this Hemisphere 9
Bob King The Breather Crimp also in front of an audience apparently removing a bent
1990 More Magician Foolers 20
Unknown Breather Crimp
1992 Totally Out Of Control 98
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp
1992 Don't Blink 95
Thomas Baxter Breathless performer cuts to the Aces, then Kings and suits are produced as a climax
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 822
Unknown Breather Crimp
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2) 1
Bob King Putting In The Work also in front of an audience apparently removing a bent
Also published here 1992 The Breather 3
Bob King Basic Routine controlling a card with breather crimp
1992 The Breather 3
Steve Draun Wave/Snake Crimp can be cut to in riffle shuffle position
1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 72
Unknown メキシカンジョーのクリンプ (Mexican Joe Crimp)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 103
Unknown クリンプカードからのカット (Cutting to a crimped card)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 103
Unknown Breather Crimp
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Bob King Putting in the Work also in front of an audience apparently removing a bent
Also published here 1993 The Breather 2 28
Jerry Mentzer The Breather Crimp some information, chapter "Breather Crimp Mysteries"
  • How to Crimp the Card
  • Basic Handling (cutting to the crimp)
1993 Card File 165
Eddie Fechter Natural Break Peek using natural breaks
1993 Fechter 39
Eddie Fechter Knockout Prediction using two decks
Also published here
  • "Knockout Prediction" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1972.
1993 Fechter 225
Unknown Breather Crimp
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 104
Darwin Ortiz Waving mark at the corners
1995 Cardshark 117
Unknown Cutting to a Crimped Card
1996 Card College — Volume 2 349
Karl Fulves On Crimp Work general comments
1996 Blocking Off 113
Unknown Breather Crimp
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2771
Nick Trost Gilbreath Aces Four Aces lost in deck, spectator deals through deck and locates Aces
Inspired by
  • an Ace opener described by Oscar Weigle Jr. (The Dragon, June 1939), credited to Steve Belchou
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 225
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Unknown, Dai Vernon Breather Crimp
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 308
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather making a breather crimp
Also published here 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Braue Sandwich
1997 Trephine 160
Steve Beam Prepare to Breath(er)
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1422
Harry Levine Prime Cut cutting to a breather crimp
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1423
Harry Levine Climbing the Aces with up the ladder cut and breather crimp
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1428
Harry Levine Waiting to Exhale (Controlling the Breather) placing breather card over selection
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1432
Harry Levine The Illegitimate Location with lots of flourish cuts, spelling this is not your card but this is
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1437
Harry Levine Extras controls and ideas using the breather crimp
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1440
Unknown Breather Crimp credit information
1998 Vis à Vis 54
Unknown Breather Crimp
1999 Tricks of my Trade 73
Ellis Stanyon How to "Bridge" the Cards No. 23, one or multiple cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 45
Neal Elias Bridges & Crimps short notes
2000 Gambling Notes 5
Steve Beam Future Foretold
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 192
Neal Elias Then There's The Breather Crimp forcing the breather crimp
Related to 2001 New Card Controls 60
Karl Fulves One-Hand Palm Glimpse & Crimp top card palmed and immediately replaced, glimpsed and curved
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 269
Unknown Breather Crimp
2003 Card Fictions 10
Karl Fulves Freeing Up edge-marking the breather crimp
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 75
Karl Fulves Mill Work putting in edge work with other objects, knife or coin
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 84
Unknown Mexican Joe Crimp
2003 Connexions 20
Unknown Breather Crimp
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 4
Jerry K. Hartman Belly Crimp via bottom card bubble peek
2004 Diamonds from Coal 82
Unknown Mexican Joe Crimp
2006 Tangled Web 222
Unknown Breather Crimp
2006 Power Plays 108
Tony Giorgio Stock Marker plastic dot as a crimp
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 48
Unknown Long-Sides Up Bend alternative to breather crimp
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 93
Unknown Breather Crimp
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 95
Martin A. Nash The Infinity Principle
2007 Diplopia 4
Unknown Breather Crimp
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 253
Unknown Breather Crimp
2008 (ca.) Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 23
Unknown Breather Crimp
2010 Reinventing the Real 80
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Cutting to a Crimp
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 24) 254
Vernon Winiecke Coffee Cup Crimp locator card by putting card into hot steam
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 442
Troy Hooser Breakless Passing Pass without break, use breather card
2010 Moments 123
Unknown Breather Crimp
2011 Reflections 84
Unknown Breather Crimp
2011 Ontology Project 14
Unknown Breather Crimp
2011 Making the Cut 51
Unknown Breather Crimp includes technique for setting up breather crimp openly in performance
2011 A Book in English 77
Woody Aragon Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.
Related to 2011 A Book in English 131
Unknown Controlling the Card
2011 Magic Page by Page 46
Tom Gagnon Edge Crimp relatively sharp crimp along the edge, with ruler
2011 Avant-Cards 62
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather method for making a breather crimp
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 201
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Crimps crimping card while deck is cased
Also published here 2011 Cased Card Controls 38
Tom Gagnon Cased Crimp crimping card while deck is cased, another method
Also published here 2011 Cased Card Controls 41
Eric Evans The Broadside Crimp crimping card in middle, see also Tamariz' work on the TPC
Related to 2012 53 Friends 29
Unknown Breather Crimp
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 92
Darwin Ortiz Thoughts on Crimp Work
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 156
Unknown Breather Crimp
2012 Seventeen Secrets 49
Martin A. Nash The Crimp Infinity Principle, crimp center of the card, indentation with thumb
2014 Classic Fantastic 17
Joseph Barry Another Ruse for Magicians... spectator shuffles, card is on top or at least under control
Also published here 2014 Fifty 7
Gabi Pareras Puro Tacto spectator thinks of a number and remembers card at position, performer cuts same number and finds card
2014 7 Efectos de Cartomagia 18
Alex Ng I Got the Number Phase one: Combined values of two prediction cards match freely selected card
Phase two: Value of one prediction card and suit of another matched the selected card. Combined value of the two cards give the position of the selection in the deck
2015 In the Mind of Dr. Alex 8
Bob Farmer, Steve Mayhew Bolo Jonah methods for marking the Jonah card
  • Marked Cards
  • Short and Long Cards
  • Snap Crimp (Mayhew)
Related to
  • "Lazy Man's Ten-Card Poker Deal" (Steve Mayhew, Labyrinth #8 Part 2, 1998)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 30
Jared Kopf Repelling Breathers withstanding heavy riffle shuffling, two breathers
Inspired by 2016 Nothing but the Family Deck 7
Unknown Concave Crimp like gambler's glimpse
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 93
Unknown Reverse Breather Crimp
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 36
Charlie Miller Bending a Card with bottom card bubble peek
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 252
Roberto Mansilla Mago vs. Jugador Puertorriqueño four of a kind is produced, then cards change to another four of a king
2019 Çerca 31
Roberto Mansilla Matching the Cards transformation to other four of a kind
2019 Çerca 43
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather brief, way to apply breather crimp, see also p. 41
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 1
Tom Gagnon Establishing Break at Breather Crimp one-handed with tabled deck
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 2
Unknown Snap Crimp
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 38
Tom Gagnon Heavy Breather breather glued onto another card, thick breather
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 328
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Crimp crimping card while deck is cased
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 374
Tom Gagnon Cased Crimp crimping card while deck is cased, another method
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 376
Unknown Snap Crimp
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 387
Unknown Breather Crimp
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 176
Unknown Quick Breather only corners
2019 Tesseract 199
Ryan Plunkett Breather Crimp
  • Applying the Crimp
  • Punching the Crimp
  • Edge-Marking the Crimp
2020 Distilled 103
Ryan Plunkett Two Subtleties for the Breather Crimp intro
2020 Distilled 123
Ryan Plunkett 1. A Replacement nonchalant handling to place card next to breather crimp
Inspired by 2020 Distilled 123
Ryan Plunkett 2. A Natural Spread Break deck spread onto table from left-hand dealing position until stopped, force or to replace card, breather crimp
Related to 2020 Distilled 126
Ricardo Sánchez Triple Do As I Do three cards in different pockets, all match
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 41
Giancarlo Scalia By the Numbers two packets are cut, one spectator remembers a card other number of cards, performer places selection at position under table
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 222