34 entries in Pen/Pencil / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Subtle Penetration handling for wand or pencil through handkerchief
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 42
Martin Gardner The Houdini Pen
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 278
Howard A. Adams Interstices piece of glass is put in envelope and pierced with pencil and knife, stays unharmed
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 124) 499
Bill Nord Bill Nord's Ring on Pencil pencil pushed through a folded card, ring penetrates pencil, with Bill-Z-Bub gimmick
Variations 1952 Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick and Ring on Rope 7
Al Koran "Hanky Panky" Routine borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored, then coins and a filled wine glass appear
  • 1. Penetration of the handkerchief by the pencil
  • 2. Burnt and restored handkerchief
  • 3. Cut and restored handkerchief (Jack Chanin)
  • 4. Continuous production of coins from the handkerchief (Jack Chanin)
  • 5. Production of a cigarette and lighter from the handkerchief
  • 6. Production of a glass of wine from the handkerchief (Jardine Ellis)
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 154
John A. M. Howie John Howie's Ring on Pencil pencil pushed through a folded card, ring penetrates pencil
Inspired by 1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 14
Harry Lorayne RingToo on pen
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 337) 158
Steve Spillman The Eye-Popping Pop Top pull top from beer can on pencil
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 45) 221
Trevor Dawson Goldfinger ring penetrates pencil and paper tube then pencil vanishes
Feb. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 65
Karrell Fox Pencil-tration pencil through borrowed handkerchief, two phases
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 51
Harry Lorayne Pen Through Handkerchief
1977 The Magic Book 249
Paul Harris Pen-Ultimate* card clipped on pen is covered and then impaled on pen
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 1
Ken Beale, Karl Fulves A Quick Getaway No. 61, rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card
Inspired by
  • "Beale's Baffler" (Ken Beale, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Mar. 1950, p. 641)
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 74
Unknown Popper Up No. 69, pencil penetrates handkerchief
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 83
Joe Dignam Crayon target drawn on paper, pencil penetrates target and table
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 48
Unknown, Bob Read Spot Remover No. 54, pencil through jacket, optional loading/stealing of spectator's pockets
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 93
Karl Fulves Half Thru pen penetrates borrowed handkerchief and is stuck halfway through
Also published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 25
Unknown Freefall No. 18, pen through silk
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 47
Karl Fulves Half Thru No. 19, pen penetrates borrowed handkerchief and is stuck halfway through
Also published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 50
Emil Jarrow, Walter Schwartz Pentapencil No. 22, two spectators hold out a handkerchief, pencil penetrates it with newspaper cover
Variations 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 57
Duke Stern Jump Up No. 25, pencil through handkerchief
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 65
Dan Harlan Now U Z It pencil through bill
Related to 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 4) 13
Murray Sumner, Rick Johnsson, Yoshio Hirose Puncture No. 69, pen through bill with paper cover
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 90
Jay Sankey Dough pen through bill
Related toVariations 1990 100% Sankey 43
Christian Scherer Falschgeld-Test variation of Cornelius' "Pen Thru Anything", using Scherer's own pen design, pen through bill
1994 Falschgeld-Test 1
Steve Dusheck The Pretzel twisted rubber band penetrates off a pencil
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 121
Chad Long Predic-storation prediction on napkin with pen through it, prediction comes true and napkin restored, Cornelius' "Pen Through Anything"
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 13
Don Tanner, Paul Harris The Twinkie Bottle pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 43
Paul Harris Twinkie Too pen drops through hole in washer into bottle
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 44
Al Koran Hanky Panky Routine described by Lewis Ganson, borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored, then coins and a filled wine glass appear
  • 1. Ein Bleistift durchdringt das Taschentuch
  • 2. Verbranntes und wieder hergestelltes Taschentuch
  • 3. Zerschnittenes und wiederhergestelltes Taschentuch (Jack Chanin)
  • 4. Fortwährende Münzenproduktion aus Tuch (Jack Chanin)
  • 5. Produktion einer Zigarette und eines Feuerzeugs
  • 6. Produktion eines Glases Wein (Jardine Ellis)
Also published here 1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 1) 27
Simon Lovell Pen Through Tongue fake tongue
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 219
Milton Kort Pen-etration Pen penetrates handkerchief twice, then vanishes
1999 Kort 315
Doug Edwards Wonder Pen-a-Tration pen through bill, handling
Related to
  • Doug Edwards / Tenyo's "The Wandering Hole" 1979 and "Ultimate Shocking Pen" 2003.
2013 Nukes 81
Ben Hart Pen Through Note Ideas
2020 The Darkest Corners 181