77 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Lighted Cigarette through Handkerchief
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 12
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Subtle Penetration handling for wand or pencil through handkerchief
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 42
Charles Waller A Visible Penetration silk through silk with glass
1938 Greater Magic 600
Nelson Hahne The Penetrating Silk silk produced, penetrates borrowed handkerchief, vanishes
1938 Greater Magic 606
C.L. Jacobsen Another Silk Penetration no other props
1938 Greater Magic 608
Howard Warringer With Silk two silks, penetration
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 3) 3
Jean Hugard Mutilation billiard ball penetrates borrowed handkerchief, for repeat it gets stuck and handkerchief is cut and burned, then restored (Hanky Panky)
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 413
R. D. Spraker, Jr. Bamboo monte with three bamboo tubes and a silk, at the end las tube is filled with liquid
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 4
Unknown The Phantom Knots two knotted silks
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 386
Keith Clark Celebrated Cigarettes routine in which lit cigarettes continue to appear, with cigarette to silk, cigarette through silk, lit cigarette appears in mouth after drinking a glass of water
  • As the Spectator Sees It
  • Properties and Preparation
    • For the Cigarette to Silk
    • For the Water Drinking Routine
    • Sleights
    • For the Cigar and Pipe Finish
  • The Public Performance of Celebrated Cigarettes
    • Preparation
    • Presentation
    • Extra Deluxe Routine
    • Water Drinking Finish
    • Cigar and Pipe Finish
  • Special Note
1943 Celebrated Cigarettes 7
Unknown The Phantom Safety Pin moving pin along top line
Related toVariations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 79
Unknown The Penetrative Silk silk penetrates almost anything, using thread
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 355
Martin Gardner Immovable Cigarette cigarette is gripped through handkerchief which can be moved with motionless cigarette, topological
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 53
Tony Lopilato The Quick-Knot Silks two loops of silk link
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 103
Charles Lantz Spook Silk handkerchief penetrates other handkerchief
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 190) 761
Unknown Handkerchief Escape with fingers
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 28
Lewis Ganson Penetration Plus silk through silk routine with tube
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 58
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
Hans E. Trixer Silk Penetro ball through silk
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 187
Harlan Tarbell Triple Handkerchief Release three silks tied together
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 275
James G. Thompson Jr. Safety Pin-Up five safety pins link and unlink, moved on handkerchief and one is stretched as a climax
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 64
Bertram Millidge Silk through Silk
1956 Unconventional Magic 25
Unknown Finger Escape Handkerchief wrapped around finger, penetrates finger, topological
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 73
Edwin Tabor Tabor's Interlocked Handkerchiefs Two handkerchiefs wrapped around each other, penetrates through each other, topological
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 76
Jerry Andrus A "Marline Spike" and a Handkerchief spike through borrowed handkerchief
1957 Up Close with Andrus 5
Jerry Andrus Threading a Handkerchief long needle with thread
Also published here 1957 Up Close with Andrus 6
Bert Allerton Impromptu Handkerchief Routine
1958 The Close-Up Magician 44
Bert Allerton Penetration with a Knife
1958 The Close-Up Magician 48
Jack Yeager Linking Silks as John Yeager, silk rings
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 36
North Bigbee, Al Baker Ball and Glass
Inspired by 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 374) 325
Jerry Andrus Needle Through Handkerchief long needle with thread
Also published here 1964 Nameless Notes 3
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
Sep. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 119
Glenn G. Gravatt Super Penetration Silk penetrate through glass wrapped in newspaper
1968 Newspaper Magic 68
Shigeo Takagi Handkerchief Penetration silk penetrates another silk that a spectator holds upright between his hands, no reel
Also published here 1972 Lecture Notes of Shigeo Takagi 6
Jerry Andrus Needle Thru Handerchief Handkerchief, long needle
Also published here 1974 Special Magic 12
Arturo Sage Messer knife through handkerchief
Also published here
  • Abracadabra #508, Oct. 1955
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 16
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
Jerry Andrus Ring, Pen and Handkerchief pen through handkerchief
1977 More Sleightly Slanted 16
Slydini Houdini Silks two linked silks unlink, two phases
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 64
Richard Durham Pin Thru Hank "Retrospective"
safety pin
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 13) 1190
Tom Sellers A Billiard Ball Penetration "Retrospective" - Two Tricks
ball on stand covered with silk, then with larger silk, ball is on top when larger silk is removed
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1230
Peter Warlock Seidenringe two silks knotted into rings, they link, thread
Also published here
  • Pentagram, July 1959
Nov. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 98
Shigeo Takagi No-Reel Silk-Through through other silk or microphone stand,...
Also published here Jan. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1162
Pedro Eine humorvolle Routine mit dem Changierbeutel handkerchief penetration, then they knot inside a changing bag
1986 Gimmick (Issue 2) 4
Karl Fulves Fish Story two silks knotted together and ends kept in view, ring penetrates on center
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 7
Karl Fulves Half Thru pen penetrates borrowed handkerchief and is stuck halfway through
Also published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 25
Karl Fulves Exit Coin marked coin penetrates down and up through handkerchief
Also published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part One 28
Karl Fulves Thruway method for object through handkerchief
Also published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 31
Karl Fulves Billfold through Handkerchief wallet penetrates handkerchief but content is left behind
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 33
Karl Fulves Curio four coins held under handkerchief that is stretched by two spectators, named coin penetrates upwards with paper cover, two methods
Inspired by
  • Walter Schwartz (Cigam, 1931)
Also published here
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 34
Unknown Threading the Needle No. 1, loop made around thumb, other end of silk magically threaded in
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 3
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
Karl Fulves Exit Coin No. 20, marked coin penetrates down and up through handkerchief
Also published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 53
Karl Fulves General Rise No. 21, method for object through handkerchief
Also published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 55
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
Karl Fulves Curio No. 23, four coins held under handkerchief that is stretched by two spectators, named coin penetrates upwards with paper cover, two methods
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 60
Walter Schwartz Pop Up No. 24, thimble through handkerchief
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 63
Duke Stern Jump Up No. 25, pencil through handkerchief
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 65
David Williamson Beelzebub's Blade napkin ripped by knife, restores and knife vanishes
Related to 1989 Williamson's Wonders 83
Shigeo Takagi The Ghostly Silk silk penetrates another silk that a spectator holds upright between his hands, no reel
Also published here 1990 The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi 38
Victor J. Peacock Move Number Eleven lit cigarette through silk
Also published here
  • Magic Wand Quarterly, Mar/May 1925
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 43
T. Page Wright Move Number Five thimble through handkerchief
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 56
Masao Atsukawa Fabric Through Pasteboard silk through giant card, visual
1992 Five Times Five — Japan 22
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
Joe Mogar The Drill thimble through silk
1997 Digital Effects 125
Joe Mogar Poker thimble through handkerchief
1997 Digital Effects 129
Hans E. Trixer Silk Penetro ball through silk
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 2) 74
James G. Thompson Jr. Meine Sicherheitsnadel-Routine five safety pins link and unlink, moved on handkerchief and one is stretched as a climax
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 3) 99
Karl Norman Routine mit Sicherheitsnadeln linking safety pins, safety pin attached to handkerchief and pulled from side to side
Also published here 2001 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5) 119
Robert L. Henderson Eggs of the Magi silk to egg, egg penetrates another silk, chicken puppet produced from paper bag, wooden eggs fall out of it
Also published here
  • Genii, Vol. 17 No. 8, Apr. 1953, p. 317
2002 The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic 292
Al Baker Ball and Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass, clever
Variations 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 537
Karl Fulves A Versatile Move Gypsy Switch to set up penetration of object through handkerchief
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 170
Jim Steinmeyer Par Two ball in glass, covered with silk, ball penetrates through silk, glass with hole
Inspired by
  • "The Penetrating Ball" (Robert Harbin, Something New in Magic, 1929)
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 16
Unknown Indestructible Napkin knife through handkerchief
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 52
Paul Vigil The Phantom Returns "or Ripping the Fabric of Space-Time"
safety pin pinned through handkerchief and ripped out, repeats
  • Phase 1: The Fabric of Space-Time
  • Phase 2: You Decide
  • Phase 3: Lies are Made from Whole Cloth
Inspired by 2017 The Doors of Deception 103