127 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Stabbing Force
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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 Das bezauberte Messer spectator stabs knife into shuffled deck, performer names card, bottom card slipped into position Der moderne Kartenkünstler 28
Stanley Collins Stabbing Force with business cards Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 13
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
Tom Sellers The Double Card Prediction double backer stabbed in deck Sellers' Secrets 17
Victor Farelli Using the Joker instead of a Knife for stabbing selection or force Controlled Coincidence 15
Unknown Cross-Cut Force after knife-stab, see also "A Final 'Tip'" on page 16 for mention of time misdirectionRelated to
  • Max Holden description in Bagshawe's "The Magical Monthly" (Vol. 2 No. 18, July 1925)
Controlled Coincidence 6
Victor Farelli The "Pencil" Force Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 41
Unknown Behind Back Stabbing Force Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 8
Unknown Stabbing Force The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 10
Unknown Stabbing Slip Force with knife Card Tricks That Work 16
Victor Farelli The Push Force Insert pencil in deck to force card "Lend Me Your Pack" 28
Dai Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same pointVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Unknown Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
Unknown Doubleback Card Force for two cards, double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
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 The Double Card Prediction double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
Unknown The Knife Method Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Stanley Collins Contingency Correction as an out for the classic forceRelated to Greater Magic 193
Stewart Judah A Card Force Greater Magic 197
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon Greater Magic 113
Unknown Stabbing Force break The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Unknown Forcing a Stranger Card Expert Card Technique 380
Unknown Emergency Card Stabbing break, also for when the selection is known to be one of a few cards but not which one Expert Card Technique 120
Unknown The Perfect Score Card Force Expert Card Technique 188
Unknown Back Slip Force More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 46
Herb Runge "Two-Faced" Force spectator stabs behind back, using duplicate The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Jim Wheeler Stabbing Force with Knife The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 641
Tom Sellers Credit Card Force on another cardRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 517
Unknown 23 - Forced replacement of wrong card. Stab wrong card into pack to find right card "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 38
Joseph Cottone Auto-Location More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 40
Tom Sellers A Good Prediction spectator inserts a knife into the deck, card is forced Condensed Conjuring 7
Unknown Double Force with Knife using forcing deck with alternating order Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 264
Unknown The End Stab Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 289
L. Vosburgh Lyons Stab Force pushing center of the deck out with knife / pencil The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
Unknown Stabbing Force with another card, as an out Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Anonymous Greek Shift greek break Card Control 17
Arthur H. Buckley Greek Shift - Buckley's Method greek break Card Control 19
Unknown Slide-Out Force knive The Royal Road to Card Magic 206
Unknown Two-Card Force The Royal Road to Card Magic 207
Bill Simon The Stab Force with push-in change Controlled Miracles 10
Unknown Stabbing Force with cards The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 685
Dai Vernon Stabbing Force Variations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Cardini Stabbing Force stabbed with another card The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 17
Cardini Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 8 spectator locates card by stabbing joker in pack The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 19
Cardini Stabbing Force with illustrations The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 28
James G. Thompson Jr. Force from the Middle stabbing force, with card perpendicular to the deck
- Above or below Break?
- Force Getreadys
- The Cross Card
T-Formation 9
James G. Thompson Jr. T-Formation as a force and a key card placement, two methods
- What is it?
- The Basic Position
- The Pullover
- The Pushover
- Using the Pullover
- Using the Pushover
T-Formation 5
Edward Marlo Stab Force Estimation 56
Unknown Cull Load loading spread-culled card next to reversed card Estimation 58
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Out Inspired by Estimation 60
Carmen D'Amico Face Up Finder card tossed in deck with force (no riffling), bottom slip force Estimation 73
Unknown Stab Slip Force Close-up Card Magic 126
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point Early Vernon 24
Nate Leipzig Card Change with card, break Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 171
William P. Miesel Static solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Dai Vernon A Spectator finds his own Card using Greek Break Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 135
Harry Lorayne Bass Ackwards Slip-Cut bottom card to center for tabled stab force Deck-Sterity 131
Ned Rutledge End Spread Force card put in deck, card above is forced, glide Between Two Minds 17
Al Flosso Coney Island Cut Force stabbing with knife The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 168
Tan Hock Chuan, Aldini Singapore Force The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 29) 142
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs Million Dollar Card Secrets 77
Lubor Fiedler Sure-Fire Force piece of card stuck on card Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 82
James G. Thompson Jr. Twin Forcast two predictions written on business card, business card stabbed into deck between predictionRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 491
Stanley Collins Spectator's Guess The Living End 47
Edward G. Brown A Knife or Reversed Card Inserted in the Pack with variations The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 185
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson Side Glide Force Means & Ends 58
Jerry K. Hartman Twocast Inspired by Means & Ends 58
Jerry K. Hartman, Dai Vernon Stabbing Force Variation Inspired by Means & Ends 69
Al Baker Al Baker's Version stabbing force The Magic of Francis Carlyle 87
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Burling Hull An Experiment in the Science of Impossibility two spectators reverse a deck each under cover of a cloth attached to their jackets, they are the same and match a reversed card in a third deck, double facer deckRelated to The Amazing World of Mentalism 55
Dai Vernon Knife Stabbing Force Matching the Cards 6
Stanley Collins Stab Force Variation Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 79
Jerry K. Hartman Moving Indicator Card stabbed in deck secretly moved between two force cards Loose Ends 11
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Back-Up business card used to stab into the deck The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 258) 1288
Allan Ackerman Stabbing Force card stabbed into deck Best of Friends 181
Unknown Knife Force Related to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 275
Unknown Indicator Card Force Also published here
  • "6. The Force" in Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual", 1939 p. 346
Card News '82 78
Edgar Peters A Very Pretty Force Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1005
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
Stephen Tucker You've got to be Joking!! piece of card stuck to back of Joker, bill, menu or other item May the Force Be with You! 7
Unknown Knife Stab Force The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Double Backer Force for two cards The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Double Facer Force for two cards The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Dai Vernon, Frederick Braue Dai Vernon Force stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same pointInspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
David Britland Packet Version of Mexican Turnover Switch as Force Equinox 32
Don England Geiger Counter Card forcing Joker-Gaff à la Sellers for two cardsRelated to Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 9
Larry Jennings Fan-Stab-Stic spectator stabs in fan The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Edward Marlo Flexible Miracle Spread running card under tabled spread, see also Ibidem #20 (May, 1960)Related to Thirty Five Years Later 40
Dai Vernon Stab Force greek break The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 240
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 handlingsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1967
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 268
Gary Ouellet Stab Force with a knife Close Up Illusions 335
Tom Craven In-and-Out Force Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2073
Jim Molinari In-Cert(ainly) places card next to selection Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2254
Unknown Criss Cross Force Variation as stabbing force with knife More Greater Magic 1071
Justin Higham Stab Force Inspired byRelated to Roger's Thesaurus 168
Karrell Fox SealedStab Prediction envelope stabbed in deck, card stabbed to is predicted in envelope, under-the-handkerchief-force adaption Much Ado About Something 56
Bruce Cervon The Combination Force two cards Hard-Boiled Mysteries 84
Bruce Cervon The Push-Off Force Hard-Boiled Mysteries 63
Sam Schwartz Fan-Tastic Joker pushed in fan, card next to it noted, then repeated in different position, cards vanish and travel into other half, Sellers force for two cardsInspired byRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 9) 262
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 31, stabbing with knife Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 49
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 6, as stabbing force Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 194
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 14 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 276
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 4, step or thick card Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 193
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force No. 5, long card or step Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 216
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with Double Card No. 9, thick card Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 274
Ellis Stanyon Subtle Force with a Dinner Knife No. 30, stabbed below break, deck cut at break Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 311
Tom Sellers, Vanni Bossi, Edward Marlo, Davide Costi The Credit-Card Force piece of card stuck on credit cardRelated to Card College — Volume 4 797
Wolff von Keyserlingk Card Placement face up card is placed in a fan, card secretly added, force Concertos for Pasteboard 90
Don England The Geiger Gaff Don England's Paradox 90
Karl Fulves, Tom Sellers Sellers Force Gimmick for two cards The Magic Thrust 30
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Rollovers "a theme and twelve variations", on the bold rollover force
- Theme
- Variation 1: Avoiding the flash
- Variation 2: Doing without the preliminary peek
- Variation 3: The multiple rollover
- Variation 4: Rollback
- Variation 5: The slipped rollover
- Variation 6: With a face-up marker
- Variation 7: With the face-up deck
- Variation 8: The two-spectator force
- Variation 9: The two-in-one force
- Variation 10: The locator
- Variation 11: The transverse locator
- Variation 12: The rollover control
Ahead of the Pack 34
Al Baker Card Force card is stabbed in deck The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 687
Edward Marlo, Tom Sellers Credit Card Force on joker Card College — Volume 5 1102
John Bannon Certain Insertion business card is stabbed in deck Dear Mr. Fantasy 116
Davide Costi, Vanni Bossi, Tom Sellers Amex Related to Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 71
Stanley Collins Stabbing Force Weapons of Mass Destruction 16
Lubor Fiedler, Tom Sellers Fiedler Force credited to Fiedler, partial card stuck on back of joker Seven By Patrik Kuffs 8
William Goldman Card Stab My Week with a Stripper 10
Jack Avis A Routine using the Avis Double Knife Force incomplete Rara Avis 159
Stewart Judah Judah's Displacement Related to Above the Fold 31
Stanley Collins Stab Force Confident Deceptions 209
Denis Behr The Dark Force spectator reverses any card below table, forced, SBSRelated to Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 41
Dani DaOrtiz Under-the-Table Force spectator reverses a card below the table Semi Automatic 9
Lorenz Schär Stabbing Force Variation Cards Against Reality 92