Color changes, vanishes, transpositions and more… This one gimmick does is all!
Switchblade is a precision-made mechanical device that looks like an ordinary card but this clever gimmick is extraordinary! This modern tool eliminates difficult sleight-of-hand allowing you to perform impossible card magic.
Change one card into another, make the back visually change color, perform an incredible 3 Card Monte, vanish a selected card from your hand and it reappears in the deck held by the spectator… an more! In the included video instructions, Dan Harlan personally performs and teaches you how to use your Switchblade gimmick to do all of this without the hard work.
And the best part is Switchblade is so versatile and fun to use that you’ll be coming up with your own routines in no time. Previously only available to a select few, Harlan has finally made his ingenious gimmick available to YOU so that you can experience the thrill of Switchblade!
The Vanishing: Preface: This utility device will allow you to do miracles when it comes to vanishing an object or making it travel from one place to another. It is light to carry and can fit in your wallet. It’s not bulky, and no necessary clothing requirements are needed. You can even use this gimmick naked if you wanted to.
Chapter 1: The magician borrows a small object, a coin, ring, etc. There are no switches, and the exact same coin is used the entire time. With a slow wave over the coin, it effortlessly vanishes. No funny movements, no sudden sleights. The coin is COMPLETELY gone. The spectator can FEEL your hands to make sure there’s nothing there; because there is nothing… At this point, you can either choose to end there, or continue, and make the coin reappear again on your hand or in theirs. You then hand out their coin for examination and leave them with a signed coin they’ll never forget.
Chapter 2: The magician borrows a tic tac box and a tic tac. There are no switches what so ever, and there are no alterations on the box or the tic tac. You cleanly place the tic tac inside of the box. And with no sudden movements, the tic tac visually melts through the bottom, and landing on your spectator’s cuffed hand. Then can then immediately examine the tic tac and the box.
Chapter 3: The magician proceeds to use an ordinary coffee cup, and asks the spectator for a dollar bill (or anything that can be crumpled up into a ball). He cleanly placed the cup over the ball. With NO movements what so ever, he snaps his fingers and the ball is gone. You can then proceed to continue with your regular cups and balls routine; or you can continue to use the gimmick to make it a devastating cups and balls routine.
NOTE: No Bonus Effects are included.
Clean Thru/Clear Thru is the perfect anytime, anywhere routine with borrowed bills… a routine that will highlight your amazing magical powers ANYTIME someone asks. When you don’t have your cards, your coins, your props you need an impromptu miracle and this is it. If you are a stage performer and someone wants to see some close up magic off stage this is the perfect thing to show them. This is the perfect lead in or follow up to any other bill routine you already perform.
If you like Andrew Mayne’s incredible Ghost Bills you will LOVE Lonnie Chevrie’s Clean Thru/Clear Thru.
Clean Thru is a stunning, clean, visible, easy, and impromptu penetration of one borrowed bill through another. This is followed by Clear Thru which is a routine Lonnie has stunned fellow magicians with…. an incredible penetration of your finger through one of the borrowed bills. It looks like real magic.
Clean Thru/Clear Thru by Lonnie Chevrie is a routine you will USE for the rest of your life and always have in your wallet. This is a routine that is as much fun to do as it is amazing to watch.
Q: Is this based on any previous work?
A: While Lonnie conceived of Clean Thru / Clear Thru independently, there have been other effects involving penetration of bills that came before this one. The history of our art matters, so we want to credit them here.
- 1996: The Tokyo Penetration by Rue Susato. Published in the Looking Glass Spring 1996 issue. Two bills penetrate through one another.
- Andrew Mayne: Ghost Bills
- Andrew Mayne: Infusion
- David Acker, in his book “Natural Selections”