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silking
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HELP-looking for a magicians wishbone ring. Anyone have any idea what dealer stocks them THANKS



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I remember some older issues of MAGIC magazine - probably about three years ago - carrying ads for these types of rings. I don't recall anything recent.
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Try Daytona Magic. I've seen Harry Allen from Daytona Magic wearing this. I think he carry this ring as well.
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THANKS GUYS--Daytona Magic has the ring that I want.

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Those look like some nice rings!
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What's with this "wishbone" thing? What is it about this design that makes it magic-related? If I hadn't seen this thread, and I was shown one of these rings, I never would have associated the design with magic.

This post is not intended as a criticism; I'm just curious about the association. Thanks for the info.

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It's sort of a tradition...

Check out the picture of Don Alan (one of the close-up legends of a bygone era) on the cover of Magic magazine, or check out some of the pictures of a large number of other magical greats of the past, and you'll see these rings.

I don't know when it started, but I think that it's nice to have some sort of common thread connecting generations of magicians. More recently you'll see Daniel Garcia wearing a wishbone ring on his "Torn" DVD.
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The ring has been associated with magic for a long time. About 30 years ago when I first saw one, I asked what the ring had to do with magic, and I was told that if it was cut at any of its vertices, the ring would form an "M" for magician or a "W" for wizard.
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I have a ring with a skull
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I won't bore you with the history, but when you get yours, and get use to wearing it, take a deck of cards, out jog the top few and see what you and the "Ring can do"!
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On 2005-04-24 00:10, Wizzard wrote:
I won't bore you with the history, but when you get yours, and get use to wearing it, take a deck of cards, out jog the top few and see what you and the "Ring can do"!
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On 2005-04-24 00:10, Wizzard wrote:
I won't bore you with the history, but when you get yours, and get use to wearing it, take a deck of cards, out jog the top few and see what you and the "Ring can do"!
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Magical history is NEVER boring. Please tell us the history of the ring.
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Larry's correct, I first noticed the ring when I first started attending magic club lectures in south Florida in the mid-seventies as well as conventions (Larry Week's 1-Day, Tannens, SAM, Florida State Magic Convention). There were usually at least one dealer at these events, if not more that offered these rings. At the time, they were worn by the 'older' guys (age 40's - infinity!)although 40's and 50's aren't so old anymore...........I've always looked at it as the "M" for magician and I never saw it worn on any finger but the ring finger.....by the late seventies/early eighties you rarely saw them...........
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It is too bad this seems to be a thing that we have gotten away from.

I think a really nicely made ring could make for a nice piece that you could hand down from one magician to the next (master to pupil kind of thing) My 12 year old son is just starting to get into magic himself and I was thinking of getting one of these rings and be able to pass it along to him.
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I just picked one of these rings up for a great price at the recent Magic Circle flea market. It was part of the Bobby Bernard collection and so it has some inbuilt history. I am delighted with my purchase.
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Anyone know if this are available at other places?
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On 2012-05-17 22:29, paisa23 wrote:
Anyone know if this are available at other places?


Here is one version:
http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?ma......d=112086

There are other places on the Internet that sell them as well, some different styles also.
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Hegblini that looks amazing how thick are those. I don't like the super thin wedding band one ..
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They are actully referred to has "M" rings, the saying is, if you cut the ring and open it up, it creates the letter "M" for Magician.

I have only seen the thin model that magicians use to wear. As I said there are many styles now, I even see on with a diamond or stone on the point.
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