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Darius666
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Im fairly new to the Café so hello to everyone. I am thinking of buying the new Assassin Card Sword by Docc Hilford (available from hocus-pocus.com for $350).

The effect for those who don't know is throwing a pack of cards in the air and stabbing the selected card. This new one can be done with a signed card and the sword, which can be any sword you like, can be examined.

ive always liked this effect and have used a standard card sword before but this new version sounds great, but maybe a little to good to be true. Does anyone know if it's any good, would love to hear some opinions before I buy it. also the ad says there are only a limited number being made. anyone know how many?

Thanks
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It will only be good if you use it. I think it is a bit hyped. Why do you need an examinable card sword?

The best version I have seen is to take two authentic chopsticks and stab those into the air.
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Let me add. If you have a good use for it, then go for it. Don't get something just to get it.
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Ritty360,

can I ask more info on what you consider the best version? Any hints to continu my research?

If you have in mind the Carney routine, yes I agree this one is very clever and one of the gems perform by Carney!

Thanks for your time and read you soon

Kuffs
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Kuffs,

YOu hit the nail on the head with that post! Carney's is great! I can't remember if that is in Book of Secrets of Carneycopia. Anyway, both publications (especially Book of Secrets) are worth thier weight in gold.

I am sure that Docc's methond is good. However, keep in mind what you are paying for is the sword for the most part. The gimmick is interesting though. I would never use the part where the knife sticks in the ceiling with the signed card. That would never fly with a paying customer. For most of us, card on ceiling ticks off a client! Can you imagine this!?!?!

Anyway, I wish you all the best in your exploration.

Andy
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On 2005-06-17 09:13, ritty360 wrote:
I would never use the part where the knife sticks in the ceiling with the signed card. That would never fly with a paying customer. For most of us, card on ceiling ticks off a client! Can you imagine this!?!?!

Andy


Don't worry, it also comes with a bucket of spackle.

I tend to agree with your comments. You are certainly paying more for the sword than the gimmick. I cannot imagine any spectator being allowed to examine a sword anyway. Lance Burton uses the Owen's Card Sword for many years and I am sure not a single spectator has ever grabbed the sword to look at. While it is nice and clever to have a signed card stuck on teh tip of a sword or knife, I think it is more dramatic to have three cards, even though they are unsigned, stuck on the sword. It makes a nicer and more dramatic display. If you want a signed card on a knife routine, there are several methods available that allow this that are a lot cheaper than $350.00.

Michael
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Thanks for the info, I will check out both of Carney's books.

I agree that the idea of the knife on the ceiling is crazy, imagine if you didn't throw it right and it fell down! Maybe it would be a good stage effect if you had a target board and threw it at that.

As for using it, I think I would. I collect swords and have always wanted to use some of them in my act. It does sound like the sword is the reason for the high price. I wonder if the gimmick/instructions are available without the sword. Anyone know how I could contact Docc Hilford for an answer.
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On 2005-06-16 15:29, MagicMcQuade wrote:
Im fairly new to the Caf?so hello to everyone. I am thinking of buying the new Assassin Card Sword by Docc Hilford (available from hocus-pocus.com for $350).

The effect for those who don't know is throwing a pack of cards in the air and stabbing the selected card. This new one can be done with a signed card and the sword, which can be any sword you like, can be examined.

ive always liked this effect and have used a standard card sword before but this new version sounds great, but maybe a little to good to be true. Does anyone know if it's any good, would love to hear some opinions before I buy it. also the ad says there are only a limited number being made. anyone know how many?

Thanks


DON'T BUY THIS TRICK!!! It is NOT worth 350.00. Not to give the secret away but, I don't think this is very pratical. I just purchased it yesterday and I believe this is one of the worst methods ever.
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