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Wow..I can't imagine people being more horrified than with SAW. I just ordered this one and can't wait to get it!

Thanks for the thorough review DougNicols

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My friend said when he showed it to his family they were so upset with him they actually got mad.

I guess when you can pull something off on the wife it must look good!
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I just got mine today and wow....this is awesome! It looks so real its crazy. The handling is very simple to master and the effect is unbelievable!

I have trouble understanding people with accents and when this DVD started I kept trying to understand what he was saying....then it occured to me...its in German! I remember reading that now. Really doesn't matter though, once you see it you will know how it works. The thing I didn't like is there was no performance on the DVD for ideas on ditching the gimmick although that would be an easy thing to figure out.

All in all, a great effect.

Marc

PS. Does anyone know what he puts on his finger??? It looks like its a lotion. Can someone PM me if they know what it is and what purpose it serves.
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Pretty sure it's part of the patter. Magic cream that heals a wound.
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Newb2,

Oh...that makes sense...I didn't know if it was something that helped the effect look better or something. But you aren't 100% on that?

If anyone can confirm or deny Newb2's statement that the cream in the video is just part of the presentation or does it serve some other purpose?

Thanks

Marc

PS. Thanks Newb2....I may incorparate that into my routine...
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Hi Marc, I'm german and can assure you the cream is only part of his presentation. He sells it as a cream which heals wounds immediately. (His accent is almost as terrible as the entire trick, just my opinion, I hate tricks like that...) Jan
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JanForster,

Thanks!!! I guess to each his own but I absolutely love this one! I love when the spectator feels any emotion very strongly and with this, they do! (not sure if its fear or disgust!)

Thanks again,

Marc
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Re-reading this thread I just want to address those that feel a "click" and the blade length matters. None of it is even noticed by spectators. You need to quit thinking like a magician and put on you routine and entertainer's hat.

This little effect is easy to do, and totally rocks.
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Pete,

I totally agree...I don't know what people are talking about with a click...I don't have that problem, at least I don't notice it. Trust me, if there is a slight click it will be covered by the gasps of your spectators!!!

Marc
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Just performed this for some family and my Mom was screaming and wouldn't watch! This trick/effect just kills people! I love acting like it hurts as I rock the blade back and forth and blood is gushing out!!

This isn't for everyone, but if it fits your routine, you need to get it now!!

Marc
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As far as I can tell, the creme serves two purposes- it provides a logical reason for you to put the real cutter in your back pocket, so you can take out the creme and apply it (which enables you to make the sw**ch when you go back to your pocket), and it also allows you to "scrape" the blood off your finger with the knife blade at the end of the performance, as he demonstrates on the DVD.

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I prefer to actually cut something before the switch. Subtle way of saying "it's real" without actually pointing it out. I've been cutting up old playing cards to perform a "cut and restored card". Spec holds cut up card, I put cutter into back right pocket to get another card from front right pocket, grab cutter and gash myself.
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Gabelson and DougNicols,

thanks for the info. I haven't been having any problems with the switch but I am in a wheelchair so I have a folded up towel on my lap to catch the blood and have the cutters in the folds of the towel. I too, hand it out and hold a piece of paper and allow them to cut it. The real one is so sharp! I then bring it back to my lap and drop it into the fold of the towel and I basically start pattering and making eye contact as I make the switch. Sounds bad, but it works perfectly.

Here is my routine after I switch the knife.

I start to talk about how this is a tough trick to do and I hope I don't mess it up because "that would be really bad" I love this little moment when they aren't quite sure what they are about to see. I then say "here goes nothing" with a little nervousness in my voice. I lightly rub the blade on my finger and all of a sudden a make a gasp and wham...I start cutting and bleeding! The reactions are so intense! I have had people turn away, yell at me, stare in disbelief and one girl today almost started to cry! (don't really like to make people cry) I then hold out my finger with the blood on it and ditch the knife in the folds of the towel. As I drop it, I drop it on top of the real knife while making the knife "bleed" onto the other one. (I have the blade already out) This, obviously is so I can pass the real knife out after. But get this, of the 5 or 6 times I have done this, no one has asked to see the knife or wants to see the knife! They are all still saying how crazy it was. One time when I dropped the gimmick it landed in view and I didn't realize it for about 5 seconds. No one saw a thing...they are all looking at eachother and talking about it. No one saw a thing! I think I could set out a little sign that shows how its done and no one would see it! (well maybe they would)

Anyway, I love this trick/effect...or whatever you want to call it! It's not one of my favorites to perform because its so ingenious or because it is so devious (although it is quite ingenious and devious!!) I flat out love the reactions! Plus its just fun to perform. I know not everyone likes this kind of "magic" but I am hooked! I thought SAW got some good reactions...those reactions are not in same league as Zoran's Horror Cutter.

So if you like this kind of magic, you need to get this right now! You won't regret it!

Marc

PS. I think I am gonna start looking a little closer at those needle thru arm effects!
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How about the old needles thru the thumb (under a handkerchief)? The rod thru tongue? The new one where a blister of the chosen card appears on your fingertip?
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Pete Biro,

NOW YOU ARE TALKING!!

Marc
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Hey Pete,
Your instincts were sooo right as always! I dearly love my Zoran's Horror Cutter.

If you want to acquire blood in the most shockingly realistic closeup manner...You need to take a look at this little knife. Gruesome yes... but still quite elegant.
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I love the concept and have been using it since I bought the original, RICARDO'S RAZOR, about 8 years ago.

I guess adding the blood makes it original.

Excuse me, I'm off to invent a new effect myself, rising bleeding cards. Now where did that Arnie Deck get to?

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On 2007-04-11 17:03, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
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I guess adding the blood makes it original.
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I've realized that I never really know if Tony is joking or serious...

I don't think adding blood makes it "original" but it does take it into a completely different realm. I've done variations of needle through arm/hand/neck for a long time and despite using things like borrowed screwdrivers, nothing gets quite the same reaction as blood.

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I am very interested in this effect! Is there a video anywhere where I can see this being done?

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