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Steven Conner
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I know there has been a lot of discussions on the CCK, and Mojars are very good. I bought a set of Buck Knives from Brad Burt many years ago and find that's what I carry all the time. They look good, handle good, and they are knives carried by many people. It would be nice to have other know knives as gimmicks. Just wondering about what others thought.

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Steve,
The Mogar knives are the most realistic set of color changing knives that I have seen. They look like a knife one would carry. The Scotty York set came close but did not have the right feel (I thought the knives were kind of cheaply made). The Merrill knives feel great to use, but look kind of dated. The old Erdanase? (I can’t remember the spelling) knives were a cool set; they had a blade that would not open unless you knew the secret.
Enjoy your knives,
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Joe Mogar even makes custom knives.
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Mogar's DVD is wonderfull as well. I bought the DVD hoping it would come with the knives since it was basically a bargain, But nope lol. Still glad I have the video though.
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I like Mogar's and I like Lanny Kibbey's. Kibbey's are made from real pocketknives.
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On 2008-11-25 19:51, BCS wrote:
Steve,
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The old Erdanase? (I can’t remember the spelling) knives were a cool set; they had a blade that would not open unless you knew the secret.
Enjoy your knives,
Bruce

Enardoe?

I have those and the Color-fusing knives with Smash Climax (Ascanio?) They're all probably rusty and "gunky"; how would I clean them up?

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I like the knives made by Ray Szwec, and I have always been a fan of J.P. Jackson.

Posted: Nov 26, 2008 1:08am
Here is a nice comparison of knives:
http://magicref.tripod.com/magref/artknife.htm

I wonder if the set you bought at Brad's is one made by JP.
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FN,
Yes, Enardoe sounds right. I have had good luck cleaning the blades with really fine steel wool. On one set that I have, the pearlescent side kind of yellowed. I used a polish for clear plastics on it and it whitened back up to good as new.
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Has anyone thought of having a custom knife maker create a set of CCK's? I know I have. Price would be high, no doubt, but quality would be unmatched.
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On 2008-11-26 01:08, James Kernen wrote:
Here is a nice comparison of knives:
http://magicref.tripod.com/magref/artknife.htm

I wonder if the set you bought at Brad's is one made by JP.

He gets the nomenclature wrong, though. The correct term for what he calls "handles" or "covers" is "scales."
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I also have a set of the Buck Knives that I purchased from Brad Burt years ago. Brad worked a deal with Buck Knives and the set that he sold was manufactured by Buck. They came in the original Buck boxes, and are a joy to work with.
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I don't really like the color changing knives, then again, I just never got into knives I guess.
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Up until a year or so ago, Buck Knives was located here in San Diego County (a relatively brief drive from Brad's shop). They relocated the entire company up to Idaho b/c costs of doing business (workers comp, etc) got out of hand.

I purchased my set from JP, but they were actually made by a close friend of his. They're a set of pharmacy knives which works well in my medical practice.
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I'm always looking for sets for sale.
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On 2008-12-07 19:12, MikeyM71 wrote:
I don't really like the color changing knives, then again, I just never got into knives I guess.


Which routines have you seen performed? The routine is extremely important. I find the knives to be one of the spectator favorites in my close-up formal and walk around shows.
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One type of CCK not mentioned is the Spanish style knife used by DeLa Torre/Ascanio/Tamariz. I have a set of these and like them very much. They used to be available through Stevens, but I don't think they sell them any more. I got my set through a very kind Spanish magician, made by a craftsman. The link above (repeated here: http://magicref.tripod.com/magref/artknife.htm
) has photos and descriptions of these knives about half-way or so down. They are very nice to handle.
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A set of black & mother of pearl color-changing knives was the first magic trick I ever bought from a real magic shop -- Mr. Tannen's. This must have been in 1963 or 1964. I still have the gimmicked knife, mislaid the other two in one of my many moves. I was thinking of picking up a set of Mr. Mogar's, based on the fact that Mr. Haydn uses them. The "feel" feature makes a lot of sense.


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Be sure to check out Chad Long's FLASH. It is knives without the knives.
Steven Conner
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Chad's is very nice and certainly different.
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I don't like CCK's that have logo crests on one scale only. I think it telegraphs the method.
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