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So I have seen a buddy of mine and I think Dean Dill has one, Its a pen though bill, but had an added feature of having some small pieces of bill glued to the gimmick to make it really look like it was ripped.

Its a silver executive looking style pen that can be handed out for examination after you use it. And it does write and work like a normal pen.

Any idea what this is?

Maybe a modified John Cornelius pen?

Id like to get my hands on one.
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The Perfect Pen by John Cornelius.
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On 2012-12-06 18:43, Steven Conner wrote:
The Perfect Pen by John Cornelius.


So is that added feature of the extra piece of bill part of the pen? Or is this a modification that I would need to make on my own?
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On 2012-12-06 18:43, Steven Conner wrote:
The Perfect Pen by John Cornelius.


So is that added feature of the extra piece of bill part of the pen? Or is this a modification that I would need to make on my own?


Jim Krenz’s “Rip Gaff" is what you're referring to.

It's on the Pen Thru Anything DVD.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4289

Dean Dill has some touches on it in his Intimate Miracles book ( now it comes with a performance DVD ):

http://www.deandill.com/book.html
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On 2012-12-06 18:43, Steven Conner wrote:
The Perfect Pen by John Cornelius.


So is that added feature of the extra piece of bill part of the pen? Or is this a modification that I would need to make on my own?


Jim Krenz’s “Rip Gaff" is what you're referring to.

It's on the Pen Thru Anything DVD.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4289

Dean Dill has some touches on it in his Intimate Miracles book ( now it comes with a performance DVD ):

http://www.deandill.com/book.html


Thank you Zombie!
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On 2012-12-06 21:01, Zombie Magic wrote:
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On 2012-12-06 19:07, Derek Castillo wrote:
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On 2012-12-06 18:43, Steven Conner wrote:
The Perfect Pen by John Cornelius.


So is that added feature of the extra piece of bill part of the pen? Or is this a modification that I would need to make on my own?


Jim Krenz’s “Rip Gaff" is what you're referring to.

It's on the Pen Thru Anything DVD.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4289

Dean Dill has some touches on it in his Intimate Miracles book ( now it comes with a performance DVD ):

http://www.deandill.com/book.html
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It really adds to the effect..
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As years have passed, many do not use the rip gaff and I think are missing out. It really sells this illusion. I still use the original Prefect Pen that I got direct from John Cornelius.
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I have never bothered to go with the rip gaff,if you don't let them burn the note to long then this extra might be overkill.
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The idea of 1) Double Ended and 2) the rip being added on is Doug Edwards, the Rip is in one of his lecture notes from years back but also I think In one of his books.

Hope that helps,

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Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm bouncing between this and that new key though bill (the names escapes my mind at the moment)

With all the talk of the public exposure to this pen gimmick, and the new-age look of this key effect, I'm having a hard time making the choice.

Iv always been a sucker for elegance though, and the Cornelius pen just looks so nice.
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Ignition would be much more organic in my opinion :]
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I prefer using a plastic pen for a pen through coin. It is my routine--I often have the spectator hold onto the coin before the pen is removed from the penetration--it blows some people's minds. I had to make the pen with stronger you know whats for it to work for my routine. I agree that a metal pen is more elegant, but recent work with a p.k. ring has revealed that anything made of metal almost screams "magnetic" as a possible solution.

I would suggest you consider plastic as a less suspicious pen to use. But I understand if you want to go with a more elegant looking pen.
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I had a plastic one but it broke after a couple of uses whereas my original cornelius pen is 20 years old and still going strong, maybe my plastic one was faulty, don't know.
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I prefer using a plastic pen for a pen through coin. It is my routine--I often have the spectator hold onto the coin before the pen is removed from the penetration--it blows some people's minds. I had to make the pen with stronger you know whats for it to work for my routine. I agree that a metal pen is more elegant, but recent work with a p.k. ring has revealed that anything made of metal almost screams "magnetic" as a possible solution.

I would suggest you consider plastic as a less suspicious pen to use. But I understand if you want to go with a more elegant looking pen.


I agree with Vampiro. I have experimented with many types and routines and a common looking plastic pen works best for me. Mine has lasted many years although the printing can get worn off the side from use.
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Actually George,
You probably had what I got--my plastic ones both didn't work quite right, and I had to put stronger m****ts in it.
So now I am just making my own from a paper mate pen. It is something that looks natural, and once you dump the gaff, when you put it in your shirt pocket, it really works.

So you're not the only one who has had problems with the plastic ones. But another reason why I like to use plastic. Sometimes I forget it is in my shirt pocket. I guess the answer is to keep it in my coat, but can't do that during summer.
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Hey, Derek, from a lot of reading... the key to this effect is to get the attention on the bill. I can't help but think that
metal makes spectators think of M******s. So try to go with plastic--it just seems so ordinary.

It is brilliant for you to think of the bill piece gaff. I have ignored this, but want to go with it since it is things like this that
really make magic, well... magical!

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I've been making my own for years using Black & White Bic Pens. Double ended utilizing Jim Krenz’s “Rip Gaff". Found the perfect strength m_ _ _ _ t, which is much stronger than necessary and has never failed.
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