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Hayre
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I just bought one of these... a new Bond Lee off ebay...green, in nice box. Problem is, HORRIBLE cane. I have many canes in the past...Walsh, German, Tannen. This is the hardest cane to recollapse I ever saw...takes several minutes. It is either the geometry of the cane (shorter when coiled than most) or the paint creates too much friction for the tolerance. YEs, I have used lubricant (though it isn't necessary, it helped a tiny bit)...yes, I loosen the cane... it just isn't made quite right.
Bill Hegbli
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On Aug 20, 2015, Hayre wrote:
I just bought one of these... a new Bond Lee off ebay...green, in nice box. Problem is, HORRIBLE cane. I have many canes in the past...Walsh, German, Tannen. This is the hardest cane to recollapse I ever saw...takes several minutes. It is either the geometry of the cane (shorter when coiled than most) or the paint creates too much friction for the tolerance. YEs, I have used lubricant (though it isn't necessary, it helped a tiny bit)...yes, I loosen the cane... it just isn't made quite right.


Maybe that is why it was being sold on eBay.

Buy from a reputable dealer or directly from Bond Lee.
Hayre
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Good advice, I'm sure.

But, this is a Bond Lee product, the Ultra Cane... It came from a US seller (not Asia, China, etc.) . The fact that it is sold on ebay doesn't keep the seller from being a reputable dealer. By the same token, wherever I buy a Bond Lee product....ebay or a 'name' dealer, I expect a nice cane...and this just isn't one.

BY the way, I read somewhere on this forum that you can't always buy direct from Bond Lee. Is that true ?
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If anyone needs a vanishing cane, I have an extra Harahkan VANISHING Cane in unused (BRAND NEW) condition.
$100.00 and free domestic shipping. PM me if interested!

Thanks!

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Bill Hegbli
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On Aug 20, 2015, Hayre wrote:
Good advice, I'm sure.

But, this is a Bond Lee product, the Ultra Cane... It came from a US seller (not Asia, China, etc.) . The fact that it is sold on ebay doesn't keep the seller from being a reputable dealer. By the same token, wherever I buy a Bond Lee product....ebay or a 'name' dealer, I expect a nice cane...and this just isn't one.

BY the way, I read somewhere on this forum that you can't always buy direct from Bond Lee. Is that true ?


If you ordered on eBay from a reputable seller, they should replace the cane for one that works properly. They have a system on eBay for this. That is if the seller was selling more then one and had no other inventory.

The problems with ordering from Asia, sometimes the post is totally outrageous.

Try Penguin Magic: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S17521 They have the other colors listed separately.
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Hayre, if your cane came in a black box with a top hat logo and the text "Magiclism" then it's a Bond Lee. But what you've described it does not sound like one. He makes a pretty darn good Cane.
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I bought a couple of lee bond at fism its small firm its verry good and priced right havent yet time to test painting on it
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The ugm cane served me well ... purchased from stevens
Bill Hegbli
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Final Announcement!

Seo Magic just sent out an email announcing that the Tendo people found a box of Appearing Canes in a warehouse. Mahka Tendo Appearing Canes are now available with this last box of canes. If anyone is interested, I suggest you hurry and get what you need, as they will not be made any longer. Tendo company cannot find a metal craftsman to make then to quality required by Tendo.

https://www.seomagic-usa.com/catalog/adv......&x=0&y=0
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Many of the "newer" appearing canes--including the Harrakan--are harder to reset than the Walsh canes. Even the Harrakan cane, though, is much easier to reset than the newer ones.

You can see how effortlessly the Walsh cane is to reset at the beginning of Dale Salwak's performance from "Masters of Illusion here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz--cF7kCuw

The old timers always recommended treating the Walsh canes with gun oil. Repeat: GUN OIL! _Not "3-in-1."
Here's MagicIan's comment from back in 2011:
"most of the German and Walsh canes could rust if not treated with (a gun oil)"
Retrieved from
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=113

so I wonder if that might help. But try at your own risk--starting first with a light treatment.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
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Bill Hegbli
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It was stated that Tendo canes were made by Harrakan in the email announcement.

They do not need oil as the older canes Walsh and German models that are no longer available.
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I have a original German metal cane that I purchased from Kanter's Magic shop in 1950.
If anyone is interested ,let me know. Joe
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I just sold two Walsh Vanishing Canes (one Deluxe, and one "standard") for #100.00 each.

I have available, one Walsh Appearing Cane, and, one DELUXE Vanishing Cane, both used, but in fine condition.
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Bill Hegbli
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On Mar 9, 2017, Anatole wrote:

The old timers always recommended treating the Walsh canes with gun oil. Repeat: GUN OIL! _Not "3-in-1."
Here's MagicIan's comment from back in 2011:
"most of the German and Walsh canes could rust if not treated with (a gun oil)"
Retrieved from
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=113

so I wonder if that might help. But try at your own risk--starting first with a light treatment.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez


Don't know where you heard that, as the instructions say to use an oil that leaves a wax residue when dry.

If all else fails - read the instructions.
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Hayre
Bond was here last week and demo'ed his canes. 2 twists and closed. There is a bit of a technique that he showed me, but simple enough and can be done on stage to vanish the cane. If it takes 2 minutes to collapse, the handling is not correct or you did not get a Bond Lee cane.
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