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Bonz
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We here at PropDog are extremely proud to present the Easy Bend Key! It's so soft, you can bend it with just your hands. Even a small built women can bend them! But the best thing is, once you bend it, you can't bend it back!

You can use this key on it's own, or in conjuction with the No Bend key, which is identical in every way, but this key has not been heat treated and is almost impossible to bend with your bare hands.

As a routine idea, you can give the No Bend Key to a spectator, ask him or her to bend it, which if course they can't, you take the key back and place your hand on their forehead and tell them that you are giving him or her the power to bend it or to give them super strength or whatever patter you want to use. Whilst doing this, you are switching the key for an Easy Bend Key. You then give them the key and ask them to bend it as much as they can, which they can now do. You now say that you are going to take the power away and snap your fingers. Because the key is now bent, they of course can not now bend it back.

Check them out here: http://www.propdog.co.uk/index.php?route......nd%20key
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I ordered 10. Will review when they get here.
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Had mine for a couple of days...work as advertised, very useful product...
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These are bloody brilliant. You hand a key out and have everyone try with all their might to bend it. They can't. You initial one side, someone else initials the other. They pick it up and with new powers can bend the key almost in half. No one can bend it back again.

The signed key is now a great souvenir. Not of when a magician bent a key, but when they bent it themselves.

Terrific.
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Whoa.. Why is this so cheap?!?! This sounds incredible.

I use Rasmus’ Real Coin bend which I love.. But having the ability to bend it and not be able to have it bent back is amazing!
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On Mar 10, 2018, Harry Patter wrote:

These are bloody brilliant. You hand a key out and have everyone try with all their might to bend it. They can't. You initial one side, someone else initials the other. They pick it up and with new powers can bend the key almost in half. No one can bend it back again.

The signed key is now a great souvenir. Not of when a magician bent a key, but when they bent it themselves.

Terrific.


PropDog nice find and very reasonably priced.

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So once you bend a key those can never be bent back correct ? You loose a key every performance but for that price it's worth it !
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They are now 1.98 each .
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Yep. They bend easily but only once. If you get a brute of a spectator he may be able to move it. But it contrast to how easily a lady bent it double did it in the first place it doesn't matter. Hey - maybe she weakened it.

The look on the spectators face as they try to bend it the second time and they CAN is worth so much more than £1.98

It goes everywhere with me now. They are half the price of a coffee in London.

I really don't want anyone else doing it but that would spoil the point of this forum.
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Thanks for all the kind comments guys,

Ustaad, this wasn’t a ‘find’, these were a development. I’ve previously developed the heat treated forks, and the Easy Bend Coins which are still available on our website. This was just the next evolution of those.

TheDirectionist, they are so cheap, because I don’t want to rip my customers off! They don’t cost that much to develop because they are brass keys so the annealing process takes far less heat than steel or other metals, therefore less energy costs. Also being brass the oxidisation cleanup is a lot easier than with other metals so less chemicals and again less energy needed. Also, brass being a soft metal, there is less wear and tear on key cutting machine and they are quicker to cut.
So I pass on all the savings to you guys.

The benefit to me is because they are cheaper, they become a more viable souvenir handout, the workers for example can afford to add them to their repertoire and use them regularly and therefore we’ll hopefully sell more. Plus we are selling these direct, if they were sold through other dealers or shops then there would be an additional wholesale price and a retail price added on.

Hope all this makes sense 😃

Also guys, these aren’t £1.98, they $1.98, (£1.49), but U.S and any non EU customers won’t have to pay the tax, so they would be just $1.65. We also do free shipping over £50 (around $70), anywhere in the world!

Regards

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Ustaad, this wasn’t a ‘find’, these were a development. I’ve previously developed the heat treated forks, and the Easy Bend Coins which are still available on our website. This was just the next evolution of those.


Thank you for the clarification. And sorry for my ignorance.

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TheDirectionist, they are so cheap, because I don’t want to rip my customers off! They don’t cost that much to develop because they are brass keys so the annealing process takes far less heat than steel or other metals, therefore less energy costs. Also being brass the oxidisation cleanup is a lot easier than with other metals so less chemicals and again less energy needed. Also, brass being a soft metal, there is less wear and tear on key cutting machine and they are quicker to cut. So I pass on all the savings to you guys.

The benefit to me is because they are cheaper, they become a more viable souvenir handout, the workers for example can afford to add them to their repertoire and use them regularly and therefore we’ll hopefully sell more. Plus we are selling these direct, if they were sold through other dealers or shops then there would be an additional wholesale price and a retail price added on.


I highly admire and appreciate your business ethics. In todays magic business this kind of ethics is very rarely seen. Such business thinking and ethics are mutually beneficial to both, the seller as well as the buyer. People like you are setting an example for others to follow. I see that one will need at least two (one as spare) normal keys and a bunch of bending keys.

On my purchase list.

Wish you good luck.

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Thanks for all the kind comments guys,

Ustaad, this wasn’t a ‘find’, these were a development. I’ve previously developed the heat treated forks, and the Easy Bend Coins which are still available on our website. This was just the next evolution of those.

TheDirectionist, they are so cheap, because I don’t want to rip my customers off! They don’t cost that much to develop because they are brass keys so the annealing process takes far less heat than steel or other metals, therefore less energy costs. Also being brass the oxidisation cleanup is a lot easier than with other metals so less chemicals and again less energy needed. Also, brass being a soft metal, there is less wear and tear on key cutting machine and they are quicker to cut.
So I pass on all the savings to you guys.

The benefit to me is because they are cheaper, they become a more viable souvenir handout, the workers for example can afford to add them to their repertoire and use them regularly and therefore we’ll hopefully sell more. Plus we are selling these direct, if they were sold through other dealers or shops then there would be an additional wholesale price and a retail price added on.

Hope all this makes sense 😃

Also guys, these aren’t £1.98, they $1.98, (£1.49), but U.S and any non EU customers won’t have to pay the tax, so they would be just $1.65. We also do free shipping over £50 (around $70), anywhere in the world!

Regards

Dave


Agreed Ustaad. This is amazingly cheap all things considered. I thought it was a typo on their website. Lol.
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After the key is bended they can not unbend, but can they continue bending on the same direction?
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I love mine and it’s getting killer reaction.
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Just purchased a bunch. So excited to add this to my close up repertoire!
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These were less than a pound each the other day and now they've increased in price by 50%!!!
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I went to the website, but it was already out of stock, so it obviously sold out very fast...
Bonz, when do you think you'll have more stock?
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I am the same, just spotted this but to late. Are more coming?
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Hey All,

We have sold out of the current batch, but we have 500 more coming in tomorrow and I should be able to finish them by the end of the day, so I've re-enabled them on the website and you can order now.

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These were less than a pound each the other day and now they've increased in price by 50%!!!


Colin, yes they were cheaper the other day. If you read the words in big red bold letters on the Easy Bend key product page on the website you'll see exactly why the price went up. It reads the following:

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Due to unexpected demand, we had run out of the origional keys.

Due to the first batch of keys being donated to us free of charge and ready cut, we were able to sell them at just £0.99 each, but the new batch have been puchased and we will have to cut each key individually ourselves, so the cost of the new keys will now be £1.49 each.

These new keys will also be a very slightly different than the ones in the first video. Check out the video below for more information.


The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/J2uZztOw-IM if anyone wants to see it.

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On Mar 11, 2018, hektormagic wrote:
After the key is bended they can not unbend, but can they continue bending on the same direction?


Hektormagic; yes, if they bend just a little bit, they can still bend more. The hardening is done by the molecules being stretched out, so the more you bend, the more they harden.

Ustaad: Thank you for the kind comments! It's the PropDog way! Smile

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Thanks but this not answer in full. So - if the spectator bend the key in about 90 degrees can he continue later to bend it in the same direction or the key become hard in both directions?
I ask because if you tell to the spectator that you take back his power and he can not unbend the key but if he find that he can still bend it in the same direction so he will understand that he is not “lost” his power to bend the key, but just have a gimmick which is bendable in one direction, which will be sad...

I really like the idea of the key, so most probably will buy a lot, but...
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