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Mehtas
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Any idea which trick this gaff belongs to or what's the use of it ??

Its a non expanded shell and "insert" with large hole in it.

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Michael Rubinstein
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Looks like a karate coin, with a shell to hide the hole.
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Mehtas
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Thanks Michael,

My first thought was a finger through coin but never seen one that uses a shell. The hole is right size too.
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On Mar 6, 2019, Mehtas wrote:
Thanks Michael,

My first thought was a finger through coin but never seen one that uses a shell. The hole is right size too.


Are you sure they are part of a set and didn't just happen to be together?
Mehtas
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On Mar 6, 2019, inigmntoya wrote:

Are you sure they are part of a set and didn't just happen to be together?



Got it in a job lot of coin tricks. This was a stand alone gaff that doesn't seem to go with any other gaffs that came in the lot. I can recognise all the other gimmicks apart from this one.
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Thinking a karate coin too.
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On Mar 6, 2019, Mehtas wrote:
Thanks Michael,

My first thought was a finger through coin but never seen one that uses a shell. The hole is right size too.


BTW, finger through coin IS a Karate coin!

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Joel Givens had a routine in Magic Magazine using a [ and a finger gimlet. I saw him perform it at a Magi-Fest way back in the 90s. I don't recall what issue of Magic, but hopefully this will be a jumping off point for those interested.
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Happy you mentioned that Jamie, as I have never seen a [ for the Karate Coin, but I agree here with others that it certainly appears of that genre of effect, especially with the finger gimlet. It looks just like the one I made years ago and use to this day.

Though the [ would help hide the whole, a better way to do this is by instead of using a shell, to just use another regular coin...That's the way I did it when I put out my Crimp Karate Koin, then that way you can actually hand out the coin if you want, or at least show it much more cleanly. Just my 2 cents!
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Marion, wouldn't it be your $1 not 2 cents? (I assume you use halves not pennies.)
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