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On Jul 19, 2021, the Sponge wrote:
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On Jul 18, 2021, virtualwizard wrote:
Any reviews out on this yet?


This is not new. There are many reviews on here about the Perfect Pen. I purchased it when John first came out with it. It is Rolls Royce of the Rolls Royce of effect like this. It is worth every penny.
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Well, as this is a reissue, it is "new" as people will want to know how this compares to the original, quality, etc. so....
bring forth the reviews!



I could be wrong but if I had to take a guess I would bet that these pens will not be made as nice as the original ones. Seems like everything is so much more cheaply made nowadays.
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On Jul 20, 2021, PatrickGregoire wrote:
It might be the Rolls Royce in terms of cleanliness of handling and look of the pen, but it's not really examinable so it depends what your performing priorities are.


I've been letting people examine it for years, no problems. When you consider they can initial the bill, write with it and handle it freely, that's pretty examinable.

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I've been letting people examine it for years, no problems. When you consider they can initial the bill, write with it and handle it freely, that's pretty examinable.

Steve


I personally would not consider that to be "examinable", but "can be handled by spectator". If they "examined" it, there would be a good chance they would find the secret. I'm not suggesting this is a bad pen or that it not being examinable is a bad thing (I like the idea of them using it to sign the bill as a way of them "examining it"), just in my opinion not as "examinable" as they claim it is.

If you tell me you have been straight up handing it out to be examined after the effect, I'll take your word for it that it's not an issue in that regard.
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I just received it. I would agree with Patrick's statement. It can be handled but I would not let anyone examine it. The tip does wiggle a bit if you push or move it. It is a nice, sophisticated looking pen if you are working high end jobs. For regular, everyday use, I prefer the regular Stealth pen which can be fully examined afterwards.
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On Jul 20, 2021, videoman wrote:
Nothing beats Ignition IMO.
However, I do wish they would come out with an Ignition 2.0 where they create a safe, easy, and reliable way to carry the gimmick without fear of losing it.


I agree ignition is unbelievable and with my new handling it's undetectable and easy to perform! Those who have it, just FP gimmick horizontally instead of vertically!
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The tip does wiggle a bit if you push or move it.


Is easy to solve, just wrap some paper around the Ball pen lead and also something in the bottom of the tube
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Great item ... very smooth action on the pen
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The tip does wiggle a bit if you push or move it.


Is easy to solve, just wrap some paper around the Ball pen lead and also something in the bottom of the tube


Thank you very much. I will try it.
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I demonstrated this to my wife with one of her Euro bills and her reaction was total amazement 😲

And the first question was can it still be used now ? When I gave it back to her unharmed she was

very relieved and still completely blown away - This magic pen works great and reliable 👍
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This looks like a great item- but as others have said, Ignition suits me better.

BUT- the fact that you can write with this really, really fits well with a presentation I've been using for pen/key thru effects. It's a slightly longer presentation but in my opinion adds a bit more to the effect than the standard "hey look at this." If anyone is interested PM me and I'll share.
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There is a good DVD where various magicians show their routines with the pen from John Cornelius. The DVD is called "Pen Thru Anything":
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4289

"Pen Thru Anything" video download:
https://www.michaelclose.com/products/pe......download
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There is a good DVD where various magicians show their routines with the pen from John Cornelius. The DVD is called "Pen Thru Anything":
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4289

"Pen Thru Anything" video download:
https://www.michaelclose.com/products/pe......download


This Video is excellent. This is something I always use as well especially if someone raises issues for whatever reason. I perform Cameron Francis impromptu pen through anything which imho is the best.

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Is anyone else having issues with the cap falling off? Is it supposed to stay on and be pressure fitted? Mine just slides right off and is hard to work with.
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When the ink dries out of the pen, can you refill the ink?
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When the ink dries out of the pen, can you refill the ink?


yes, he teaches how to refill it in the tutorial. Pretty easy.
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Since someone mentioned Cameron Francis’ impromptu version, I’d say the best impromptu versions if you’re stuck without your Perfect Pen are:

Cameron Francis - Driven
Alan Rorrison - Misleading Misled
Josh Janousky - Dough
Daniel Garcia - Void (uses a straw)

Any others I’m missing?
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I received my Perfect Pen today, already. It is nice but my biggest negative about it is that the cap for the pen is very loose. It will not stay on the pen very well; and the cap removed and placed on the back?, it must be held onto, otherwise it will simply fall off. It sucks that it is a great effect, but why Murphy‘s (or whoever made the thing)could not have the pen cap actually fit the pen? Maybe I received a flawed one? Fully examinable? no; unless the spectator is not very smart. Oh, and it does not write either. Disappointing. :/
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Is anyone else having issues with the cap falling off? Is it supposed to stay on and be pressure fitted? Mine just slides right off and is hard to work with.


Yes! The cap does not fit on the pen well at all! Major flaw, and I will probably be returning it for that reason, and mine does not write, no ink, or it's clogged? no idea. I think they need to go back to the drawing board for this one; too many issues, plus it looks like a pen from the 50s; space age mid-century modern style. That is attractive, but it does not look like a pen anybody would just happen to have on them, or a pen the spectator has probably seen before. It just looks suspicious in general. :/
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On Jul 22, 2021, loudini1972 wrote:
Is anyone else having issues with the cap falling off? Is it supposed to stay on and be pressure fitted? Mine just slides right off and is hard to work with.


Yes! The cap does not fit on the pen well at all! Major flaw, and I will probably be returning it for that reason, and mine does not write, no ink, or it's clogged? no idea. I think they need to go back to the drawing board for this one; too many issues, plus it looks like a pen from the 50s; space age mid-century modern style. That is attractive, but it does not look like a pen anybody would just happen to have on them, or a pen the spectator has probably seen before. It just looks suspicious in general. :/


I just squeezed the cap a little with my fingers and the cap now fits nice and snug. It sucks though that yours doesn’t write. Even though they teach you how to change the ink I would still want a working one out of the box. As far as how it looks I think that’s just the magician in you. I’ve used it and have yet to have anyone give a crap about the look. I think that worry would go away once you performed it a couple times. So don’t let that be a reason not to use it.
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On Jul 23, 2021, Jonas1969 wrote:
I received my Perfect Pen today, already. It is nice but my biggest negative about it is that the cap for the pen is very loose. It will not stay on the pen very well; and the cap removed and placed on the back?, it must be held onto, otherwise it will simply fall off. It sucks that it is a great effect, but why Murphy‘s (or whoever made the thing)could not have the pen cap actually fit the pen? Maybe I received a flawed one? Fully examinable? no; unless the spectator is not very smart. Oh, and it does not write either. Disappointing. :/


Certainly the old ones never had those problems, (sad). The pen I have resembles the cross pen and certainly not fiftish. I agree yours does not sound good. I can only speak for myself but have performed this probably close to a thousand times and never had an issue with it being examined. It could also be how it is presented. I let them write with it and even fill out info at Trade Shows, immediately go into the effect without any issues at all. Hopefully this can be resolved for you.

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Steve
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