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I've updated the Article on the Color Changing knives here:

https://magicref.net/magref/artknife.htm

The article provides a general overview of the color changing knives, then provides some photos of historical and current knives on the market. Also a section on knife cases, and a new section on "unknown" knives where I don't know who makes the set or I don't have a photo.

Brad Jeffers sent me some great photos of the Kanter knives
Craig Brooks (of Atlantis Magic) sent me a tidbit and photo about Merrill knives
Rhett Bryson sent me YEARS AGO a photo of Jeff Busby knives - somehow that never got uploaded (sorry Rhett!)

For those not familiar with the website, this is also a section that lists the table-of-contents for over 6000 magic books.
That specific page is here: https://magicref.net/magicbooks/index.htm

Still updating!

Enjoy! Doug Atkinson
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Thank you so much for this comprehensive treatise on color changing knives Doug. I've been eying David Regal's knives, then read your description of the TCC knives. I, too have small hands and I am now considering these instead. Thank you for continued updating.
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Kurtis, I just put together this quick page with a comparison with a Regal and TCC knife next to each other so you can see a more direct comparison.

https://magicref.net/magref/tcc-regal.htm

The Regal knife is a bit longer, much wider, and heavier. Because of the thickness, you have to be careful with David's knives not to allow them to rotate too far.
The Regal set comes with stag, which helps identify the rough side vs. smooth, and is also a 4 knife set.

The TCC knife has a little more real-estate on the handle, as the bolsters are smaller. It definitely feels more lightweight. It manipulates well.
The TCC set is only a three knife set.

Which is better? I certainly think it comes down to personal preference.
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Thank you for taking the time to post the comparison photos. It definitely helps. While I love the looks, the tactile feature and the fact that it comes with that 4th "swiss army" knife in Regal's set, I will probably go with TCC knives for handling purposes. As stated earlier, my hands are small and a 3in knife will jut out with with any sort of push thru change, cigarette vanish, etc. The slightly shorter TCC will suit me better. I currently have Gary Frank's set, which handles really well in terms of the "move"...I just wanted to bump it up a bit. Needless to say, I will also be missing out on Regal's teachings...sigh. We just want it all, don't we? Thank you for your generous time Doug.
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Kurtis, my bad! I don't know where my brain was. Those aren't the David Regal knives on that page, but rather the Rodger Lovins' knives! I'll update the page today with the appropriate pictures so you can make a true comparison. So sorry about that.
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Okay, the page is fixed at https://magicref.net/magref/tcc-regal.htm

I now compares the TCC Artisan Knife vs. Rodger Lovins Magnum Knife vs. David Regal Knife, and an Enardoe Knife thrown in.

Hope that helps!

Doug Atkinson
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Perfect comparison. Thank you for throwing in the Lovins knife. Glad you did, as I saw these on HP's site as a new item. Thanks again for the meticulous side by side's Doug.
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This is an excellent resource.
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On Jun 25, 2022, atkinsod wrote:
Okay, the page is fixed at https://magicref.net/magref/tcc-regal.htm

I now compares the TCC Artisan Knife vs. Rodger Lovins Magnum Knife vs. David Regal Knife, and an Enardoe Knife thrown in.

Hope that helps!

Doug Atkinson


I went with the TCC knives. A better fit for me (length-wise), and a bit more narrow making it easier to effect the move. Probably my only criticism (like yours) is the colors. You are right...not enough contrast. Thanks again Doug.
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On Jul 30, 2022, Kurtis Chin wrote:
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On Jun 25, 2022, atkinsod wrote:
Okay, the page is fixed at https://magicref.net/magref/tcc-regal.htm

I now compares the TCC Artisan Knife vs. Rodger Lovins Magnum Knife vs. David Regal Knife, and an Enardoe Knife thrown in.

Hope that helps!

Doug Atkinson
Where did you get them from?

I went with the TCC knives. A better fit for me (length-wise), and a bit more narrow making it easier to effect the move. Probably my only criticism (like yours) is the colors. You are right...not enough contrast. Thanks again Doug.
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Thank you for this amazing resource.
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Thankyou for this.

I actually own the Enardoe set, lol
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Looking to buy the Enadoe set, just broke mine.
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