52 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Nailnick
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Fifth Method nailnick
1889 Tricks with Cards 70
Fifth Method nailnick as selection is replaced underneath fan
1890 More Magic 22
Amerikanische Methode nail nick
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 131
Stop Trick
1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 21
Ben Erens Miracle Card Location nail nick while inserting card in fan
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 331
Sid Lorraine Addition to Elliott's Crimp nail nick
1938 Greater Magic 52
Ben Erens, Henry Gordien, Louis Zingone Nicking the Edge of a Card three methods by those three people for nicking a selection, one with pencil
1938 Greater Magic 61
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control
1939 The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx (Issue 82) 531
46 - Scrapes and nicks. How to nailnick
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 64
Bob Hummer By Mail (nail) packet extracted from case, bottom card remembered and shuffled
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 6
Carmen D'Amico The Domico Location nicking the side edge
Related to 1946 Card Control 51
Conny Steffensen Magische Lektionen / Leçons magiques brief explanations of various techniques to control a card, followed by french translation
  • "Mappen"-Karte
  • Nagelmarkierung
  • Markierung mit der Stecknadel
  • "Brücke" am Ende des Spieles
  • Ein Ersatz für die lange Karte
  • Staniol auf der Rückseite der Karte
  • Auffinden der Schlüsselkarte durch den Index
Related to 1946 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 2) 6
Eddie Joseph Individualism borrowed business cards are divined under table
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 21
Cy Endfield Method of Edge Marking
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 13
Max Malini Nail Nicking Method while displaying cards in each hand
Also published here 1962 Malini and His Magic 71
Bob Veeser Acetimation estimation presentation, nail nicked Ace
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 49
Bascom Jones Add Aces all halves are face down
Inspired by 1970 Magick (Issue 3) 14
Roger Smith Any Number via False Faro Method - Variations two variations
Inspired by Sep. 1970 Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 8
Harry Lorayne Faro Quickie & Follow-Up two face up cards find selection peeked at, followed by challenge location with nail nick
1971 Reputation-Makers 254
Gene Nielsen Psychic Touch signed card is located blindfolded
1975 Magick (Issue 129) 643
Eddie Fields Tripartite Challenge card location, relatively hands-off
Related toVariations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 41
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Different handling of Tripartite by Eddie Fields
Inspired by 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 45
Rovi Reputation Maker very similar to Eddie Fields "Tripartite"
Related to 1980 Rovi Reveals 14
Bob Hummer By Mail packet extracted from case, bottom card remembered and shuffled
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Steve Beam The Best I Could Scratch Up
Related to
  • Paul Clive's "On the Side" in "Card Tricks Without Skill"
1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 46
Nail Nick bottom card
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 10
Tom Craven Mental Nick spectator cuts small packet and counts cards, then he remembers card at that position in deck
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 5
Edward Marlo On These Subjects procedure for locating nicked, scratched, edge marked cards while riffle shuffling
1984 Marlo's Magazine — Volume 5 81
Edward Marlo Scratch Sorcery or Nickromancy nicked or scratched key card and riffle shuffle control
1984 Marlo's Magazine — Volume 5 227
Joseph Dunninger Publicity Effects card is divined and medium finds chosen card in the other room
1984 Publicity Secrets 9
Ace Control nail nick
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Charlie Miller Additional Miller Notes
  • holding break while tapping on table
  • nailnick and estimate distance from key
  • "Vernon's 7 card, 7 piles trick."
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Eddie Fields Nail Nick Method
1987 Special Effects 65
Dai Vernon Nailnick
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 8
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Weight While I Find It five methods, ungaffed, locator card, sticky card
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 9
Sam Schwartz Thought Process one of thirteen cards thought of, dealing procedure according to thought-of card (color, value, suit), selection narrowed down by having one key card, see also p. 47
Inspired by
  • "Contemplation" (Interim Report)
Related toVariations
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 21
Karl Fulves In This Issue on impromptu markings on card, credit information
2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 21
Karl Fulves Repeat After Me two decks, spectator cuts and remembers face card, then replaces, cuts behind back, both decks spread face-up, performer and spectator each push out three cards, one must be selection, performer's cards are added and counted down to in his deck, it matches spectator's selection
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 21
Nailnick or Scratch as card is inserted, see also p. 26
2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 22
Karl Fulves Deck Removal Nail Nick as deck is removed from case
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 81
Karl Fulves Mill Work putting in edge work with other objects, knife or coin
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 84
Karl Fulves World Series disguised ten-card poker deal for four players with twenty cards
2003 Off The Books (Issue 5) 87
Nail Nicking Bottom Card
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 109
Karl Fulves The Other Way apparently one-way back locations are done with a borrowed deck
2003 Off The Books (Issue 9) 175
Karl Fulves K Thru 12 kings and queens removed, challenge location from this packet, see also p. 105 for further notes
Related to 2005 Combo II 57
Nail Nicking a Card
2005 Combo II 58
Justin Higham Sense of Touch Location Card selected and lost amongst one of three piles, performer eliminates all, except selection
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
2008 Dexterity Manual 54
Eddie Fields Tabled Nailnick
2011 The Magical Adventures of Jon Armstrong 12
Karl Fulves Club Double with Ace through Ten of Clubs in a row, performer writes both cards on billet upside down in reverse order
2015 The Lowdown (Issue 1) 19
Steve Reynolds On Marlo's Gambling Routine with stack, faro
  • Phase One: Poker, Rummy, Pinochle
  • Phase Two: Blackjack
  • Phase Three: Sucker Hand
  • Phase Four: The Bridge Deal
Inspired by 2020 Output (Issue 6) 1
Max Malini Nail Nicking Method while displaying cards in each hand
Also published here 2022 Max Malini 282