135 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Stabbing Force
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Das bezauberte Messer No. 21, card named above knife pushed-in by spectator, bottom card dragged along
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 26
Unknown Das Nennen jeder Karte im Spiel oder das bezauberte Messer borrowed pocket knife stabbed into borrowed deck, performer repeatedly names card above knife, bottom card glimpsed and slipped to stabbed spot
Jan. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Unknown Das bezauberte Messer spectator stabs knife into shuffled deck, performer names card, bottom card slipped into position
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 28
Stanley Collins Stabbing Force with business cards
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 13
Charles T. Jordan The Stabbed Pair No. 6, spectator stabs knife in paper-wrapped deck between two selections
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 14
Tom Sellers The Double Card Prediction double backer stabbed in deck
1931 Sellers' Secrets 17
Unknown Cross-Cut Force after knife-stab, see also "A Final 'Tip'" on page 16 for mention of time misdirection
Related to
  • Max Holden description in Bagshawe's "The Magical Monthly" (Vol. 2 No. 18, July 1925)
1931 Controlled Coincidence 6
Victor Farelli Using the Joker instead of a Knife for stabbing selection or force
1931 Controlled Coincidence 15
Victor Farelli The "Pencil" Force
1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part One 41
Unknown Behind Back Stabbing Force
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 8
Unknown Stabbing Force
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 10
Unknown Stabbing Slip Force with knife
1934 Card Tricks That Work 16
Victor Farelli The Push Force Insert pencil in deck to force card
1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 28
Dai Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Unknown Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
Unknown Double Backed Card Force odd-backed card stabbed into deck next to force card, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown The Double Card Prediction double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
Unknown Doubleback Card Force for two cards, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Unknown The Knife Method
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon
1938 Greater Magic 113
Stanley Collins Contingency Correction as an out for the classic force
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 193
Stewart Judah A Card Force
1938 Greater Magic 197
Unknown Stabbing Force break
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Unknown Forcing a Stranger Card
1940 Expert Card Technique 380
Unknown Emergency Card Stabbing break, also for when the selection is known to be one of a few cards but not which one
1940 Expert Card Technique 120
Unknown The Perfect Score Card Force
1940 Expert Card Technique 188
Unknown Back Slip Force
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 46
Tom Sellers Credit Card Force on another card
Related to 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 517
Herb Runge "Two-Faced" Force spectator stabs behind back, using duplicate
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Jim Wheeler Stabbing Force with Knife
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 641
Unknown 23 - Forced replacement of wrong card. Stab wrong card into pack to find right card
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 38
Joseph Cottone Auto-Location
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 40
Tom Sellers A Good Prediction spectator inserts a knife into the deck, card is forced
1941 Condensed Conjuring 7
Unknown Double Force with Knife using forcing deck with alternating order
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 264
Eddie Joseph Simple Stabbing Force just taking cards above break
1942 Greater Card Tricks 29
Unknown The End Stab
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 289
L. Vosburgh Lyons Stab Force pushing center of the deck out with knife / pencil
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 89) 360
Unknown Stabbing Force with another card, as an out
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Anonymous Greek Shift greek break
1946 Card Control 17
Arthur H. Buckley Greek Shift - Buckley's Method greek break
1946 Card Control 19
Unknown Slide-Out Force knive
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 206
Unknown Two-Card Force
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 207
Bill Simon The Stab Force with push-in change
1949 Controlled Miracles 10
Unknown Stabbing Force with cards
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 685
Dai Vernon Stabbing Force
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Cardini Stabbing Force stabbed with another card
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 17
Cardini Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 8 spectator locates card by stabbing joker in pack
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 19
Cardini Stabbing Force with illustrations
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 28
James G. Thompson Jr. T-Formation as a force and a key card placement, two methods
  • What is it?
  • The Basic Position
  • The Pullover
  • The Pushover
  • Using the Pullover
  • Using the Pushover
1961 T-Formation 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Force from the Middle stabbing force, with card perpendicular to the deck
  • Above or below Break?
  • Force Getreadys
  • The Cross Card
1961 T-Formation 9
Edward Marlo Stab Force
1962 Estimation 56
Unknown Cull Load loading spread-culled card next to reversed card
1962 Estimation 58
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Out
Inspired by 1962 Estimation 60
Carmen D'Amico Face Up Finder card tossed in deck with force (no riffling), bottom slip force
1962 Estimation 73
Unknown Stab Slip Force
1962 Close-up Card Magic 126
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Card Prediction stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point
1962 Early Vernon 24
Unknown Stabbing Force with inserted card, slip cut in the hands
1962 Entertaining Close Up 1
Nate Leipzig Card Change with card, break
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 171
William P. Miesel Static solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Dai Vernon A Spectator finds his own Card using Greek Break
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 135
Harry Lorayne Bass Ackwards Slip-Cut bottom card to center for tabled stab force
1967 Deck-Sterity 131
Ned Rutledge End Spread Force card put in deck, card above is forced, glide
1967 Between Two Minds 17
Al Flosso Coney Island Cut Force stabbing with knife
Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 168
Tan Hock Chuan, Aldini Singapore Force
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 29) 142
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 77
Lubor Fiedler Sure-Fire Force piece of card stuck on card
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 82
James G. Thompson Jr. Twin Forcast two predictions written on business card, business card stabbed into deck between prediction
Related toVariations Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 491
Stanley Collins Spectator's Guess
1972 The Living End 47
Edward G. Brown A Knife or Reversed Card Inserted in the Pack with variations
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 185
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson Side Glide Force
1973 Means & Ends 58
Jerry K. Hartman Twocast
Inspired by 1973 Means & Ends 58
Jerry K. Hartman, Dai Vernon Stabbing Force Variation
Inspired by 1973 Means & Ends 69
Al Baker Al Baker's Version stabbing force
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 87
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Burling Hull An Experiment in the Science of Impossibility two spectators reverse a deck each under cover of a cloth attached to their jackets, they are the same and match a reversed card in a third deck, double facer deck
Related to 1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 55
Dai Vernon Knife Stabbing Force
1977 Matching the Cards 6
Stanley Collins Stab Force Variation
July 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 79
Jerry K. Hartman Moving Indicator Card stabbed in deck secretly moved between two force cards
1978 Loose Ends 11
Steve Beam, Don Morris Back Stabber prediction card becomes locator card, out
1979 Inside Outs 10
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Back-Up business card used to stab into the deck
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 258) 1288
Allan Ackerman Stabbing Force card stabbed into deck
1982 Best of Friends 181
Unknown Knife Force
Related to 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 275
Unknown Indicator Card Force
Also published here
  • "6. The Force" in Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual", 1939 p. 346
1982 Card News '82 78
Michael Powers Half-Pass Stabbing Force deck starts reversed under top card
1983 Powerful Magic 16
Edgar Peters A Very Pretty Force
Dec. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1005
Unknown The Great Phone Mystery No. 24, spectator turns top and bottom card over behind his back and pushed them in, the cards face to face with the reversed cards are removed and one of them named by medium on phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Stephen Tucker You've got to be Joking!! piece of card stuck to back of Joker, bill, menu or other item
1984 May the Force Be with You! 7
Unknown Knife Stab Force
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Double Backer Force for two cards
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Double Facer Force for two cards
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Dai Vernon, Frederick Braue Dai Vernon Force stabbing force with principle that used deck splits always at same point
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
David Britland Packet Version of Mexican Turnover Switch as Force
1985 Equinox 32
Don England Geiger Counter Card forcing Joker-Gaff à la Sellers for two cards
Related to 1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 9
Larry Jennings Fan-Stab-Stic spectator stabs in fan
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Edward Marlo Flexible Miracle Spread running card under tabled spread, see also Ibidem #20 (May, 1960)
Related to 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 40
Dai Vernon Stab Force greek break
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 240
Edward Marlo The Opportune Miracle joker stabbed next to selection in fan, using forcing gaff with part of card stuck to back of joker, four handlings
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1967
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 268
Gary Ouellet Stab Force with a knife
1990 Close Up Illusions 335
Tom Craven In-and-Out Force
May 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2073
Jim Molinari In-Cert(ainly) places card next to selection
Aug. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2254
Unknown Criss Cross Force Variation as stabbing force with knife
1994 More Greater Magic 1071
Justin Higham Stab Force
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 168
Karrell Fox SealedStab Prediction envelope stabbed in deck, card stabbed to is predicted in envelope, under-the-handkerchief-force adaption
1995 Much Ado About Something 56
Bruce Cervon The Combination Force two cards
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 84
Bruce Cervon The Push-Off Force
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 63
Sam Schwartz Fan-Tastic Joker pushed in fan, card next to it noted, then repeated in different position, cards vanish and travel into other half, Sellers force for two cards
Inspired byRelated to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 262
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 31, stabbing with knife
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 49
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 4, step or thick card
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 193
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 6, as stabbing force
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 194
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force No. 5, long card or step
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 216
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with Double Card No. 9, thick card
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 274
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 14
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 276
Ellis Stanyon Subtle Force with a Dinner Knife No. 30, stabbed below break, deck cut at break
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 311
Tom Sellers, Vanni Bossi, Edward Marlo, Davide Costi The Credit-Card Force piece of card stuck on credit card
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 797
Wolff von Keyserlingk Card Placement face up card is placed in a fan, card secretly added, force
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 90
Don England The Geiger Gaff
2001 Don England's Paradox 90
Karl Fulves, Tom Sellers Sellers Force Gimmick for two cards
2001 The Magic Thrust 30
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Rollovers "a theme and twelve variations", on the bold rollover force
  • Theme
  • Variation 1: Avoiding the flash
  • Variation 2: Doing without the preliminary peek
  • Variation 3: The multiple rollover
  • Variation 4: Rollback
  • Variation 5: The slipped rollover
  • Variation 6: With a face-up marker
  • Variation 7: With the face-up deck
  • Variation 8: The two-spectator force
  • Variation 9: The two-in-one force
  • Variation 10: The locator
  • Variation 11: The transverse locator
  • Variation 12: The rollover control
2002 Ahead of the Pack 34
Al Baker Card Force card is stabbed in deck
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 687
Edward Marlo, Tom Sellers Credit Card Force on joker
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1102
John Bannon Certain Insertion business card is stabbed in deck
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 116
Davide Costi, Vanni Bossi, Tom Sellers Amex
Related to 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 71
Stanley Collins Stabbing Force
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 16
Lubor Fiedler, Tom Sellers Fiedler Force credited to Fiedler, partial card stuck on back of joker
2004 Seven By Patrik Kuffs 8
Stewart Judah Stabbing Force
2004 Diamonds from Coal 133
William Goldman Card Stab
2005 My Week with a Stripper 10
Jack Avis A Routine using the Avis Double Knife Force incomplete
2006 Rara Avis 159
Stewart Judah Judah's Displacement
Related to 2010 Above the Fold 31
Stanley Collins Stab Force
2013 Confident Deceptions 209
Denis Behr The Dark Force spectator reverses any card below table, forced, SBS
Related to 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 41
Harry Lorayne Reversed Card Transmission spectator reverses card under table while performer holds the deck, which performer divines or forces
2018 And Finally! 25
Harry Lorayne Bass Ackwards Slip-Cut bottom card to center for tabled stab force
2018 And Finally! 137
Dani DaOrtiz Under-the-Table Force spectator reverses a card below the table
2019 Semi Automatic 9
Lorenz Schär Stabbing Force Variation
2019 Cards Against Reality 92
Lewis Jones The Bookmark Force
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 261