242 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Stabbing Routines / In the Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Moyen sur de gagner un pari aux cartes, en faisant sortir avec la pointe d'un couteau, une carte que les spectateurs croient être sous le jeu finding a card with the tip of a knife, sucker element, spectators think the card is on the bottom
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 172
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
John Northern Hilliard The Transfixed Pack deck wrapped in paper, knife thrust between selections, two methods, for credit information see Parrish reference
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 52
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
Eric F. Impey Stabbing Location
1928 Original Card Mysteries 1
Unknown Divination Supreme out-of hand selection, one-way back
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 139
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deck
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Crimp Location Trick card inserted next to selection, or two sandwich cards around selection
1938 Greater Magic 59
H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 4 spectator places reversed card between two selections, performer really blindfolded, short card
1938 Greater Magic 466
Billy O'Connor Two Card Discovery card stabbed in deck by spectator next to two selections, short card
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 469
Frederick Braue A Spectator Stabs the Cards two selections, with knife, deck wrapped in newspaper, metal gimmick
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 38
Dr. Jacob Daley Two Cards in Fear two spectators stab two knives in deck wrapped in newspaper
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx (Issue 85) 543
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx (Issue 114) 673
Frederick Braue The Score Card Scores ad card used to stab next to selection
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 46
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Dig with a Spade performer pushes card next to selection for real, stripper deck
1941 The Stripper Deck 19
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew deck with selection in handkerchief that is held like a bag, spectator stabs knife into deck through handkerchief next to selection, bent card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 45
Unknown The Two Card Stab spectator stabs with knife
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 269
Unknown The X-Ray Knife spectator stabs knife into deck
Related to 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 274
Unknown The Magnetic Knife spectator stabs knife in pack
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 277
Louis Tannen Simplified Stabbing Trick spectator stabs knife into pack
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 279
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paper
Variations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 282
Unknown The End Stab
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 289
George Boston Boston's Stabbed Card stripper deck
Variations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 291
Frank Kelly Double Double prediction of two cards on double blank card, card is inserted in the deck next to the predicted one's
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 256
Edward Marlo Simplex Card Stabbing two selections with wrapped deck and knife
Also published here 1945 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 82
Edward Marlo V. Double Lift A. From the Peek
B. Key Card
C. Imperfection
D. One Hand
1947 Marlo In Spades 37
Frank Garcia Garcia's Grand two cards are found, with napkin and knife, reinvention of "The X-Ray Knife", see also p. 515
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 509
Robert A. Nelson Flap Stab cards in deck, spectator pushes flap in deck, next to selection
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 33
Arthur H. Buckley Stabbing Between Chosen Cards in Wrapped Pack
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 153
Jack Yeager Unique Card Stabbing with a card
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
U. F. Grant Zella Card Stabbing stabbing into run of spades in paper-wrapped deck, value then is used to count to selection
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 14
Lewis Ganson Phase 3 card stabbed in newspaper-wrapped deck
Also published here 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 34
Vynn Boyar Blindfold Miracle Card Stab named card is stabbed after deck has been wrapped in paper, performer blindfolded
1951 Blindfold Miracle Stab 1
Nate Leipzig Card Stab
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 7
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Two Card Stab deck wrapped in newspaper, knife
1952 Control Systems 103
Edward Marlo The Stabber stabbing into run of Spades, value then is used to count to selection
1952 Control Systems 109
Bill Simon Card Affinity someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 51
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal
1952 Effective Card Magic 87
William Larsen Peek Stab with napkin
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 260) 1038
Al Leech Wild Deuces Twos are lost and found
Also published here 1952 The Last Word on Cards 18
Al Leech Wild Deuces Twos are lost and found
Also published here 1952/2004 A Last Look at Leech 21
Don Tanner, Dr. Stanley Jaks Don Tanner's 4 Items
  • miniature deck from sealed cigarette pack
  • selection rises from cigarette pack
  • card stabbing, wrapped in paper
  • tie gag
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1102
Mark Fitzgerald Sword Play with plastic sword from drinks
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 281) 1124
Dr. Ben B. Braude Simplex Card Stab
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1173
Karrell Fox A Direct Stab
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 23
Nick Trost A Stab in the Dark with deck wrapped inside newspaper, with two cards, one card chosen by performer, reflection of knife used
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 30
Lu Brent "U-Find-It" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found next to the selection
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 20
Edward Marlo Card Stab
1957 Side Steal 54
Edward Marlo For the Purist spectator stabs
1957 Side Steal 56
Nate Leipzig, Dai Vernon Nate Leipzig's Card Stab
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 143
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo Faro Fooler #8 using mechanical estimation
1958 Faro Notes 56
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named card
Related toVariations 1958 The Close-Up Magician 36
Hans E. Trixer (9) Card Stab any card is named, and the pack stabbed at that card
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Ravelli's Thought Card Stab inside envelope
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 54
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 3 stabbing between to cards in wrapped deck, stabbing by spectator suggested
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 10
Cardini Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 8 spectator locates card by stabbing joker in pack
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 19
Unknown Card Stabbing wrapped in newspaper
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 51
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card
Related to 1962 Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Super Mental Stab thought-of card is always above a face up indicator
1962 Estimation 57
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location estimation
1962 Estimation 59
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Out
Inspired by 1962 Estimation 60
Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Marlo Miracle "Stop" Stab deck wrapped in paper, estimation
1962 Estimation 65
Harry Lorayne Stab-Two between two selections, deck wrapped in paper, estimation
Also published here 1962 Close-up Card Magic 39
Francis Carlyle, Harry Lorayne Personally Yours three cards are located by stabbing business card in deck one by one
1962 Close-up Card Magic 125
Harry Lorayne Reverse Location spectator finds two selections via stabbing in fan
1962 Close-up Card Magic 179
Unknown Stabbing in Newspaper
Also published here 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 13
Edward Marlo The Tilt Stab "Fourteenth Effect", card stabbed next to selection by performer
1962 Tilt! 22
Nate Leipzig Card Stabbing two selections, with newspaper
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 54
Al Koran Encore Card Stab stacked, estimation, apparently by Patrick Page, see "Magic Page by Page" for credits
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 57
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheets
Related to Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Ein "Kartenstechen" stabbing knife next to selection in deck, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Paul Swinford The Joker is Wild not really tossed..., two selections
Variations 1968 Faro Fantasy 16
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 25
C. J. Brown My Favorite Card Trick card thrown into the air lands next to selection
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 101
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC
1971 More Faro Fantasy 59
Sid Marshall Super Stab with small dagger in squared deck, using faro placement
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 289
Carl Sten, Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 62
John Cornelius Stabba-Dabba-Doo face up card is stabbed in deck, next to selection, duplicate
1971 Magick (Issue 15) 72
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck
1971 Magick (Issue 20) 98
Frank Garcia, Bert Allerton Miracle Stab stabbing any card called for, stacked
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 73
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs
Also published here 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 77
Unknown Right About There card inserted next to selection
1972 The Living End 4
Unknown The Stabbed Card wrapped din newspaper
1972 The Living End 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Under the Knife
1972 The Living End 94
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew wrapped in napkin
1972 The Living End 95
Billy McComb The Williamised Close-up Card Sword with small sword
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 159
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 5.
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Dick Zimmerman Impromptu Card Stab with a telescoping pen
1973 Creative Magic 10
Roy Walton Color Flite a card from red and blue deck are chosen, jokers pushed in deck of other color, they're supposed to be next to selections, but change in actual selections
Inspired byAlso published here June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 632
Jerry K. Hartman Under The Influence Red card stabbed into blue deck, next to matching card
1973 Means & Ends 58
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs
Also published here 1973 Lecture Notes No. 1 8
Gene Maze The 'Mazing Card Stab with knife in deck
1973 Wonderful Routines of Magic — The First Addendum 51
Karl Fulves An Infinity Of Footnotes application of the Stevens Control with crimps (1), edge marks (2), stabbing (3), as a cull (7), and more
1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Two 108
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 41
Arthur Finley Two Card Discovery Indifferent card stabbed into deck to find two selections
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 213
E. Leslie May Spotting the Spot card stab with paper-knife, the card found is blank and the value is now on the paper-knife
Jan. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 208
Bernard Bilis Joker Finder Joker inserted into deck, inserted in between two selections
1976 Close Up, French Style 20
Karl Fulves Card Problems - (1) deck wrapped in newspaper, card stabbed with knife, rest of deck vanishes, posed as problem
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 10) 38
Gene Nielsen Congruence card is stabbed next to mate, slip force
1976 Magick (Issue 151) 752
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen card
Also published here 1976 The Big Book of Magic 83
Gaëtan Bloom Occamitis card is found with the aid of a razor blade
Jan. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 356
Karl Fulves A Rare Find two cards removed, one remembered, both put wide apart in deck, performer stabs another card next to the selection, miscalling
Variations 1977 The Magic Book 66
Roy Walton Color Flite a card from red and blue deck are chosen, jokers pushed in deck of other color, they're supposed to be next to selections, but change in actual selections
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 70
Ken Krenzel The Finger Stab finger stabs in pack
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 49
Unknown Kartenstechen II with napkin, card is pierced
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 51
Unknown Karten-Kartenstechen card is found by stabbing another card next to it
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 78
Jerry K. Hartman Ghost Right Blank card stabbed into deck between two cards, the names of the two cards appear written on the blank face
Also published here 1978 Loose Ends 43
Jerry K. Hartman Crystal Clear Prediction written on face of card, card is inserted between the two predicted cards
1978 Loose Ends 52
Jerry K. Hartman Mod Quad Card selected is stabbed into deck, prediction shown to be mate, and then card is shown to be stabbed between the other two mates (describes two methods)
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 53
Bruce Ikefugi Lightning Stab Change indifferent card is stabbed in deck face up and at that moment changes into selection, lapping
Related to Aug. 1979 Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 8) 234
Tim Wenk Stabbing Locator card is pushed next to selection by performer
1979 Quantum Leaps 62
Richard Kaufman Flotation Stab card stabbed between two selections
1979 CardMagic 113
Karrell Fox Once in a Knife-Time deck wrapped in napkin, jog
Inspired by 1979 Another Book 83
Greg Miller The Humble/Arrogant Card Trick stabbed indifferent card changes to selection, variation: stabbed card transposes with card above it
Aug. 1980 Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 8) 381
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections
Variations 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Chris Ball A Colorful Trick deck starts to bleed
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 11
Bill Wisch Fab-Stab spectator stabs his selection with a knife, deck wrapped in newspaper
1981 Wisches II 15
Allan Ackerman Ultra Sucker Insertion Ace of spades changes into selection with stabbing-presentation
1982 Best of Friends 180
Thomas Alan Waters Pointalism a knife is stabbed in tarot book and one in a tarot deck, page describes card
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 274
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Card Stabbing with napkin
1982 Stripper / Konische Karten 5
David Britland Face to Face two selections, joker stabbed into the deck next to first selection, then joker turns into second selection
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 260
Larry Becker Grand Opening while deck is in case, crimp
June 1983 Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 6) 791
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously sucker effect in which performer stabs card next to selection which can be seen on face
Related toVariations Mar. 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1100
Paul Hallas, Jerry Sadowitz, Theodore Annemann More Dangerous
Inspired by Nov. 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1181
J. B. Bobo The Ultra Stab! with Tarot cards, wrapped in paper
Nov. 1983 Magick (Issue 325) 1623
Unknown Cartas Encontradas con el Cuchillo No. 7, deck stabbed with knife, wrapped in paper
1983 La Baraja Biselada 9
Michael Powers Half-Pass Stabbing Force deck starts reversed under top card
1983 Powerful Magic 16
Robert Gardner Stab-ility using double deal from center and impromptu double backer
Mar. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Ken Krenzel Variation on Stab-ility see Afterthoughts
Mar. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously performer places ace of spades next to selection, sucker effect
1984 Cards Hit 6
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Dick Koornwinder the poor man's Card Stab with scissors into deck that's wrapped in paper napkin
1984 Diverting Kreations 14
Eddie Adams, Jon Racherbaumer Mexican Stab card side-jogged for half its length, switched for top card as top half is levered over, two handlings (Adams & Racherbaumer), see also "Credits and References" at end of book
Related toAlso published here 1984 At The Table 78
Dick Koornwinder Smart Scissors card stabbing with a pair of scissors
Nov. 1985 Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1132
Robert Bengel Signatures Attract business card finds selection, prediction on business card
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 131
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for corrections
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Rolland Hamblen Card Location Ten Card Location routine
1. Say Stop
2. Spell Out
3. Spring Location
4. Stabbed Card
5. The fifth card
6. Stabbed Cards
7. Card through handkerchief
8. - 10. catch from shower
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 17
Larry Jennings Fan-Stab-Stic spectator stabs in fan
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Jay Sankey Split Ends selection is stabbed and its cardboard layers split, then restored
1986 Sankey Panky 64
Randy Wakeman Teflon Card Stab paper wrapped deck, slick card
1987 Special Effects 21
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cards
Inspired by 1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Lamont Ream The Double Card Stab with knife in wrapped deck, no crimps
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 14
Karrell Fox "Short-Cut's" with small knife or dagger, two phases, locator card and count in second phase
1988 My Latest Book 64
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
Edward Marlo "P.D. Mental Stab" "Pull Down", card placed face up in deck by performer, it is next to thought-of card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1968
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 363
Eugene Burger A Card Stab Routine the second time the spectator stabs
1989 The Experience of Magic 60
Al Koran, Karl Fulves A Stab in the Pack No. 90, deck wrapped with dollar bill, knife next to selection
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 132
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Jerry K. Hartman Ghost Right blank card stabbed into deck between two cards, the names of the two cards appear written on the blank face
Also published here 1991 Card Craft 649
Alex Elmsley, Richard Himber Cold Steel knife is stabbed between two selections
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 440
Unknown The Card Stabbing Trick (Pack Wrapped in Paper)
1994 More Greater Magic 1213
Paul Gertner The Vanishing Card Stab wrapped in paper napkin and stabbed with knife, deck vanishes as climax
1994 Steel and Silver 103
Mike Schwartz Stab Stab Stab deck rests on edge on table, performer stabs joker quickly into side a few times, last time next to selection
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Roger Crosthwaite The Sultan Stab spectator throws indicator card into dribble, shown to be next to King, indicator card changes into King as well as:
  • The Chutney Change
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 14
Justin Higham Phantom Aces position of Aces announced after spectators shuffle the deck, one-by-one production, last one stabbed with another card by spectator
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 166
Robert Parrish The Card Stabbing Trick rubber banded and paper wrapped deck, stabbed with knife
Inspired by 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 81
Karrell Fox Stabracardabra knife stuck into napkin-wrapped deck, napkin torn away and selection sticks to knife
1995 Much Ado About Something 32
Steve Beam Have it Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 93
Edward Marlo The Moveable Card spectator thinks of a card, performer places reversed card next to it
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 52
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location peeked at card is stabbed by performer
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 55
Edward Marlo Mental Stab Again spectator thinks of a card from top third, performer places reversed card next to it
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 65
Dr. Zina Bennett Stabbing 1 carte with named card, deck in paper
Related to 1995 Claude Rix et ses 52 partenaires 99
Claude Rix Subtilité pour magiciens et profanes stabbing routine repeated, using memorized deck and faro shuffle
1995 Claude Rix et ses 52 partenaires 101
Claude Rix Stabbing suite. ou le tour qui trompa stabbing two selections, half forcing stack and memorized deck
1995 Claude Rix et ses 52 partenaires 101
Michael Skinner A Needle in a Haystack joker placed next to thought-of card under challenge conditions, thirteen extra cards behind back
1996 Classic Sampler 74
Michael Close The Card Stab stabbing to any named card, memorized deck
Inspired by 1996 Workers Number 5 154
Karl Fulves Fork Lift stabbing with fork into deck
1996 Blocking Off 105
Karl Fulves Named-Card Stab shiny blade
1996 Blocking Off 148
Bob Driebeek Sherlock Holmes oder: Das ökonomische Kartenstechen deck wrapped in paper
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 65
Peter Duffie Blade Runner knife stabbed in deck, one card impaled, it's the wrong card and changes into correct one
1996 Method in Effect 20
Bert Allerton, Ken Krenzel Stabbing to Any Named Card deck wrapped in napkin
1997 Ingenuities 173
Unknown The Wrap Stab deck wrapped in newspaper or flash paper
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 14
Tony Bartolotta Gang Related deck cut, top two cards removed and placed in center, corner of next card torn off, performer stabs it into the center behind his back, between selections, three-way force deck, for details see Informant reference
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 6) 84
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by one
Inspired by 1997 Solomon's Mind 203
Bruce Cervon The L.C. Stab
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 85
Bruce Cervon Son of L.C. Stab
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 86
Jack Avis Rara Avis Card Stab knife stabbed into top of deck so that a small block is stuck to tip of knife, bottom card is selection
1998 Vis à Vis 123
Al Koran Miracle Card Stab exact center
1998 Vis à Vis 123
Ken Simmons Simplex Locator Card top card turned over and put face-up into deck where spectator stops during riffling, it is next to selection
  • First Method
    • Second Handling
    • Third Handling
  • Second Method (Countdown Version)
  • Third Method (Bluff Version)
July 1998 Onyx (Issue 4) 29
Tony Bartolotta Time Trap half the deck used, spectator cuts off some cards and counts them, a selection made, packets combined, spectator remembers card at his number, selected card stabbed next to it below table by performer
Related to 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 138
Ellis Stanyon (b) stabbing location
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Ellis Stanyon The Master Mystery Forcing Pack No. 25, three banks divided by long cards: 1-0-1 with force cards, alternating pairs, 1-0-1 with different force card
  • To Produce a Card at Any Number
  • Knife Thrust between Two Chosen Cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 206
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is Wrapped in Paper and a Knife Passed between Two Chosen Cards No. 26, twenty-six force pairs
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 207
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Thought "Three Trix"
  • The Double Stab
  • The Thot-Card Stab (thought-of card from three cards is stabbed to when named)
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 112
Robin Robertson Triple Simon deck cut in halves, one card chosen from each half and stabbed into it, it ends up between two cards of same value and suit as selections
June 2000 Onyx (Issue 11) 17
Karl Fulves Steel To Ink knife stabbed in deck next to selection, then it is seen that the blade is printed on this card and only the knife handle remains, posed as a problem
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 201
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #1 with knife in the deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 30
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #2 with knife in the deck which is wrapped in a paper napkin
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Jamie Badman Sideways Stab spectator stabs card into deck between two selections
2001 Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2 July/August) 18
David Regal Crazy & Lazy face up stabbing variation
2002 Constant Fooling 2 50
David Regal Stabbed with extreme Prejudice
2002 Constant Fooling 2 145
Al Baker Stabbing Card Trick with second improved method
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 739
Karl Fulves Knife Edged spectator cuts deck, counts off packet, remembers last card, replaces and cuts again, card stabbed by performer, edge mark line
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 46
Karl Fulves Remember & Stab one of two outjogged cards remembered, it is stabbed to with knife before it is named
2003 Off The Books (Issue 9) 177
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Contrary Toss-In invisible card tossed into deck by spectator, a card appears sticking out between two selections
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 106
Luis H. Trueba Carta Apuñalada cards wrapped in sheet of newspaper, signed selection is really stabbed
2003 Magia y Dramagia 47
Ron Frost Twisted Aces, Subway Style Twisting the Aces combined with finding a selection, Ace is inserted into the deck to find selection
2004 After The Force 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Mag(net)Ic Kings put on table, one used by spectator to stab to an Ace, other Kings change into Aces as well, using BMT
Variations 2004 Diamonds from Coal 10
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Royal Road four Kings are stabbed into deck one by one to find Queens, using BMT
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 13
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Combined Forces two selections lost, a Five used to stab next to one selection by spectator, then five cards down is the second selection reversed, using BMT and Henry Christ Force
Related to 2004 Diamonds from Coal 14
William Goldman Card Stab
2005 My Week with a Stripper 10
Rafael Benatar The Favorite Cards of my Friends two favorite cards named, performer removes his own favorite card and it is stabbed into deck between named cards
Mar. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3) 66
Eric Mead Jazz Chart & Favorite Licks strategies
  • Opening Gambits
  • Cheating
  • A Favorite Lick
  • Formula Lick
  • Superior Lick
  • Quick Lick
  • Last Dance
  • Tips and Tools
Inspired by 2006 Tangled Web 123
Christoph Borer Der Messerstecher wrapped in newspaper
2006 Compilation 85
Joseph K. Schmidt JKStab with knife/letter opener in deck by spectator, New Glide action
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 24
Joseph K. Schmidt Scarne's Card Stab deck wrapped in paper, long needle with ribbon pushed through paper, wrapping torn away, all cards fall except selection, method guess by Schmidt
Inspired by
  • "Scarne Card & Ribbon" (John Scarne, marketed effect)
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocket
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 27
Harry Riser The Inserted Card Control with Countdown spectator pushes card flush, performer pushes reversed Five in deck and selection is five cards down
Also published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2001
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 19
Harry Riser Behind the Back, One Way out-of-hand selection, performer stabs card reversed next to selection behind back
Also published here
  • MUM, June 1991
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 65
Vanni Bossi The Surfing Card Stab card placed on ribbon spread stabs card
2007 Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 3
Thomas Otto Spectator Card Stab spectator stabs deck, wrapped in paper, half forcing deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 35
Edward Marlo Simplex Card Stabbing
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 207
Darwin Ortiz Test Your Luck spectator stabs random card next to named card
Also published here 2007 The Ephemeral Lecture Notes 9
Donny Orbit Jokes on You Joker used to find two selections via stabbing, both are predicted on face of Joker as well
Related to June 2007 Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 2) 28
Jerry K. Hartman Spot On spectator inserts the ad card into deck and notes the two cards surrounding it without magician watching, magician can then insert ad card between the two cards
  • variation (p. 277): two cards selected and returned, magician removes random card and spectator deals and stops where he wants, random card is placed where he stopped and it is between two selections
2007 Card Dupery 275
Jerry K. Hartman Spells and Spear-Its two spectators think of a card in deck, first spectator mentally spells out his card as magician deals and final card of spelling is his card, second spectator stabs cocktail sword into deck next to his card
Inspired by
  • "Hot Thought" (Jerry K. Hartman, After Craft, 1995, p. 265)
2007 Card Dupery 373
Jerry K. Hartman Find A Card, Any Card spectator shuffles one deck and thinks of card from another, multiple options for ending:
  • card is found in first deck at a named number
  • spectator stops dealing when he wants and finds card
  • magician inserts an indicator card into deck right next to selection
2007 Card Dupery 385
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Magnetic Kings four Kings, spectator takes one and stabs it next to an Ace in the deck, other Kings change into other Aces
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 386
Roberto Giobbi Give It a Stab stabbing effect with Svengali Deck
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 17) 86
Alexander de Cova, Patrick Page, Al Koran Der Stich im Dunkeln mate of free selection is stabbed by performer
Inspired by 2011 Seminar-Leviten 8
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen card
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 86
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Stab with the Versatile Spread Control
2011 Avant-Cards 51
Tom Gagnon Insertion spectator stabs card next to selection
2011 Avant-Cards 196
Darwin Ortiz Test Your Luck spectator stabs random card next to named card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 255
Allan Ackerman, Rafael Benatar A Cull for R. B. spectator pushes performer's favorite card in deck between two previously named cards
2012 The Cardjurer 53
Tom Gagnon Dual Miracle Spread combined with Versatile Spread Control, as force or stab in tabled spread
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Card Stab deck wrapped in dollar bill, two selections
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 113
Alan Shaxon Card Stab deck wrapped in paper
2014 Alan Shaxon — The Sophisticated Sorcerer 100
Eric Richardson Switch-Blade spectator stabe knife into deck, performer divines card at that position and its position, then stabs to it in napkin-wrapped deck, Pop-Eyed Popper deck
Related to
  • "Rizzio's Dagger" (Tom Hawbecker, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Mar. 1953)
Apr. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 4) 36
Vanni Bossi The Surfing Card Stab deck spread on table, joker placed on spread, spread turned over and joker rides along and slides into spread next to selection
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 93
David Britland, Billy O'Connor Billy O'Connor's Two Card Discovery
  • Cardopolis
card stabbed in deck by spectator next to two selections, short card
Inspired by July 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 7) 24
Adrian Vega Baraja Apuñalada deck in case is pierced with a knife, knife pushed through all the cards and when pulled out sideways from deck only selection is found on knife
2017 Area 52 29
Tyler Wilson Prone to Die Safely Three selections made. Sucker effect in which performer stabs Joker next to selection (which can be seen on face). Then Joker visually rises to land next to selection. Joker then transforms into second selection, and then the third selection is found sandwiched by two Jokers.
Inspired by Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 75
Harry Lorayne Stab-Two between two selections, deck wrapped in paper, estimation
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 53
Tom Gagnon Stealth Card Stab cards above and below stabbed-in Joker are selections, tabled ribbon spread handling
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 305
Michael Powers Triple Whammy three selections, first found, it is stabbed between other selections, one travels from half to half, breather
2019 Tesseract 105
Patrick G. Redford Stab Your Mate Joker is stabbed next to selection, next to mate of selection, and spectator is also able to do it
Inspired by 2019 Sleightly Out Of Order 212