181 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Stabbing Routines / In the Deck
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Unknown Das bezauberte Messer No. 21, card named above knife pushed-in by spectator, bottom card dragged along 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 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 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 referenceVariations The Art of Magic 52
Charles T. Jordan The Stabbed Pair No. 6, spectator stabs knife in paper-wrapped deck between two selections Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 14
Unknown Divination Supreme out-of hand selection, one-way backRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 139
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deckRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 4 spectator places reversed card between two selections, performer really blindfolded, short card Greater Magic 466
Billy O'Connor Two Card Discovery card stabbed in deck by spectator next to two selections, short card Greater Magic 469
Frederick Braue A Spectator Stabs the Cards two selections, with knife, deck wrapped in newspaper, metal gimmick The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 38
Frederick Braue The Score Card Scores ad card used to stab next to selection More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 46
Dr. Jacob Daley Two Cards in Fear two spectators stab two knives in deck wrapped in newspaperRelated toVariations The Jinx 51-100 (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)
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Dig with a Spade performer pushes card next to selection for real, stripper deck The Stripper Deck 19
Unknown The Two Card Stab spectator stabs with knife Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 269
Unknown The X-Ray Knife spectator stabs knife into deckRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 274
Unknown The Magnetic Knife spectator stabs knife in pack Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 277
Louis Tannen Simplified Stabbing Trick spectator stabs knife into pack Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 279
Unknown The End Stab Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 289
Russel Walsh The Flash Card Stab deck wrapped in flash paperVariations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 282
George Boston Boston's Stabbed Card stripper deckVariations 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'sRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 63) 256
Edward Marlo Simplex Card Stabbing two selections with wrapped deck and knifeAlso published here Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 82
Edward Marlo V. Double Lift A. From the Peek
B. Key Card
C. Imperfection
D. One Hand
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. 515Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 127) 509
Robert A. Nelson Flap Stab cards in deck, spectator pushes flap in deck, next to selection Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 33
Jack Yeager Unique Card Stabbing with a card Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
Vynn Boyar Blindfold Miracle Card Stab named card is stabbed after deck has been wrapped in paper, performer blindfolded Blindfold Miracle Stab 1
Nate Leipzig Card Stab Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 7
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Two Card Stab deck wrapped in newspaper, knife Control Systems 103
Edward Marlo The Stabber stabbing into run of spades, value then is used to count to selection Control Systems 109
Bill Simon The F.B.I. Card stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal Effective Card Magic 87
William Larsen Peek Stab with napkin The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 260) 1038
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 suitRelated to Effective Card Magic 51
Al Leech Wild Deuces deuces lost and found (Last Word on Card, 1952) A Last Look at Leech 21
Mark Fitzgerald Sword Play with plastic sword from drinks The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 281) 1124
Dr. Ben B. Braude Simplex Card Stab The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1173
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
The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 276) 1102
Karrell Fox A Direct Stab Kornfidentially Yours 23
Lu Brent "U-Find-It" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found next to the selectionRelated to Fifteen Star Card Effects 20
Edward Marlo Card Stab Side Steal 54
Edward Marlo For the Purist spectator stabs Side Steal 56
Nate Leipzig, Dai Vernon Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 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. 8Related to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo Faro Fooler #8 using mechanical estimation Faro Notes 56
Bert Allerton Card Stabbing Trick any named cardRelated toVariations The Close-Up Magician 36
Hans E. Trixer (9) Card Stab any card is named, and the pack stabbed at that card Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 3 stabbing between to cards in wrapped deck, stabbing by spectator suggested The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 10
Cardini Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 8 spectator locates card by stabbing joker in pack The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 19
Unknown Card Stabbing wrapped in newspaper The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 51
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Super Mental Stab thought-of card is always above a face up indicator Estimation 57
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Stab Location estimation Estimation 59
Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Marlo Miracle "Stop" Stab deck wrapped in paper, estimation Estimation 65
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Out Inspired by Estimation 60
Harry Lorayne Stab-Two between two selections, estimation Close-up Card Magic 39
Francis Carlyle, Harry Lorayne Personally Yours three cards are located by stabbing business card in deck one by one Close-up Card Magic 125
Harry Lorayne Reverse Location spectator finds two selections via stabbing in fan Close-up Card Magic 179
Unknown Stabbing in Newspaper Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Nate Leipzig Card Stabbing two selections, with newspaper 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 creditsRelated toVariations Al Koran's Professional Presentations 57
Lu Brent Card Stab Outdone with knife, card split in two sheetsRelated to 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 The Astor-Deck 7
Paul Swinford The Joker is Wild not really tossed..., two selections Faro Fantasy 16
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC Epilogue (Issue 4) 25
Paul Swinford The Cabalistic Pair not tossed, Joker is found between two chosen cards after faro shuffles, CCCC More Faro Fantasy 59
Sid Marshall Super Stab with small dagger in squared deck, using faro placement Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 289
Carl Sten, Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection Expert Card Chicanery 62
John Cornelius Stabba-Dabba-Doo face up card is stabbed in deck, next to selection, duplicate The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (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 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 20) 98
Frank Garcia Once In a Knife-Time spectator stabs Million Dollar Card Secrets 77
Frank Garcia, Bert Allerton Miracle Stab stabbing any card called for, stacked Million Dollar Card Secrets 73
Unknown Right About There card inserted next to selection The Living End 4
Unknown The Stabbed Card wrapped din newspaper The Living End 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Under the Knife The Living End 94
Eddie Joseph The Hooded Hew wrapped in napkin The Living End 95
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 5. Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Dick Zimmerman Impromptu Card Stab with a telescoping pen 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 selectionsInspired by 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 Means & Ends 58
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 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 108
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 41
Arthur Finley Two Card Discovery Indifferent card stabbed into deck to find two selections 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 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 208
Bernard Bilis Joker Finder Joker inserted into deck, inserted in between two selections Close Up, French Style 20
Gene Nielsen Congruence card is stabbed next to mate, slip force The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 151) 752
Karl Fulves Card Problems - (1) deck wrapped in newspaper, card stabbed with knife, rest of deck vanishes, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 10) 38
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen cardAlso published here The Big Book of Magic 83
Gaëtan Bloom Occamitis card is found with the aid of a razor blade Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 356
Ken Krenzel The Finger Stab finger stabs in pack The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 49
Unknown Kartenstechen II with napkin, card is pierced Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 51
Unknown Karten-Kartenstechen card is found by stabbing another card next to it 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 Loose Ends 43
Jerry K. Hartman Crystal Clear Prediction written on face of card, card is inserted between the two predicted cards 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 Loose Ends 53
Bruce Ikefugi Lightning Stab Change indifferent card is stabbed in deck face up and at that moment changes into selection, lappingRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 234
Tim Wenk Stabbing Locator card is pushed next to selection by performer Quantum Leaps 62
Richard Kaufman Flotation Stab card stabbed between two selections CardMagic 113
Karrell Fox Once in a Knife-Time deck wrapped in napkin, jogInspired by Another Book 83
Greg Miller The Humble/Arrogant Card Trick stabbed indifferent card changes to selection, variation: stabbed card transposes with card above it Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 381
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selectionsVariations Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Allan Ackerman Ultra Sucker Insertion Ace of spades changes into selection with stabbing-presentation Best of Friends 180
Thomas Alan Waters Pointalism a knife is stabbed in tarot book and one in a tarot deck, page describes card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 274
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Card Stabbing with napkin 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 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 260
Larry Becker Grand Opening while deck is in case, crimp Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (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 faceRelated toVariations Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1100
Paul Hallas, Jerry Sadowitz, Theodore Annemann More Dangerous Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1181
Ken Krenzel Variation on Stab-ility see Afterthoughts Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Robert Gardner Stab-ility using double deal from center and impromptu double backer Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 897
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously performer places ace of spades next to selection, sucker effect Cards Hit 6
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Dick Koornwinder the poor man's Card Stab with scissors into deck that's wrapped in paper napkin 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 At The Table 78
Dick Koornwinder Smart Scissors card stabbing with a pair of scissors Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1132
Robert Bengel Signatures Attract business card finds selection, prediction on business card 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 correctionsRelated to 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
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 17
Larry Jennings Fan-Stab-Stic spectator stabs in fan The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Jay Sankey Split Ends selection is stabbed and its cardboard layers split, then restored Sankey Panky 64
Randy Wakeman Teflon Card Stab paper wrapped deck, slick card Special Effects 21
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cardsInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Lamont Ream The Double Card Stab with knife in wrapped deck, no crimps 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 My Latest Book 64
Eugene Burger A Card Stab Routine the second time the spectator stabs 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 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 sequenceVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Alex Elmsley, Richard Himber Cold Steel knife is stabbed between two selections The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 440
Unknown The Card Stabbing Trick (Pack Wrapped in Paper) More Greater Magic 1213
Paul Gertner The Vanishing Card Stab wrapped in paper napkin and stabbed with knife, deck vanishes as climax 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 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
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 spectatorInspired by Roger's Thesaurus 166
Robert Parrish The Card Stabbing Trick rubber banded and paper wrapped deck, stabbed with knifeInspired by Great Tricks Revisited 81
Karrell Fox Stabracardabra knife stuck into napkin-wrapped deck, napkin torn away and selection sticks to knife 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 sequenceAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 93
Michael Skinner A Needle in a Haystack joker placed next to thought-of card under challenge conditions, thirteen extra cards behind back Classic Sampler 74
Michael Close The Card Stab stabbing to any named card, memorized deckInspired by Workers Number 5 154
Karl Fulves Fork Lift stabbing with fork into deck Blocking Off 105
Karl Fulves Named-Card Stab shiny blade Blocking Off 148
Bert Allerton, Ken Krenzel Stabbing to Any Named Card deck wrapped in napkin Ingenuities 173
Unknown The Wrap Stab deck wrapped in newspaper or flash paper 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 referenceRelated to Underworld (Issue 6) 84
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by oneInspired by Solomon's Mind 203
Bruce Cervon The L.C. Stab Hard-Boiled Mysteries 85
Bruce Cervon Son of L.C. Stab 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 Vis à Vis 123
Al Koran Miracle Card Stab exact center Vis à Vis 123
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 performerRelated to Underworld (Issue 10) 138
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)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 112
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 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 201
David Regal Crazy & Lazy face up stabbing variation Constant Fooling 2 50
David Regal Stabbed with extreme Prejudice Constant Fooling 2 145
Al Baker Stabbing Card Trick with second improved method 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 lineInspired byRelated to 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 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 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 106
Ron Frost Twisted Aces, Subway Style Twisting the Aces combined with finding a selection, Ace is inserted into the deck to find selection After The Force 112
William Goldman Card Stab My Week with a Stripper 10
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 Tangled Web 123
Christoph Borer Der Messerstecher wrapped in newspaper Compilation 85
Joseph K. Schmidt JKStab with knife/letter opener in deck by spectator, New Glide action 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 SchmidtInspired by
  • "Scarne Card & Ribbon" (John Scarne, marketed effect)
Prolix (Issue 1) 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocketInspired byRelated to 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 downAlso published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2001
Secrets of an Escamoteur 19
Harry Riser Behind the Back, One Way out-of-hand selection, performer stabs card reversed next to selection behind backAlso published here
  • MUM, June 1991
Secrets of an Escamoteur 65
Vanni Bossi The Surfing Card Stab card placed on ribbon spread stabs card Lecture Notes Las Vegas 2007 3
Thomas Otto Spectator Card Stab spectator stabs deck, wrapped in paper, half forcing deck Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 35
Edward Marlo Simplex Card Stabbing Also published here Marlo on Erdnase 207
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 Prolix (Issue 6) 386
Roberto Giobbi Give It a Stab stabbing effect with Svengali DeckRelated to Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 17) 86
Alexander de Cova, Patrick Page, Al Koran Der Stich im Dunkeln mate of free selection is stabbed by performerInspired by Seminar-Leviten 8
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen cardAlso published here Magic Page by Page 86
Darwin Ortiz Test Your Luck spectator stabs random card next to named cardRelated toVariations 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 The Cardjurer 53
Dr. Stanley Jaks Card Stab deck wrapped in dollar bill, two selections The Incredible Dr. Jaks 113
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 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 93
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 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 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 75