92 entries in Propless / Body Mutilation
  
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Unknown To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
Unknown How to seeme to cut ones nose halfe off knife with half-moon cut out
Related to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 22
Unknown How to seeme to pull a rope through your nose crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
Related to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 23
Unknown How to seeme to thrust a Bodkin in your fore-head knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood for additional gore effect
Related to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Unknown How to put a locke upon ones mouth lock with slit
  • The use of it
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Unknown How to seeme to make a tooth drop out with a touch big tooth drops out of mouth, gag?
The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 37
Unknown How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 34
Unknown Der unverwundbare Zauberkünstler knife or nail through arm or hand, different gaffs
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 137
Jean Hugard Amputation Apparently remove thumb, with thimble as extra convincer
Thimble Magic 27
Jean Hugard The Elastic Finger Stretch forefinger with thimble as convincer
Thimble Magic 27
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 2
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 2
Joseph H. Fries Painless Chirurgery cut in thumb heals
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 730
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
C. R. Eaton Two Tips on Tricks
  • needle through thumb ( illusion of blood)
  • Silk to Egg (color of the eggs)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Table table lift, with ring, then legs fall off and when the table top is shown, the hand stuck to it apparently cut off from the arm
Related to The First Book of William 44
Stuart P. Cramer Parlour Yoga
  • pulse stopping
  • blood flow
  • hand turns white
  • pin smashed in table with palm
  • hand removed from skunk trap
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 713
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
U. F. Grant Meet Winston Freer on Freer, mention of Knife thru Wrist and rice bowls
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 4
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will
Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops
Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill Yogi Anesthetic human pincushion, needles are pushed in arm, needle through the flesh of a spectator
Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Trap Mystery activating a jump trap without being harmed
Related to Psychic Magic — Vol. 6 8
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow
HEX! 1
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, Somerset Maugham Grand Guignol thumb is cut with a knife until the performer bleeds, wound is healed
Variations The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 126
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on finger
Variations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 379
John Greget Pinpoint pulse is stopped and pushpin jammed into palm of hand
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 223) 1112
Paul Harris Thumb-Break thumb squashed flat against card, then card to pocket
Close-up Fantasies Finalé 69
Meir Yedid The Telescopic Pinkie
Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" July 1949
Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 25
Meir Yedid, John Bentz Hitchhiker's Thumb thumb traveling
Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 35
Meir Yedid, Tony Lopilato, Joe Safuto The Vanishing Pinkie front and back display of hand
Related to Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 13
Meir Yedid Far Flung vanish of first, second and third finger
Related toVariations Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 29
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it
Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Stephen Tucker Pharoah Finger Tip chopped finger in box gag
Babel (Issue 2) 29
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1051
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
Dr. Peter Moffat Drip milk tumbler as blood transfusion device, attached to spectator, tumbler fills with blood
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 19) 362
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid The Travelling Thumb thumb penetrates table, with ring as proof
Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 124
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 128
Meir Yedid Disengaged Digit vanish of first finger
  • Finger Back Palm
Close-Up Hallucinations 27
Wayne Kyzer Caught comedy routine with a bear trap, activating a jump trap without being harmed
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 20
Wayne Kyzer Rat Trap comedy routine with a bear trap and a fake mouse
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 93
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 655
Pat Hazell, Meir Yedid Finger Thru Head finger is apparently pushed through ear into mouth
Finger Secrets 12
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here Finger Secrets 9
Pete Biro Knuckle Snap cracking knuckles of the fingers, illusion
Finger Secrets 15
Bob Jepson Bob Jepson's Finger in Ear gag, fingers put in ear separate from hands
Finger Secrets 18
Meir Yedid The Preordained Accident prediction of finger performer lost in accident
Finger Secrets 25
Meir Yedid Gloved Fingers finger sticks to glove, and is attached again to hand
Finger Secrets 26
Meir Yedid Godzilla 2001 little finger vanish, apparently Godzilla puppet eats it
Related to Finger Secrets 27
Meir Yedid Vanishing Thumb
Finger Secrets 29
Meir Yedid Acid Test finger is used to stir up acid and falls off the hand, bone remains in liquid
Finger Secrets 30
Meir Yedid Jack and Jill double finger vanish, ring and littler finger
Related to Finger Secrets 31
Meir Yedid Triple Finger Vanish angly, second, third and fourth finger vanish
Related to Finger Secrets 33
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke
Finger Secrets 34
Simon Lovell The Explod-ing Eyeball Rub eyeball, pretend eyeball explodes with creamer packet
Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 49
Simon Lovell Tongued Magician puts nail through his tongue, then restores tongue
Related to Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 103
Richard Bartram, Jr. Eyepopper punching a hole in the eyelid
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 549
Shinkoh Twisting Arm Illusion hand on table is turned 360°
Twisting Arm Illusion 2
Shinkoh The Real Work misdirection for the Twisting Arm Illusion
Twisting Arm Illusion 3
Shinkoh Presentation Do As I Do presentation for Twisting Arm Illusion
Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Gary Kurtz, Joe Monti, Meir Yedid, Shinkoh, Mark Mitton, David Oliver, Gaëtan Bloom Extra for Experts tips and ideas for the Twisting Arm Illusion by various people
Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Meir Yedid, Looy Simonoff Verlängerter Daumen long thumb, biting on thumb and stretching it
Also published here Meir Yedid 33
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here Memorable Magic 3
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #1 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #2 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Anthony Davis Skin Graft pealing of some skin, also to remove a coin from under skin
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 5
Joe Rindfleisch The One-Handed Zigzag zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 148
Joe Rindfleisch The Illusion Card zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger and thumb, four phases, eventually card is restored
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 143
Jack McCandless Within Your Reach
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 255
Gregory Wilson Within Your Reach - Variation 2
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 256
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up comedy routine, during a rope cutting routine, performer apparently cuts off his thumb and then puts it back on
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 62) 1216
John Swomley Real World Rat Trap comedy routine, performer apparently puts hand in rat trap
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1316
David Tolley Give 'em the Finger removing thumb gag, bone can be seen
Trephine 88
Richard Bartram, Jr. Finger 2 removing thumb gag, skin is stretched and visibly tears
Trephine 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Knuckle Buster finger under handkerchief is beaten with a hammer
Trephine 90
Richard Bartram, Jr. Kill the Messenger voodoo effect, picture is pierced and performer bleeds at same place
Trephine 127
Simon Lovell Pen Through Tongue fake tongue
Related to Simon Says! 219
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
A Teen's Routines 45
Simon Lovell The Texas Chainthumb Massare or Grand Guignol Revisited thumb is cut with a knife until the performer bleeds, wound is healed
Inspired by Son of Simon Says! 135
David Berglas Magic Fingers small illusion, hand on a black board, fingers can be moved away from the hand
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 165
Luke Jermay Stigmata to Go Please blood stigmata on palms of the hand
Building Blocks 69
Ted Lesley Shop of Horrors cutting in thumb, after blood is washed no injury can be seen
2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 11
Rick Bronson Needle Through What?!? needle through balloon supposed to be done blindfolded, when balloon is take with other hand, it is seen that the needle goes through the arm
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1991
Seven By Rick Bronson 24
Michael Weber Band-Aid blister healed
Inspired by Seventeen Secrets 15
Tom Gagnon Re-Entry marked coin into lighter, then back out into glass, blister on finger heals
Inspired by Gagnon Unfiltered 414