55 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Skill Demonstration / Card Sword/Knife/...
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Deviner la pensée d'autrui par un ancien moyen nouvellement perfectionné mutus nomen, final cards found with sword
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 163
Unknown The Magic Sword "A Card being drawn and replaced, and the Pack flung in the Air, to catch the chosen Card on the point of the Sword"
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 121
Unknown The Magic Sword "A Chosen Card Caught on the Point of a Sword"
1889 Tricks with Cards 175
Unknown A Card caught on the End of a Walking-Stick
1889 Tricks with Cards 178
Unknown To Catch a Selected Card on the end of a Walking-Stick (almost) ungaffed stick
Related to 1890 More Magic 95
Unknown Mechanical Card Stick presented as different method
1890 More Magic 97
Unknown Das Aufspießen gezogener Karten auf einen Degen No. 16, four cards
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 21
Unknown Der Kartendegen No. 12
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 81
Unknown Der Kartendegen Eine Kartensoirée No. 2
four cards selected and shuffled back by spectator, stabbed at once from card shower
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Unknown Die Degenkarten
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 171
Unknown Der Kartendegen
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 192
Unknown War in Peace card sword with unprepared sword and four cards (standard gaffed one briefly described)
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 82
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kartendegen No. 2, card sword with three cards and ungaffed or mechanical sword
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 16
Emil Clauß Another Card Sword with marked card and ungaffed sword
Related to 1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 18
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das bezauberte Ballholz No. 21, three selections appear on flat wooden stick that is pushed in shower of cards
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 65
Emil Clauß Der neue Kartendegen "the new card sword", borrowed deck and marked card
Related to Feb. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 21
Unknown A Selected Card Caught on the Point of a Sword elastic cord
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 113
Robert Parrish Simplex Card Stabbing
1939 Do That Again! 40
Laurie Ireland Card and Whiskbroom cards thrown into air and card caught with a whiskbroom
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 3
Charlie Miller, Harry Mendoza Card on Knife stabbed in air
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 51
Lane Bateman A New Card Spatula using a cake spatula
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 27
Unknown Magisches Notizbuch
  • Zwei Ideen zur Vorführung des Kartendegens (Charlie Miller, Harry Mendoza & Faucett Ross in "Genii" July & August 1966)
  • Robert J. Gunther's Würfelkasten ("Genii" May 1966)
  • Ein Ball-Tuch-Effekt von Frank Garcia ("Triks" June 1966)
1966 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 27 No. 5&6) 79
Charlie Miller Catching a Chosen Card staging the effect as a good finale
1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 23
David Ray Stigmata design cards, one design chosen with card sword (!), design appears on skin with luminous paint
1969 HEX! 63
Frederick M. Shields Cagliostro's Sword card sword with business cards
1970 Magick (Issue 5) 22
Billy McComb The Williamised Close-up Card Sword with small sword
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 159
Billy McComb William does the Card Sword
  • Another Solution
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 161
Faucett Ross Card Sword
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 197
Unknown The Card Sword
1976 The Big Book of Magic 97
Unknown Card Sword various models
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 110
Ken De Courcy Card Swords for Two presentation with assistant
1980 Cards in Cabaret 64
Nick Pudar Hit the Deck card sword type effect with frisbee
Aug. 1986 Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 8) 1247
Karl Fulves Black Belt silk initialed and mixed with other silks, tossed up and signed one caught with belt à la card sword, suggestion with other objects
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 55
Fantasio Der Karten-Schwert-Stock card sword with cane, two cards are correct last card is wrong, cane changes into silk with printed card
1988 Fantasio 44
Harry Anderson Card Sword performing the Card Sword on the street, basic method
1993 Wise Guy 44
Chad Long The Darted Card card shot out of shower of cards with pistol
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 7
Joe Scott The Card Sword
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 111
Pavel Die Karte in der Luft ballon is bursted with needle, and selection appears pierced on needle
1995 M wie Magie 8
Bill White Tie One Off
  • Covert CardWork
selection lost and deck cased, performer announces to stab card with a sword as spectator drops cards out of case, cards drop tied together except selection which is stabbed alone on the floor
2001 Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 1 May/June) 37
Jay Sankey Paper Cloud card stabbed with knife
2004 Sankey Unleashed 177
Francis Tabary, Jean Ducatillon The Card Sword with a Rope
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 254
Alan Wakeling Spain flowers appear at end of sword, then a flower bouquet, then deck is sprung in the air and all four Aces are impaled by performer
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 80
Alexander de Cova Snookers card caught by stabbing it with a billiard cue out of card shower
Also published here 2008 Out of my Sporran 15
Alexander de Cova Snookers card caught by stabbing it with a billiard cue out of card shower
Also published here 2010 Better Than Hartz 4 24
Scotty York The Pocket Card Sword close-up
Inspired by
  • John Kennedy's Card Stab
Mar. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 3) 61
Mike Caveney Bow & Arrow signed selection lost and deck cased, bow and arrow used to shoot deck out of shower of cards
2013 Wonders 345
Alexander de Cova Billard Queue Stechen card caught by stabbing it with a billiard cue out of card shower
Also published here 2015 Burners — Vol. 2 44
John Carney Card Sword comment on the plot
2020 Sleights & Insights 297
Christoph Borer Zum Kartendegen on the card sword
  • Der klassische Kartendegen
2022 A String of Pearls 70
Christoph Borer Klarinamici card sword using a clarinet
2022 A String of Pearls 74
Christoph Borer Der Auto-Staubsauger card sword using a vacuum cleaner
2022 A String of Pearls 77
Christoph Borer Baloo(n) card sword using a balloon sword
2022 A String of Pearls 78
Christoph Borer Thrill Drill card sword using a drill
2022 A String of Pearls 83
Chris Ramsay, Daniel Garcia Sticky Hand Job sticky hand toy used to catch card out of shower à la card sword
2022 Conundrum (Issue 1) 70
Basil Smith Card Sticker chewing gum put on jumbo card, used to catch selection out of shower of cards
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2002
2022 Talk About Tricks (Issue 1) 42