33 entries in Scissors
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
A Scissors Puzzle puzzle
1902 317
Tom Bowyer Eight Bits cut newspaper pieces are folded and change into bills, then back, gag scissors that cannot be opened
1937 53
Clyde Cairy Ribbon Release ribbon and scissors
1945 158
Dexterity with Scissors spinning flourish between both hands, spectator cannot do it
Variations Oct. 1945 161
Abril Lamarque How to Save Face After Laying an Egg correction of illustrations
Inspired by Nov. 1945 169
Francis J. Rigney A Rope Cutting Tie-Up scissors are tossed onto rope loop and are then linked to rope
Feb. 1946 193
Ronald B. Edwards ScissorAction rubberband on scissors
Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 162)
Martin Gardner Prepared Version scissors threaded, scissors with slit
Dec. 1948 495
Norman Houghton Shears invisible scissor is used to cut off two strips from a piece of paper, sight gag, two applications:
  • design of chosen card is cut from newspaper
  • ribbon in change bag is cut invisibly into as many pieces are the spectator chooses
Related to Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
Jack Avis Tip for "Shears" invisible scissor sight gag
Related to Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
Bert Allerton The Scissors broken scissors gag
Related to 1958 38
Martin Gardner Martin Gardner's Scissor Cut No. Two scissors knotted on rope, removed under handkerchief, apparently cutting rope, gaffed scissors
Also published here
  • in "Hugard's Magic Monthly*
1968 190
Shigeo Takagi Pair of Scissors Removed From Rope scissors threaded onto rope penetrate rope
Also published here 1972 5
Karl Fulves (C) Semi-Shears scissors rises up the rope, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 37)
Karl Fulves Slippery Shears No. 56, rubber band on scissors, us freed under handkerchief
1981 69
Stephen Tucker Snip apparently part of a card is cut out, card changes into other card, part visibly falls from pair of scissors
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
Daniel Kalanowski Nightmare End as Daniel Kalinofski, releasing pair of scissors from a rope, extra piece
Apr. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 36)
Rick Johnsson Scissors Kord scissors off rope by apparently cutting rope, Block-Cord
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring
1984 (ca.) 1
Scherensalto scissors rotate around both fourth fingers, spectator cannot duplicate it
May 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
Schere four impromptu magic items and gags with scissors
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Jeff Sheridan VII. The Linking Scissors scissors link on rope
1987 15
Terri Rogers Das Seilchaos von 1984 routine in which rope is magically cut, then becomes longer, scissors appear knotted on it, it restores
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
Terri Rogers Rope Disaster of 1984 routine in which rope is magically cut, then becomes longer, scissors appear knotted on it, it restores
Also published here 1988 8
Martin Gardner Scissorcut No. 44, scissors threaded onto rope, released "magically" by cutting rope, rope restored
1990 88
Shigeo Takagi Scissorope scissors threaded onto rope penetrate rope
Also published here 1990 43
Doug Edwards Scissors Into Knot Scissors thrown towards knot, gets linked on the knot
1997 127
Eddie Adams Hooked Up small scissors hooked on both pinkies, spectator cannot replicate movement
Also published here
  • The Amazing Cigar, written by Jon Racherbaumer
Dec. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Manuel Muerte Del chinesische Ling
  • Effekt 1 (borrowed finger ring vanishes and appears at intersection of two crossed chopsticks)
  • Effekt 2 (finger ring changes into scissors under silk, scissors used to open Chinese take away food with ring inside)
1998 31
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up thumb cut off with scissors during rope effect
1998 ca. 6
Don Alan Cutter gag scissors routine, scissors won't close
2000 177
Patrick Page Breakaway Scissors
2011 296
Alexander de Cova Impromptu Seilhalter rope holder using scissors for organizing the props
2016 185
Tom Stone A Handy Gift gift package is cut open with scissors, then the very scissors that have been used to open the package are dumped out of it while the original scissors simultaneously vanish
2024 4