33 entries in Nail
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Carl Willmann Der unverwundbare Künstler nail placed upright on table, hand smashed onto it, dummy rubber nail
Oct. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 10) 158
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der unverletzbare Zauberer nail through finger
1927 Leichte Zauberei 67
Unknown Fakir werden ist nicht schwer fakir tricks, needle through cheek and throat, nail in nose "Human Blockhead"
1946 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 2) 9
Ali Bongo The Houdini Pin pin vanishes from corked tube and appears in small box
Related to 1966 The Bongo Book 52
Jack Chanin Gee Whiz - It's Spiked cigarette from hand to hand, then changes into railroad spike
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 41
B.C. Milnov The Mind Benders nail / spike bending
1975 Magick (Issue 127) 631
Stephen Minch Mental Metals nail bending
1975 Mind & Matter 13
Tony Shiels Bend, Baby, Bend! on Uri Geller and methods to bend, spoons, nails and keys
1976 The Shiels Effect 10
Al Mann The Spikes of Asmodeus historical comments on bending nails, nail bending act with several nails and spectator participation
Related to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 8
John F. Mendoza The Coin Routine (No. 1) copper and silver coin transpose, both change to copper, then silver, then into four dollars, coins across with those, two more dollars appear and a copper coin, coins through table, drill production from purse
1978 The Book of John 54
Ross Bertram Eerie Feller metal bending with nail
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 202
Unknown The Nail Act: Driving a Nail into Wooden Plank with Your Bare Hand No. 64
1983 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Driving a Nail through the Wall No. 65
1983 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Bending a Large Thick Nail with Your Bare Hands! No. 66
1983 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Bending a Nail with Your Teeth! No. 67
1983 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Extracting Nails from a Wooden Board with the Fingertips! No. 68
1983 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown The Anvil Test No. 71, performer lies on bed of nails with anvil on chest, assistant beats on anvil with a hammer
1983 101 Psychic Tests 18
Unknown Breaking a Large Stone on the Chest of the Strongman with a Sledge Hammer as He Lays on a Bed of Nails No. 72
1983 101 Psychic Tests 19
Ali Bongo Houdini Coin coin in tube penetrates two nails
1983 1983 8
Michael Carrion Michael Carrions Nervous Nails visual joke about chewing nails, pun
1985 Finger Secrets 16
Rick Johnsson Nailed twisted nail puzzle, two bent nails linked, one-handed linking, apparently linked and unlinked when shaken in jar
Also published here
  • "Nailed" (Rick Johnsson, MUM, Feb. 1981)
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1408
Simon Lovell Tongued Magician puts nail through his tongue, then restores tongue
Related to 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 103
Karl Fulves Fixed Bets eleven bar bets involving numbers, nail
1991 Swindle Sheet (Issue 5) 54
Steve Dusheck Nail Jail card with hole penetrates a nail
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 84
Steve Dusheck Spike Bending
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 57
Karl Fulves Twisted Logic effect with twisted nail puzzle, tossed from hand to hand, then one of the two nails travels to other hand
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 111
Slydini Metal To Metal nail passes through steel nut with a hole that is too small, dealer's item
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 31
Masklyn ye Mage Coffin Nail nail held by performer smokes
Related to
  • Bizarre!
Also published here
  • The Grimoire of the Mages
Oct. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10) 38
Andrew Mayne Nail in Head Human Blockhead
2000 Shock Magic 19
Jay Sankey Spinach thick nail bent
2004 Sankey Unleashed 124
Erik Jan Hanussen Can You Brea Chains?
  • Bending an Iron-Bar
  • Tearing a Deck of Cards
  • Pounding Nails into a Wooden Board
  • Breaking a Chain Linnk
Also published here
  • UHU, Jan. 1926
July 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7) 57
Mike Caveney The Nailed Card quarter to forehead with nailed coin, then presentation for invisible deck using fifty-two decks, card nailed to forehead
2013 Wonders 61
Tino Plaz Mentales Plastik comedy nail bending routine with a straw
2018 Moby Trick 4