140 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Metal Bending
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on melting spoons
Jan. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Bending the Spoon against table, optical illusion gag, done for real as gag
1941 14
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
Also published here 1941 44
Jay Marshall The Difference spoon bend on table
Related to Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 59)
George Karger Karger's Bent Coin switch
1945 172
Nepomuk Nickleplated bending spoon convincer
Related toAlso published here Aprs 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 200)
The Bent Penny coin bends in spectator's hand
1952 186
Derek Vernon Nickel-Plated bending spoon convincer, coin
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1956 7
Edward Marlo Solid-Soft-Solid-Gone coin folded in paper is bent
1957 16
Bert Allerton The Bent Spoon
Related to 1958 10
Gene Nielsen Gellerism Plus penny bending
Magick (Issue 81)
Karl Fulves Psilver selection of spoon or fork is predicted, they then change places in the hand and pocket of the spectator, then one bends like the other, power of darkness elements
Also published here 1974 51
Bob Hamilton Bent Upon Deception.. key bend with the aid of other keys
Jan. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Barry Govan The Bending Key
June 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10)
B.C. Milnov The Mind Benders nail / spike bending
Magick (Issue 127)
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Karl Fulves, Uri Geller, Cicardi, with comments on key bending methods
Magick (Issue 132)
Stephen Minch Mental Metals nail bending
1975 13
Stephen Minch Wilting Coinage bending borrowed coin visibly
1975 47
Uriah Fuller 1. Bending forks and spoons
1975 19
Uriah Fuller 2. Bending nails, spikes, rings and what-have-you
1975 23
Uriah Fuller 3. Bending keys
Related to 1975 24
Karl Fulves Publisher's Note further methods for key bending
1975 27
Philip T. Goldstein Chaos gathered metal objects put in a handkerchief and react on their own, some of them are bent, bi-metal disc
1976 27
Harvey Rosenthal The Unknown coin bends in two steps, metamorphosis change
1976 10
Al Mann Metal-Kinesis spoon bends under handkerchief, Dick Van Brummer's "The Solid Ghost"
1976 9
Tony "Doc" Shiels Bend, Baby, Bend! on Uri Geller and methods to bend, spoons, nails and keys
1976 10
The Bent Spoon with both hands on table
1976 214
Philip T. Goldstein Onstage Bender staging for key-bending with pendulum
1977 18
Al Mann The Bends coin is bent and folded
Related to 1977 1
Al Mann The Spikes of Asmodeus historical comments on bending nails, nail bending act with several nails and spectator participation
Related to 1977 8
Gene Nielsen The Geller-Effect! spoon bending, two spoons
Magick (Issue 170)
Amazing James Randi The Amazing Randi spoon bends and eventually breaks
Magick (Issue 183)
Fred C. Baumann Metalogic spoon bends and then breaks, extra bowl à la Hiroshi Sawa ("Gary Ueller", Genii)
Variations 1978
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Stephen Tucker Spoonerism spoon bending
Also published here 1978
The Talon (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Psilver No. 44, selection of spoon or fork is predicted, they then change places in the hand and pocket of the spectator, then one bends like the other, power of darkness elements
Also published here 1979 69
Uriah Fuller 1. Bending Keys - New Secret Methods
1980 25
Uriah Fuller 4. Silver Spoons should not be used for spoon bending
1980 58
Uriah Fuller 11. A Ring Squashing Scenario finger ring bends, assistant
1980 64
Ted Lesley The Glass Key keys put in glass, glass explodes keys are bent
1981 10
Al Mann Notes other ways to break a glass and bend keys
1981 10
Mike Caveney Bent Spoons two spoons, one held wrapped in a napkin, the other one visibly
1981 63
Ben Harris Round the Ben-d spoon bending, it breaks and is restored
Inspired by 1981 73
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
1981 67
Al Bertini Al Bertini's Geistesblitze: Psychokinese bending of two nails in the hand
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 6)
Ross Bertram Eerie Feller metal bending with nail
1983 202
Bending a Bar of Steel! No. 61
1983 16
Bending a Large Thick Nail with Your Bare Hands! No. 66
1983 17
Bending a Nail with Your Teeth! No. 67
1983 17
Bending a Steel Bar with the Head! No. 74
1983 19
Stephen Tucker Spoonerism spoon bends and breaks
Also published here 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
Roger Klause Welded! spoon bending routine
Mar. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19)
Steve Beam Key Bender old car keys, borrowed, bent and unbent
1984 91
Doug Edwards Past Bending fork or spoon is bend and broken
Apr. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Bob King Key Bender
Nov. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 11)
John Riggs One Handed Gellerism spoon bending, slow bend until it breaks
1985 198
John Riggs Bent Over Double
Related to 1985 204
Ben Harris The Psychology Behind the Key Bend
  • The Metal Bend
  • The Amazement Factor
  • Suspension of Disbelief
  • The Involvement Factor
  • The Authority Factor
1985 11
Ben Harris The Physical Methods thoughts about the methods used by Uri Geller
  • Television Work / Limited Field of Vision
  • Scope of Television Performance
  • The Cutlery
  • The Switchboard Effect
  • Lecture Work / Video Gimmickery
  • Chair Chicanery
  • Try Trickiness
1985 21
Ben Harris Natural Bends exploiting already bent spoons like Uri Geller
1985 27
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Standard Bends
  • In the Hands
  • The Table Bend
  • The Chair Bend
  • The Microphone Bend
1985 27
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Not so Standard Bends
  • The Shipi Bend
  • Long-Distance Bends
  • The Natural Key Gimmick
1985 35
Ben Harris The B.H. Gimmick for key bending
  • The Handling
  • The Two-Handed Method
1985 37
Ben Harris The Bobo Switch applied to key bending
1985 45
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Subtleties
  • The Pivot Move with Key No. 1
  • The Pivot Move with Key No. 2
  • The Flat Edge, Cut Edge Move
  • The Multi-Bend and Drop
  • The Key to Success Move
  • The Finger Cover and Turn
  • The Spectator Hold
  • The By-Play
  • Keep Rubbing
  • The Time Lag
  • The "Can You Feel It?" By-Play
1985 48
Ben Harris The Cutlery Bend chapter intro
1985 63
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Effecting Bends in Cutlery
  • In the Hands
  • The Table Bend
  • The Chair Bend
1985 63
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Revealing Bends in Cutlery
  • The Twist Move
  • The Fair Play Move
  • The Pivot
  • Bendiferous
1985 68
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Rigged Spoon bowl falls off
  • Handling the Rigged Spoon
  • In the Spectator's Hand
1985 74
Ben Harris Bendsation
1985 119
Bob Nixon Mind Over Matter borrowed key is bent
Dec./Jan. 1986/1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6)
Karl Fulves Noops! two spoons, one bent, condition reverses and other spoon is bent now
The Chronicles (Issue 31)
Ben Harris Twirl getting a cork-screw twist in handle
Variations 1988 60
David Williamson A Spoon Bending Routine with secret extra bowl
Also published here Mar. 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Spoon Beam spoon lifts up on hand before bending
Aug. 1990
Magick (Issue 443)
Karl Fulves Bent Fork one tine of fork bends
Cheat Sheet (Issue 3)
Docc Hilford I Guess He Just Hates Silverware... ESP symbol is written on paper and burnt, spoon bends over card with matching symbol
Related to 1990 5
David Williamson A Little Spoon Bending spoon bending with secret extra bowl
VariationsAlso published here 1990 ca. 7
Fred C. Baumann The Folding Spoon
Mar. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 3)
Bob Friedhoffer Strongarm
Variations Aug. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 8)
Michael Weber You're Uri a openly bent spoon is rubbed, it starts to smoke and eventually the spoon is straightened and finally breaks
1991 12
Alan Alan Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 4)
Bob King Bend that Spoon! spoon bending routine, transformation into fork
Nov. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 11)
David Neighbors Bent Outta Shape several keys are bent, with spectator
Mar. 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mental Powers routine for the game Jacks, bending one, ball stops bouncing
July 1993
Magick (Issue 492)
Steve Dusheck Spike Bending
1993 57
Sid Fleischman Spoon Twisting spoon moves, then has a twist in its handle, switch as spoon drops to floor
  • Tabletop Switch
1993 34
Sandy Spillman Something on My Mind: Telekinesis on telekinesis with coins, bending and moving, jumping coin
June 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 12)
Fred C. Baumann Shades of Geller spoon bending
Sep. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 9)
John Riggs Slow-Motion Gellerism bowl of spoon falls off
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Ted Lesley The Mentalist's Tablecloth magnets under tablecloth, plate lifter used, to cue spectator, move objects etc.
  • The Dung Beetle Revelations
  • The Living Dead
  • Greased Ghost (Haunted deck with plate lifter method)
  • Grand Mal Geller (spoon in bag moves and bends)
Related to 1994 132
Ted Lesley Mind Bender champagne glass on pile of books visibly bends, also glasses in hands of spectators are bent at the end
Related toVariations 1994 277
Guy Bavli The Perfect Key Bender gimmick to bend keys
  • What does the audience see?
  • How does it happen?
  • How to bend the key easily
  • What kind of keys can be used
  • In case the key is hard to bend
  • Performing on Stage
  • How to make the volunteer feel that the key warms up and actually bends in his hand
  • Close Up Key Bending
  • Close-Up Performance while Sitting
  • The Key Bending Demon (glorpy)
1994 4
Dennis Marks Marx-I-Flex
July 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 1)
R. Paul Wilson Mr Spoons spoon bending
1995 15
Alain Nu Silver Wear clever spoon bending routine, three spoons
1995 1102
John Riggs Key Shocker
Related to 1995 70
John Riggs Slow Motion Gellerism spoon bends and eventually breaks
1995 73
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
Related to 1995 18
Felix Farrell Baby-Bend bending spoon, additional handle
1995 45
Jon Allen Weird Science spoon bending, handle bent at 90° to the side
Inspired by 1995 5
David Williamson Eine Löffel-Verbiege-Routine spoon bending with secret extra bowl
Also published here 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 3)
Alan Nguyen Bender Ender spoon seems to move under cover of handkerchief, becomes bent
Inspired by 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
Wylee Packer Off On A Bender bending a key
June 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 6)
Alain Nu, Hiroshi Sawa Fender Bender one handed spoon bending routine
1996 1204
Alain Nu Impossibender spoon bending, forming a loop, one handed
1996 1205
Docc Hilford Look Deep Into My Spoon ESP symbol is written on paper and burnt, spoon bends over card with matching symbol, updated handling
Related to 1996 47
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, bends
Variations 1997 12
Ken De Courcy Geller for Dinner multi-phase routine with spoon, spoon apparently bends then it vanishes
Aug. 1997 4
Robert Cassidy Psychokinetic Powers key bending, then pen falls off edge
1999 241
Chad Long Stretching Silver borrowed quarter is bent and stretched, then returned
Also published here 2000 7
Wolfgang Moser Die verbogene Münze coin put in spectators hand, then coin in performer's hand is bent, spectator's coin as well and a spoon as well
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
Chad Long Stretching Silver borrowed quarter is bent and stretched, then returned
Also published here July 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 11)
David Berglas Uri Geller on Uri Geller, metal bending, Robert Harbin
2002 300
William Thomas Spoon Fed handle of spoon is twisted
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 10)
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
David Williamson Prehensil Utensil spoon bending with secret extra bowl
Also published here 2003 7
David Acer Get Bent! as magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here Sep. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9)
Charlie Frye Eccentricks spoon bends in coffee mug
Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here 2004 285
Jay Sankey Prime Time Bend borrowed quarter visibly bends
2004 120
Jay Sankey Silver Lining spoon bending in napkin
2004 122
Jay Sankey Spinach thick nail bent
2004 124
Jay Sankey Twister spoon visibly spins 180 degrees, head is then twisted
Inspired by 2004 125
Paolo Cavalli PKoin bending coin with initials on it
2004 21
Daniel Garcia Clip Trip Straightened paperclip bends visually
2009 19
Jon Allen Unique Coin Bend using "Coin Unique" set
2009 48
Jon Allen Weird Science spoon bending routine with extra bowl
2009 50
Bluff Bending against table, optical illusion gag
2011 40
Dee Christopher BPQS gag message appears on spoon after spoon bending
2012 42
Tim Trono Bending Coin marked coin is bent in performers hand, red glow from hand while it is bent, D'Light
(PDF bonus effect from August 2012)
Aug. 2012
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Doug Edwards Geller Coffee bending spoon gag, prop
2013 151
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Remote Coin Bend in spectator's hands
  • Idea #1
  • Idea #2
  • Idea #3
(website bonus from Mar. 2013)
Inspired by Mar. 2013
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Tomo Maeda The Angle of the Hypothesis picture of spoon and fork, images bend
Related to 2013 67
Tomas Blomberg Brazilian Bend spoon inside a cup of coffee slowly bends without touching
2014 39
Alexander de Cova Wild Bending Coins coins bend one by one à la wild coin
2015 300
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
2016 25
Tino Plaz Mentales Plastik comedy nail bending routine with a straw
2018 4
Samuel Varg, Jon Allen The Double Peek Warped Coin Routine coin bends when held by spectator's hands, includes nice subtlety by Jon Allen where spectator can peek at the coin to check it has bent yet
July 2019
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 2 (Winter #2))
Paul Vigil ICON Redux "A Multi-Phase Mental Coin Routine"
  • Phase 1: Spinning is Everything (heads or tails predicted)
  • Phase 2: A Penny for your Thoughts (coin after elimination process predicted)
  • Phase 3: Heads Up (date on a chosen coin predicted)
  • Phase 4: Eye-Con (coin bends)
  • Phase 5: A Supplementary Continuation
  • Phase 6: Folie à Plusieurs
  • Afterthoughts
  • Further Thoughts (incorporating Yigal Mesika's "Electric Touch")
  • Notes
2019 1
Michael Rubinstein The Bent Coin Routine spectator's and performer's coin each get bent
VariationsAlso published here
  • At the Table lecture, 2017
2020 288