118 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) 16
Unknown Bending the Spoon against table, optical illusion gag, done for real as gag
1941 After the Dessert 14
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 44
Jay Marshall The Difference spoon bend on table
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
George Karger Karger's Bent Coin switch
1945 My Best 172
Nepomuk Nickleplated bending spoon convincer
Related toAlso published here 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 200) 799
Unknown The Bent Penny coin bends in spectator's hand
1952 Modern Coin Magic 186
Derek Vernon Nickel-Plated bending spoon convincer, coin
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 7
Edward Marlo Solid-Soft-Solid-Gone coin folded in paper is bent
1957 Coining Magic 16
Bert Allerton The Bent Spoon
Related to 1958 The Close-Up Magician 10
Gene Nielsen Gellerism Plus penny bending
1973 Magick (Issue 81) 402
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 Close-Up Mental Magic 51
Bob Hamilton Bent Upon Deception.. key bend with the aid of other keys
Jan. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 58
Barry Govan The Bending Key
June 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 115
B.C. Milnov The Mind Benders nail / spike bending
1975 Magick (Issue 127) 631
Stephen Minch Mental Metals nail bending
1975 Mind & Matter 13
Stephen Minch Wilting Coinage bending borrowed coin visibly
1975 Mind & Matter 47
Philip T. Goldstein Chaos gathered metal objects put in a handkerchief and react on their own, some of them are bent
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 27
Harvey Rosenthal The Unknown coin bends in two steps, metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 10
Al Mann Metal-Kinesis spoon bends under handkerchief, Dick Van Brummer's "The Solid Ghost"
1976 Mental-Ettes 9
Tony Shiels Bend, Baby, Bend! on Uri Geller and methods to bend, spoons, nails and keys
1976 The Shiels Effect 10
Unknown The Bent Spoon with both hands on table
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 214
Philip T. Goldstein Onstage Bender staging for key-bending
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 18
Al Mann The Bends coin is bent and folded
Related to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 1
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
Gene Nielsen The Geller-Effect! spoon bending, two spoons
1977 Magick (Issue 170) 847
Amazing Randi The Amazing Randi spoon bends and eventually breaks
1977 Magick (Issue 183) 911
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) 1
Stephen Tucker Spoonerism spoon bending
Also published here 1978 The Talon (Issue 1) 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 Self-Working Mental Magic 69
Ted Lesley The Glass Key keys put in glass, glass explodes keys are bent
1981 The Shattered Chalice 10
Al Mann Notes other ways to break a glass and bend keys
1981 The Shattered Chalice 10
Mike Caveney Bent Spoons two spoons, one held wrapped in a napkin, the other one visibly
1981 Magicomedy 63
Ben Harris Round the Ben-d spoon bending, it breaks and is restored
Inspired by 1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 73
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
1981 Sleightly Original 67
Ross Bertram Eerie Feller metal bending with nail
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 202
Unknown Bending a Bar of Steel! No. 61
1983 101 Psychic Tests 16
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 Bending a Steel Bar with the Head! No. 74
1983 101 Psychic Tests 19
Stephen Tucker Spoonerism spoon bends and breaks
Also published here 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 45
Roger Klause Welded! spoon bending routine
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19) 182
Steve Beam Key Bender old car keys, borrowed, bent and unbent
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 91
Doug Edwards Past Bending fork or spoon is bend and broken
Apr. 1985 Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1053
Bob King Key Bender
Nov. 1985 Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1133
John Riggs One Handed Gellerism spoon bending, slow bend until it breaks
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 198
John Riggs Bent Over Double
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 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 Gellerism Revealed 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 Gellerism Revealed 21
Ben Harris Natural Bends exploiting already bent spoons like Uri Geller
1985 Gellerism Revealed 27
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Standard Bends
  • In the Hands
  • The Table Bend
  • The Chair Bend
  • The Microphone Bend
1985 Gellerism Revealed 27
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Not so Standard Bends
  • The Shipi Bend
  • Long-Distance Bends
  • The Natural Key Gimmick
1985 Gellerism Revealed 35
Ben Harris The B.H. Gimmick for key bending
  • The Handling
  • The Two-Handed Method
1985 Gellerism Revealed 37
Ben Harris The Bobo Switch applied to key bending
1985 Gellerism Revealed 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 Gellerism Revealed 48
Ben Harris The Cutlery Bend chapter intro
1985 Gellerism Revealed 63
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Effecting Bends in Cutlery
  • In the Hands
  • The Table Bend
  • The Chair Bend
1985 Gellerism Revealed 63
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Revealing Bends in Cutlery
  • The Twist Move
  • The Fair Play Move
  • The Pivot
  • Bendiferous
1985 Gellerism Revealed 68
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Rigged Spoon bowl falls off
  • Handling the Rigged Spoon
  • In the Spectator's Hand
1985 Gellerism Revealed 74
Ben Harris Bendsation
1985 Out Of His Mind! 119
Bob Nixon Mind Over Matter borrowed key is bent
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 9
Karl Fulves Noops! two spoons, one bent, condition reverses and other spoon is bent now
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1374
Ben Harris Twirl getting a cork-screw twist in handle
Variations 1988 Off the Wall 60
David Williamson A Spoon Bending Routine with secret extra bowl
Also published here Mar. 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 7) 8
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Spoon Beam spoon lifts up on hand before bending
Aug. 1990 Magick (Issue 443) 2213
Karl Fulves Bent Fork one tine of fork bends
1990 Cheat Sheet (Issue 3) 30
David Williamson A Little Spoon Bending spoon bending with secret extra bowl
VariationsAlso published here 1990 ca. How Magic Works 7
Fred C. Baumann The Folding Spoon
Mar. 1991 Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 3) 1901
Bob Friedhoffer Strongarm
Variations Aug. 1991 Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 8) 1959
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 Life Savers 12
Alan Alan Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1992 Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 4) 2059
Bob King Bend that Spoon! spoon bending routine, transformation into fork
Nov. 1993 Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 11) 2281
David Neighbors Bent Outta Shape several keys are bent, with spectator
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 1
Steve Dusheck Spike Bending
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 57
Sid Fleischman Spoon Twisting spoon moves, then has a twist in its handle, switch as spoon drops to floor
  • Tabletop Switch
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 34
Fred C. Baumann Shades of Geller spoon bending
Sep. 1994 Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 9) 2402
John Riggs Slow-Motion Gellerism bowl of spoon falls off
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 1) 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)
1994 Paramiracles 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 Paramiracles 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 The Perfect Key Bending 4
R. Paul Wilson Mr Spoons spoon bending
1995 The Little Black Book 15
Alain Nu Silver Wear clever spoon bending routine, three spoons
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1102
John Riggs Key Shocker
Related to 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 70
John Riggs Slow Motion Gellerism spoon bends and eventually breaks
1995 The Magic of John Riggs 73
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
Related to 1995 The Fine Print (Issue 2) 18
Felix Farrell Baby-Bend bending spoon, additional handle
1995 Aus dem Effeff... 45
Jon Allen Weird Science spoon bending, handle bent at 90° to the side
Inspired by 1995 Jon Allen's Lecture — The Director's Cut 5
David Williamson Eine Löffel-Verbiege-Routine spoon bending with secret extra bowl
Also published here 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 3) 96
Alan Nguyen Bender Ender spoon seems to move under cover of handkerchief, becomes bent
Inspired by 1995 Labyrinth (Issue 4) 16
Wylee Packer Off On A Bender bending a key
June 1996 Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2656
Alain Nu, Hiroshi Sawa Fender Bender one handed spoon bending routine
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 62) 1204
Alain Nu Impossibender spoon bending, forming a loop, one handed
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 62) 1205
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Torque coin gets hot, is dropped into drink which boils, bends
Variations 1997 Ah-ha! 12
Ken De Courcy Geller for Dinner multi-phase routine with spoon, spoon apparently bends then it vanishes
Aug. 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 2) 4
Robert Cassidy Psychokinetic Powers key bending, then pen falls off edge
1999 Real World Magic 241
Chad Long Stretching Silver borrowed quarter is bent and stretched, then returned
2000 Some Other Stuff... 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
2001 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5) 156
David Berglas Uri Geller on Uri Geller, metal bending, Robert Harbin
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 300
William Thomas Spoon Fed handle of spoon is twisted
2002 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 10) 397
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 182
David Williamson Prehensil Utensil spoon bending with secret extra bowl
Also published here 2003 MagiFest ManiFest 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) 28
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 285
Jay Sankey Prime Time Bend borrowed quarter visibly bends
2004 Sankey Unleashed 120
Jay Sankey Silver Lining spoon bending in napkin
2004 Sankey Unleashed 122
Jay Sankey Spinach thick nail bent
2004 Sankey Unleashed 124
Jay Sankey Twister spoon visibly spins 180 degrees, head is then twisted
Inspired by 2004 Sankey Unleashed 125
Daniel Garcia Clip Trip Straightened paperclip bends visually
2009 Limited 19
Unknown Bluff Bending against table, optical illusion gag
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 40
Dee Christopher BPQS gag message appears on spoon after spoon bending
2012 The Blackpool Prediction 42
Doug Edwards Geller Coffee bending spoon gag, prop
2013 Nukes 151
Tomas Blomberg Brazilian Bend spoon inside a cup of coffee slowly bends without touching
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 39
Alexander de Cova Wild Bending Coins coins bend one by one à la wild coin
2015 Burners — Vol. 2 300
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three — Volume I 25
Tino Plaz Mentales Plastik comedy nail bending routine with a straw
2018 Moby Trick 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)) 168
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 Icons 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 Rubinstein Coin Magic 288