74 entries in Rope / Knot Effects / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Victor A Restored Tape and Ring Effect borrowed ring tied to end of ribbon, ribbon cut in center and tied back together, knot vanishes and ribbon is restored while spectator is wearing ring, “Introducing a Novel Principle”
1940 ca. 47
Al Baker A Rope Interlude thread, unknotting rope
Also published here 1941 74
The Captive Knot knot in center of rope vanishes under handkerchief, knot on the ends of rope to make it more difficult
1941 ca. 31
Wholesale Knot Removal knots in two ropes are removed under handkerchief while ends are held, ropes are tied together with thread
1941 ca. 35
Gone Again vanish of multiple knots in a rope
1941 ca. 35
Walter B. Gibson The Furloined Rope Trick removing knots from rope
Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 20)
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Three Knots in a Rope three knots appear, one disappears, one is untied, one is taken off
1942/27 339
Self-Untying Rope thread
1942/27 349
The Phantom Knot disappearing knot
1942/27 353
Hindu Knots knots appear and disappear
1942/27 355
Vanishing Knot Flourishes five methods
1943/27 99
John Mulholland String for A Parcel magician displays two strings that are knotted together forming a loop, he cuts off one knot, other knot vanishes leaving full string, string stretches
1944 72
J. B. Bobo Knots to You "J. S. Bobo" (?), rope curled around hand, number named, that many knots appear in rope, one is blown away
Also published here Nov. 1945 164
J. B. Bobo Knots to You rope in hand, number named, that many knots appear, then one is blown off
Also published here 1947 121
U. F. Grant Knots in Paper Sack spectators make many knots in rope, it is held in paper bag with top visible, knots vanish
Oct. 1948 9
Tony Lopilato The Tony Lopilato Knot dissolving knot
Variations 1948/27 323
John Benzais The Secret of Gorius Gordius, knot vanishes and reappears while spectator hold both ends
1967 99
Paul Maurer, Gerd Behrend Kleines Seilknoten Intermezzo knot around matchbox vanishes
Inspired by
  • Gerd Behrend in "Magisches Magazin" Nr. 4, January 1959.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 6)
Arthur Setterington The Indian Rope Trick knot disappears twice in rope and appears again, story of the indian rope trick
1968 7
Red & White Ropes two ropes are knotted to a loop and linked, they unlink behind back and knots vanish
1968 22
E. Leslie May En Rapport two ropes, sympathetic knots, knots are tied in one rope and then knots are found in second rope
1968 118
Enrique Solonas The African Knot knot becomes smaller and disappears, rubber band method
1968 54
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini Vanishing Knot knot becomes smaller and disappears, thread method
Also published here
  • in Linking Ring
1968 58
John Hamilton Scientific Rope magnetic ends, held together with thread
  • cut & restored
  • Disappearing Knot
  • Penetration Of A Wand Or Pencil
Aug. 1970 353
Dick Jarrow Knot-So as Richard Jarrow, knot around tube dissolves
Variations 1971
Magick (Issue 16)
Mike Tannen Sliding & Vanishing Knot
1972 381
Tenkai Ishida The Knot of Foam dissolving not, with invisible thread
Also published here
  • in "Genii" April, 1967.
1974 100
Jerry Mentzer Improved Kavorting Kords knot in red rope and knot in white rope transpose and back, then knots are slid off and vanish
1976 6
George Sands Vanishing Knot Addition
Also published here 1976 40
George Sands Dissolving Knot
Also published here 1976 41
Karl Fulves, Joseph H. Fries, Elmer Applegit Subtract a Knot knot vanishes from rope
1977 50
Karl Fulves Contest Rope (extra sheet)
two ropes tied together on both ends, contest with spectator who unties quicker, performer's knot vanishes, making one rope
Inspired by 1979 2
Peter Marshall Grab A Bight dissolving knot
Feb. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Jack Mitzman "I Believe" dissolving knot around rolled piece of paper
Oct. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 10)
Ron Fredrick The Babushka Routine five phase routine with dissolving knots and a large handkerchief, final one is through neck
1982 7
Jan Torell Das Knotenseil knot in rope visibly vanishes, metal hook
1984 21
Manfred Cattarius II. Auflösen von Knoten several ways to make a real knot dissolve
1984 15
Tommy Wonder The Dissolving Knot wire gimmick
Aug. 1986
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Arthur Carlsen An elusive knot disappearing knot
Also published here
  • The Ashley Book of Knots
1986 13
Milbourne Christopher Vanishing Square Knot
Also published here
  • The Ashley Book of Knots
1986 14
Martin Gardner, Milbourne Christopher Christopher's Knot dissolving knots routine
Inspired by
  • Milbourne Christopher's Square Knot (Hugard's Magic Monthly, August 1958)
Related to
1986 30
Karl Fulves Gremlin Tube rope around cardboard tube, knot tied outside vanishes and appears inside tube
1986 62
Pat Conway At the Drop of a Knot knot in rope vanishes and appears in different part of the rope
1987 100
R. C. Buff Under the Handkerchief Chefalo knot dissolves under cover of handkerchief
1987 12
R. C. Buff Instant Tying and Vanishing using two-handed rapid knots to go into position for Chefalo knot
1987 12
R. C. Buff Dissolving a Genuine Square Knot While Ends are Held by Spectators using the Delben Rope Gimmick, behind handkerchief
1987 18
R. C. Buff, J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen A Lady's Influence two different colored ropes are knotted together and knot dissolves
1987 9
Joseph K. Schmidt Male and Female Rope handling to male false and real knot
1987 15
Conrad C. Bush It was Just an Optical Illusion three knots on rope are placed on hand and vanish
1987 19
Hiroshi Sawa Napoleon's Knots three knots appear, are untied, appear again and vanish
1988 133
Hiroshi Sawa Torrio Los Ropes three separate ropes are tossed up, comes down as a loop with ropes knotted together, becomes one rope
1988 140
Slide Off No. 2, knot vanishes
1990 5
Posi-Negative Knots No. 36, two knots made, rope shaken, both vanish
1990 69
Milbourne Christopher, Dr. Zina Bennett, Karl Fulves Triplicity No. 38, routine, three knots appear, one vanishes, one is untied and one is pulled off
1990 72
Roger Penrose The Penrose Knot No. 39, several knots in rope, spectator choses one, rope is pulled and all vanish except chosen one
1990 75
Patrick Page The Vanishing Knot vanishing knot
Also published here 1990 16
Patrick Page The Not-A-Knot Rope vanishing knot as it is pulled tight, thread
Also published here 1990 26
Patrick Page Der verschwindende Knoten vanishing knot
Also published here Nov. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Patrick Page Das Knotenunfähige Seil vanishing knot as it is pulled tight, thread
Also published here Nov. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Karl Fulves Untangled knot disappears
1993 6
Karl Fulves Wuffle Tube knot vanishes when placed in paper tube
1993 22
Selbstauflösung knot in rope is pulled off / vanishes
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2)
G. W. Hunter Shoelace Knot
1997 1
Al Schneider Much Ado About Knotting, Part II
  • The Schneider Technique
rope routine with knots that vanish, appear, come off
Apr. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4)
Al Baker A Rope Interlude thread, unknotting rope
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
Francis Tabary The Vanishing Knot
Inspired by
  • Flip's Sayonara Knot
2004 40
Francis Tabary Dematerializing Knot knot on end of rope is removed, with extra piece
2004 50
Francis Tabary Second Vanishing Knot doing a false knot one-handed, with extra piece
2004 168
Francis Tabary Instantaneous Vanish of Four Knots with extra piece
2004 172
Francis Tabary Appearance and Vanish of a Knot on a Rope Ring with extra piece
2004 174
Arthur Trace Circular routine with extra piece and solid ring
  • Part I: Knot in Loop (Tabary)
  • Part II: The Knot Vanishes
  • Part III: Loop to Ring
Apr. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 4)
J. W. Sarles A Rope Tale several knots tied in rope vanish, then cut & restored
Related to 2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
George Sands Vanishing Knot Addition
Also published here 2014 51
George Sands Dissolving Knot
Also published here 2014 51