43 entries in Silk & Handkerchief / Knot Effects / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Vanishing Knots
1876 Modern Magic 238
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hexenknoten silks are suddenly knotted together, then loose again, secret rubber band, attachment at back of chair that holds it until needed
Feb. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3) 35
Harry Houdini The Vanishing Knot
1909 The Art of Magic 336
T. Page Wright Knotty Travels vanishing knots in handkerchief with story presentation
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 51
Edward Bagshawe Uniting the Colors knot dissolves from silk twice, silk vanishes and reappears tied between two others, apparatus
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 15
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Knots three knots vanish
1938 Greater Magic 613
Unknown Vanishing Knots silks are tied together, false knot
1938 Greater Magic 613
Mitchell Dyszel The Travelling Knot knot in silk slides down and dissolves
1939 The Jinx (Issue 56) 400
Al Baker The Knot that just won't
Variations 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 200
Keith Clark Silks Supreme silk produced, knot effects, silk becomes two, then three, then six and up to eighteen or more
  • As the Spectator Sees It
  • Properties
  • Preparation
  • Presentation
    • 1. A Striking Experiment
    • 2. The "Naughty" Knots
    • 3. Squeegie, Squeegie!
    • 4. The Fourth Dimension
    • 5. Another Silk Appears
    • 6. The Conjurer Counts - And Counts Again!
    • 7. The Sympathetic Silks
    • 8. The Multiplication Finale
1942 Silks Supreme 1
Unknown A Knotty Interlude tight knot is resolved, knot appears
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 125
Unknown The Spirit Handkerchief multiple knot routine with a thayer cabby
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 258
Dr. Jacob Daley A Silk Trick three handkerchiefs are knotted together and the two knots placed in a glasses, knots dissolve
Also published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 302) 7
George Blake Uncanny Hanks four silks tied on ribbon, one by one the specified knots dissolve and silks drop
Variations 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 107
Slydini Slydini's Knotted Silks two silks repeatedly untie
  • Preparation for Tying
1960 The Magic of Slydini 177
Janel Kid Trick With A Rope vanishing knot
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 39
Conrad Schmoranzer Der verschwundene Knoten vanishing knot in silk, placed inside a box
1962 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 3) 190
J. W. Sarles Transit Silks three silks vanish behind screen, reappear knotted on wand when it is tossed in air, black art
Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 215
Eddie Joseph The Nuptial Knot serpent silk handling with reel
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 143
Eddie Joseph My De-Luxe Routine and Handling of the Serpent Silk
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 153
Eddie Joseph The Spirit Lends a Hand bracelet unties from handkerchief in cup
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 155
Harry Lorayne Not a Knot!
1977 The Magic Book 257
Slydini Slydini's Two Silk Routine
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 59
Ken Brooke Method for "The Untying Silk" self-untying knot
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 75
Ron Fredrick The Babushka Routine five phase routine with dissolving knots and a large handkerchief, final one is through neck
1982 The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 7
Nelson Lyford, R. Waddell Die Knotenlosen Knoten silk knot routine with change bag
Jan. 1983 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 4) 154
Unknown Silk Moves
  • Unknotting Silk
  • Knot That Isn't
shown by Charlie Miller (1939)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 27
Jean Hugard Tuchknoten & andere Spielereien collection of silk knot effects and flourishes, stretching silk
  • 1. Ein Tuch in die Länge ziehen
  • 2. Das nicht zu verknotende Tuch
  • 3. Ein beidhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 4. Zwei Blitzknoten
  • 5. Die Vereinigungs-Knoten
  • 6. Der Arm-Blitzknoten
  • 7. Ein einhändiger Blitzknoten
  • 8. Fliegende Knoten
  • 9. Einhand-Knoten mit zwei Tüchern
  • 10. Ein-Hand-End-Knoten
  • 11. Drei-Tücher-Blitzverknotung
  • 12. Doppel-Schleifen-Knoten
  • 13. Die verschwindenden Schleifen-Knoten
  • 14. Verschwindende Knoten
  • 15. Ein Tuch mit sieben Enden
  • 16. Zwei Knoten aus einem
  • 17. Ein magisches Auffädeln
  • 18. Tuch durch Bein
  • 19. Die Stanley Collins' Variante
  • 20. Das Schlagen eines Knotens ohne Loslassen der Enden
  • 21. Das sich selbst entkontende Tuch
  • 22. Ein nützlicher Knoten
  • 23. Das schwebende Tuch
  • 24. Das Heimkehrer-Tuch
  • 25. Das Herumwirbeln eines Tuches
  • 26. Ein Geschicklichkeits-Trick
July 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3&4) 175
Karl Fulves, Slydini Dissolvo two silks tied together untie in glass
Also published here 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 39
Unknown Teach In No. 33, two silks tied together untie in paper bag
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 97
Karl Fulves, Slydini Dissolvo No. 34, two silks tied together untie in glass
Also published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 99
Dr. Jacob Daley Releaso No. 36, three handkerchiefs are knotted together and the two knots placed in a glasses, knots dissolve
Also published here 1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 106
Karrell Fox "No Not" fairly knot tied vanishes
1988 My Latest Book 26
Tenkai Ishida, Joe Berg Joe Berg and Tenkai's Silk Knot Vanish Tenkai's handling of the Berg Vanish
Inspired by
  • "Berg Knot" (Here's New Magic, 1937)
Related to
1988 The Scents of Sophistication 9
Tenkai Ishida Vanishing Silk Knot with recounting of a Tenkai performance
Related to 1988 The Thoughts of Tenkai 1
Jimmy Grippo Grippo's Wish kind of Slydini's Silks with one silk
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 257
John Hamilton Tuch und Ringzieher-Zauberei knot vanish handlings with reel
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2) 70
Ken Brooke Das sich selbst entknotende Tuch self-untying knot
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 3) 118
William Larsen, Rudolf Braunmüller Fatima routine with one handkerchief
  • Das wachsende Tuch
  • Der verschwindende Knoten
  • Der Einhandknoten
  • Stab durch Tuch
  • Tuch durch Stab
  • Fatima (puppet from handkerchief)
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4&5) 182
Charlie Miller, Ron Bauer Left-Handed Hank knot dissolves
Inspired by 2001 Left-Handed Hank 1
Kurt Weiss Ghost Detector red and white silk tied together, they untie by themselves, apple in paper bag transforms into two oranges, rubber apple
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 204
Patrick Page, Charlie Edwards The Knotted Handkercheifs Slydini silks
2011 Magic Page by Page 320
Johnny Thompson Unprepared Serpentine Silk knot vanishes with a snap
Inspired by
  • an item from Keith Clark
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 233