Color-Changing Knives is a magic classic. Generally credited to
Walter Jeans it became a popular pocket trick in the 1930s.
In 1958 Arturo de Ascanio, who went under
the stage name Marcus, wrote the definitive book on the subject in Spanish.
In 1975 Jose de la Torre released Ascanio’s World Of Knives in
English which helped make the routine a staple of every close-up magician’s
After being out of print for decades
Ascanio’s World Of Knives is back and is better than ever, with many
clear photographs and illustrations that make all the techniques and
routines easy to learn. This book teaches you the many tools you need to
create your own routines with pocket knives that change color on command.
Yedid was the first person to win the Society Of American Magician’s
Close-Up Magic Championship more than once. He was also awarded the
Society’s rarely presented Originality Medal. Meir has spent the last 30
years touring throughout the world performing and teaching his brand of
This book features some of Meir's
offbeat magic with coins, cards, sponges, cereal and fingers. As an
added bonus the book includes additional routines by Gene Maze and Joe
Safuto. All of these routines are visual and memorable.
Highlights Include: Hallucination, Ribit-Rabbit, Disengaged
Maze’s Box Top, Joe
Safuto’s Porous Potholder. Also taught are all of the techniques used
within the routines. Original techniques include: Almost Perfect Vanish,
Half-Fist Sponge Steal, Tabled One-Hand Vanish, and much more.