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MrHyde
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Can some wise person tell me where the Hunter Knot first appeared in print?

Regards,

Timothy
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Al Angello
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Timothy
Are you talking about the Hunter bow knot, or the Hunter puzzle knot. I do not know the answer to your question, but I do know two G W Hunter knots.
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MrHyde
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Hi Al

The Puzzle Knot. I was thinking it might have been in a British magazine
before it appeared in Tarbell. No further information has been forthcoming.

I'm writing up my routine that I have used at tradeshows for years.
Includes a couple of bits that have not seen print before and a flourish/juggling move that creates a mid air knot.

If you behave yourself for the next couple of weeks I might even slip you a copy for comment, juggler man.

Timothy
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Timothy
It is an honor for you to think of me as someone qualified to evaluate rope magic. As far as behaving myself, I will try to keep my big mouth shut to receive such a reward. I do speak up about the rope tricks I like, but I don't think I have ever condemned any rope tricks. It is well known that I love all rubber band, and rope magic.

Recently, with the help of my friend Dennis Loomis I have been putting together a stand up comedy rope routine, and I have found that the Hunter Puzzle knot is far more visual when you do it with a ring in the middle of the rope, and I like to do the Hunter Bow knot with a fake knot palmed, so I can just pull it off, and toss the fake knot up in the air.
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mindmagic
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I've been using Hunter's Impossible Knot for about forty years - it's my favourite single effect. I originally learned it from Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual" but of course Tarbell predates that.

If you're working on variations, check out Karl Fulves's handlings in "Self Working Rope Magic".

Barry
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Al,

Tthought you might enjoy the phase three, rope juggling move.
Check your inbox.

Timothy
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The oldest reference I could find in Ask Alexander is in the Encyclopaedia of Rope Magic (1941). G.W. Hunter died in 1936. The trick does not appear in the original Tarbell mail order course but does appear in the 1943 books. There is a reference in a 1919 Magic Wand were Hunter performed a "comedy knot tying effect".
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Check below, this forum, May 20, '17...IMPOSSIBLE KNOT...for more background on G. W. Hunter's (GREAT) "Impossible Knot".
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