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Topic: Best razor blade swallow?
Message: Posted by: steve-pistolas (Feb 20, 2017 05:43AM)
Ok so I know this isn't strictly a sideshow feat, but I have seen it performed many times as one. Now my question is which one do people recommend. Heres the problem I do a lot of talking in my act and would like to present this trick but every version ive found you cant really talk because either you have razors in you mouth etc or have to come out already loaded up, so you cant talk at all. I would like to talk, eat razors in between each razor talk and finish empty.....any recommendations would be greatly appreciated
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 20, 2017 08:00AM)
Use the OLD D. Robbins prop. I broke in the biz in the mid '40s. (Carnie side show...12-15 times a day!) D. Robbins, made it possible. (The "load" goes in, after you've done all the talking.
Message: Posted by: shooz (Feb 26, 2017 07:54AM)
Hi Dick,
Went on the Robbins site... Didn't find it.
Is this the one with the flip over.... Red and black holder?
Had one in my youth like this and it worked great. Have never been able to re-acquire one. Any idea where to search?
As always, Thanks in advance.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Feb 26, 2017 12:47PM)
There's also a section about it, in Vol. 4 of Tarbell.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 26, 2017 01:10PM)
Well, I was a good carnie! I made mine! Yes! I think you've described it well. I visited Herman Suss' carnie illusion show in the late '40s. He had one, Robbins probably hasn't made it in eons. (I imagine that it's not fancy enough for the Yoo Toobers!) (No chrome or plastic!)

It's just two pieces of cardboard (could be plastic, today) with black cloth glued or sewed on. The red ribbon is probably better sewed on, although with the glues available today, glue might work.

Another thought...see John Booth's "Marvels of Mystery" for his handling of "The man who swallows razor blades". He does the "work" with a plain white pocket handkerchief.

Hope this helps!
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Mar 2, 2017 09:21PM)
This is not razor blades, but this is a very good effect in the same vein. http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4585
Message: Posted by: Rook (Mar 22, 2017 04:29PM)
I've found Dan Sperry's version (sold as "Always Remember to Floss") to be very useful in maintaining the ability to speak, and the convenience of having dental floss right at hand makes it compact and convenient.
Message: Posted by: daviddelrey (Sep 2, 2017 12:38PM)
Steve - Did you ever find a solution?
Message: Posted by: steve-pistolas (Sep 22, 2017 07:32AM)
[quote]On Sep 2, 2017, Saint-Pol wrote:
Steve - Did you ever find a solution? [/quote]

Hmm yes and no, I have come up with my own regurgitation gimmick though which may be out in public soon ;)
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Sep 22, 2017 08:06AM)
Message: Posted by: Jerskin (Oct 30, 2017 07:47PM)
Otto Wessely has a great version.
Message: Posted by: JohnChaos13 (May 3, 2018 11:49AM)
I know that this post is a little old but if you are looking for a good Razor Blade DVD, Bizzaro has whole DVD of Razor Blades tricks called Helter Shelter. It is a great DVD and lots of fun ways to do this trick. http://www.bizzaromatic.com/