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Mehtas
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Any idea which trick this gaff belongs to or what's the use of it ??

Its a non expanded shell and "insert" with large hole in it.

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Looks like a karate coin, with a shell to hide the hole.
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Thanks Michael,

My first thought was a finger through coin but never seen one that uses a shell. The hole is right size too.
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On Mar 6, 2019, Mehtas wrote:
Thanks Michael,

My first thought was a finger through coin but never seen one that uses a shell. The hole is right size too.


Are you sure they are part of a set and didn't just happen to be together?
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Are you sure they are part of a set and didn't just happen to be together?



Got it in a job lot of coin tricks. This was a stand alone gaff that doesn't seem to go with any other gaffs that came in the lot. I can recognise all the other gimmicks apart from this one.
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Thinking a karate coin too.
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On Mar 6, 2019, Mehtas wrote:
Thanks Michael,

My first thought was a finger through coin but never seen one that uses a shell. The hole is right size too.


BTW, finger through coin IS a Karate coin!

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Joel Givens had a routine in Magic Magazine using a [ and a finger gimlet. I saw him perform it at a Magi-Fest way back in the 90s. I don't recall what issue of Magic, but hopefully this will be a jumping off point for those interested.
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Happy you mentioned that Jamie, as I have never seen a [ for the Karate Coin, but I agree here with others that it certainly appears of that genre of effect, especially with the finger gimlet. It looks just like the one I made years ago and use to this day.

Though the [ would help hide the whole, a better way to do this is by instead of using a shell, to just use another regular coin...That's the way I did it when I put out my Crimp Karate Koin, then that way you can actually hand out the coin if you want, or at least show it much more cleanly. Just my 2 cents!
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Marion, wouldn't it be your $1 not 2 cents? (I assume you use halves not pennies.)
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It is in talk about tricks volume 2 by Joshua jay I believe (the givens routine)
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The gaff is shown on page 88 of Session The Magic of Joel Givens and yes it is used in a Karate Coin routine,
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Thanks manreb and Poor dini.
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The gaff is shown on page 88 of Session The Magic of Joel Givens and yes it is used in a Karate Coin routine,


Hey Manreb, is there a video of this anywhere? I'd like to see the presentation of it. I used to hear some good things about Joel Givens. Smile
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Unable to locate any except for some card work, check Vanishing inch website. Checked out his Facebook but to no avail.
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Thanks, was hoping to see this somewhere. Seems like it would be a good effect, but interesting that it's not something that's at least recorded on video somewhere by someone that thought it was something worthwhile. I remember seeing Eric Jones' version and thinking it was the best version I had seen in the genre...still think so.
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Any idea which trick this gaff belongs to or what's the use of it ??

Its a non expanded shell and "insert" with large hole in it.


Airship Magic used to make them that way, until I developed a tooling system to make more realistic ones.
Todd Lassen used to make them like this too, but I'm not sure about a shell for it.
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Check The Jean Hugard coin magic book Smile
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Mehtas,

If you have David Roth's Expert Coin Magic, read pages 34, 35, and 36.
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