Magic Lessons #47 – Sheikh Mabooty
The card stab trick or ‘mid-air’ card stab as it’s also know has multiple variations by so many well known magicians.
The premise is a card is picked from the deck by a selected audience member. The card is then returned and shuffled so it is lost in the rest of the deck. The magician is blindfolded and takes a sharp knife and plunges into the deck of cards and as it is sprung into the air, the audience member’s card is seen to be skewered to the magician’s knife.
There are many variations, some of which include blindfolds, no blindfolds, knives, swords or skewers. Sometimes the cards are spread across the top of a table and the knife is plunged into the pile of cards. The cards that remained are taken away until one card remains, the chosen card that is pinned to the tabletop.