This is 'Russian Roulette' with Knives... as featured on Wayne Dobson's Television Series 'A Kind of Magic'. One of Wayne's own personal favourites... Crafted through FIVE OF HEARTS MAGIC PRODUCTIONS.
This package includes:
Five beautiful 'Hand Turned' Hard Wood Knife Handles with 'Pyrography' detail work in the design, highly polished and varnished... polished aluminium blades, Aluminium Stand with Number Board and baize inlay on the presentation display area and inside the Carry Case. Soft Balsa Wood inlay in the Base for the daggers to fall onto...
The whole effect is presented in a beautifully crafted Carry Case for Professional Transportation... with foam inlay ideal for Stage, Cabaret and Cruise work. Commission Only. Limited Editions.
The performer begins by choosing a random volunteer from the audience. The volunteer is given numbered cards to shuffle and select one card face down, and put into his/her pocket. The remaining cards are handed back to performer and set aside.
The performer then introduces to the audience his/her set of completely identical knives, explains that the knives are sharp and real. They demonstrate the sharpness with stabbing a piece of paper and tearing it. Afterwards, they proceed to explain that only one of these knives is different, it has a retractable blade. This means that if stabbed against anything, the blade would retract causing no harm to the item or person.
The performer then continues to mix up all the knives, thus loosing the "safe" knife amongst the deadly ones. They then walk over to a board with numbered slots for each knife, and sets a knife in each place.
Finally, the volunteer is asked to reveal which number they had selected at the beginning of the performance..for instance #4. The performer removes knife #1.. explains that having such an amazing connection with their volunteer was able to tell them that "this was Not their knife", and stabs the knife into a board (or more theatrical use a watermelon). The performer proceeds to do this to knife #2 & #3.
Now only Knife #4 and #5 remain. The performer reminds the volunteer of their connection, reminds the audience of one of these knives is safe and one deadly, and you are so positive of your bond that you are willing to risk your own life to test it. The performer picks up the selected numbered knife, says "I am without a doubt 100% positive that THIS is YOUR knife!" and lunges it into their chest! After a brief pause, the performer reveals the knife was in fact the "Safe" knife, and stabs the last remaining knife into the board.
A true breath taking effect when performed, gives such a thrilling climax that leaves your audience wondering and amazed!
Shipping is NOT included in this item...