Without question one of the most coveted pieces manufactured from Mikame. There was no question Mikame was a great craftsman of quality wood apparatus. We knew him personally and when he started producing again featured his products exclusively in the States. We would meet with him every few years in Japan. In many cases he made substantial improvements with resepect to their design. Unfortunately, Mikame (to my knowledge), never credited previous innovators and crafters of the pieces he replicated. In some cases such details may be disputable, or even difficult to determine. However many pieces, including this one – the history was readily available. Eric Lewis produced “Savoy” which naturally preceeded this variations of this incredible fooler. Images used with permission from www.martinsmagic.com
A Switching Mechanism Beyond Your Imagination! A Masterpiece from the late Eric Lewis with limited production by Mentalist Al Koran, under the name ‘Savoy’. Mikame Craft improved the handling and mechanism for a straight forward magic effect. Show a beautiful wooden stand with a large opening similar to a Pagoda House. In FULL view is a heart shaped locket on a chain hanging down. In the locket is a written prediction. Ask three random audience members to call out a single digit number, giving you a three digit number.Write this 3 digit number down in the note pad, have another audience member hold the pad. You lift the chain on the locket NEVER touching the locket itself. Have ANY audience member open the locket and read your prediction inside, which MATCHES the random number called out! Mr. Mikame’s routine is a mentalism prediction. However, you can use a vanished Ring or even a marked coin sas well. This is extremely impressive magic!