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. But in the majority of cases this was not the case and his legacy would of been stronger had he made some efforts to do so.
Mikame has Devised TWO Effects into a Single Trick! Block Penetrates a flat wooden tray and then Penetrates a Rope. Mikame Craft is etched on EACH Tray for authenticity. Mikame’s high quality reputation is unsurpassed, the Penetration Block & Rope proves he was a master woodworker. His attention to detailed woodwork stands throughout this high quality piece of magic.
TWO Highly VISUAL Illusions combined in this effect: Place the flat wooden tray into between the two wooden tubes on top of each other. The yellow Die is seen traveling through the tube and penetration the tray! Immediately hand out the Tube and Die! The second visual penetration fools the wise guys: A white rope is put through the yellow Die’s center. You hold the block so both ends of the rope are seen, the block is definitely secured. Give the rope a quick magic tug – the rope releases itself from the block! Super Rope Penetration! The rope and Die are seen separate! Tubes Measure 9 1/4″ Tall and 3 1/8″ wide.