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The Phantom Knife is Richard Osterlind's updated version of one of the most staggering effects in magic - Harrison's Knife Through Coat!
Richard has taken the basic secret and applied it to today's modern working conditions. He's also changed the apparatus itself, from an unusual, thin pocket knife to a modern genuine Victorinox Swiss Army Knife that is commonly carried today. The apparatus is machined by hand to exacting tolerances and looks and works perfectly!
Basically, you borrow a shirt from someone who is wearing a loose fitting one over a bottom tee. (You can also use your own shirt or handkerchief.) The shirt is stretched out and held by two volunteers. You take out a dollar bill along with a small pocket knife. The bill is placed in the center of the shirt and the knife is lowered under it. Please note that you really do place the knife under the shirt!
The knife is now seen to penetrate the shirt and the bill. The blade is withdrawn...and there is no hole in the shirt! This is repeated a second time and the bill is actually lifted to show the blade penetrating the shirt! Again the knife is removed and there is no hole!
Finally, the knife blade is passed through the shirt once more but this time, the entire knife is passed through the shirt, again with absolutely no damage!
This is one of the most mind-boggling effects in all of magic...and you will be amazed at the incredible secret!