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Illusionist's Cane
Illusionist's Cane
Illusionist's Cane
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Illusionist's Cane

  • This incredibly rare cane was used by 19th-century French illusionists
  • The cane gives the illusion of a knife moving though the solid handle effortlessly
  • A mechanism of small hooks ensures the head never leaves the shaft
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$12,500
Item No. 30-8503

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Description
This fascinating and incredibly rare illusionist's cane is one of only a handful made for 19th-century French magicians. The knife, hidden within the cane, slices right through the neck of the carved head - but the head magically remains attached to the cane! This captivating feat is accomplished with the help of a mechanism of small hooks that catch the cane’s shaft and keep the head attached as the knife slides through. The head is. . .
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This fascinating and incredibly rare illusionist's cane is one of only a handful made for 19th-century French magicians. The knife, hidden within the cane, slices right through the neck of the carved head - but the head magically remains attached to the cane! This captivating feat is accomplished with the help of a mechanism of small hooks that catch the cane’s shaft and keep the head attached as the knife slides through. The head is beautifully carved out of rich ebony wood, while the remainder of the handle is formed of carved horn. A tapered wooden shaft completes this wonderful stick.

19th century

34 1/4" length
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Illusionist's Cane
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: System/Gadget Canes
Length: 34 Inches
Height: 34.25 Inches
Illusionist's Cane
Decorative Canes

      The decorative canes available to collectors today are those hailing primarily from the second half of the 19th century and into the 1920s. Most decorative canes have a plain shaft...

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