Wow... alot of unhappy magicians! Doesn't matter what any magician does on TV... someone is bound to become jealous...it's a known fact... I appologize for not meeting the needs of many magicians... but doesn't matter what I do on TV... there is always some discussion of good, bad, or indifferent... No one thought I could vanish a train or do a tiger trick... or ever leave Canada to become successful in the USA... When you are a driven person... you meet many many many jealous people along the way I have found out over the last 10 years!
In regards to the Handcuff episode... for those who do television a lot then I don't need to explain this to you, but for those who don't... they shoot hours and hours of footage... after that it's all in the hands of the editors and directors... Yes, I did make a mistake on my 'first take' calling the cuffs Darcy instead of Darby which was an honest mistake as one of the production team staff members was named Darcy and it just slipped when I was talking about the cuffs. We reshot it many times, everytime with the correct name 'Darby' unfortunately once I walk off set the editting isn't in my hands.
One thing I can be 100% for sure... is YES they are Houdini's handcuffs, they do have all the necessary paperwork... and they are worth the amount stated. Who would spend that much I am not sure... but that is a recorded amount.
Keep watching the Pawn Stars... I am sure I am not done upsetting people yet... ;)