WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

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WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

Postby MagicMustache » March 12th, 2019, 12:56 am

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Perhaps about 30 years ago, I owned a trick called Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key. It consisted of a key attached to a folded metal holder. The trick, or puzzle actually, is you can make the key pop out like a switchblade and no one else can do it. It was made by Montandon Magic in Oklahoma. The only thing I have left is a copy of the package. Not the same as Magic Christian's Click Blade Knife. The Gardner effect worked with a sort of "paddle move" that flicked the key out. The key had 3 pieces and no springs or gimmicks. Consisted of a key, holder(sheath) and bolt. I posted the question to the Magic Cafe about 3 yeays ago, but no one had the trick. Anyone have this?
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MagicMustache
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Re: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

Postby MagicMustache » March 12th, 2019, 2:51 am

Picture of key here: https://bit.ly/2UygCQq

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Re: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

Postby Philippe Billot » March 12th, 2019, 3:45 am

It's a very old trick!

First ad in The Conjurors' Magazine, september 1946. Sold by Montandon Magic.

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Re: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 12th, 2019, 12:52 pm

I believe that is included in my book "Martin Gardner Presents."
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Re: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

Postby MagicMustache » March 12th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Can this be 3d printed without legal issues?


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