Razor's Edge By Morgan Strebler


5 white shoelaces are displayed, all held together, side-by-side, in one closed fist with the ends of the laces completely visible. They're all identical in color and length

The performer then explains the premise; a "Russian roulette" type effect... 4 of the 5 shoestrings will be grabbed - and PULLED - from the performer's hand, one at a time, until only one string remains in the hand

He says that he's "pretty sure" he knows which string will be left behind, and so has made a prediction... He has tied ONE item to ONE of the strings... This item is hidden in his closed fist

After a couple of FREELY SELECTED shoelaces have been stripped from the performer's hand, the performer tells the audience what the hidden "mystery" item is; a RAZOR BLADE

So you understand," explains the performer, "that all of these strings will slide freely from my tightly closed fist...except for one

Tension builds as, one by one, strings are randomly pulled out by different spectators. Them with only two remaining the spectator is asked to grab one. Suddenly the performer wildly pulls his fist back, freeing the empty string. Now only one string remains in his hand

With no funny moves, he opens his fist, revealing A VERY REAL RAZOR BLADE

No stooges
No forcing
FREE string selection
No difficult sleights
SAFE to perform but creates the illusion of extreme danger
Nothing to hide
No Palming
Ends clean


Can be easily, quickly and inexpensively assembled at home. No "backstage" set up required at all

Plays on stage or close-up, and can be completely surrounded


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