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STEEL BLINDFOLD What It Is & How to Use It

Richard Osterlind and Jeff Busby

Laymen are astounded when you perform any sort of magic or mentalism while blindfolded. Experienced performers know how much more effective mentalism, a Poker Deal or other gambling routine, psychic tests, the Card Stab, a Stop Trick, and even straight magic can be if you perform without the apparent use of sight. You can transform a simple effect into an applause-getting miracle through the addition of a blindfold.

Over the past two centuries many different trick blindfolds and blindfold methods have been marketed and explained in print. A survey of the pertinent literature will give you hundreds of methods to choose from. Only a very few are appropriate for the professional performer. The greater bulk of them are neither practical or convincing. Perhaps this is the reason that any sort of blindfold is rarely used.

Richard Osterlind's Apex Stainless Steel Blindfold is meant to be an improvement over existing methods, but it is far more than that — it is a new approach that offers several unique advantages over anything previously marketed or published. Prime evidence for this statement is the fact that Richard uses the Apex Stainless Steel Blindfold continually in his professional performances. Jeff Busby Magic, Inc. takes great pride in once again releasing a perfected professional method and product we hope will become part of your performing repertoire.

The magician or mentalist looking for the perfect method need look no further! The Apex Stainless Steel Blindfold allows rigid examination by the spectators. They will find nothing that will expose the subtle secret. No sliding panels, holes, gaps at the nose — nothing used in any other method. When the spectator tries the Apex Stainless Steel Blindfold on himself, he will see nothing, because his vision is completely obscured by a wall of thick stainless steel.

Yet, by knowing the diabolical secret you instantly and effortlessly have full straight-ahead vision. And while you have full vision, the spectators can examine your face from inches away and see nothing!

This is not a flimsy thin cover that looks as if it has been cut from a tin can. The Apex Stainless Steel Blindfold is a precision machined piece of thick, solid, gleaming stainless steel made by skilled craftsmen to look right and to work right all of the time.

There are none of the time-wasting preparations necessary with so many other blindfolds. No fumbling with tying straps, preparing dough, messy adhesive tape, scissors, and the like. The spectator examines it and you put it on. You're ready for your effect immediately!

We have gone to a great deal of trouble and expense to make the Apex Stainless Steel Blindfold the best ever offered to the magical fraternity. I'm sure that once you begin to use it, you'll have the same enthusiasm for it that we do.

However, even if you prefer for some reason not to use Richard's ingenious creation in favor of some other method, you will find this book full of new effects and valuable information that you may use in improving your work with the blindfold.

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