ASCANIO'S WORLD OF
Color-Changing Knives is a magic classic. Generally credited to
Walter Jeans it became a popular pocket trick in the 1930s.
In 1958 Arturo de Ascanio, who went under
the stage name Marcus, wrote the definitive book on the subject in Spanish.
In 1975 Jose de la Torre released Ascanioís World Of Knives in
English which helped make the routine a staple of every close-up magicianís
The book was also one of the first Spanish
magic books to be translated into English, introducing the genius of Ascanio
to magicians around the world.
After being out of print for decades
Ascanioís World Of Knives is back and is better than ever, with many
clear photographs and illustrations that make all the techniques and
routines easy to learn. This book teaches you the many tools you need to
create your own routines with pocket knives that change color on command.
Techniques and routines include:
Classic Paddle Move (Modernized), Cleaning Paddle Move, Passing The Knife
From Hand To Hand, Appearance By The Pinkie, Turn With The Ring Finger,
Ultra Fast Turn, Classic Color Change, Ascanioís Half Turn, Bringasí Color
Change, Gansonís Color Change In A Spectatorís Hand, One Hand Color Change,
Color Change With Normal Knives, Manipulating The Knife As A Cigarette,
Push-Through Palm, Two Fu Manchu Passes, Stealing With A Pull, Change Of
Normal Knife To A Gimmicked One, Ascanioís Fast Change, To Tell The Sides Of
The Knife By Touch, A Knives Classifier, Three Psychological Procedures,
Psychological Aspects Of The Color Change, A Fred Kaps Routine, The
Handkerchief Pass, A Short And Easy Routine, Ascanioís Knives And
Color-Blindness and much more.
The main reason the Color-Changing
Knives are a classic of magic and a staple of many professional close-up
magiciansí repertoire is that you are able to create beautiful and visual
magic with ordinary objects. Once you learn these techniques you will never
leave home without a set of Color-Changing Knives in your pocket.
edition published by Meir Yedid Magic in 2011. 144-pages with more than 50
photographs and illustrations, 6"x9" softcover with color cover. Written by
Ascanio, translated by Jose de la Torre, with additions by Jose de la Torre,
Slydini, David Bamberg, and Meir Yedid.
TO READ THE FOREWORD AND TABLE OF CONTENTS (1mg PDF) CLICK:
Mogar's Ascanio Book Knife Set
Joe Mogar quality Color-Changing Knives are considered the best
available. Joe agreed to make a special set of knives that match-up with
all of the routines explained in the Ascanio World Of Knives Book. You
get a special five-knife set and an additional set of eight miniature
knives for the big finale.
The special set includes:
1- Red/Red three-inch knife.
1- Red/White three-inch knife.
1- White/White three-inch knife.
1- White/Green three-inch knife.
1- Green/Yellow three-inch knife.
8- Miniature multi-colored one-inch knives.
The thirteen knife set comes in two
drawstring bags. No instructions included.
NOTE: These are not identical to the knives
Ascanio used and do not have the key ring loops that he liked. These are the
high-quality Mogar knives made in the colors that are used for all the
routines in the book.