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Killer Key

by Sankey, Jay

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(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: Trick
Publisher: Sankey Magic

Product Description

A copper key is placed in your left hand and a nickel is held at your right fingertips. Both hands are slowly closed into fists and held a few feet apart, and yet a moment later when both hands are opened, the key and coin have impossibly changed places! You can even have the key and coin change places while the spectator holds onto one of the items!
The coin may be borrowed (and initialed!) and, if you want, the key may be examined beforehand. No pulls, reels, magnets, thumb tips, or shells. You don't even have to be able to palm a coin or perform a false transfer! It's that wonderfully easy to do. Within minutes of opening the package, you'll be able to perform this visually shocking miracle
Date Added: Jul 23rd, 2003


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August 15th, 2003 3:40pm
Reviewed by Bizzaro.
Key changes to nickel, nickel changes to key, they fall in love, run away together and get a house in florida making a meager living scavenging the beaches for loose change.

Ok maybe a bit off there but the effect is the same. Show a key.. really a key.. with a hole in it and everything. Then a nickel. Put the nickel in one hand.. and POOF they change places. Not too bad... but why not use a quarter?

Ah who cares it's still magic and Jay Sankey is still Canadian. What does he know about money... they don't have any up there really anyway. Still it's one of the best things that he has put out.

There are three performance options explained in the nice instructions.. and more if you use yer noodle. It's not a new idea in the sleightest (get it?) but still something that will go nicely with yer ring flite routine.


Official Review

April 14th, 2007 3:06pm
Reviewed by Gordon Meyer
Killer Key is an updated version of the old Chinatown Half trick. In that trick, a Chinese-style coin (which has a hole in the center) changes place with a US fifty-cent piece. The hole, through which you can see the palm of the performer’s hand, makes the trick particularly puzzling to those who might suspect a mere double-sided coin is being used. In Killer Key, the hole at the top of the key serves the same purpose, albeit in a much subtler fashion due to its smaller size.

Killer Key simultaneously solves one problem with Chinatown Half, while introducing another. The problem it solves is that a key is a common place and unsuspicious object, compared to an unusual Chinese-like coin. Or, at least it would be, if Sankey had provided you with a key that was cut to fit a lock. Instead, it’s a blank, which means you can’t pass it off as a key you’d normally carry.

The problem that Killer Key introduces is one of logic. With Chinatown Half, two coins are changing places.... [Read More]

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