Coin magic is a common spot for illusionist and street performers to get their feet wet. Coins are easy to take with you, rarely ruining the line of your chosen costume, and can even be borrowed from spectators. The sleight of hand invoked in a lot of coin magic gimmicks also helps add dramatic flair. Though as your skills advance, a lot of coin magicians and true working performers find it hard to beef up their bag of tricks while keeping their act fresh.
One great solution to this all too common problem is elevated coin bending tricks like the Ox Bender offered by Murphy’s. It’s a complete kit that comes with everything you need to practice this trick to perfection. It includes the Ox Bender gimmick, as well as a link to an in depth online video instruction to help you master every nuance.
One of the things that sets the Ox Bender coin magic trick apart from much of the coin magic field is that it is designed to be performed one handed. This means you can use the other hand for misdirection or to prepare another effect with deft sleight of hand.
A spectator takes out a coin and signs it. They hold the coin in their hand, and with your own dramatic flair the coin bends. It is a perfect trick to amaze even an ardent skeptic. It was truly designed to be angle proof with clean bends and no scratch marks being left on the coin.
This effect can also be used for bending and manipulating borrowed keys. As your skills evolve you can even bend certain types of necklaces!