Matchbox Penetration

Trick by The Essel Magic
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Matchbox Penetration

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Trick by The Essel Magic (19.95)

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The magician holds a matchbox and a long needle with a ribbon passing through the eye of the needle. He holds the matchbox with one hand and draws attention to a small hole in the center of the face of the box. He passes the needle through the hole and the ribbon is seen clearly on both sides of the matchbox. The spectator is asked to pull the ribbon out of the box and the magician asks the spectator if that was amazing. Of course the spectator didn't find anything interesting or amazing about that. The magician seems to be disappointed but then suddenly remembers something. He says that he forgot to tell them that what he has done is an impossible phenomenon as the entire interior of the matchbox is occupied by a solid brass block. The magician pulls the matchbox drawer open and shows that indeed there is a solid brass block. The block is dropped into the spectator's hand and it is a heavy, solid brass block without any holes in it.


Customer reviews for Matchbox Penetration



I agree somewhat with the other reviews here but I differ as well since I like this type of magic item. Yes it is not in the league of some of the better quality ones produced but is on $10. I think if you just presented this as a stand-alone "magic trick" it may not give you what you are after but if you were able to just bring this into play when doing something else and not making any fuss...such as having the needle stuck in and attached to a small ribbon and moving it around so to speak for any trick then just dumping the block out after you have withdrawn the ribbon and let the audience decide...that may get a better reaction...hey its only $10.



Questionable quality. My 9 year old, he too does magic, guessed and revealed the secret with NO effort. He presumed it was for him, since it lacked a professional feel. He told me to return it. I told him it wasn’t for him. He said, “Okay you can keep it then.” ?? That said, the crew at Vanishing Magic are very professional and helpful. Be well, be blessed, be magical.



I bought a matchbox penetration item several years ago and loved it. After a while it starts showing it's age and becomes noticeable to spectators how it is performed. I bought this item to replace my old one; however, this item is nothing like my old one. How it works is completely different. I will never be able hand out the item for inspection like I could with my old one.


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  • malcolm asks: Hi Regarding the steel block used in the penetration, is it one solid colour with no squares or pattern on it? When it is examined by a person, is the secret undetectable? I do know how it is done, but I have read that some manufactures of the block, the quality is very poor. I am just trying to establish this one is of the best quality, and the surface of the block is smooth and the secret is undetectable. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Kind Regards Malcolm Underwood

    • 1. William answers: Clear criss cross grid marks on the block, not smooth.
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  • Robert asks: Can you please tell me if the block can be handed out? If not, can it be shown on both sides convincingly?

    • 1. Dottore answers: It can be handed out.
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