Knot Unexpected

Trick by Jim Steinmeyer and Vortex Magic
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Knot Unexpected

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Trick by Jim Steinmeyer and Vortex Magic (79.95)

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Originally created by Jim Steinmeyer for Doug Henning, "Knot Unexpected" is the most practical and deceptive version of the "Moving Knot" and "Cut and Restored Rope" ever created.

Jim Steinmeyer is one of the most creative and influential magic creators in history. His creation of "Knot Unexpected" came about after Doug Henning performed the "Moving Knot" on his TV special. Doug wanted to come up with a more practical method for his touring show and reached out to Jim for help.

"Knot Unexpected" was a gem of an idea that was used for decades by professional magicians. But, nobody was ever able to truly make the perfect knife based on Jim's specifications. Until today...

Vortex Magic has dedicated two years and countless prototypes to creating the absolute perfect knife for the "Knot Unexpected" stage magic illusion. This prop truly looks and feels like a real knife and will cut the rope with ease. You can now confidently perform "Moving Knot" or "Cut and Restored Rope" with any type of magician's rope , or even regular rope, that you'd like.

The Main Routine

A rope held on both ends by two spectators is openly cut right in the center. The magician ties these cut ends into a knot and then impossible slides the knot along the rope freely. It's then moved all the way to one side. And the already amazed audience is left with their jaws on the floor as the this knot is untied and the two helpers are left with two drastically uneven lengths of rope.

  • Super visual
  • No trick ropes
  • No magnets
  • Everything is self-contained within the knife

Comes with special knife and download tutorial that teaches you how the knife works and the full "Moving Knot Routine."

You'll be smiling from ear-to-ear at how clever"Knot Unexpected" is. It is the genius of Jim Steinmeyer on full display. His innovative design makes it easy to perform the "Moving Knot" after just a tiny bit of practice.


You must be 18 or older to purchase "Knot Unexpected". This is a genuinely sharp blade. Please use caution when using and make sure the blade is kept away from your fingers and body. Keep out of reach of children.


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