Charlier Cut

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Step-by-step demonstration of the Charlier Cut

The Charlier Cut or One Hand Cut[1] is a method for cutting a deck of cards with only one hand. It is used by some card magicians as part of their act. In spite of this, it is considered a "flourish" rather than a card trick because there is no particular secret to doing it: all movements made are in free view of the spectator and there is no doubt as to how it has been performed. It is used simply as a demonstration of dexterity.

Literature[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Mark (1988) [1975]. Mark Wilson's Complete Course In Magic. Courage Books. ISBN 0-89471-623-9.  One Hand Cut, pp. 149-153.