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I am looking for either a gimmicked or- ungimmicked way to bend a borrowed key.

Can you help me out? What about dealer items? I think it's more stronger of a trick if the borrowed item is a key that is in the spectators possession. Bending a nail or a spoon that is provided by the mentalist might raise some eyebrows.

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Guy Bavli sold a thumb tip that had a metal gizmo in the very tip. There was a slot in which you could insert a coin or key and get the needed leverage to bend the item. Your hands appeared empty but you had this cool gizmo. Not sure if it's still available. I have one somewhere.

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I had a bongo type bender many years ago. It was kind of bullet shaped, with a slot at one end for the key, and a piece of elastic at the other end (so it went up the sleeve after the key was bent).

I think a coin bend is more practical. I'm not sure about the States, but in Scotland, if folks have a key on them, it's usually either their house keys, or car key. So neither is really suitably for bending without causing a huge inconvenience. A coin is far safer.



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Depending on the routine, and the shape of the key you want to bend, you could bend it by using another key.
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That's the way I am currently doing it. Doing an off-shoot of Cassidy's Bent on Strange.

Just looking for another way to do it.

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would this work?

https://miragenoveltyworld.com/products/quantum-bender-2-0-signed-coin-bending-magic-tricks-close-up-illusion-mentalism?variant=28409304481856&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3ZX4BRDmARIsAFYh7ZJ8UbfvDMMoGcx04K1jGFAENbMJ5lEW-3RGqLSXpdzKssrzb5fE1sMaArWoEALw_wcB

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PLEASE keep in mind that when borrowing a key to bend, it's not a key that they need. 

Some people carry keys that they don't need others don't. 
You don't want to go bending a key that someone needs to get in their house or is for something else that they may need and may not have another key for. 
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PLEASE keep in mind that when borrowing a key to bend, it's not a key that they need. 

Some people carry keys that they don't need others don't. 
You don't want to go bending a key that someone needs to get in their house or is for something else that they may need and may not have another key for. 


On the button, which is why I never borrow anything from spectators. It's bad enough when something happens to a borrowed item accidentally. To deliberately set out to vandalise borrowed property is lunacy.

It's taking the "the Magic is better with borrowed items" way beyond the pale.

It always makes me cringe when I reread John Scarne's autobiographies and he describes the Bill in Lemon. He seems to take great pleasure in returning the bill soaking in lemon juice. A wonderful way to thank a volunteer spectator.

Actually I do occasionally borrow a coin, that's because it can be replaced, or dropped on the floor without too much trauma. Unless, of course it's a cherished antique doubloon, in which case it should be under lock and key, preferably an unbent key.
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