Skill Level: Intermediate




Ignition by Chris Smith

Ignition is a key that can penetrate any borrowed object - a bill, a sugar packet, even a spectator's sleeve. Yet, when you rip the key out, there's no hole, no rip and no damage! You can pass the key and the borrowed object IMMEDIATELY for examination - there's only one key. They won't find anything because Ignition is a REAL CAR KEY that can withstand the closest inspection - even by a locksmith!

Ignition is always on you. When not in use, it travels inconspicuously on your key chain. The handling is so easy, anyone can learn it in minutes. There's even a quick start method that will get you performing immediately.

Ignition can be performed anywhere - surrounded. It's good for table hoppers, magicians on-the-go, and those spur of the moment situations when someone asks to 'see something'.

Ignition comes with access to an online instructional video that teaches 3 different routines:

  • Key through bill (even with plastic money)
  • Key through sugar packet
  • Key through shirt

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    Penguin Magic User

    Everywhere I go.

    Best carry with you effect to own. So visual and impromptu I love destroying important documents and shocking lawyers or real estate agents after all their work only to restore them. Usually as I'm leaving and they always look perplexed that they barely say goodbye to me. Too busy looking at their documents. Lol. This is a top quality product and best item I've purchased on penguin. The only regret you'll have is not buying one.

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    Highly Recommended

    This is magic you have with you all the time. Completely organic effect with a key you pull off your key ring and a borrowed bill. Great teaching on the video. Alternative handling offered. No fancy moves required. Just some basic palming at a few points but that's it. It's quick, visual and also auditory. Creates a fantastic illusion that your specs will remember. Perfect for walk around/close up magic. Gimmick is made very well and should last years under normal handling. Great as a stand alone, one off trick or as part of a themed magic set with keys or money etc. If you do close-up and like magic you would have on you anyway, buy this now.

    Penguin Magic User

    Used all the time

    I not only carry this all the time but use it all the time as well. Little sleight needed, always end clean and examinable. Made well

    Penguin Magic User

    Best new trick I bought this year

    I recently got back into close up magic and was looking for a few good effects to add to my repertoire from 40 years ago. This is by far the best I acquired. At my gig there was one group of millennials that was ignoring me in my event walk around. I thrust myself into their midst, asked for a bill and did ignition. It blew them away. So glad I got it. At my first showing, among friends at work i lost gimmick. I immediately ordered a new one. With double the price any way.

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