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 Early published descriptions of the Buckle taught using all four fingers or the third or fourth fingers at the side of the deck or packet to accomplish the Buckle of the bottom card. Edward Marlo was the first to publish the idea of using of the first finger at the outer right corner for doing the Buckle, in which the card was buckled sidewise, down its length (see his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14129/​Deck+Deception/​21|Deck Deception]]//,​ 1942, p. 21). He could not have known that in "MSS III, 18" (above), the anonymous author described a very similar approach, using the second finger. When Dai Vernon included a description of using the forefinger to buckle the bottom card diagonally, in his "​Mental Card Miracle"​ (//​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18141/​Stars+of+Magic/​85|Stars of Magic]]//, Series 5 No. 3, 1949), for taking the card into Gambler'​s Cop, Marlo extended the idea to the Double Buckle and Triple Buckle. See his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10922/​The+Cardician/​103|The Cardician]]//,​ 1953, p. 102. However, Herb Zarrow also claimed to have come up with the same Double Buckle technique. Given the age of the Buckle and the popularity of the Buckle Count, independent invention was, perhaps, inevitable. However, in the case of Marlo and Zarrow, things were contentious. Zarrow claimed to have shown Marlo the Double Buckle more than a year before //The Cardician// was published. Long an underground debate, Zarrow'​s side of the story was eventually aired by David Ben in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17668/​Zarrow/​78|Zarrow]]//​ (2008, p. 62). For more in defense of Marlo on the issue, see Jon Racherbaumer'​s essay, "What about the Buckle Count?",​ in the April 1992 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10986/​Olram+File/​188|The Olram File]]// (Vol. 1 No. 11, unpaginated). Early published descriptions of the Buckle taught using all four fingers or the third or fourth fingers at the side of the deck or packet to accomplish the Buckle of the bottom card. Edward Marlo was the first to publish the idea of using of the first finger at the outer right corner for doing the Buckle, in which the card was buckled sidewise, down its length (see his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14129/​Deck+Deception/​21|Deck Deception]]//,​ 1942, p. 21). He could not have known that in "MSS III, 18" (above), the anonymous author described a very similar approach, using the second finger. When Dai Vernon included a description of using the forefinger to buckle the bottom card diagonally, in his "​Mental Card Miracle"​ (//​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18141/​Stars+of+Magic/​85|Stars of Magic]]//, Series 5 No. 3, 1949), for taking the card into Gambler'​s Cop, Marlo extended the idea to the Double Buckle and Triple Buckle. See his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10922/​The+Cardician/​103|The Cardician]]//,​ 1953, p. 102. However, Herb Zarrow also claimed to have come up with the same Double Buckle technique. Given the age of the Buckle and the popularity of the Buckle Count, independent invention was, perhaps, inevitable. However, in the case of Marlo and Zarrow, things were contentious. Zarrow claimed to have shown Marlo the Double Buckle more than a year before //The Cardician// was published. Long an underground debate, Zarrow'​s side of the story was eventually aired by David Ben in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17668/​Zarrow/​78|Zarrow]]//​ (2008, p. 62). For more in defense of Marlo on the issue, see Jon Racherbaumer'​s essay, "What about the Buckle Count?",​ in the April 1992 issue of //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10986/​Olram+File/​188|The Olram File]]// (Vol. 1 No. 11, unpaginated).
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 +Also see [[cards:​buckle_count|Buckle Count]].
  
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