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Double Cut

The basic mechanics for this sleight are described by Erdnase in the context of a tabled handling (see Expert at the Card Table, 1902, p. 103-4). Charles Jordan published an in-the-hands handling in “The Aces Again” from Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects, 1922, p. 30 of the 1947 edition, using a side jog instead of a break. Arthur Buckley later published “Buckley's Method of Double Cutting Card to the Top of the Pack” in Card Control, 1946, p. 78. That same year, Dai Vernon's released his Cutting the Aces installment of Stars of Magic, Series 2 No.2, 1946, p. 27 of the 1960 bound compilation.