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-====== Ose's False Cut ====== 
-This triple, tabled false-cut has been credited to Jay Ose, beginning with Harry Lorayne in //​[[http://​​display/​20030/​Close+up+Card+Magic/​95|Close-up Card Magic]]//, 1962, p. 93. A remotely related procedure to the cut is described by F. W. Conradi in his //Der Moderne Kartenk√ľnstler//,​ 1896, p. 19; and repeated in August Roterberg'​s //​[[http://​​display/​20169/​New+Era+Card+Tricks/​53|New Era Card Tricks]]//, 1897, p. 45. These three-, four- and five-pile cuts restore the deck to its cyclic order, and a final cut at the original bottom card brings the deck back to its initial order. 
-Prior to Conradi, Henri Decremps, in //​[[http://​​display/​5129/​Decremps+from+Kaufman/​154|Testament de J√©rome Sharp]]//, 1785, p. 154 of the Hugard translation,​ describes another five-packet false cut, the pattern of which is different from that described by Conradi. The closest in concept to Ose's cut is Richard Himber'​s false cut in //​[[http://​​display/​22997/​The+Tarbell+Course+in+Magic+Volume+III/​198|The Tarbell Course in Magic, Volume 3]]//, 1943, p. 196, which is a two-packet version of the "​Ose"​ cut. 
-And while Jim Swain has claimed the idea of having a spectator do the Ose cut (see //21st Century Card Magic//, 1999, p. 24, and //​[[http://​​display/​25343/​MAGIC+MAGAZINE+VOL+12+No+1+6/​459|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 12 No. 4, Dec. 2002, p. 97), he was preceded by a description in Paul Harris'​s //The Art of Astonishment,​ Vol. 3//, 1996, p. 300; the basic cut is claimed here to come from //Expert Card Technique//,​ although this seems an error. The text doesn'​t clarify whether the idea of a spectator-driven Ose cut was provided by Harris or Long, but in personal conversations with Long, he defers all credit to Harris.