This one is no exception- you'll use it a lot!
The effect: you show a nicely finished wooden frame along with a steel blade. You slide the blade into the top of the frame and let the spectator see it as it passes past the front porthole. There is no question that anything placed inside the porthole would be hit by the blade as it passes. Yikes!
To make the trick even more astounding, you place a wooden match or toothpick in the small hole underneath the porthole.
Of course, now comes the drama! Invite your spectator to place his finger into the porthole. With as much fanfare as you like, you suddenly push the blade downward- it passes RIGHT THROUGH the spectator's finger! The spectator's finger is unharmed- but the toothpick has been chopped in two!
A classic version of the Finger Chopper effect, beautifully manufactured in wood and steel for many years of performance perfection. Chopper is about 6" high; blade is about 4" long.