Let your spectator thread a brass nut onto an ordinary piece of string. With your spectator holding both ends of the string to make sure the nut can't slide off, you cover the nut with a cloth. When you whisk the cloth away, the nut has disappeared from the string- it's in your hand!
Easy to do, easy to carry in your pocket for performing at a moment's notice!
The Phantom Nut is the deluxe version of the classic Spirit Nut trick.
If you are out to dinner, you can casually use your cloth dinner napkin as a cover. It's perfect!When the brass nut is released from the string, you have the choice of letting it fall into your hand, or letting it fall onto the table, which creates a nice startling noise.