“By far the best routine I’ve seen!” – Jeff McBride
“Mr. Ellis has designed a routine that not only allows you to perform the trick safely but leaves you totally clean at the end.” – Tim Quinlan, Inside Magic
“Ellis offers a first rate version of the classic razor blade routine where he swallows a series of blades, which ultimately reappear out of his mouth, threaded on a string. Ellis’ brilliant approach maximizes safety but still allows him to use the blades to visually slash jumbo playing cards. And the clean-up is logical, humorous and pure genius.” – Wayne Kawamoto, About Magic.com
Tim Ellis has been performing his version of the classic razorblade swallowing effect for over twenty years and has never been cut by the blades. This is the safest, the cleanest, and the most practical version ever created and has been praised worldwide as a modern classic.
You can now purchase this effect in
- INSTANT DOWNLOAD VIDEO – $10
- INSTANT DOWNLOAD EBOOK – $10
- Together with 10 other tricks in the ELLIS IN WONDERLAND EBOOK – $20
- Together with 28 other tricks in the TIMELESS MAGIC BOOK – Softcover – $35
- Together with 28 other tricks in the TIMELESS MAGIC BOOK – Hardback – $50
“He opened with Ultimate Blades, his version of razor blade eating, and fooled everyone with it. One at a time, each razor blade is used to cut a piece of paper (really) and then put directly into his mouth. After eating 5 blades he swallows a couple feet of dental floss and brings the blades out threaded. Not only is this method a fooler, Tim provides the presentation to make it entertaining magic (as he does with every effect in the lecture).”
– Tampa Bay, USA (2001)
“The effect that Tim presents is every bit as nerve racking and scary as any razor blade trick that I have seen to date – and I have seen a slew of them. Placing sharp pieces of metal in the mouth has always bothered me…probably one of the reasons why I have never done it.
That said, Tim uses the blades to cut paper, swallows the whole lot and then produces all the blades dangling on a piece of dental floss. The best part of the whole affair is the method, which is so darn easy and clever that even I’m tempted to give this a whirl.”
– Steve Brooks, The Magic Cafe
““We know the Razor Blade trick; We’ve performed the Razor Blade trick in front of real audiences; The Razor Blade trick was a closer of ours; And Mr. Ellis, that’s no Razor Blade trick.”
What Mr. Ellis demonstrates seems to be more of a circus freak-show stunt. It appears there is no trick to the trick. It looks like he is actually swallowing sharp razor blades. That’s not how we do it.
He demonstrates the sharpness of each blade before placing it on his tongue and swallowing. Watch the DVD carefully, very carefully. Each razor blade Mr. Ellis places on his tongue actually slices a jumbo playing card. No switches! We backed-up the DVD, zoomed in, and even ran it through a sophisticated video analysis tool on loan (sort of) from the Bahamian equivalent of our CIA. No switches. As Tarzan might say, “blade sharp, cut card in half, get eaten but man with funny accent no bleed. Man scare Tarzan.”
How does he do it? Because we know everything there is to know about anything, we were pretty sure we had it figured out. The secret is different than anything we expected and suddenly makes what could be a very dangerous trick very safe.
If you have performed the Needles or Razor Blade trick, you know one of the crucial moments comes when you need to go south with the goods. (This is magician slang so only magicians know what we’re saying – clever, no?) Like the first time we used a straw to eat chicken noodle soup, this can be a messy and awkward moment. Mr. Ellis has designed a routine that not only allows you to perform the trick safely but leaves you totally clean at the end.”
– Tim Quinlan, Inside Magic