False Cut

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False cut is a generic term for any way to openly cut a deck that concludes with at least some portion in its original state and position. A full-deck false cut maintains the order of the entire deck, while a partial false cut typically maintains either the top or bottom stock.

Also referred to as a Blind Cut by S W Erdnase in Expert at the Card Table.

The style and aesthetics of false cuts vary depending on the context and conditions for which they're designed. Tabled false cuts are more typically employed in gambling demonstrations, while strolling (a.k.a. walkaround) magicians tend to favor in-the-hands false cuts.

Some Tabled False Cuts in Print


Some In-The-Hands False Cuts in Print

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