Hans Moretti Knife Thru Arm??

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Hans Moretti Knife Thru Arm??

Postby intimaterush » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:40 pm



I remember watch Hans Moretti on the Paul Daniels show in the 80's. he always amazed me, notably his own disregard to his own (and families) safety. I would like to think I can see how most tricks and illusions are done, but one Saturday Mr Moretti did something that 25/30 later still sticks in my mind.
Now please bare with me. Unless my my childish mind missed something, this is what happened-

Hans took a knife (what looked like a hunting dagger) and stabbed it thru the middle of his arm. By middle I mean between the two bones, not thru the side like the normal Knife Thru Arm Trick. He wiggled it about it bit, the pulled it out and wrapped a towel around his arm

Does anyone else remember this?
Does anyone have a link?

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Re: Hans Moretti Knife Thru Arm??

Postby StaplerUK » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:56 am

I seen this back around 1986-7 and it has always stuck in my mind how weird it was, No build up or anything just a quick stab straight through then sort of dragged the knife up and down his forearm a bit pulled it out draped a towel around it bowed and walked off.

I have never seen it again and cant find any videos anywhere.

EDIT: After typing the above i found the video quite easily but was unable to edit my post due to having to wait for it to be approved, After seeing the video again i obviously had seen it back in 86 through rose tinted glasses as now i can see how bad and amateurish it really was.

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Re: Hans Moretti Knife Thru Arm??

Postby Mandrake » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:23 am

StaplerUK wrote: I have never seen it again and cant find any videos anywhere.


Santa Mandrake grants your dearest wish - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS-A8Lm2AJg

Neither Hans nor Helga are still with us any more. but they have the distinction of appearing on the Paul Daniels show more often than any other guests. A truly memorable act.

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