32 entries in Rope / Knot Effects / Real / Puzzle / Impossible Knot
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Der Knoten im Taschentuch No. 6, putting a knot in a handkerchief without letting go of the ends (knotting the arms first)
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 159
To Take Two Corners of a Handkerchief, one in each Hand, and Tie a Know in it Without Removing either Hand
1902 The Modern Conjurer 292
G. W. Hunter G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot making a knot without letting go of ends, with ring on rope as addition
1941 ca. Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks 17
The Knot of Enchantment rope tied on wrists of performer, knot is made on middle of rope
1941 ca. Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks 21
Adolph Ferber Adolph Ferber's Spectre Tie knot appears on tube on rope, under handkerchief
1941 ca. Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks 25
Slydini Knots impossible knot
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 81
Martin Gardner Knotty Problems
  • The Impossible Knot
  • Knot Box
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 368) 299
Arthur Setterington Chinese Rope Routine story routine about Confucius and a magician
  • appearance of a knot
  • one handed knot
  • dissolving and appearing knots
  • to "dissolve" a knot
  • to make two knots appear
  • the appearance of two knots
  • to tie a knot in a rope without letting go of the ends of the rope
  • to cause a number of knots to appear
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 31
Robert E. Neale New Hunter Knot never-letting-go-knot, string
Also published here Feb. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 597
The Impossible Appearing Knot without letting go of the ends
1976 The Big Book of Magic 138
G. W. Hunter Hunter's Impossible Knot without letting go of the ends
1977 The Magic Book 50
Robert E. Neale Der neue "Hunter-Knoten" never-letting-go-knot, string
Also published here Jan. 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3&4) 131
Ray Hyman The Zoellner Phenomenon knot appears in cord while ends are held together
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 92
Danny Korem Figure-Eight for Connoisseurs flourish knot without letting go of the ends
1985 Korem without Limits 107
Al Forsythe The Scissor Knot knot puzzle
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 33) 593
Betcha Knot No. 3, spectator cannot tie a knot the same way the magician can
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 6
G. W. Hunter A Possible Impossibility No. 47, knot without letting go of the ends
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 99
Fooling the Expert No. 48, giving the ends to spectator in the middle of Hunter knot
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 101
Robert E. Neale Neale's Knot No. 49, Hunter knot variation
Also published here 1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 102
Double Cross No. 50, Hunter knot variation in which ends are secretly switched
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 103
Hunter Killer No. 51, knot without letting go of ends, preparation
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 105
Joe Berg, Martin Gardner Knot from Nowhere & Variations thing where you don't let go of ends and still make knots
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 191
Mitsunobu Matsuyama The Knot Scam puzzle
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 194
Karl Fulves Knot There "Unsolved Mysteries"
Hunter knot mentioned (without letting go), knot is in tie instead, posed as a problem
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 146
Francis Tabary Appearance and Vanish of a Knot knot made in rope with ends in pocket
2004 The Award-Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary 68
Arthur Trace Circular routine with extra piece and solid ring
  • Part I: Knot in Loop (Tabary)
  • Part II: The Knot Vanishes
  • Part III: Loop to Ring
Apr. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 4) 62
The Knot of Enchantment Each end of a rope tied to each wrist, magician manages to tie a knot in the rope
Also published here
  • "The Knot of Enchantment" (Boy's World, 1915-16)
2007 The Essential Stewart James 3
Martin Gardner, Joseph K. Schmidt Riddle Rope knot appears or not
  • The Chefalo Phase
  • Schmidt's Fake Chefalo
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 265
Martin Gardner Berg-Hunter Knot not letting go of the ends
Variations 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 396
Karl Fulves Sting Theory not letting go of the ends
Inspired by 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 398
J. W. Sarles Knot To Be Found not letting go of the ends
Inspired by
  • "Berg Hunter Knot" (Here's New Magic, Joe Berg)
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 400
Joseph K. Schmidt Sliding Hunter Knot without letting go of ends
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 450