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Peek behind the curtain and look into the past. Under penalty of brutal beatings and a slow death, crooked gamblers in the golden age used only the most deceptive marking compounds to cheat their wise guy opponents. Whether in a smokey back room, or a bright-light casino, copper Daub saved the day.
To the surprise of most magicians, copper Daub, one of the oldest manufactured Daubs in known existence, is not copper colored. It is made from pharmaceutical grade copper powder, allowed to
which turns green. Legend has it the green color was desirable because it matched the color of card tables.
Here's how it works:
the gambler smeared a bit of Daub on his shoe in advance. During the game, he would cross his legs, get some of the Daub on his finger, and then pretend to wipe away dirt on the table—right where the dealer lays the cards—leaving a dab of Daub on the green cloth. Whenever a card the gambler wanted to mark was dealt to this position, he would close his fist and "knock" the card, saying,
The action applies a small amount of Cheater's Grease to the card, marking it for future use.
• Perfect for all card colors!
• Mark faces, backs, and edges!
• Sheen-style Daub for full-range!
• Add history and legend to your magic!
• Metal tin for gambling demonstrations!
Gambling demonstrations have a nostalgic appeal. If you want to spice up your card magic, simply sprinkle it with a bit of history. Instead of using Daub Noir to cheat your spectator, entertain them with Daub's legendary past. Use the Daub Noir classy metal tin to introduce the marking compound, but already have a dab smeared on the bottom of your shoe to show your audience how easy it is to be cheated.
Daub Noir Copper Cheater's Grease has all of the positive characteristics of the original button Daub, with none of the negatives. The mixture attaches to your finger with just a tap and it bonds easily to all types of playing cards, leaving a dulled area with a bit of shine.
Daub Noir Cheater's Grease is a special combination of historical ingredients and modern science. The color still comes from a mixture of copper and copper salt, but there is also a taste of today's fine synthetics. The base compound isn't soapstone or talc—common of the day—so there is no need to re-wet this Daub with Oleic Acid. It will
Daub Noir also contains Germabin II, used in high-end cosmetics to eliminate bacterial growth. And contrary to the title, this Copper Daub does not contain grease, but we left that in the name for a little
Yes, you can use Daub Noir Copper Cheater's Grease to secretly mark cards in your show. But you can also use it to openly mark cards as part of a gambling demonstration. The perfect Edge Daub, Back Daub, and even Face Daub, regardless of back color. Works on coins and paper money. If you want to add one of the legendary Daub tricks from an old magic book to your act or already have a killer Daub routine, Daub Noir will slip right in and hand you the game.
This is a sheen-type Daub. It does not contain any dyes, grease, oleic acid, talc, or soapstone. It will never dry out and requires zero re-wetting. Unlike the original copper Daubs, it is still usable after high-heat, though it is best to keep it under 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, so you will not feel the grit from the copper salt.
Limited Stock Manufacturing Process:
Copper is transformed from its penny shade to a shiny green through a three-year leaching process. As such, this product is limited and may be out of stock for long periods of time. Get yours while supplies last!