The Magic Sword Illusion was invented by Moritz Henrich Boninger c. 1932. This version of the Boninger’s idea is the current in a long list of versions of this effect and was distributed by Forum Novelties c. 2014. This version was later sold and distributed by Zanadu.
The prop might seem like a toy, but it is one of the most amazing close-up illusions you will find, and looks like real magic.
Effect: The Magic Sword Optical Illusion is the latest version of a classic illusion where a sword amazingly penetrates a solid object. It can be repeated many times and will still fool you. If you are not familiar with how this works, and most people aren’t, you will be completely amazed as you see the impossible happen.
The overall size is around two-inches round and a half-inch thick. This version is a plastic toy that is very inexpensive and will not last forever. It is not as sturdy as the old metal ones that used to be made. Very easy and self-working.( Post Source: martinsmagic.com - click for details )