In 2001 Ted Outerbridge redesigned the classic Wakeling Sawing all in aluminum, it can be performed close up, surrounded and everything can be examined!



In 1920 P.T. Selbit created the Sawing Through a Woman illusion. In 1921 Horace Goldin tried unsuccessfully to take the credit for this illusion. Over the years several magicians have made improvements to this illusion including the Great Virgil and Alan Wakeling. The classic Wakeling Sawing is described in the book The Magic of Alan Wakeling written by Jim Steinmeyer. In 2001 Outerbridge Magic redesigned the Wakeling Sawing all in aluminum, and it has received critical acclaim.

A lady lies down on a table and straps are buckled around her neck and ankles. The straps are held by two spectators keeping the lady from moving. Two ungimmicked boxes are shown and placed over her, completely covering her. The magician inserts two blades and two swords through the boxes and the boxes are separated with the spectators still holding the straps tightly. A Lady Divided! The process is reversed and the lady is revealed in one piece still strapped to the table. This is a mind blowing illusion and we have found that the two spectators are usually even more amazed than the audience as they are literally hands on and are part of the process. Divided Lady can be performed close up, surrounded and everything can be examined. It is guaranteed to make a lasting impression on your audience!

Divided Lady illusion including 2 swords and base for boxes
Packing Crate


358 lbs

This illusion is built to order, usually in 2-4 weeks. Production time will vary depending on our workload so please contact us to confirm that we can make your deadline.

$7,000 US + shipping

An ATA road case is available. Please contact us for more information.

Additional information

Weight 358 lbs
Dimensions 42 × 31 × 46 in


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