This brass mini chop cup is a good alternative to some of the more expensive models out there. (Check our other listings for another pocket brass chop cup). This one is made in India, but is nicely made. I have couple caveats to that which I'll mention below, but generally speaking this chop cup handles well and looks good.
You probably know the chop cup routine, but in a nutshell, a small ball repeatedly vanishes from your hand and reappears under the cup. In the end, a larger ball appears under the cup. The final load for this cup can be the supplied pom pom ball, or a golf ball, sponge ball, and egg, etc.
My two caveats about this cup:
1. the brass is prone to tarnish marks, which you can see in the picture. I buffed the cup with brasso, and it looks good. But the matte brass finish does not gleam the way some brass does.
2. there is a small circle on the top of the cup -- see picture. I imagine this is where the gimmick is put into the cup base. For magicians, who know the chop cup secret, this circle may seem like a neon sign to the method. But to laypeople, the circle will not mean anything and will not tip anything. You need to decide if this circle on the base will bug you or not.
I think that given the price of this cup, less than half the price of other brass pocket chop cups, these two caveats are insignificant. The cup is nicely weighted, handles well, and does not require a suspiciously heavy hand when being placed on the table (as some chop cups do).
Brand new and unused. With instructions.
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