Russell, a regular customer to the magic shop, recently got in touch with the magic shop to ask some advice about the best wallet for card tricks. He was looking for the best billfold wallet to use for the card trick – signed card to wallet. He preferably wanted the playing card to end up inside an envelope inside the wallet. We realised many other of our customers would benefit from this information so we thought, hmmmmm, why not share it on our blog??!
When it comes to finding a wallet for card tricks, there’s plenty to choose from. However, if there is a lesson we have learned, it is that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So the best advice we can give is a quick run down of the pros and cons of some of the billfold wallets that are great for card tricks.
Options for a Billfold Wallet with Envelope Functionality.
There is only one Billfold size wallet on the market at the moment that will accommodate an envelope load for card tricks.
The H.O.W. Wallet by Harry Robson – Here are some pros and cons:
– It is a Billfold that has an envelope function
– The spectator can remove the envelope with the signed card inside.
– It uses the Harry Robson Instant Reset method so you can reset your wallet super fast.
– It is not a cheap wallet, although the price does reflect its properties and quality.
– There are no other functions the wallet can be used for.
– Is a bit expensive to use as an everyday wallet
Here are some more Billfold Wallets that are great for card tricks with Pros and Cons.
– Cheaper price range
– Lovely soft leather
– Incredibly simple and natural wallet design, this looks like any other standard wallet.
– Load is not disguised as well (it still is not really obvious though)
– You should ideally Mercury Card Fold the card before the load.
Billfold Jerry O’Connell
– Looks perfectly natural
– Easy load
– No other functionality other than card load.
Real Man’s Wallet
– Cheap Price
– Very innocent looking wallet
– Load must be practiced more than other wallets in order to hit it 100% of the time
– It is not in a zippered compartment – but in a poppered one instead
– No other functionality.
– Peek device
– Switching wallet
– Index system
– Load is similar to Real Man’s Wallet in that you must practice more to get used to it to hit it 100% of the time
– Natural looking wallet
– Peek functionality
– Shogun Function
– SUC function
– Card to wallet load
– Size (if loaded up on both sides of the wallet with credit cards, etc.).
So here are the quick pros and cons of certain card trick wallets on the market at the moment. There really is no best ‘one,’ they all have their merits and drawbacks. The best thing you can do is ask yourself what sort of card tricks and functionality you want to have and then match your needs to the pros and cons above!
As always, we hope this helps!