Real Man's Wallet
Card to Wallet should be a staple in any walkaround performer's repertoire. It's one of the strongest things you can do with a signed card and always gets a strong reaction.
The problem? Almost all of the gimmicked wallets available look like crap.
However, we surveyed some of the top performing close-up magicians we know and asked them what Card to Wallet they used the most. It was no surprise to us that the majority of performers used Steve Draun's Real Man's Wallet.
Unlike most gimmicked wallets, this one looks pretty normal. It isn't stupidly big and isn't made from cheap leather. It's the kind of wallet that you would use every day (and many of our friends do just that), yet has a secret gimmick that allows you to perform one of the most impossible effects in card magic.
Customer reviews for Real Man's Wallet
The best card to wallet I’ve ever used! I use this as my everyday wallet! Highly recommended!
Great wallet, soft leather. Great that it can be used as a regular wallet. Exceeded my expectations.
The "Real Man's wallet" is a must-have tool for mentalism performers. It is made with high-quality materials, ensuring durability and longevity. The design is sleek and professional, making it perfect for use in a variety of performance settings. The size is just right for carrying essential props, cards, and money. The wallet is also equipped with cleverly hidden compartments for added deception in your mentalism acts. Overall, this wallet is a great investment for any mentalist looking to take their performance to the next level.
I just received my Real Man's Wallet and I must say this is a thing of beauty. The leather is soft, supple and real. Very nice. It holds three credit cards, my drivers license, two thin insurance cards, several business cards, and a small amount of cash (several 20s fit in quite nicely).
The design is brilliant. Super easy to load a business card. Pretty easy to cop/palm a playing card and slip into the wallet behind my license in a snapped enclosure (really nice, well made and deceptive).
It is now ready to be my EDC wallet and ready to perform two really cool effects at a moment's notice.
Great wallet. Excellent value. Highly recommended.
Absolutely amazing!! I myself cannot say that I own other magic wallets, but this one is pure excellence. The "play" for this trick is fast and relatively easy. I have been recently performing this trick to my friends and the reactions are priceless! At first, I was skeptical but found this trick to be not exactly difficult. I will say that this is not a trick meant for beginners. I myself am comfortable with palming or coping a card, so I found this trick doable. Within the first 15 minutes of practice in a mirror, I felt like I was doing "Real Magic." If I had other magic wallets in my possession, I would nevertheless say that the "Real Mans Wallet" is a great one out there! Other than the "play" of the wallet, the material of the wallet is made from what I consider nice leather. The feel of the wallet is smooth and feels like genuine leather. Because the "Real Mans Wallet" looks like it could be your everyday wallet, nobody ever suspects that the wallet is gimmicked in any way. Overall, I would definitely recommend this wallet to anyone interested in upping the level of their magic. Without a doubt 5 stars!!!
This has been my everyday wallet now for probably 3 years. It's a genuinely nice and real man's wallet. The secret loading slot is so very convenient in everyday situations. I keep my driver's license and insurance cards in it. When needed, I open my wallet, unsnap the flap and remove them as normal. I can then close my wallet. When handed back I simply slide them in the slot and they're back to their original spot. This way I don't have to keep my wallet open while waiting nor fumbling putting them back in. In more crowded places I put the wallet back into my pocket where it's safe. When I retrieve my cards it's easy to insert them into the slot and wallah, already in the window of my wallet that's already in my pocket. I bought my brother one for these reasons, he's not a magician. He loved it and is still using it.
Best bang for your buck wallet. Loading is easy and I keep business cards in it too. It currently resides in my back pocket as an actual wallet.
I carry it every day as my regular wallet, and I know that I am always ready to perform one of the most devastating card effects for laymen..,signed card to (seemingly) impossible location. The load with this wallet is quick and easy, and I highly recommend it. To help easily guide the card to its destination, I use an idea that Darwin Ortiz suggests, a rectangular piece of black celluloid/plastic that sits in the wallet, simply pulled out a half inch beyond the wallet when you are about to perform. It gives you an easily-felt path for the load, and once pushed into the wallet, behind the loaded card, it is invisible (aka black art) as the card is slowly removed from behind the "ID card window"
I've got a few "magic" wallets, and I have to say that this is by far my favourite. It doesn't have as many routines attached as do the Heirloom Wallet or the Espionage Wallet, but generally I only do a Card to Wallet, and not all of that other stuff anyway ... I use this wallet as my everyday wallet and it means that I can do a "card" to wallet effect impromptu without even having a deck of cards about my person.
Who uses one of those Mullica style wallets anyway? It's all about the hip wallet; and who want's to carry around a second wallet specifically for doing some magic? There's no need with this puppy.
Next pay day, I'm getting another for when this one wears out, which I imagine won't be for a number of years because the workmanship is excellent. After a few days in your pocket, the leather becomes so supple.
Just got this over Vanishing Inc. This is something that you can use as a real wallet that you can bring everyday. That's how real it is! The load is very deceptive and easy to do. And I really mean it! I had issues with some of the other wallets for having a tight or difficult load (especially when you're in jeans) but this one is a sure winner.
Highly recommended for both quality and affordability!
This is the best wallet out there! I use mine all the time, in my professionnal work and in real life too! What else can I say? It's easy to load and it looks just like your real wallet... No brainer. I wasnt dissapointed.
This is a really great wallet! Although It's not perfect to load in you backpocket. For easy load with little hussle I ended up doing a get ready by pulling out the wallet half way when they where signing the card. Having a card as a guide wasn't very reliable becase it sometimes came undone. Maybe the card work better as a guide if you don't use the wallet as your every day wallet.
To reveal a card in wallet like this one feels completely amazing. I love the tension before the reveal. The opening happens in three steps and wich if you do them right they increases the tension in a really nice way. It get's a great response! I love it!
Its not quite versatile enough for me but this a very well made wallet! The construction is incomparable! and definitely worth the price tag. It is a good for Every Day Carry as long as you don't carry much stuff in your wallet. As far as a card to wallet goes I would have to say its one of the best of the best! However, if you're a wallet heavy performer (which I am) it doesn't have much room for other effects. Forget about doing "Kolossal Killer" if you're going to carry this wallet. It just doesn't have enough spaces for KK much less B'Wave, 1 dollar transpo, Sujan Location PLUS my everyday needs.
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Treven asks: Does it come with instructions and a simple routine? Thanks
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- 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: You will learn a cool routine and some additional ideas.
David asks: Is there a place for coins or only for bills ?
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- 1. Riku answers: There is no place for coins. Only bills and cards.
Troy asks: I have a lot of different cards I use. how many compartments are there and about how many platic cards can you fit??
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- 1. Jeremy answers: there is 3 credit card slots on the right and a pocket behind just like traditional bi or tri fold wallets. clear id window on the left. and bills go where they normally would. Just think of this wallet as a traditional bifold wallet but with an extra something! i use it as my everyday wallet and more.
Ken asks: I was wondering if I could load a quarter into the wallet instead of a card? I was thinking this would be a great place to find a signed quarter.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I can think of no reason why not.
Andrew asks: Hi. Can this be used alongside Bols envelopes?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Unfortunately not.
Andrew asks: Hello, Can this be used with bonsolope envelopes?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No.
Gene asks: Is this the best wallet for the Jon Armstrong blank card monte routine…do you have another suggestion?
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- 1. Jim answers: The Real Man's Wallet will work. There isn't a "best" wallet. Any Card to Wallet wallet will work. It comes down to personal preference.
Alexander asks: Is the wallet real leather?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes, it's made of real leather.
Anthony asks: Is this the brown or black variant? There appears to be a brown version, and some of the images look brown but in the video and other images it appears black...
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is a black leather.
Ian asks: Does the wallet have pocket space under the card production area and on the other side under the credit card slots? I have the Infinity wallet. It loads the same and has these pockets beneath for packet tricks etc. Any close-up pictures of the interior would be appreciated; thank you.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There is space for cards under the card production area for about 3-4 cards. And there is additional space directly across from it under the credit card slots.
RLee asks: Does it load from the outside, as in SUC ? Or a carefully placed palmed card into it after its open ?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It only loads from the inside.