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Topic: Nathan Kranzo - The Badger. A new Wallet for workers.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 13, 2011 03:15PM)
New from Tony Miller!!!!

Just a heads up! The new wallets are finally available from RFA Productions and myself.

This is the best small Mullica on the market. It also has a LePaul load!!!

You can only get them from Tony or myself.

http://kranzomagic.myshopify.com/products/the-badger
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 13, 2011 08:52PM)
Ordered and looking forward to it.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 13, 2011 11:34PM)
I'm still loving mine and carry it every day.
Message: Posted by: BrandonWilliams (Dec 14, 2011 12:23AM)
This sounds fantastic. If it is like any of Tonys other wallets, it will be functional, and fantastic.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Dec 14, 2011 05:47AM)
Would it be possible to get its dimension?

I'm using and carrying his Triple Threat everyday. And I still love it. But with the second wallet inside The Badger will give more punch to the CTW routine.

I'm looking for a nice and decent-size wallet. So anything that is slightly bigger than Triple Threat is still okay for me.

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 14, 2011 07:47AM)
Is this a new release by Tony and Nathan, or is it a re-working of an older design?
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Dec 14, 2011 09:47AM)
Love the size of this. For me, the older one was like a small suitcase and never matched my style. Can't Waite to receive this.

Darren
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 14, 2011 12:32PM)
Ok... The dimensions are as follows...

3.5 x 5.5 inches What that is in kilo's and and bushells I am not sure.

It has 5 credit card slots that already fit credit cards, no need to stretch them. Both the Mullica insert and the LePaul have reinforced zipper stitching so that should be fine. I found a neat leather with a finish that allows a really cool steal, almost self working.

All in all, It will satisfy both palming and non palming aficionados.

I think you all should enjoy it!

http://www.rfaproductions.com/products/badger.html

Available from both Nate and myself.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 14, 2011 12:36PM)
Vernon, tried pm;ing ya... but yer mailbox is full...
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 14, 2011 02:22PM)
I'll take care of. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 14, 2011 03:06PM)
I just posted some new pics of the kick *** new wallet from Tony Miller.

http://kranzomagic.myshopify.com/products/the-badger
Message: Posted by: Cody S. Fisher (Dec 14, 2011 04:11PM)
Looks SWEET!

Cody S. Fisher
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 14, 2011 05:21PM)
Im excited.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Dec 14, 2011 05:22PM)
Argh, it looks great *biting nails*

Thanks Tony for the dimension.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 14, 2011 11:30PM)
Oh yes, new videos going up By me and Meester Kranzo. Also PDF's and shtuff...


Enjoy... If you have a routine or idea, send it along...

Tony
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 15, 2011 02:41PM)
Ok, vids and pdf's are up and more to come.

Enjoy!

Tony
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Dec 15, 2011 09:54PM)
I am in... placing my order for this bad-boy sooon!

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 15, 2011 10:02PM)
You will be pleased Revjohn!

Right now I'm throwing in a free set of lecture notes with every wallet!

: )
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 15, 2011 10:03PM)
Until supplies last that is lol
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Dec 15, 2011 10:16PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-15 22:02, Nathan Kranzo wrote:
You will be pleased Revjohn!

Right now I'm throwing in a free set of lecture notes with every wallet!

: )
[/quote]

That's great news, Nathan, your to kind. I ordered a few hours ago, can't wait for both to arrive.

Darren
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Dec 15, 2011 10:19PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-15 22:02, Nathan Kranzo wrote:
You will be pleased Revjohn!

Right now I'm throwing in a free set of lecture notes with every wallet!

: )
[/quote]

So does it matter if we order through RFA or from you?

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 16, 2011 04:24AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-15 22:19, RevJohn wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-12-15 22:02, Nathan Kranzo wrote:
You will be pleased Revjohn!

Right now I'm throwing in a free set of lecture notes with every wallet!

: )
[/quote]

So does it matter if we order through RFA or from you?

RevJohn
[/quote]

Not really. But I suppose if ya want that set of free lecture notes! If they are still available...

But with me... You get the love... And posibly candy...
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Dec 16, 2011 01:47PM)
Sounds good! Thanks.
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Dec 16, 2011 03:49PM)
Order is in Tony! After conversation at GGG and finding out how many times wallets of yours have been knocked off... good to know for sure I am ordering an original.

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 16, 2011 04:06PM)
Wow!

Just... Wow!
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 17, 2011 12:33AM)
You have to admit A handful of Tony love is worth more than any notes. : )
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 18, 2011 10:49AM)
Thanx nate... Rosie says the same thing... And on a less ... strange note... Rosie and I are doing some more Badger vids... They will be up soon.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Dec 18, 2011 12:20PM)
Looks great! Just ordered from Tony last night. I'll take the love, thanks!
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 18, 2011 01:12PM)
I received my Badger wallet on Friday and have been having some fun with it ever since. Following are my comments on this ferocious animal of a wallet:

First, the leather that this wallet is made from is absolutely fantastic! I donít know if what I have is a "leather fetish", but as I mentioned to Tony I walked around all day Friday with this wallet just about stuck to my nose! (Till my lovely wife threatened to take it from me and send it back to Tony... :( ) OK, enough on that, but really: the leather on this wallet is truly first rate. I have 13 different magic wallets - actually 13 styles since I have more than one of some styles - and the leather of this wallet is by far the nicest. As mentioned in another thread, the Badger's leather has a kind of "tacky" quality to it which can "grab" a card to a certain extent. Not that cards will stick to it, but if you brush or slide the Badger across the top of a deck the top card will slide along with it. This property of the leather can be very beneficial when executing a Mullica load. For those who have Tony's Triple Threat wallet, remember how you load a card to the Mullica insert there and then consider the results of the leather having such a "tacky" texture. As Tony described it to me, it prevents the "ice skating" type movement that can occur when doing this type of load.

The Badger offers two different loading methods: a LePaul-type load, and a Mullica insert load. Those who have used a Mullica wallet - like Tony's Triple Threat wallet - are probably familiar with this kind of load. The Badger takes it a step further and allows for a quicker load IMO. Also, as Nathan shows in one of the explanation videos, you can load other items, thicker than playing cards. Nothing too large but items such as a lighter, small cell phone, etc. I have been loading a medium-size Onosaka coin purse with 4 half-dollars in it via the Badger's Mullica insert.

Personally I am having a lot of fun with the LePaul load! Think of the standard (palm) load used with wallets such as the Real Man's Wallet and Tony's The Modifier. The Badger accomplishes this type of load very quickly and easily. And the card is then produced from a zippered compartment inside the wallet. Smooth! Of course this load can also be used (and often is in LePaul wallets) for loading into a sealed envelope, inside the zippered compartment. (Envelopes not provided, BTW) Since I have a couple other Mullica-style wallets that let me perform loads to the Mullica insert, the LePaul load is what I have been playing with for the past few days, and enjoying myself immensely!

My Badger measures out a tiny bit larger than the dimensions posted above by Nathan: 3-5/8" X 5-5/8". That might seem a little larger than many are accustomed to, but it actually fits the back pocket of my jeans very nicely. To be honest it fits better than most hip pocket wallets because the top of the wallet sits almost flush with the top of the pocket. Many hip pocket wallets sit low in the pocket and you have to stuff a hanky or something into the pocket first in order to keep the loading area of the wallet easily reachable at the pocket's opening. Ever have your wallet slip down too far in your pocket and then look like you have an itch when trying to load it? (No? Oops, must just be me then!) This wallet lines up nicely with the top of my hip pocket to make Palm loads nice and smooth. The top of my Badger sits just about 1/4" higher than the top of my jeans back pocket. I tried it in a pair of dress slacks and of course it sits lower in there; most dress pants/suit pants have deeper pockets than jeans. The Badger will sit higher than most of your other hip pocket magic wallets though. All that being said, I donít usually keep any of my magic wallets in my back pocket. First, I hate sitting on my regular wallet because it gives me a sore back after a while. And as far as my magic wallets, I donít like when they become somewhat misshapen from being squashed in my back pocket! You know the look: bottom corners bent in, the entire back side of the wallet - the side that doesnít face your rear-end - develops a semi-permanent convex bend. I just can't bring myself to subject my precious magic wallets to that constant abuse, so I always keep them in a jacket breast pocket. (NOT a sport jacket or suit jacket, mind you. I rarely am caught in those; I am talking about a light warm-up jacket or very light vest.), or my front pants pocket, or often in the side pocket of cargo pants. But hey, that's me.

All in all, this wallet is a definite keeper for me. I have a lot of wallets that I honestly wish I hadn't purchased, for many varied reasons: They're just ugly; they are almost identical to a wallet I already own; or they just donít have features I use often. (Two of my wallets are purely for peeks - which I actually never do! Go figure! Must have been in a trance - doggone mentalists!!) But The Badger is one I will most certainly use, and use often. Card-To-Wallet and Card-To-Impossible-Location are effects that always kill. And I need all the killers I can get! I am definitely not a great cardsman, not by a longshot. Donít get me wrong - I try and I am getting better all the time, but I cut my teeth on coin magic, and I also have a special place in my heart for rope and ring & string magic. I always left the cards alone, mostly because I can be such a klutz with them! But I am becoming more proficient with cards, and making signed cards vanish and then appear in unexpected, impossible places is a favorite effect for me and one of the few card effects that I can do very well. Wallets designed primarily for CTW effects are many (and I probably have most of them!). The Badger is a very well-designed entry into that category of magic wallet and in my opinion it surpasses all of Tony Miller's wallet creations to date. And that is truly an accomplishment!

Thank you.

Jim
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 18, 2011 06:40PM)
I should be receiving mine soon... can't wait
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Dec 18, 2011 07:05PM)
Why is it called The Badger? Is that what it's made from? (Yes that was sarcasm)
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 18, 2011 10:32PM)
LOL. There are Badger wallets actually. : )

Thanks so much for that in depth review!!

All the best,


Kranzo

P.S. I got TWO sets of the FREE lecture notes left! This will sadly not last as long as Tony's love.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Dec 19, 2011 12:15AM)
I have used a Mullica in one style or another for many years and considering the Lepaul is another feature in this wallet while maintaining the compact size is a huge plus,as I always wanted that combo/size

The quality and design is outstanding and considering all this,the Badger is now my wallet of choice for card to wallet within a wallet (Mullica).

Out of all the clever Wallets I have from tony,this is my personal favorite.

Steve
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Dec 19, 2011 01:25AM)
The reviews, and likes, are making me long for the wallet, and strangely enough, Tony's love. But that is for another time.

The wallet, however, looking forward to that shipment!

Exciting stuff.

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 19, 2011 09:47PM)
Received my wallet today. Really a beautifully made item. This is going directly into my act.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 19, 2011 11:01PM)
Steve thanks for the great feedback. I agree.!!!!

Kranzo : )
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 20, 2011 08:29PM)
All orders have been shipped. And more new vids are gonna be shot this week. And be sure to check out the pdf's. And Vernon, I am glad ya like it. I really tried to eliminate the "skating" action of card with Mullica wallets. Those who have used Mullicas will understand what I mean. It makes the handling MUCH more secure. A lot of little details have gone into this wallet. I really am kind of proud of it. And Rev, I am looking forward to hearing from you. And iffin ya go to GGG this year, I have something VERY new to show ya. It is called FTS.

Anyway, I am glad it is being received so well...

Tony
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 22, 2011 12:15AM)
Tony has done it again!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Dec 22, 2011 07:36AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-18 19:05, Stucky wrote:
Why is it called The Badger? Is that what it's made from? (Yes that was sarcasm)
[/quote]

Isn't it obvious...Tony's wallet is bada$$

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Wallet looks great!
Happy holidays!

P.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 22, 2011 11:17AM)
Oh yes... for the those who want it department...

We will be putting up a card to envelope for the badger. It will be a free addition for our customers. A way of saying thank you!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

Tony & Rose (And Nate)
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 22, 2011 11:18AM)
Oh yes, and Peter, you were the one of the first to get the connection and THE first to post the link!

Tony
Message: Posted by: sabitu (Dec 22, 2011 11:40AM)
[quote]

Isn't it obvious...Tony's wallet is bada$$

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Wallet looks great!
Happy holidays!

P.

[/quote]

That video was hilarious.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 22, 2011 05:38PM)
LOL. I love the Badger. GROWL!!!!!
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 22, 2011 06:00PM)
Too bad you didn't call it The Wolverine Wallet. We don't like badgers. :)
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 22, 2011 06:39PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-22 18:00, motown wrote:
Too bad you didn't call it The Wolverine Wallet. We don't like badgers. :)
[/quote]


Nah.. I love me some Motown... http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AQ7G7SixcC4/S_pApNoFfrI/AAAAAAAACTo/8Yd7OHQNqSs/s1600/motown.jpg

But as to wolverines... I didn't like Red Dawn. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n7yBS1-UaZg/TVoKouVrVQI/AAAAAAADBwo/k45gt5Ojgq4/s1600/Red%2BDawn_s.jpg

Or the X-Men... http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xmen3.jpg

But the Badger rocks! http://www.forkparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Honey-Badger-With-Snake.jpg

So remember... Badger Power!
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 22, 2011 08:02PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-22 18:39, Doomo wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-12-22 18:00, motown wrote:
Too bad you didn't call it The Wolverine Wallet. We don't like badgers. :)
[/quote]


Nah.. I love me some Motown... http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AQ7G7SixcC4/S_pApNoFfrI/AAAAAAAACTo/8Yd7OHQNqSs/s1600/motown.jpg

But as to wolverines... I didn't like Red Dawn. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n7yBS1-UaZg/TVoKouVrVQI/AAAAAAADBwo/k45gt5Ojgq4/s1600/Red%2BDawn_s.jpg

Or the X-Men... http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xmen3.jpg

But the Badger rocks! http://www.forkparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Honey-Badger-With-Snake.jpg

So remember... Badger Power!
[/quote]What about "They Died with Their Boots On" Tony, did you like that one?
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 22, 2011 10:17PM)
Did ya mean the movie?

Too many choices for that...

Tony
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 23, 2011 01:02AM)
Yes, the movie. Custer leads the Michigan Brigade, The Wolverines. He didn't lead no stinking Badgers.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 23, 2011 01:36AM)
Yeah... What happened to Custer there?

Jim
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 23, 2011 07:53AM)
Loved the movie... Flynn was the man!

But nothin... And I mean... Is taking my Badger love away!
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 23, 2011 10:12AM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-23 01:36, J-Mac wrote:
Yeah... What happened to Custer there?

Jim
[/quote]Jim,

That was when he served in the Civil War. Phil Sheridan gave him the desk that the surrender was signed on.

Tony,

You of course know I'm having some fun with you, being from the Wolverine state, the home of Michigan football.

Craig
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 23, 2011 10:30AM)
They also made him the youngest general in the US Army.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 23, 2011 11:37AM)
I is completely aware Motown. Hence mah references back. And congrats on the Lions and the Wolverines. You finally dropped RichRod. I know that that it gets a lil cold up there... I was just afraid he was stuck to the team do to freezing!

And when ya gonna be the proud owner of a Badger? Hmmmmmmm?
Message: Posted by: Raymond Singson (Dec 23, 2011 12:50PM)
I honestly want to be a proud owner (especially because of the Honey Badger references), but I'm still waiting to see reviews from other users who may be able to compare it with the current PH/Tim Trono model. It's one thing to just blindly say it's better, but I'm particularly interested in seeing how to two match up in terms of:

1. Durability: My PH/Trono SuperSlim is admittedly gradually falling apart. The corners of the leather are dog-earing in my pockets and the stitching on the inside of the wallet's coming loose. I've been able to repair such issues with glue, but every now and again it needs some touching up. It's a great prop, but it's looking pretty beat-up. Will the Badger be able to sustain more abuse?

2. The Load: The PH/Trono SuperSlim was tricky to load when the wallet was brand new. With some wear and tear, the load is unbelievably easy and smooth. The opening of the loading chamber in the inner wallet still needs to be worked-in prior to performance though because it flattens out (too much) when the wallet's not being used in the pocket. I'd just like to see a full, uncut performance of a Card to Wallet with the Badger to see how the mechanics compare.

3. Functionality: I want to see how thick the wallet looks with it fully loaded with credit cards, pictures, and folded money inserted. How well is the wallet made for everyday use? Is it more of a "performance only" wallet or can it be used day to day? My current SuperSlim holds two credit cards in each slot, five bills of spending cash and Richard Sanders' Extreme Burn in the bill compartment, and a driver's license and Lubor's Lens in the ID compartment of the inner wallet. Overall, the wallet is still... well... SuperSlim enough to fit comfortably in the front pocket of my trousers.

Hope to see some more reviews and multi-media of the Badger in the near future. I was tempted to give in to making the purchase when it was first released, but I figured my wife deserved a Christmas present this time around since I was deployed overseas during the holidays last year. Ha.

RS.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 23, 2011 01:01PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-23 12:50, Raymond Singson wrote:
I honestly want to be a proud owner (especially because of the Honey Badger references), but I'm still waiting to see reviews from other users who may be able to compare it with the current PH/Tim Trono model. It's one thing to just blindly say it's better, but I'm particularly interested in seeing how to two match up in terms of:

1. Durability: My PH/Trono SuperSlim is admittedly gradually falling apart. The corners of the leather are dog-earing in my pockets and the stitching on the inside of the wallet's coming loose. I've been able to repair such issues with glue, but every now and again it needs some touching up. It's a great prop, but it's looking pretty beat-up. Will the Badger be able to sustain more abuse?

2. The Load: The PH/Trono SuperSlim was tricky to load when the wallet was brand new. With some wear and tear, the load is unbelievably easy and smooth. The opening of the loading chamber in the inner wallet still needs to be worked-in prior to performance though because it flattens out (too much) when the wallet's not being used in the pocket. I'd just like to see a full, uncut performance of a Card to Wallet with the Badger to see how the mechanics compare.

3. Functionality: I want to see how thick the wallet looks with it fully loaded with credit cards, pictures, and folded money inserted. How well is the wallet made for everyday use? Is it more of a "performance only" wallet or can it be used day to day? My current SuperSlim holds two credit cards in each slot, five bills of spending cash and Richard Sanders' Extreme Burn in the bill compartment, and a driver's license and Lubor's Lens in the ID compartment of the inner wallet. Overall, the wallet is still... well... SuperSlim enough to fit comfortably in the front pocket of my trousers.

Hope to see some more reviews and multi-media of the Badger in the near future. I was tempted to give in to making the purchase when it was first released, but I figured my wife deserved a Christmas present this time around since I was deployed overseas during the holidays last year. Ha.

RS.
[/quote]

As to durability, the prototype is over a year old, and mister Kranzo who uses it like a rented mule has reported no problems.

I will put up a video of the card to wallet. With a new wallet just so you know what you are getting.

As to every day use... Once again, I defer to Meester Kranzo... His use is a bit more severe than most folx.

Tony
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 23, 2011 01:23PM)
If you keep your wallet in your back pocket and sit on it, the corners are going to start to look like cr@p and the wallet will start to become misshapen; I'm talking about most any wallet here, as I haven't had the Badger long enough. Also, I never use my magic wallets for all my usual stuff. I donít want it cluttered up with anything that isn't related to magic effects. Plus, I do not want to keep taking out and exposing my ID and credit cards when performing close-up. I use a "Slim Wallet" for that stuff.

Thanks!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Raymond Singson (Dec 23, 2011 01:54PM)
Hi Jim,

I agree with your comment about the back pocket. That's why I typically keep my wallet in the front pocket of whatever pair of trousers I'm wearing. I rarely wear jeans so I feel there's always adequate room for a wallet to maintain its form. If I happen to be wearing a blazer/sportscoat, I'll make use of the inner jacket pocket as well. With that, I've never had signficant issues with other wallets in the past-- I own a lot of the JOL wallets and Steve Draun's Real Man in addition to the SuperSlim Mullica. I just noticed a distinctive amount of creasing in the SuperSlim, and I figured it was due to the thinness of the leather and fabrics used in its construction. I wanted to see if the same issues are prevalent with The Badger.

RS.
Message: Posted by: motown (Dec 23, 2011 01:58PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-23 11:37, Doomo wrote:
I is completely aware Motown. Hence mah references back. And congrats on the Lions and the Wolverines. You finally dropped RichRod. I know that that it gets a lil cold up there... I was just afraid he was stuck to the team do to freezing!

And when ya gonna be the proud owner of a Badger? Hmmmmmmm?
[/quote]Tony,

I'm going to look into it. I may have to put a Maze & Blue M on it.

I have your Hip Pocket Mullica and a few others. I checked out the Harris Mullica version. I still like yours better because the leather and construction of it.

I know the design is different, but is your new Badger Mullica and older model pretty much the same size?
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 23, 2011 02:04PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-23 13:58, motown wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-12-23 11:37, Doomo wrote:
I is completely aware Motown. Hence mah references back. And congrats on the Lions and the Wolverines. You finally dropped RichRod. I know that that it gets a lil cold up there... I was just afraid he was stuck to the team do to freezing!

And when ya gonna be the proud owner of a Badger? Hmmmmmmm?
[/quote]Tony,

I'm going to look into it. I may have to put a Maze & Blue M on it.

I have your Hip Pocket Mullica and a few others. I checked out the Harris Mullica version. I still like yours better because the leather and construction of it.

I know the design is different, but is your new Badger Mullica and older model pretty much the same size?
[/quote]

Yep, same size. But very different construction as far as materials and design theory.

Tony
Message: Posted by: AngeloR (Dec 23, 2011 06:27PM)
Tony,
I am interested in the card-to-envelope-in-wallet angle. Will the Badger work with coin envelopes and/or medium-sized (approx. 3 inches X 4 inches) Dave Bonsall envelopes?
Keep up the great work!
Angelo
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Dec 23, 2011 10:11PM)
I am in the process of doing the card to envelope video. I think you will find it to be a very different take on the whole idea.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Dec 24, 2011 01:03AM)
Yeah you can use coin envelopes for sure!

Yeah its a wallet made to last.

And it has held up great. no complaints. Its soft and will only bend if you sit on your ass too much. But I don't do that...and if I did I would swap it for another wallet.

Take Billy McComb's advice and never sit down in your show attire.

If you are more of a "street" guy or you have no legs.....then you'll want to just make sure you place your wallet under a weight/phonebook to force it the OTHER way at night. But no matter what leather will form to the shape of anything after years.

I think this will be a good test! I really think this is great info but the best parts about the wallet are that fact that it works great and loads like a charm.

All the best,

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Dec 24, 2011 11:55AM)
I really love this wallet. Thanks to Tony and Nathan.

I got it yesterday and have been playing around with it all day long. The feel of the leather alone is par-none, and is like butter.

The load happens almost by itself. Really. It is that easy. For Palming, it is set up nicely and I think folks will be quite happen with that option as well.

I like the Mullica option, and Nathan adds a subtly that is awesome in displaying the load wallet. Makes it so sweet. Thanks for that Nathan!

As for bending... every wallet I have bends because it is in my back pocket. To me wallets are supposed to bend, and wear. Will see how it holds up but every other wallet I have had holds up fine, so I can't see why this would hold up. And kind of like a nice pair of pants... in due time you are going to have to replace it. But all said and done, I can see it being a while before you have to replace this puppy.

If I am in my office, I will pull the wallet out and set my cell phone on top of it. Just what I do, so I remember both when I head out!

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: Raymond Singson (Dec 30, 2011 05:32PM)
For the record, I'm still looking forward to seeing videos of this wallet in action...
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Dec 30, 2011 05:50PM)
Still waiting for mine, hopefully it arrives this week.

Darren
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 30, 2011 06:14PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-24 11:55, RevJohn wrote:
<snipped>

As for bending... every wallet I have bends because it is in my back pocket. To me wallets are supposed to bend, and wear.

<snipped>
RevJohn
[/quote]

Not so! Not MY magic wallets! ;)

Pulling a card out with the corner curved in - like the edge of the wallet - once was enough for me!! (Grrr...!) I likie my (impossibly located) cards nice & flat! Like my magic wallets! :bg:

(Only kidding here - just in case someone takes this wrong... I know most magi are a sensitive folk!) Happy New Year!

Thanks!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Raymond Singson (Jan 5, 2012 05:12PM)
So after waiting for more reviews, I finally just caved into the post-holiday temptation, and bought myself The Badger Wallet. It took a few days to arrive, but I just received it, watched the online instructional videos, and played with the wallet for a few hours to really get comfortable with it. Figured I'd offer my two cents in case anyone else was interested in the product.

INITIAL THOUGHTS.
After opening the mail packaging, I was immediately impressed with what I received. I loved the craftmanship, design, and overall feel of the wallet. The leather is soft to the touch, reminiscent of the leather used in the (newer) JOL Hip Pocket Billfolds. As previously mentioned, the finish of the leather actually aids in the illicit load of a playing card off the top of the deck. The wallet is the same size as the more popular Tim Trono/Paul Harris Super Slim model. What I particularly liked about the design of the wallet was that it felt reinforced in all the appropriate areas. There seems to be stiffer material in between the layers of fabric around the credit card slots to prevent unappealing creases, and the Mullica insert is similarly reinforced to aid in a faster load. These minute details showed that Tony Miller and Nate Kranzo really appreciated finer points and wanted to correct flaws found in previous models of the Mullica Wallet.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS.
The wallet comes with an insert that provides an unlisted YouTube link to watch detailed instruction for the wallet. The quality of the videos are very undesirable by today's standards. Those wanting broadcast-quality productions will be severely disappointed. It appears as though Tony Miller's using the same remote-controlled camcorder seen in all his other demos, and Nate Kranzo's potentially using an iPhone to film his segments. Oh, and he's not wearing pants. He's wearing baggy boxer-briefs and proceeds to show the camera an effect using the wallet at crotch level. Frankly, not only is such practice distasteful, it's also very distracting. Additionally, the videos all appear to be one-shot/one-take, so are very slow and painful to watch all the way through-- but the relevant information pertaining to the wallet is accurately portrayed. A few rewinds may be necessary for those unfamiliar with a Mullica wallet to understand the orientation of everything during the standard load procedures. Overall, there is a lot of worthwhile information in the video segments, even if they are awfully produced. It's like being served a 4-star prime rib dinner on a dirty trash can lid.

I personally own the PH/Tim Trono SuperSlim model. The supplementary DVD that came with the SuperSlim does an infinitely better job teaching how to care for, perform with, and maintain a hip-pocket Mullica wallet. Also, the performance pieces on the PH DVD are also much better-quality effects that can immediately go into a worker's repertoire. Nate Kranzo appears to duplicate some of the effects, but falls short of the standard set before him. The effect "Go Text Yourself" is a laughable rendition of PH's License to Astonish effect. As far as instruction goes, I obviously prefer (and appreciate) PH's efforts more.

PRACTICALITY/FUNCTIONALITY.
I loved the Badger when I first opened its packaging. It's a gorgeously made prop. It was advertised as a hip-pocket Mullica that could/should be used as a regular wallet. I understand that Nate Kranzo apparently used his for day-to-day necessity. Once I loaded the wallet with my two credit cards and ID, it expanded to a solid 1.5 inches. The additional leather, zippers, and reinforcement materials were not apparently without drawback. Frankly speaking, the Badger is one of the fattest wallets I'll own. I don't really foresee me using this in casual attire at all. This is definitely more suited for "European wear" in the breast pocket of a sports-coat or suit jacket. It's unfortunate, because I would have loved to have the Badger replace my SuperSlim, but it's simply too cumbersome to wear in the back pocket of my jeans or even the front pocket of loose trousers. Mind you, my Badger isn't even fully loaded-- I only have three plastic cards occupying the five credit card slots so I imagine the wallet would be even thicker for those who carry more cash and plastic than others.

Comparing this with the SuperSlim, I would still argue that the Badger undeniably operates much better with CTW handlings. The finish of the leather facilitates Mullica loads and the additional LePaul slot makes it a more versatile wallet. In terms of day-to-day practicality, however, I'd sacrifice the smaller liberties that the Badger offers for the comfort of the slimmer design of the PH SuperSlim. If you wear a sportscoat/blazer/suit regularly, the Badger's a great product, but in my opinion, it's just not comfortable to wear in casual attire. The SuperSlim can be worn in fitted jeans and trousers as well as more formal, dressier clothes without any uncomfortable, unsightly bulges, making it-- in my opinion-- the more worthwhile product.

OVERALL.
I like the Badger Wallet. By itself, I think it's a classy, well-made product. Tony Miller and Nate Kranzo did a great job in the construction and design of the wallet. If/when I have more formal gigs, I'll likely carry this with me. The only real qualm I have against the Badger-- and the only thing that's really holding me back from using it more often-- is its excessive thickness, and that's likely an issue other magicians won't mind. But because of that excessive thickness, I don't believe it's ideal for the more spontaneous, casual performances that I (and assuming the majority of other magicians here) find myself involved with. For $80, I would also argue that customers deserve more professional quality and conduct in instructional supplements. Which leads me to my final verdict in the comparison of the two wallets.

As far as personal preferences go, I think the Badger pales in comparison to the SuperSlim, but not by much. Although the Badger is the better-quality wallet between the two, I liked the production value, detail of instruction, and quality of effects found with PH/Tim Trono's SuperSlim Mullica moreso than the Badger. And despite the fact that the actual SuperSlim wallet may be lacking in overall quality in comparison to the Badger, it is still a decently-made, operable wallet with the versatility to be worn more comfortably in whatever style of clothing one would typically wear. For $10 less than the Badger, you literally get more bang for your buck with the purchase of SuperSlim.

Overall, in my mind, between the two wallets, I feel the SuperSlim Mullica wins by a hair. But I think those who purchase the Badger with full knowledge of what they're getting will be satisfied-- and even impressed-- with the wallet they get.

RS.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 5, 2012 08:11PM)
Wow... So the Badger is a better quality and better performing wallet... But... Oh well... I will accept that.. It is what I was trying for so I am glad I got that part right. Thanks for your critique. I worked hard to get the Badger right. I think I did. So far most all the others seem to agree with me.. It was a year to get right... And it does what is supposed to do... Which is last and work very well.

Tony
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Jan 5, 2012 08:30PM)
Thanks for the insightful review rs
Message: Posted by: Raymond Singson (Jan 6, 2012 06:19AM)
@ Tony,

Just some more amplification...

Side-by-side, as far as aesthetics go, the Badger Wallet's obviously the higher-end item when compared to the SuperSlim. It's prettier, better made, and even has more features. If that's all you were aiming to do as a creator, I think it's safe to say you definitely reached your goal. It's an impressive piece of craftmanship that's worth owning. Once I get back into performing more formal gigs and having a more regular performance schedule, it'll likely be one of my go-to props. It's really great work.

When I purchased it, I wanted it to be a prop that could completely replace my SuperSlim. The Badger was initially advertised/hyped to be a thinner model, so I was excited to have the added quality of your work in a Mullica-style wallet that I could wear wherever I went in whatever clothes I wore. In that regard, I think the Badger fails. In my opinion, it's way too thick of a wallet to be worn in casual attire. It looks like I'm carrying a brick in my back pocket. It looks like I'm happy to see EVERYONE when it's worn in my front pocket. The only way I see it appropriate to carry this wallet is in the breast pocket of a jacket, and for many people, I think that is a limiting factor. Granted, some may not even care, but I know others will. So that, coupled with unprofessional instruction and poorly produced videos, I felt it was accurate to rate the SuperSlim a (slightly) better product from a CONSUMER's point of view. It's $10 less, the wallet is a decent prop and fully operable, and it comes with more performance ideas that those familiar with the Mullica concept may not have necessarily thought of by themselves. AND it can be worn in whatever clothes you want without being cumbersome. I'm actually wearing mine as we speak...

It boils down to this in my mind: if people are looking for a prop to wear for more formal gigs and are already familiar with the Mullica walet, I'm going to wholly recommend the Badger. If people are looking for more of a practical day-to-day wallet and want more potential out of what they can do with a Mullica, I think the SuperSlim is the way to go.

RS.
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Jan 6, 2012 06:26AM)
I think saying it looks like a brick is way over the top.Mine fits in my back pocket exactly like the other 3 hip pocket models I have owned.I have one credit card and a soft video club card in there.I love the way the inner wallet fits like a glove completely inside
the outer wallet [just as in the Eugene Burger handling]
Message: Posted by: Raymond Singson (Jan 6, 2012 07:13AM)
@ Markymark,

A few people have actually PM'ed me to say the same thing. After holding the wallet in my own hands with just three measly credit cards loaded, I find it hard to believe people didn't notice a difference in thickness. But...

For the record, my Badger's currently at home under the PH Art of Astonishment series and a phone book (I knew a phone book was still useful for something). While that might sound like animal abuse, I'm actually attempting to force some of the air out of the leather to see if it'll flatten the wallet out to my preference. I'll report back in a few days; the excessive thickness may in fact be a simple issue of breaking the wallet in a bit. We'll see.

RS.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 6, 2012 08:28AM)
Raymond, no hard feelings. I am happy with my product. Yours was a fair report. As for the instructional criticism, I have always felt that it was more important to concentrate on the product, not the packaging as it were. We are adding more instructional vids as we speak. I have 3 in the "editing" stage... Including card to envelope. You probably wont like the vids as they are shot in my typical no frills style. The information will be there... And a lil humor... But that is about all... Anyone who has seen one of Chad Longs Cheesey videos will understand my feelings about this kind of thing.

Oh yes, as to everyday use... I kinda think mine will outlast the other due to the craftsmanship involved... The prototype is over a year old and Nate beats the heck out of it and it works beautifully.

Anyway, as I said, looking forward to hearing from others who have enjoyed taming their Badgers.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Romano911 (Jan 7, 2012 09:44AM)
Mine arrived yesterday. I don't own any other Mullica style wallets, so I have no reference points of comparison to draw upon, but I have to say that the badger is really, really very well made, and for me is a keeper. :)
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 9, 2012 08:21AM)
Just an update. If you are like me and have very dry hands, then the latest video for the badger will appeal to you a lot. Heck, even if ya don't have dry hands you might like it. It makes it really easy.

Just go to your instructional vid site and look for Controlled Load.

enjoy

Tony
Message: Posted by: davidpaul$ (Jan 9, 2012 09:19AM)
I purchased The Badger directly from Tony at RFA Productions and I have never received better customer service. I had some questions and concerns but Tony went out of his way to answer them. In other words "HE MADE SURE" I was a satisfied customer.
Great Wallet too!!!!
David Paul :)
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Jan 9, 2012 09:23AM)
Or use Nuetrogena hand cream! works a treat for Mullica aficionados. [I will check that link out if I can find the card that came with my Badger!]
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Jan 10, 2012 07:13PM)
Does any one know if Nathan is lecturing or away? I am trying to get a hold of him and have been unsuccessful, it is somewhat important.

Thanks,

Darren
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Jan 11, 2012 10:13PM)
Hi Darren,

I did not receive an email from you until today. How were you contacting me? http://www.KranzoMagic.com has plenty of ways to contact me.

anyone can always email me at nathankranzo@gmail.com

trying to contact me here is not a good way unless you'd like an answer like a week later. : )

All the best!

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 12, 2012 02:54PM)
The card in envelope (actually 2 methods) vids are almost done. And yes, the envelope is examinable in both cases. Both are QUITE different.

Enjoy

Tony
Message: Posted by: sabitu (Jan 16, 2012 01:01PM)
Any updates on the card to envelope videos?
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 17, 2012 05:53AM)
Yeppers, Shared the concept with Jack Carpenter and a couple of others. Got a big thumbs up. So it should be up tonight or tomorrow morning.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 17, 2012 10:46PM)
And ask, and ye shall receive. Card to envelope in a Badger! What more could a young man want!

It is on the instruction page for the badger. Both Video and PDF.

Tony
Message: Posted by: davidpaul$ (Jan 17, 2012 11:49PM)
Just watched the "Card to Envelope" demo and explanation. Nice idea and handling. Tony is a HOOT to watch!
I printed out the template for the envelope and it's easy to make and fold. Just some paper glue and you are good to go. The handling is a little different compared to the typical load but it does allow the spectator to take the card out themselves after some minor handling by the performer. Reset time is only a few seconds but you "may" need some cover. (People won't know what you are doing so you could probably load the envelope without any suspicion.) The envelope is completely examinable too. No tears to hide.

BTW after receiving "The Badger" I decided to buy another for back-up. It's very nicely made and with the special leather and the two load features, I had to get another. I may keep two on my person when performing. One in my back pocket and the other in my inner breast coat pocket............ Thanks Tony !!
Looking forward to see the other CTW method!

David Paul
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 18, 2012 09:24AM)
Glad ya liked it David! It has gotten a pretty nice reception so far. As for the other card to envelope. We are working on the vid for it. It is rather different in approach. I don't think that there has been anything like it before. And as always, the envelope is examinable.

Enjoy,

Tony
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 18, 2012 10:13AM)
By the way, the envelope was designed to allow for bulk printing with your advertising on it. Just an FYI...

Tony

See ya in Blackpool.
Message: Posted by: brucewilcox (Jan 18, 2012 06:25PM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-09 09:23, Markymark wrote:
Or use Nuetrogena hand cream! works a treat for Mullica aficionados. [I will check that link out if I can find the card that came with my Badger!]
[/quote]

Or, perhaps, Badger Hand Cream? badgerbalm.com

:)
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 19, 2012 07:45AM)
No Badger Cream... No Badger Balm... Badger does NOT approve.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Jan 19, 2012 07:50AM)
Mr doomo sir! would you ever consider doing a full on mentalist's business card case? with a p**k, an Ind*x, and a PW/NW ability?
Message: Posted by: brucewilcox (Jan 19, 2012 11:20AM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-19 07:50, IAIN wrote:
Mr doomo sir! would you ever consider doing a full on mentalist's business card case? with a p**k, an Ind*x, and a PW/NW ability?
[/quote]

Hear, hear!
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 19, 2012 11:35AM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-19 07:50, IAIN wrote:
Mr doomo sir! would you ever consider doing a full on mentalist's business card case? with a p**k, an Ind*x, and a PW/NW ability?
[/quote]

Actually, I have done these as one off custom items for people. Also multiple out wallets.
For example I have a 9 (yes nine) out wallet. And it is examinable... But these are all custom items I do for people. I do them to spec as needed. I have not gotten into the commercial mental field as I was told point blank by a name that my name is associated too strongly with "magic" and I would not be taken seriously... Oddly enough, I do custom work for some of these people. Go figure...

Tony
Message: Posted by: brucewilcox (Jan 19, 2012 06:33PM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-19 11:35, Doomo wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-01-19 07:50, IAIN wrote:
Mr doomo sir! would you ever consider doing a full on mentalist's business card case? with a p**k, an Ind*x, and a PW/NW ability?
[/quote]

Actually, I have done these as one off custom items for people. Also multiple out wallets.
For example I have a 9 (yes nine) out wallet. And it is examinable... But these are all custom items I do for people. I do them to spec as needed. I have not gotten into the commercial mental field as I was told point blank by a name that my name is associated too strongly with "magic" and I would not be taken seriously... Oddly enough, I do custom work for some of these people. Go figure...

Tony
[/quote]

Good point, though Peter Nardi and Alakazam have done quite well, I think, with the Stealth Assassin. Anyway, it sounds like it's time for me to dream up the perfect mentalist's wallet for me and drop you a line. No Badger Balm, I promise.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 19, 2012 06:49PM)
Can do... I am guessing that you are in the UK?
Message: Posted by: brucewilcox (Jan 19, 2012 07:02PM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-19 18:49, Doomo wrote:
Can do... I am guessing that you are in the UK?
[/quote]

Oh, I wish! I'm not exactly sure why not, given my family names of Wilcox, Taylor, Porter and Churchill. Apparently my ancestors were connected with Roger Williams at the founding of Rhode Island, but as good Loyalists they migrated to the Nova Scotia during the little "disagreement" of the late 1700s and didn't make it back to the States (Maine) until the 1800s. I'd move to England in a heartbeat if I had the means, but instead I've spent the last few years enjoying the nine months of annual rain here in Oregon.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 20, 2012 01:09PM)
Hello Bruce, I tried to email you, but no response. So I PM'd you.
Message: Posted by: brucewilcox (Jan 21, 2012 02:04AM)
Tony: Sorry I wasn't able to get back to you right away when you emailed, but thanks for the PM, and I'm glad we got the chance to talk today. I'm looking forward to seeing the designs. I emailed you a little while after we spoke - if for any reason you didn't receive my message back (i.e., I misspelled you-know-who) let me know.

I also wish you the best with the Badger - sounds like it'll be a hit.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 21, 2012 08:59AM)
There... That is taken care of. Now back to Badger bizznezz! The new card in envelope is all blocked out. It will utilize the LePaul function of the Badger. I think you folx will be happy.
Tony
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Jan 21, 2012 10:51AM)
[quote]
On 2012-01-21 08:59, Doomo wrote:
There... That is taken care of. Now back to Badger bizznezz! The new card in envelope is all blocked out. It will utilize the LePaul function of the Badger. I think you folx will be happy.
Tony
[/quote]

New card in envelope?! Using the LePaul function? Something entirely new? Cool!!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jan 22, 2012 05:20AM)
Looking forward to it.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Jan 22, 2012 01:40PM)
Yep, a new method. Well, an old one for me, as I have used it for a while... But it will be new to most of the rest of you. It is pretty cool. But be warned, most of you wont like it... Most magicians are afraid to palm. But this is worth it.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Feb 2, 2012 03:06PM)
I just thought I'd share a few thoughts about the wallet now that I have had it for a few weeks.

First, I would like to thank Tony as there was a bit of a "hiccup" and it was Tony that made things right! So for that, I thank you Tony as you customer service is top notch.

I must admit that I am a mentalist and will be using this for that exact type of performing style. Therefore there will be no card to wallet or anything like that but I will be using the Mullica slip often for various items. As far as the Mullica slip goes, its perfect and l**ds with ease. The leather is durable and will withstand some abuse yet when l**ding the card/whatever, it will not slip all over the place as it somewhat sticks in place. I ended up sealing the lepaul l**d as I have no use for it so by doing this, it enables me to cary everything I need in the zipper compartment without it falling out. In there I can have a pendulum, NW, pencil, quarter whatever and is not balky one bit. I can also cary business cards for various effects and have my bankcard, credit card and licence in there without it being balky and big. The zippers are also durable and I can be confident in using them as to not have to worry about them breaking or falling out.

Now for the main reason I bought this wallet, the p**k. This is not a built in function but it is there and IMO it can be one of the best p**ks available as it is so natural to use and so undetectable.

Over all, I really do love this wallet as not only can it be an impromptu set in my back pocket, it will also serve me well for real performances. Also, the Mullica slip is perfect for table to table/stand up in general which is part of the reason I bought this. This truly is a wallet for the workers, if you perform on serious level, then this wallet is at the top of the food chain!

Thanks Tony for releasing such a great product,

Darren
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Feb 12, 2012 01:44PM)
Thanks for the kind words Darren. Sorry for taking so long to respond. I am busy getting ready for Blackpool. It is a rather busy time. And I am working on the index for the Badger for you. I haven't forgotten.

Also I am finishing up a wallet for Cody Fisher. It is rather cool. Soooo... Busy!
Tony
Message: Posted by: chappelly (Feb 14, 2012 11:02PM)
I have this wallet.

I am not overly impressed with it.

It's a thick wallet,there is no place for money and the Mullica insert grips and doesn't slide very well across the wallet.

The Le Paul function is quite good though.

I prefer my other Mullicas and the Triple Threat to this one.

Chappelly
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Feb 14, 2012 11:17PM)
Kranzo showed this on his recent lecture online and it looked really big. Like George Castanza's on Seinfeld. lol.

I'll stick with my Super Slim Hip Pocket Mullica. With bills and credit cards, it stays slim.
Message: Posted by: Jay Buchanan (Feb 25, 2012 02:18AM)
I just received this wallet today, so I have only had a few hours to mess around with it so far.
I will give it a proper "break in" this weekend, and will use it in some formal shows over the next few weeks.
For now though, I wanted to pop in and drop a few initial impressions from my limited time with The Badger.
In no particular order...

First, I have to give kudos to Nate. I ordered through his site which was easy and quick, but then I had a question for him which I emailed and he got back to me extremely quickly with an answer. Then today I received the wallet, which means he pretty much shipped it instantly upon my order going through. So thanks Nate, you rock.

Second, kudos goes to Tony, this wallet is a work of art. The leather is top notch, the stitching is tight and sturdy, the critical parts are reinforced nicely. The design is top notch with the dual magical functions, all while being well laid out for use as an everyday wallet. The grip of this leather is an absolutely delicious bonus for the "work". That one detail alone puts this wallet above the rest for my work. I can not wait to give it a live run this weekend, and really give it a work out early next month. Loaded with my everyday items, 5 CC's/discount cards, etc... some cash and my license, it's still plenty thin enough for me and actually thinner than I expected. It's a wallet... it looks like a normal wallet loaded with everyday wallet type items. That's a really important factor for me.

Thirdly, I have no issues at all with the instructional videos and PDF's. I can only speak from my own point of view, but Nate and Tony both slay me. Their casual, laid back styles are breath of fresh air. I'll take this anyday over a scripted, broadcast quality production that comes off as lifeless and souless, but that's just me. I know that I am the short card when it comes to these things :)

So, first impressions... kudos to Nate and Tony, great craftsmenship, great customer service and entertaining instructional supplements.
At the price it's a steal, this thing will pay for itself the first time you leave your house with it, most likely.

Now let's hope it holds up to it's initial inspection :)
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Feb 25, 2012 08:44AM)
Hi Jay, glad ya liked it. Both Nate and I are happy with the results. A LOT of work went into it. We like to think that it was time well spent. We tried to address the needs and requests of those who wanted a wallet of this type. We listened to the complaints people had with other wallets and tried to make sure we solved the issues. I realize that you cant please everyone. But we can try.

Oh yes, Darren, if you would contact me, I think that I have your index for the Badger.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Jay Buchanan (Feb 25, 2012 12:05PM)
Mission accomplished, Tony. Well done sir.
Message: Posted by: chappelly (Feb 25, 2012 08:14PM)
Tudor No 4 Seed Pocket(envelope)work perfectly for ring , coin, business card to envelope in the Badger Le Paul compartment.

Chappelly
Message: Posted by: Jay Buchanan (Feb 25, 2012 08:21PM)
[quote]
On 2012-02-25 20:14, chappelly wrote:
Tudor No 4 Seed Pocket(envelope)work perfectly for ring , coin, business card to envelope in the Badger Le Paul compartment.

Chappelly
[/quote]

Nice! Thanks for this info, Chappelly!
Message: Posted by: sabitu (Feb 25, 2012 08:41PM)
Tony, are you still planning on posting the video for the other card to envelope method?
Message: Posted by: chappelly (Mar 4, 2012 03:02AM)
I am using this wallet as my everyday wallet and am used to the thickness.

The wallet is really well made with supple leather.

The Le Paul compartment works very well.

Mine is always set with an envelope so that I can use it at a drop of a hat and often do.

If you read this Tony,this wallet would be great in an imitation snake or crocodile skin.

Chappelly
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Mar 7, 2012 07:28PM)
Hey guys! Just got some fresh batch of Tony's KILLER wallets in. I've been using this a lot as a peek wallet. Soooo smooth.

http://kranzomagic.myshopify.com/products/the-badger

I'll be at NEMCON this weekend and I'll have a few as well.

Hugs and Kisses!

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Mar 7, 2012 08:15PM)
Hello Chap! I do custom stuff... The Badger in the other leathers would not have the same property as the original. But sure, I could do it...
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Mar 7, 2012 08:16PM)
[quote]
On 2012-02-25 20:41, sabitu wrote:
Tony, are you still planning on posting the video for the other card to envelope method?
[/quote]

Yes I am... it has just been CRAZY busy between domestic conventions and Blackpool and all the custom work... It will be up soon...
Message: Posted by: chappelly (Mar 8, 2012 01:31AM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-07 20:15, Doomo wrote:
Hello Chap! I do custom stuff... The Badger in the other leathers would not have the same property as the original. But sure, I could do it...
[/quote]

Great, I have sent a pm.
Chappelly
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Mar 8, 2012 08:55AM)
Not a problem. I have done a good bit of custom stuff...
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Mar 20, 2012 05:30PM)
New card to envelope vid is done! New method for most of ya. It will be edited and put up soon...

Tony
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (May 24, 2012 01:08PM)
RIGHTEOUS!!!!
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Jul 13, 2012 07:46AM)
Just purchased one. Eagerly awaiting it's arrival. BTW, I love palming.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Jul 31, 2012 02:52PM)
Me too!
Message: Posted by: andykean (Aug 10, 2012 06:37AM)
Still not arrived come on new Zealand post
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Aug 10, 2012 07:11AM)
Love this wallet! When I first opened the package and took it out I think I must have smelled it for about a minute. mmm, love the smell of new quality leather. I just hope it had not been in someone pants first.

I also like the tackyness of it. Not that it's tacky but it is. I mean it's sticky. Ok, it helps cards cling to it when doing the move.

Great item.

I heard that Tony can't get the leather anymore so when this batch runs out I guess there will be no more.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Aug 15, 2012 03:36AM)
Still waiting!
Message: Posted by: andykean (Aug 30, 2012 03:29AM)
This wallet is pure quality
can't wait to road test tommorow
great work Tony thanks so much.
Message: Posted by: GulyŠs Imre Miklůs (Aug 30, 2012 06:58AM)
I ordered one yesterday. It was a hard decision, so many wallets out there, and I got money only for one. I read hundreds of reviews of different wallets. Their website said they only had a few more left so that got me, and I ordered. Let's see.
Message: Posted by: andykean (Sep 17, 2012 03:50AM)
It's pure quality
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Sep 17, 2012 01:41PM)
I ordered a second Badger since the leather is becoming scarce!

Jim
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Jul 22, 2013 02:04AM)
I wonder if this will be available again?
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Oct 21, 2013 10:30PM)
Yeah, I'm looking for one as well. Is it still considered the favorite? Looks fantastic.
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Nov 19, 2013 04:01PM)
PLEASE get this out again!!

thank you :)
Message: Posted by: MeHitDrum (Nov 19, 2013 04:10PM)
One more vote for the Badger re-release.
Message: Posted by: pollysukemaru (Apr 7, 2014 01:02AM)
Does this wallet require a plastic slide for palm load section of the wallet in case not using an envelope??
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Apr 7, 2014 09:19AM)
Well it is back and available for a short time. The leather is from Italy and is rather expensive. And Polly. A business card "Yours I would assume" is more than adequate for the slide. Go to RFA productions.com. Like last time these will be available till the leather supply lasts. Or until someone knocks it off...

Tony
Message: Posted by: videoman (Apr 7, 2014 02:17PM)
Is it possible to say without exposing how this wallet would differ in mechanics or construction from Speedloader Plus?
Could Bonsalopes be used with this?
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Apr 7, 2014 03:17PM)
Sure... Bonsalopes ...No... But Wait... Now that I think about it yes... They could be used with it...

Here is a NON Bonsalope handling but on the plus side NO PALMING and the envelope can be given away as it is NOT gaffed.

http://youtu.be/ei_Zjep0QaM

Tony
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Apr 7, 2014 03:48PM)
What a wonderful and joyful demo Tony.

For those who have not clicked the link, it is well worth it - just sit back and enjoy :-)
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Apr 8, 2014 10:56AM)
Wow! I was at the bar last night watching the U Conn Huskies beat Kentucky. I used the envelope feature in the previous video. EXCEPT I left the wallet on the bar in FULL view. Borrowed a guys drivers license and "dropped" it in my jacket pocket. Then I had HIM hand me the wallet. I opened it and removed the envelope from the inner wallet. And inside was his ID. Everyone at the bar SCREAMED! LOVED it! Gotta add that to the permanent repertoire. Also gotta print out more envelopes but now with my name on them.

Tony
Message: Posted by: slyhand (Apr 10, 2014 08:32AM)
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On Apr 8, 2014, Doomo wrote:
Wow! I was at the bar last night watching the U Conn Huskies beat Kentucky. I used the envelope feature in the previous video. EXCEPT I left the wallet on the bar in FULL view. Borrowed a guys drivers license and "dropped" it in my jacket pocket. Then I had HIM hand me the wallet. I opened it and removed the envelope from the inner wallet. And inside was his ID. Everyone at the bar SCREAMED! LOVED it! Gotta add that to the permanent repertoire. Also gotta print out more envelopes but now with my name on them.

Tony
[/quote]

Love to see a replay of that.
Message: Posted by: psychomind (Apr 11, 2014 07:01AM)
The wallet looks amazing Nathan :)
Message: Posted by: Ozer4 (Dec 18, 2014 02:06AM)
Does anyone have one of these for sale? If so, please PM me.

Thanks,
Oz