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Matt71
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Hi folks,
I have been swimming in the world of wallets trying to decide which to buy. Some are pricey, and new ones keep cropping up. I looked through previous posts and haven't found a thread in the last year that deals with the best over all wallet out there. Espionage looks like a good option, and the wallet from scam school looks great too, but that one is Really expensive.
Has anyone found one that they would recommend? Do you find that some features you just don't use enough to justify such a multifaceted device?
Should I keep it simple or go big?
What are your thoughts?
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The wallet you purchase should reflect your requirements. Do you need a peek wallet? A Card to Wallet? A wallet that gives you many outs for a KK type of effect?

So then, your question should be: I want to perform XYZ effect, what is the ideal wallet for that?
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Though I agree with your statement, your answer does nothing to assist in my search. I am aware of some of the effects that I am interested in, but it would be nice if there was a discussion about what other effects are available in the world of wallets. I would hate to put down my $150 and find myself wishing I had that one other effect.
I'm sure there are other people out there reading this that feel the same way and are hoping that some of the more experienced folks here could help with that.
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On Aug 20, 2017, Matt71 wrote:
Though I agree with your statement, your answer does nothing to assist in my search. I am aware of some of the effects that I am interested in,


It's great that you are aware of the effects you're interested in. If you were not aware, you would not know. Right?
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I couldn't find a wallet that suits all my needs so I decided on using several.

I've always got a Mullica on me daily for a no palm card to wallet since I always have a deck of cards on me.

I've always got a peek wallet on me that I also use to carry a few other things including some business cards. Currently I use the Dr Jaks from Tannen's Magic. A Stealth Assasin would work well for a peek wallet too and has even more functions.

If I have a dress shirt then I also have a non-magic notebook wallet that also has a couple packet tricks.

When working close up at a gig I also (in addition to the wallets mentioned above) carry a Predator Wallet for Paul Wilson's "Psycho Killer" routine. I have a close up table set up.

When walk around/strolling I ditch the Predator and add my Kollosal Killer wallet. I also add a Forbes Portfolio wallet for an occasional card to envelope in zippered compartment, although most of the time I use my Mullica.

I gave up trying to find a Swiss army wallet that does everything and opted for a more modular approach. This works well since I can switch one wallet out for another. For instance, sometimes I will carry Gregory Wilson's Stockbroker wallet with built in out to lunch in lieu of the Dr Jaks since it also carries business cards.

I've owned just about every magic wallet available. And still have a bunch that I'll ring in once in a while. If I were to carry only one wallet besides a card to wallet then I'd go for a multi-purpose such as the Stealth Assasin, Espionage, or the Infinity. I tried that approach and found that I was always switching things out in order to accommodate different tricks. Therefore I settled on having a particular wallet set up for a couple tricks and periodically putting those wallets into the rotation.
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Thank you for your input MJ Marrs. It is much apreciated. So would you say that a Swiss army aproach to wallets just end up getting crowded? You mentioned having to switch things out.
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I have several wallets, each serving a different purpose for the effect i.e. Mullicas (large and hip pocket), Himbers (large for bills, small for cards). The 'Worker's Dream' wallet (Harry Robson) is as close to the 'swiss army' concept from the wallets I've owned in the past and present.
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I suppose if you're the kind of person who knows which tricks you'll carry in your wallet then having a multipurpose one such as the SAW is the way to go. This way you'll only carry one wallet and life will be simple. Theoretically you could switch out effects, such as packet tricks, with that wallet too. But I've always found it to be a hassle to switch things around. There is only so much room even in the multi-purpose wallets. The last thing you need is to fumble looking for stuff. I like having it become second nature when I reach for a wallet to know from years of experience which routines it's set up for. I recall Eugene Burger writing about how he would have his pocket organization set up to the point where he didn't have to think. Sort of a zen thing.

That's not to say that I don't find the multi-use wallets useful. On the contrary. I love my Stealth Assasin, and I use it to good effect. But I've got it set up for a few select routines that I use periodically. Especially if I am working for a group who has seen my regular sets before. Then I ring it in.
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I always found BKM to be a very versatile wallet.
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The scam school rogue wallet is similar to the Alakazam Infinity wallet. http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S13092

But the Espionage wallet seems to have even more features. http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S14839

Disclaimer: I do not own any of these wallets.

I own the Real Man's Wallet. Which only has Card to Wallet function.
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I have made one or two wallets.
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I have and like Tony Miller's (Doomo) Triple Threat Wallet.
I only used the CTW function.
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