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David Numen
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The difference between this wallet and previous "JAck of all Trades" wallets is that this looks like a wallet someone would carry. I know for some that isn't an issue and I've loved wallets such as the Bendix Bombshell in the past but these days I like wallets that looks modern and "normal". This ticks the box on both those fronts.

I'd be interested in the peek and load functions and I've seen enough in the demo to know roughly how both must work and I see no issue with either. I've always felt it a pity that peek wallets which could easily add another feature just don't.
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On May 16, 2021, JackMagic wrote:


Best wallets are made of leather as it has been proven that will outlast plastic (vegan wallet) any day


I’m not an expert on wallet materials so I’m not disputing your claim.
But I think calling all vegan materials “plastic” is a purposely disparaging term used to conjure up images of the cheap plastic holders that come with some packet tricks.

I am under the impression that carbon fiber is a vegan substitute which is also very durable and can challenge leather in how well it lasts. But I could be mistaken.

Not to mention that not all “genuine leather” is created equal. Poor quality cheap leather can also wear out quickly. At least with vegan leather you know what you’re getting, but manufacturers never say they are using low quality leather, but simply that it is genuine.
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Good points above.
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Is there really a demand for vegan leather with magicians? Probably not. Let's face it, it's made in that material because it's cheaper to make. That's the only reason.

Don't worry guys, give it a few months and there will be a limited edition real leather version of the wallet out for $50 more.
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AFA as vegan leather...when did Murphy’s become so interested in animal rights? And where is this large contingency of magicians supposedly clamoring for vegan products that Murphy’s claims they are “listening to”?
Hate to sound cynical but IMO the material used was a business decision to increase profits and then reasons to justify that decision were created after the fact.

I would have preferred to have a choice between carbon fiber and genuine leather as was the case with the recent Shadow wallet.
For the price point it seems like using genuine leather could have still produced a healthy profit.


A healthy profit indeed especially since they are being made in China.
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This looks really tempting but for one thing who would carry their money on the outside of a wallet via a money clip surely that defeates the purpose of having a wallet or can the bank notes /bills be inside the wallet as they should be ?
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I think as far as wallets go Videoman is 100% correct.
The best peek wallets only do peeks imo, I personally think Blink 2.0 is impossible to beat if you want modern design and a fantastic method.
Equally the best peek wallet that’s still small but holds banks notes in the proper manner and has a brilliant method is the Hi Jaks wallet by Gerard Kearney.
Both are leather and both are totally unbeatable imo if you want to peek using a wallet.
That’s not to say there isn’t a plethora of other good peek wallets out there as there is and I have them, but the two I mentioned are easily the best imho.
Best wishes Gaz 😊
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I disagree. About 7 years ago Andy Nicholls and Titanas put out the Undercover Wallet. Part of the ad copy said- "There are several possible loading methods - some involve palming and some do not. Playing cards can be either stolen out of the wallet or loaded into the wallet, and the loaded cards can be revealed in one of TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. One of the locations is a zippered compartment while the other one is in a separate "inner credit-card wallet." Perhaps best of all, the wallet can be used as a peek device for mentalists."

In my view this wallet remains as KING of multipurpose prop wallets. I bought two of them and glad I did as they are not being made anymore. My first one is still going strong as an everyday carry. I haven't even opened the second one.

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I should of been at bit clearer I was referring to peek wallets in general. The multipurpose wallets I find the peek tends to suffer, if that doesn’t suffer then the card to wallet part does or it makes them over cumbersome etc.
I like one tool for one specific job when it comes to wallets and I find that specialising on that one aspect makes them better on the many many I have bought
Gaz 😊
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Something I saw Javier post on the first page about the choice of material:

"After testing different materials, we found the properties of the wallet worked significantly better and smoother (w/ the vegan leather). It was a no-brainer choice."

It sounds like the wallet operates/does what it needs to do better with the vegan leather. Interesting.
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Stop calling it vegan leather.

Ain't no such thing.

That's a contradiction in terms.

Call it sophisticated plastic instead.
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“Is Vegan leather just plastic”

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

It’s absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊
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On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
“Is Vegan leather just plastic”

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

Here's the full article Gaz is quoting. It's worth a read. It would appear there are serious ethical/environmental issues involved in the production of much "vegan leather". Nothing is ever straightforward.

https://makechange.aspiration.com/articl......leather/
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Yeah I agree that the best peek wallets just do a peek.... Blink 2 is very good for sure, but I think the Shadow Wallet is awesome! It can be placed on the specs hand with minimal fear of exposing the method, is slim and can be used as an everyday wallet too. It comes in two options - leather or carbon fibre so you can choose!

I’m sure the Nexus Wallet will probably offer a leather option in the future too so customers have the choice.
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On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
“Is Vegan leather just plastic”

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

Here's the full article Gaz is quoting. It's worth a read. It would appear there are serious ethical/environmental issues involved in the production of much "vegan leather". Nothing is ever straightforward.

https://makechange.aspiration.com/articl......leather/



Do you think your audience cares if you pull out a leather wallet

Or

A Vegan Wallet?
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I think some do.But I care!
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If your wallet being leather or vegan leather is a subject your audience dwells on for any length of time then I think you're doing it wrong.
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On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
“Is Vegan leather just plastic”

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

It’s absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊


Hi, Gaz when it comes to a peek wallet Is the Shadow wallet or the Nexus best for peek and outs, or the Viper I know you love wallets What's your order for doing these 2 things the best. Many thanks for any help Smile
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Do you think your audience cares if you pull out a leather wallet

Or

A Vegan Wallet?


That isn't in any of the points made as "vegan" being an undesirable material.
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On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
“Is Vegan leather just plastic”

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

It’s absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊



I hope they will stop calling it "vegan leather" and start calling it for what it REALLY is! Is this a genuine cruelty-free manufacturing choice or just a choice to save money using a cheaper material?
I would prefer a choice of leather or vegan as for the Shadow wallet.

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