About the Maker

About the Maker

The year was 2015 in Niseko, Japan. I was in a bar when I met a young man called Charlie dressed in a Super Mario outfit who was on a fancy dress night out with work. He asked if he could borrow my deck of cards and wanted to show me some card tricks.

Like many, my fascination with magic began in childhood, sparked by awe-inspiring performances of magicians who seemed to defy the laws of nature with their sleight of hand and illusionary feats. However, it wasn’t until later in life that I delved deeper into the art form, drawn by its mystique and the challenge of mastering its secrets.

Seeing Charlie’s card tricks and sleight of hand was a transformative experience for me. His effortless execution of intricate manoeuvres and his ability to weave captivating narratives through his performances left me in awe. Witnessing firsthand the dedication and skill required to master card magic ignited a flame in me, propelling me to delve deeper into the world of sleight of hand and pursue my own journey of discovery within the realm of card magic.

I came back to the UK with a determination to unlock the mysteries of card magic. I started by learning the basics – the fundamental sleights, flourishes, and techniques that form the building blocks of card magic. From the classic double lift to the elusive pass, each sleight presented a new challenge to conquer and master.

Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to learn from some of the greatest minds in the world of card magic – attending workshops, studying books, and seeking guidance from seasoned practitioners. Each encounter offered new insights and perspectives, fuelling my passion and deepening my appreciation for the art form.

Today, as I reflect on my journey into the world of card magic, I am filled with gratitude for the experiences, lessons, and friendships it has brought into my life. It is a journey that continues to unfold, with endless possibilities waiting to be explored and discovered.

In the end, my journey into card magic has been more than just a pursuit of skill or mastery – it has been a journey of self-discovery, creativity, and wonder. And as I continue to explore the depths of this enchanting art form, I am reminded that the greatest magic of all lies not in the tricks we perform, but in the sense of wonder and possibility they inspire in others.

About the Cards

The Old Oak Playing Cards

The Old Oak playing cards exemplify unparalleled quality, making them a must-have for magicians striving for excellence in their craft. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, they offer a seamless handling experience that enhances every performance.

The Four-pip design offers increased visual clarity and symmetry, enhancing card manipulation and audience engagement during magic performances. With each card displaying four pips, magicians can create more intricate and visually appealing routines, captivating spectators and elevating the overall impact of their magic.

The durability of The Old Oak playing cards is second to none, ensuring they maintain their pristine condition through countless hours of practice and performance. Made from premium materials, they withstand the rigors of professional use while retaining their integrity and responsiveness.

Furthermore, the design of The Old Oak playing cards is both captivating and functional. From the intricate artwork to the subtle features designed to aid magicians in their routines, every aspect of these cards is carefully crafted to mesmerize audiences and enhance the magic.

In essence, The Old Oak playing cards are more than just tools—they are instruments of wonder that enable magicians to create truly magical moments. With their superior handling, durability, and design, these cards empower magicians to elevate their performances and leave audiences spellbound.


Technical details:

Material:             310gsm Black Cored Playing Card Board with a linen finish similar to USPCC’s “Air Cushioned Finish”.  (Material is different for Deck-104)

Size:                     Our cards are 63mm x 88mm. Same size as Bicycle and Poker cards.

Colour:                We produce our cards in 3 stunning colours. Red, blue and green.

Deck 104

A seemingly ordinary deck of cards, familiar in size and appearance, yet hiding an extraordinary secret within its modest dimensions. This isn’t just any deck, it’s a marvel of engineering, a masterpiece of deception. Despite containing a staggering 104 cards, it maintains the sleekness and thickness of a standard 52-card deck allowing magicians to perform a variety of innovative routines and illusions.

The development of Deck 104 involved meticulous research to create a deck that offers magicians unprecedented versatility and performance capabilities.

The search for the perfect paper for Deck 104 involved extensive research into the properties of various types of paper, considering factors such as weight, thickness, texture, and durability.

Manufacturers produce prototype decks using different paper samples that were rigorously tested in real-world scenarios to evaluate their handling characteristics, printing quality, and durability. This process involved assessing factors such as friction, moisture resistance, and resilience to bending and creasing.

This deck is not merely a tool for magic; it’s a testament to human ingenuity and the boundless possibilities of imagination. With its deceptive simplicity, it challenges perceptions and invites the curious to explore the realms of possibility hidden within its slender confines.

Playing Card Coating

Our playing cards are coated with a unique product that allows for smooth handling, durability, and longevity. This coating protects the cards from wear and tear, enhances their flexibility, and improves their ability to glide effortlessly across the fingertips. This results in a superior handling experience and helps maintain the integrity of the cards during repeated use.

Become a Partner

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“Choosing the Right Partner: Why Your Magic Cards Deserve Our Company’s Expertise”

In the realm of magic, every detail matters. From sleight of hand to the reveal of a perfectly executed trick, magicians understand the importance of precision and quality in their performances. At our company, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of excellence in producing magic cards, making us the ideal partner for magicians seeking to elevate their craft to new heights.

Craftsmanship is at the heart of what we do. We understand that the quality of magic cards can make or break a performance, which is why we spare no effort in ensuring that every deck we produce meets the highest standards of excellence. From the selection of premium materials to the precision manufacturing process involved in The Old Oak Playing Cards and Deck 104, we are committed to delivering magic cards that are second to none.

One of the key factors that sets our company apart is our attention to detail when it comes to card coating. We understand that the coating plays a crucial role in the handling, durability, and longevity of magic cards. That’s why we utilize advanced coating techniques to ensure that our cards have the perfect balance of flexibility and glide, allowing magicians to execute their routines with ease and precision.

But our commitment to quality doesn’t stop there. We also understand the importance of design in the world of magic. That’s why we offer customizable options for magicians who want to add a personal touch to their decks. Whether it’s incorporating specific imagery or adding hidden features to aid in their routines, we work closely with magicians to bring their vision to life.

Ultimately, when it comes to choosing a company to produce your magic cards, quality and expertise are paramount. With our dedication to craftsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction, we believe that our company is the perfect partner for magicians looking to take their performances to the next level. Trust us with your magic cards, and together, we’ll create moments of wonder and astonishment that will leave audiences spellbound.