The fact is that my name is actually Arthur, makes me totally biased when it comes to this one. I
couldn't resist purchasing this when I first saw the pre-order option. I'm glad I did. I contacted
Chris and let him know how much I love this.
The fact is that I don't generally use "story
telling" effects with cards unless it just makes sense, and this effect is just so natural for me to
talk about, considering the fact that I've been talking to people about the legend of King Arthur my
entire life. Just by completely utter coincidence, I just got a "Sword in the Stone" Tattoo covering
my right forearm 2 days before this trick came out for pre-order. This is the perfect type of card
trick for me, it's quick, commercial, and the story makes sense with the given effect. They're easy
to switch in and out for me during performance. (This may not be true for everyone)
this and yes because of the name and presentation choices I have the freedom to make this is a
perfect effect for me and is an immediate part of my repertoire. I can not see a day moving forward
where I'll get bored of ever performing this effect, it's something I will always use from this
point on. And gives me a great illustrative story with magical moments to do whenever someone
mentions my ink, which has happened several times already and I just got it in the mail 2 days ago.
It's a keeper.
It's NOT for EVERYONE! But,.. It's definitely for me!
I will add
that I changed the gimmick from the red "Bikes" it came in, which I normally prefer, but I changed
it to the Black Kings Deck from Peter McKinnon and Daniel Madison. I don't have a card selected, I
take one of the Jokers that comes with the "Kings" deck, which just happens to be an all white card
with nothing but a Sword on it. (The other Joker in that deck is an Ax if you haven't seen it)
However this just adds to it a little something where the card is just a sword in the deck(stone)
This is just a little something, but for me it adds value to the story-line and just a
little bit better in my opinion. I believe I'll try making it seem more impromptu by having the
"Sword Joker" actually forced on the spectator, then go into the routine as if it was something
special just in that moment that someone "happens" to pick that card, it may add a little more
interest, or intrigue. Not sure, just thought of that, will see how that goes. :)
all, this is great, the presentation makes perfect sense with the effect. The gimmick if taken care
of proper will last indefinitely and I'm pretty sure it can be reconstructed fairly easy when it
becomes worn out without having to buy another. It's the perfect story for me to tell people and one
I know very well so I can focus on presentation. It's not something everyone would like, but it can
be used with other effects without too much trouble. It's not difficult to do. The method is simple,
The timing of it's release was something completely uncanny, and it almost
seemed like it was fate and my own personal destiny to get my hands on this "when I did".
I love it!
(Arthur) ~SkypeX "The Stealth"