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Card Gear: Joker and the Thief



Card Gear is our monthly feature dedicated to discovering new inventory, setup and accessories used every day by card designers, cardists, magicians and collectors. The concept originated from the popular social media site, Instagram: #passthepockets. Whenever one of these hashtags come up on the social news feed, there's always something new to discover, no matter who that person is.

This month, we have the EDC of James Milaras from the Joker and the Thief Playing Card Company. James is a cardist based in Australia and also the producer of the stunning Joker and the Thief Playing Card decks. Also, James has just successfully crowd-funding his next deck, Dystopia Playing Cards on Kickstarter. Congratulations!

Due to living in a hot climate, he enjoys simplicity, as carrying too much at any given time can become uncomfortable. All the items in his everyday carry have a practical and minimal use. James' gear (Italics are James' comments):

+ iPhone 6s (Mobile powerhouse, allowing James to run Joker and the Thief on the go, with all the reliability and functionality.) 
+ The Old Timer knife (An occasional carry in actual fact, but is used frequently around the house for general tasks. The multiple blade types this knife sport allows for a series of tasks to be easily dispatched.)
+ The Brass Zippo lighter (Also more of an occasional carry. With its classic look, feel and function, all fire based tasks are attended by the help of this reliable tool. Plus it’s fun to practice tricks with.)
+ Moleskine notebooks (Clean, and look great. This is an essential. Along with an Artline pen, all ideas, tasks, and notes are jotted down, tracked and taken care of.)
+ Joker and the Thief Playing Cards (Of course!). (During Australia’s hot months, the Joker and the Thief decks prove to be the perfect everyday carry. With enough durability to keep up with the demand of Cardistry in a hot climate, and sporting fantastic looks to boot - The Joker and the Thief range serve as excellent everyday decks.)
Dan and Dave X Joker and the Thief’s croc clip (every bit Australian, and proves to be a luxurious yet functional item designed to keep your cards straight.)


What’s yours? If you would like your card gears to be featured on Kardify, contact us.
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