Draven Reviews: Swiss Army by Brandon David & Chris Turchi

approvedTitle: Project Swiss Army

Artist: Brandon David & Chris Turchi

Producers: Murphy’s Magic

Link: Available At Your Favorite Murphy’s Magic Dealer


Demo Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJC2Dt8FLzo

Retail Price: $34.95 USD

Learning Difficulty: Easy

Length of Video: 1:04:00



The video got my hyped about this product.  Looks like a utility device for card magic.  Flipping signed card from the deck, pulling selected cards strait out of a sealed deck box, stripping the four aces out in one motion, and that looks like it’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Murphy’s got my attention, and I took the bait.  I was not disappointed.


The product once received comes packaged in a neat little red box with a link to the online video instructions printed on the inside.  The gimmick is made into a deck of cards, with a built-in gimmick on the box as well.  The box gimmick alone is worth the price of admission.  I have so many ideas for how to use it, and some of those don’t involve this particular deck at all.


This deck is amazing.  It can perform a lot of really neat visual tricks but buyer beware, this deck isn’t going to work for every card trick.  Due to the nature of the deck it lends itself well to certain routines while other routines wouldn’t be feasible.  I can’t go into any more details without blowing the gaff, but you’ll understand once you get the deck in your hands.


The tutorial video is long.  Just over an hour in total length, but very well instructed.  A lot of really neat ideas are discussed and they really show the power and versatility of this deck.  I love a good utility device, and I talk about it all the time in my reviews.  I really liked this one.


The cards handle smoothly and performing the kind of tricks you see in the video is a breeze.  The brilliant thing about utility tricks like this is the amount of creativity they inspire.  I’m sure people are going to come up with some crazy uses for this deck that Brandon and Chris never even thought of.  Overall I think it’s a neat concept and it’s fun to play with.



When I give my product scores below I am measuring them on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 Being absolute the worst score possible, and 10 being the absolute best, making a score of five average. The three points that I grade upon is Product Quality, Teaching Quality, and Overall Quality.


Product Quality: 6

Utility deck, and neat box, but I have to deck switch for my other card work.


Teaching Quality: 7

Good video!  Well made.


Overall Quality: 7

Fun deck and neat ideas!



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About William Draven

William Draven is a professional magician and sideshow performer living in Los Angeles, California. Follow him on Twitter at WilliamDraven or on facebook at www.facebook.com/thewilliamdraven
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