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Topic: Shinanocraft
Message: Posted by: Shikanominarazu (Feb 18, 2021 03:03AM)
Anyone have any experience with Shinano Craft coin gimmicks? I'm considering one of their sets and was wondering about the quality, customer service etc.
Thanks,
D
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Feb 18, 2021 08:12AM)
Do you mean Schoolcraft? If so, go with him for the best available commercially
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Feb 18, 2021 08:16AM)
He was talking Shinano. Looks like they are made in Japan, could be a long time getting here, along with shipping.
Message: Posted by: Shikanominarazu (Feb 18, 2021 08:56AM)
Yeah, Tom, I am thinking of the Japanese company. I didn't link because the shop front is in Japanese, but if anyone is interested: http://shinanocraft.com/index.html
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Feb 18, 2021 10:06AM)
I can say conversion to usd the price seems too steep for this guy to experiment ha.
Message: Posted by: Shikanominarazu (Feb 19, 2021 01:52AM)
[quote]On Feb 18, 2021, Jxb1989 wrote:
I can say conversion to usd the price seems too steep for this guy to experiment ha. [/quote]
Yeah, it's not cheap, but then it's not too bad for that sort of gaff.
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Feb 19, 2021 07:25AM)
High prices and unknown quality. I'd pass. What gaff are you looking at?
Message: Posted by: Shikanominarazu (Feb 19, 2021 07:38AM)
CSB.
I may be missing something, but are the prices actually all that high? It looks like if you want a CSB that isn't Kennedy half/ Centavo/ "Chinese" you are going to pay $250 and up, and this guy is asking about $280. Am I missing better deals? Or is it more of a "don't pay for custom work without knowing quality first" thing?
Message: Posted by: davfreeman (Feb 19, 2021 10:53PM)
If you do purchase from them, let us know how it turns out. Their Morgan set looks interesting.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Feb 20, 2021 06:47AM)
[quote]On Feb 19, 2021, Shikanominarazu wrote:
CSB.
I may be missing something, but are the prices actually all that high? It looks like if you want a CSB that isn't Kennedy half/ Centavo/ "Chinese" you are going to pay $250 and up, and this guy is asking about $280. Am I missing better deals? Or is it more of a "don't pay for custom work without knowing quality first" thing? [/quote]

Check this out

https://tomladshawmagic.com/coin-tricks/copper-silver-brass-transposition-dollar-size-new?limit=100

Doug
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Feb 20, 2021 08:08AM)
Not a fan at all of the replicas.. Check some of the others Kueppers, Mark Mason, Schoolcraft and look at their prices. $280 is a little steep. Not sure if you're looking at Morgan's which would probably be more in line pricewise. Still knowing nothing of the quality and being shipped from Japan, for me, hard pass.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Feb 26, 2021 07:21AM)
[quote]On Feb 20, 2021, Tom G wrote:
Not a fan at all of the replicas..[/quote]

I do understand. For $50 you do get the replica coin included. So don't use it. Find a real Morgan and use that. The gaff is in play for only a few seconds. Easily switched out and in. Why pay $200+? I don't get it...

Doug
Message: Posted by: Jxb1989 (Feb 27, 2021 03:44PM)
[quote]On Feb 26, 2021, Dougini wrote:
[quote]On Feb 20, 2021, Tom G wrote:
Not a fan at all of the replicas..[/quote]

I do understand. For $50 you do get the replica coin included. So don't use it. Find a real Morgan and use that. The gaff is in play for only a few seconds. Easily switched out and in. Why pay $200+? I don't get it...

Doug [/quote]


Because the gaff truly feels different than silver/don’t match truly to the coins I use. Silver in general is heavier and emits a sense of “class/elegance”...while I believe ignorance can be bliss when it comes to magic products (3cmx vs triple threat for me as an example), once you go silver..:it’s painful to go anyway else (for me at least)
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Mar 1, 2021 06:29AM)
True. The spec never handles the coin, and it's Shuttle Passed to the real Morgan anyway. I just bought this on eBay for $40.

https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/tk0AAOSwC~pgN-Sc/s-l225.webp

Doug