The search for the elusive author has led us to 12 men who could carry the burden of the world's greatest cheater.
One mystery gave birth to a myriad of authors, fans and obsessives. We aren't sure which we are.
It's speculated that it's simply an anagram of E. S. Andrews. Others say that it was Herbert Lee Andrews creating an anagram from his wife Emma's name. Some say it was a Chicago Railroad worker, and others choose to believe it was printer Harry S. Thompson covering his tracks.
The truth we choose to believe is that S. W. Erdnase is a lifestyle, for those who want to keep their addiction hidden. To not let the world know how devious they are.
Your SWE deck promotes this. It won't tell anyone of your indiscretions. If you choose to cheat your friends or your enemies...that's your business.
This all started as a fitting tribute to magic's most famous stranger, and a friend to us all.
Decks are a dime a dozen, but tributes carry sentiment that hide between the fibers of the paper, and aren't damaged by harsh shuffles and sloppy shifts.
The finish is customised, smooth and time-honored. With production humidity, ink weight and storage researched with as much care and attention as the card table artifice from the book.
Anyone with a deck of cards and passion can be Erdnase, Erdnase is an idea... and we'll never truly prove who he was. So I guess it's up to you. You're the expert now.
I've got a thing for Erdnase items, so this deck is great for me. I love the graphics on faces and backs and this deck feel like true quality cards. One thing, though, it's a little stiff for my taste. I've been breaking in the deck a couple of times now, doing riffles and springs, but the cards stay stiff. If you like stiff cards, this will be a great deck, I'm sure, but I rather have the more springy, lighter handling type of cards, like the Rounders and the Artifice. But that's my personal taste, of course.
Amazing deck. I've had it almost a month now and they still handle fabulously. Along with the gorgeous design
I love these decks, the King of Diamonds and the jokers can be combined to make an astounding routine...