Holy Wood

A deck of cards morphs into a wood block.

Sold out - but more stock is literally on the way. Pre-order yours from the upcoming batch today! 

Sale price$120.00
This is a PRE-ORDER product. It and YOUR ENTIRE ORDER is estimated to ship around Mon Dec 18/2023.


Take a card and push it through a solid deck of cards. When the card box is opened, however, the deck is solid…but a solid block of wood.

  • Easy to carry
  • Easy to perform
  • A Self-Working Miracle
  • An art piece rather than a prop

This art piece is proudly made in Taiwan. Each unit is individually fine-tuned by hand to ensure smooth and seamless operation. It’s produced in small quantities and availability will be limited.

Comes with a beautiful handmade block + 2 boxes with slits.

Complete with detailed instructions by Hanson Chien.

NOTE: Normal deck of Playing cards NOT included.


“It’s not easy to have both practical and creative side at the same time. Hanson can make it able to show the both side at the same time.”- Charming Choi

“Holy Wood is absolutely beautiful! I think Hanson really took the idea for this type of gimmick to the next level. Fantastic!”- Dan White

“When I first opened the gimmick, I literally thought Hanson just shipped a block of wood to me as a prank. Upon further inspection,I was wrong. The gimmick is beautifully crafted, truly a piece of art.”- Eric Chien

“The effect is solid, the trick is solid... Meticulously made, The most deceptive version. Looks perfect.”- Garrett Thomas

“I love it! With the right presentation, this is a very solid routine you can perform anytime anywhere for real people. I can’t wait to perform it!”- Henry Harrius

“Really amazing craft! I cannot feel more comfortable playing with it.”- Horret Wu

“This is the best version I’ve ever seen! The process is logical and effective!”- Jeki Yoo

“It’s in my repertoire since the day I got it.”- Lu Chen

“Holy Wood is a modern take on a classic. Fully thought out with all-new subtitles. You won't regret it.” - Patrick Kun

“Among all the versions of card thru solid block this is by far the most elegant, practical and probably the only one I will carry everyday without feeling a heavy weight in my close-up saddle bag.” - Yif

Watch it being done on the Wizard Product Review... 

Watch MagicOrthodoxy's Review of Holy Wood here...

Package Information
Size: 15.2 x 9.6 x 3.2 cm
Weight: 183g

The WOOD Information
Size: 8.8 x 6.4 x 1.55 cm
Weight: 63g

PS: To perform the full act, you'll need a standard RED bicycle deck.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Holy smokes!

When I opened the packaging for Holy Wood, I was floored. I couldn't believe there was any way that a card could pass through this block of wood. It took me watching the tutorial to learn the secret which goes to show that this thing is examibable by the spectator! It's such a killer effect and beautifully crafted gimmick, I highly recommend it!

Larry Phillips
Excellent Effect, Precision Made Gimmick

The design of the gimmick is outstanding. I had some problems getting used to the amount of effort needed to set the gimmick, but once you get used to the amount of pressure and leverage needed to set it, you can reset it in seconds. The revelation that it is a "solid" block of wood is unquestionable. When I first performed it for a small group, the response was amazing. Spectators were stunned. It really does look totally impossible. This is definitely a closer for a longer routine, in my opinion. Some card work, followed by an interlude with coins, rope or rings allows a natural break to switch decks. Since 2 card boxes with the slit are provided, I use one with my initial performance deck, and even casually point out the slit when opening the deck explaining that the deck came this way, and you will show them why a bit later. I do a card routine, followed by a ring off shoelace routine, do a deck switch and perform the penetration as a closing effect. I would not really recommend doing Holy Wood as the only effect you are going to do...but that's just my opinion. Again, overall, a really excellent gimmick that will take your spectators totally by surprise.

Scott R Smith
Holy Wood

What a great prop! You can hand out the wood for inspection! That makes this trick so much better than the TCC Match through the box. You can't hand out the prop with that trick for inspection. That is why went with this one! It rocks!

Impossible to understand without tutorial

Once the package arrived I didn't want to watch the tutorial to see if I would be able to discover the secret. I analyzed the object for 2 days without success. Crazy.

Arnoux van der Westhuizen
That's absolutely brilliant!!

Wow, this gimmick is amazing! The precision and craftsmanship of this gimmick is next level!
Spectators will never know!

Darren Szczudlik
Truly mind bending

When I watched the video for this trick, I tried to figure out the possible ways it was done and how difficult it would be to learn. I expected some very complex slight of hand. I was shocked when I received it that within minutes I was smoothly performing it. It took very little time to be comfortable and confident to perform in front of spectators and the gasps of amazement are truly fulfilling. I highly recommend this product.

Matthew Richard
Holy Wood = Holy %^!@!

Pre ordered this, as the demo really impacted me with the story told, and I am a huge fan of effects that seemingly happen in the spectators hands. This is a STUNNER. I am working on integrating this in to be the finale to my ACR. The instruction is in Chinese, but the English subtitles are fine, and I had no issues understanding what was going on. Everything seems very well made, and while there is a TINY amount of DIY, it's like, 5-10 minutes of work, and you are ready to perform a MIRACLE. I can't stress enough, to follow Hanson's advice on the pacing in the tutorial for the patter. This has the potential to be a VERY powerful effect. It's one of those ones I feel can go from an "oddity" and "that's cool" (if rushed), to "HOLY ^%$&!!!, WHAT just HAPPENED?!", when performed properly. Can't wait to get this into the ACR. One of my favorite purchases of the year so far. Kudos to Hanson and E for putting this out. This one is a 5 star winner all around.

Edward Kercher
Holy Wood

I'm a bit of a sucker for this type of effect, and have quite a few in steel and brass, but Holy Wood is one of my favorite. The block truly looks and feels like a basic block of wood. I have no problem with handing it out for inspection. Under close scrutiny a person may possibly notice that the grain on the ends doesn't appear to run the right way, but so far no one has seen that and the surprise is so unexpected that I'm confident that it won't be a problem. It is a little tough to "set" but I'm confident that it will loosen up with use. I really like this prop.

The instructions are subtitled but adequately cover multiple ideas, performances, care, and maintenance. Yes it's quite expensive but the craftmanship makes it worth the price in my opinion.

Alex Gromow
Beautiful gimmick. Really powerful effect

I had no idea what to expect when I ordered this, but previous experience has taught me to keep my expectations in check having been disappointed in the past by some of my other purchases.

Holy Wood features a gimmick that so well made that the effect is truly mystifying. At the end of the effect, you’ve got three items all of which are completely examinable which, in my book, is the best part. I have had great fun with this since I got it and it’ll definitely stay in my routine for a long time.


Good, easy to use! Only down side, but that can be avoided if you plan it out, is people want to examine the wooden block, but that can be managed! Good trick!