this will be my review on the USPCC Rambler No.23 Gilt edge playing cards. BOX: the box looks old and reminds me of alladin decks. yellow and retains its original design. 4/5 STOCK: out of the box the deck obviously has gold edges. they do not fan or ribbon spread, and they are very heavy. BACK DESIGN: kinda plain and boring.. nothing special. reminds me of TH9 fan backs for some reason. FINISH: well i have no idea what aluminum slip and feel is. out of they box they are just horrible! PS they also claim these decks to have a waterproof finish.. not true! they still get soaked. on the bright side, the finish on these decks makes them more resistant to dirt, hence much cleaner looking deck for longer time. MAGIC: dont use these decks for magic. these are terrible at DL's they leave large gaps on DL's. FLOURISH: they are "OK" for cuts... but fanning is another issue. PRICE: 8bucks is kinda expensive.. probably not worth it. but i recomend cardists to give it a try. well these are my review on a BRAND NEW decks. the thing with these decks that i like is that they get better as time passes by. the gilt edges will soon wear out, and for some strange reason. they will fan! they will cut good! hope this helps.