Aroundsquare’s Deadeyes are our first entry into the world of currency manipulation. We’ve started calling these “contact coins” because they lend themselves to a style of manipulation that resembles contact juggling. On the surface, the Deadeyes look like just a refined worry stone made from metal, and they certainly serve well for that. They are precisely crafted and beautifully finished, with an ergonomic indent on either side that is perfect for thumbs of any size.

But as you’d expect from AO2, there’s more to it than that. The concave shape and resulting ridge around the perimeter make the Deadeyes perfect for contact-style manipulation. With practice, they coins can be made to roll fluidly between the fingers, or back and forth over the thumbs, and isolations can be performed where the coins appear to be floating around the fingertips. Compared with the other skill toys we produce, the Deadeyes are relatively low key, with a style of manipulation that is relaxed and slow, rather than the fast-paced, timing dependent manipulation of begleri, or the more dexterity-dependent manipulation of the knucklebones. The fact that they double as a worry stone make them a great entry point into the world of EDC toys.

The Deadeyes are available in two sizes, in assorted materials, and in a variety of finishes. To view our full collection of Deadeyes, please visit our collection page