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Caution some of the acts performed here may be harmful or

fatal if not done properly. 

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The stories and advise you will find here is from others in the business. We hope this section will become a place that folks will come to find information that will help lead  to resources that will help them understand and learn.  On these pages we will feature miscellaneous & interesting articles, stories, photograph, etc. etc. etc. From experienced performers and their cautionary tales. You will find them amazing, shocking, strange, fantastic and cautionary.

Video Clips

Submitted By

1929 Al G. Barnes

Knife Throwing Circus  

Throwing Knives at Target Is Novel Sport

Knife Thrower Ringling Bros Sideshow  

The Oklahoma Kids

Frank Dean  
Jergen VanKleaver

Jack Dagger

Guinness Top 100 is a Wrap! The Great Throwdini

The Rev. Dr David R Adamovich

Jack Dagger - The King of Fling

Jack Dagger

Knife Throwing Mother 1950s (YouTude)

Johnny Mayhem

Ladder of Death

 Great Throwdini & Der Werfer

The Brumbachs/ Catalins Video Page  


Harry Leonard &

Ward Hall

Harry Leonard &

Ward Hall

Harry Leonard &

Ward Hall


Hal Denver, son of Tom Norman


Rosie Comer in Shufflebottom's Show


Knife Thrower

Knife Thrower

A Carris

Cabinet Card

Billboard Ad

Mr. & Mrs. Hoot Black circa 1950



Courtesy of

Ricky Hargrovegh

Target Girl


Ringling Brothers

Ad for Knife Throwing Stunt



Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower


Knife Throwing  >>>

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Note the orientation

of the photographs

on each card

Ringling Barnum & Bailey Bros.

Armless Knife Thrower Ripley's






The Asbeys






by John Graziano - courtesy of

                                      Books - Articles

Carnival Knife Thrower & Other Acts of Danger  
Hibachi Chef from Zemenia  
Josephine Dare Devils Gambles Her Life Daily  
Zat - Zam - Mowra  
Jack Dagger Knife Throwing Performer!!!  
A-1 The Worlds Best Throwing Knives  
The Great Throwdini  
Wild West Shows Trick Ropes & Bullwhips  

                                      Artwork - Pitch

The Zat Zams Marie - Armless Girl
Fred Johnson Banner Knife Thrower Jack Cripe Wild West


"Sideshows, the way we know them, extend back in time for a little more than one hundred years. Some of the acts we do are ancient, with documentation as long as four thousand years ago. As performers, we are part of that history, and share the responsibility of continuation.  I would ask all of you to look around, see what’s happening around you, and document it. It is up to you to keep a candle burning!" - Slim Price

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