Zat Zam the Magician and Famous Knife Thrower





Born in the 1840's and died in 1937.   Zat Zam developed the knife throwing act and appeared before museums in the days before vaudeville.  Zat Zam traveled with Popcorn Johnny's Circus and also with Ringling Brothers when they had only six or seven wagons.   Later he was with Gordon Lily, (Pawnee Bill)  who also partnered with the Buffalo Bill show.  He was famous for developing the throwing act of a woman against a board and outlining her body with throwing knives...

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