hand of the master is guided by skill and set free by inspiration."
Where does it all
begin? Throwing a knife: to hit a tree...to
stick and not fall...to hit a target - a bulls-eye...
to miss a human assistant to be several inches from your assistant...to break a balloon between your
assistant's legs or out of her mouth...to cut a straw out of your assistant's mouth and then throwing a
hand full of knives around a human target spinning on a wheel in front of a paying audience who peek
between their fingers and say, "I couldn't watch." You won't find your answer in middle school lessons plans,
but after tens of thousands of throws, you have it. You've seen a throw become a stunt, a routine, a show,
a performance. There it is...now you know.
There are very few stunts a knife thrower can undertake that tests his skill and fortitude more than throwing knives
around his lovely assistant, tied to The Wheel of Death, at less than 1 second per throw. Having been in that position
and having been first trusted by Lady Astrid I dedicate this page to all the impalement artists that have stood before
that whirling wheel and mustered the strength to throw that "FIRST knife" as well as the lovely assistants who so
faithfully put their fate in the hands of such throwers.
AND DON'T EVER FORGET THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT "THING" TO AN IMPALEMENT ARTIST IS HIS
ASSISTANT'S SAFETY. THE INESCAPABLE FEAR OF DRAWING EVEN ONE DROP OF BLOOD NEVER
LEAVES THE MIND OF THE ARTIST. NEVER.
s in a name? "That which we call a rose / By any other name
would smell as sweet." Shakespeare
(ask TGTina, a new name might be "The Cookie Cruncher.")
|LA RUEDA DE LA MUERTE (Spanish)||DAS RAD DES TODES (German)||LA ROUE DE LA MORT (French)|
|HET WIEL VAN DOOD (Dutch)||LA ROTELLA DELLA MORTE (Italian)||A RODA DA MORTE (Portugese)|
Girl on the Bridge Quotes from the Movie
Girl on the Bridge Images from the Movie
Girl on the Bridge Movie Teaser from Paramount Pictures
Girl on th Bridge Not quite, Gabor didn't get there in time!
Geena Davis "Chefs Do That" from the movie "The Long Kiss Goodnight"
Gangs of New York Images / quotes from the Movie
The Knife Thrower by Steven Millhauser
Actors as Throwers by Larry Czekaj
Circus of the Stars faked throwing by David Janssen around Lynda Carter in 1977. For the record there were three other knife acts using Fritz Brumbach, Skeeter Vaughan, and Paul LaCross. TGs were Kelleman, Tilton, and Blair.
The Knife Thrower's Assistant by Throwdini's Assistant Ula, The Painproof Rubber Girl
Circus Artistes A tribute to circus knife throwers
Missing You Postcard, unknown author
Le Lanceur De Couteaux (The Knife Thrower) 1943 by Henri Matisse 1869-1994
Maximum Risk promotional posters by Joachim Heil, M.A., & Andy Glick
Dick Haines The Dean of Knife Throwing Dick Haines images
Throwdini's Wheel Goes to The Opera Henry Street Chamber Opera, NYC
Cyber Knife Throwing Short stories about Target Girl fantasies (Link to Knife Stories)
Vintage Knife Throwers Knifethrower's from yester year, in particular Arcaris
Vintage Woman Impalement Artist Circa 1950 throwing knives around her children
Lon Chaney in The Unknown 1927 movie, Lon Chaney throws with his feet. (Scroll to bottom)
WANTED: Knife Thrower's Assistant series of advertisements that appeared on BBC News
Target Girl Images assorted staged/model images
US Patent for an Impalement Arts Board 1916 patent for a board with knives that spring from the back.
Knife Stunt a device to simulate being at the board
Old Wheel - a new use for old Wheel boards