Information On Dan The Sword Swallower!

Dan Meyer

Dan's Swords

  • 7.5" 19 cm double-edged Basket Hilted Swords

  • 18" 45cm Oil Dipstick

  • 18" 45cm double-edged StarFire Dagger

  • 18" 45cm silver-plated double-edged Dagger

  • 19" 47cm surgical forceps

  • 20" 50cm eight-sided far-eastern Sai

  • 21" 53cm single-edged Cane blade only (no hilt)

  • 22" 55cm British M1907 Wilkinson Bayonet

  • 24" 58cm double-edged Flamberge serpentine sword

  • 26" 66cm Knights of Columbus Sword

  • 26" 66cm Masonic Sword

  • 27" 68cm single-edged Military Sabers

  • 28" 71cm single-edged Pirate Cutlass

  • 29" 74cm double-edged King Arthur Longsword

  • 30" 77cm double-edged StarFire Light Sword

  • 30.5 78cm double-edged Lord of The Rings Sword

  • 31" 79cm double-edged Flamberge Serpentine Swept-Hilt Rapier

  • 40.5" 1m 4.5 lb double-edged Carlos V Broad Sword



As Executive Director of the Sword Swallowers Association Int'l, Dan organized and participated in the 2002 Sword Swallower's Convention and World Record attempt which resulted in 19 sword swallowers simultaneously swallowing 50 swords before world media on August 30, 2002. This record has now been recorded as a Guinness World Record for Sword Swallowing.

On Friday night, September 2, 2005, Dan and 8 other sword swallowers broke the standing Guinness World Record by swallowing a total of 52 swords at the same time. Dan publicly set his own personal record by swallowing 7 swords at one time!


Dan and 8 other sword swallowers breaking the 2002 Guinness World Record at the 4th Annual Big Swallow, Sept 3, 2005

Dan's current personal record is swallowing 7 swords at the same time which he first performed publicly at the 4th Annual Sideshow Gathering and SSAI Big Swallow on September 3, 2005. Besides swallowing his own 25" sword, Dan also swallows a historical multiple sword sandwich set of 6 swords which were swallowed by Dai Andrews in his record-breaking swallow of 11 swords in 2002.


Dan Meyer swallowing 7 swords at once at the 4th Annual SSAI Big Swallow, September 3, 2005   Dan Meyer successfully swallowing 7 swords at once at the 4th Annual SSAI Big Swallow, September 3, 2005
Dan Meyer swallowing 7 swords at once on September 3, 2005


"Absolutely unbelievable! Wowie, wow wow wow!
I've never seen anything quite like this in my life!
Those were real knives...
My Lord, that was almost disturbing!"
    --Paul Konrad, Superstation WGN TV

"Wow! ...That's dangerous stuff!"
    --Dan Miller, Anchor, WSMV TV4

"I've seen a lot of incredible things in my life,
but I've never seen anything like this before!"

    --Pat, Cameraman, Oprah Winfrey Show

"That was absolutely amazing!...
(WGN Anchor) Robin Baumgarten couldn't watch it...
She put the entire Chicago Tribune over her head!"

    --Dean Richards, Superstation WGN TV

"I was shocked when I finally got to witness it...
Hearing about it is one thing,
But seeing it is another!"

    --James Davis, Producer, The Learning Channel

"This is by far the coolest story I have ever worked on!"
    --Chris Rattican, Food Network "Unwrapped"

"That was the most fantastic show I've ever seen
in Nashville! It was awesome!"

    --Suzanne Holmes, VP Documentary Channel

"In my position with Ripley's Believe It or Not!
I'm always on the lookout for unbelievable acts. Dan delivers just that!
His poise and humor, along with his boyish smile and amazing talent
really holds the attention of his audience...
along with swallowing swords and pounding nails up his nose!
Believe It or Not!"

    --Tim O'Brien, VP Ripley's Believe It or Not!

"Watching Dan swallow a sword is like driving past a horrific car accident...
You don't want to look, but you can't take your eyes off it!"
    --Paula Sanning, Jefferson, MO

"The sword swallower was freaky!
My husband said it made his whole body tense up!
He was unbelievable!"

    --Dr. Susan Crisafulli, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

"Interesting guy!"
    --Bob Mueller, Anchor, WKRN TV2

"That was awesome! I was blown away!"
    --Phillip List, Huntsville, AL

"Dan presented a professional top-notch show
that appealed to all ages...The kids and adults
laughed, oohed, and awed with equal enthusiasm!"

    --Clayton Owen, Assoc Pastor, First Baptist Church, McKenzie, TN

"Dan's sword swallowing is amazing on its own,
but his sword swallowing mixed with a positive message
is revolutionary!"

    --Pastor Les Jones, New Song Family Church, Decatur, AL

"He's like a Christian David Copperfield,
but instead of just doing magic tricks,
Dan combines incredible real feats
with a powerful message
in a show that is impossible to forget!"

    --Jürgen Beck, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL

"I was a little nervous that bringing a sword swallower to our church
might turn into a circus... However Dan not only entertained us,
but he taught out youth (and adults) an invaluable lesson in faith,
and turned his performance into a meaningful experience focused on
Christian values and a faith walk with Christ."

    --Ashley Jordan, Youth Director,
Archer's Chapel, Frog Jump, TN

"Dan's performance was one of the main reasons
we raised a record $30,000 for our American Cancer Society
Relay for Life... And people are still talking about it!"

    --Mike Carey, American Cancer Society, Trousdale County, TN



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