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Is Sword Swallowing Real? Watch Sword Swallower Brad Byers Prove It Is!

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Sword Swallowing Show

Sword Swallowing / Sideshow

Watch Brad Byers, the most amazing sword swallower and extreme sideshow artist on the planet, as he stares down danger before your very eyes! Wondering “is sword swallowing real?” or “how does sword swallowing work?” Brad Byers shows you how world record sword swallowing is done!

Brad Byers is a 73-time world record holder. He is the only sword swallower on Earth who swallows 12 swords, one at a time, down his esophagus, and then twists all 12 swords at once in place. Watch Brad Byers now to see exactly how he swallows swords the most dangerous way possible.

As Seen On:

America’s Got Talent
Cirque du Soleil
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Night with David Letterman
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Watch Brad Byers Swallow Swords on AGT!

Brad Byers on AGT: Run over by a 1,000 lb 4-wheeler while lying on a bed of nails

Brad Byers Appears on AGT!

Brad Byers has appeared on 2 separate seasons (5 episodes) of AGT. This includes the live semi-final rounds at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Check out these videos of Brad Byers performing on America’s Got Talent.

Brad Byers on AGT: Swings an anchor from a hook in his nose and drills his face with an electric power drill.

Sword Swallower Brad Byers Model T Truck Axle

Swallowing a Model-T Truck Axle

Sword Swallower Brad Byers Giant Corkscrew

Swallowing a Giant Corkscrew

What To Expect – Brad Byers’ Sword Swallowing Show

Prepare yourselves for a SHOW YOU’LL NEVER FORGET! International acclaimed sword swallower Brad Byers has performed his world record sword swallowing and extreme sideshow acts on stages and television shows in 25 countries.

Brad Byers swallows REAL SWORDS. To prove he uses real sword blades, Brad has been x-rayed on stage, including while appearing on America’s Got Talent, with the swords in place. The inserted swords go all the way down into his stomach. He even invites television show hosts or audience members to actually push the swords down or pull them out to demonstrate that sword swallowing is real.

Brad can swallow multiple swords at once, huge ribbon cutting ceremony scissors, Kris sword (wavy bladed), Scimitar sword (curved bladed), coat hanger, keyhole saw, and WWI British bayonet. Brad is one of the few sword swallowers in the world who can swallow a Model-T truck axle, 3-foot Middle Eastern long saw, giant corkscrew, and engine oil dip stick.

Watch Brad Byers’ extreme sideshow on The Doctors TV Show

Brad Byers is considered one of the best sword swallowers and extreme sideshow performers. He has been featured at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums around the world. Brad is the originator and world record holder of the electric power drill act. In recognition of this feat, Guinness World Records has named him “The Human Toolbox.”

Electric Power Drill Act

X-Ray Proof!

Propane Blowtorch Act

Professional entertainer Brad Byers is a highly sought after entertainer for all types of venues including, but not limited to, TV shows, corporate events, conferences, fairs, festivals, museums, casinos, cruises, churches, colleges, and universities. Brad’s shows are family friendly and fun for all ages. Contact Brad now for your next event.

Brad Byers Biggest Fan Act
Brad Byers Hook and Anchor Act

Watch Brad Byers’ Extreme Sideshow Acts

Sword Swallowing / Sideshow

Brad’s extreme sideshow package offers a large repertoire of daredevil acts including world record sword swallowing, the Human Toolbox with his signature electric power drill act, steel animal traps, walking on broken glass, bed of nails, ladder of machetes, and much more! Check out the videos below and learn more about Brad Byer’s extreme sideshow acts.

Human Toolbox

Brad inserts various objects into his nose (electric power drill, 18-inch hook, 5-inch nail, screwdriver, paper spike, jumbo safety pins), swinging an anchor and/or pulling a cart from a hook in the head.

Propane Blowtorch

Watch one of Brad Byers’ amazing world records, extinguishing a propane blow torch flame with his tongue!.

Steel Animal Traps

Brad snaps several dangerous animal traps on his fingers, hands, arm, and tongue. Brad Byers has a world record for, The Most Rat Traps Released on the Tongue in 60 seconds!


Bed of Nails

Up to 18 people sit on Brad while lying on the nails.

Broken Glass

Walking, jumping, and placing face in glass.

Staple Gun

Playing cards stapled to Brad’s bare flesh.

Fan Stop

Stopping metal fan blades at high speed with tongue.

Finger Smash

Smashing finger with canned goods.

Animal Balloon

Balloon goes in the nose and comes out the mouth a swan.

Late Show with James Corden

Live tarantula in the mouth while blowing bubbles.


Breaks 4 chopsticks on the pit of the throat.

Sword Swallowing / Sideshow
Sword Swallowing / Sideshow
Sword Swallowing / Sideshow
Sword Swallowing / Sideshow


DO NOT attempt any of these amazing feats. SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH WILL RESULT! Brad Byers accepts NO RESPONSIBILITY for viewer actions or behaviors. This site contains GRAPHIC PICTURES.

Sword Swallowing / Sideshow