Are you looking for props for sideshow performers? Well, you're in the right place. Not only is El Lurchio a performer, he's also prolific in his prop making, having gone from making his own props when he started swallowing swords, to becoming the leading producer of sword swallowing props. He's not averse to making props for other acts, so if you have an idea for a prop to be used for a sideshow act, a prop that has never been done before, something a bit crazy even by the standards in the sideshow community, El Lurchio should be your first port of call, chances are if you ask around for someone who could make such an item, it's more than likely that you'll be directed him anyway. The sword swallowing props are typically laser cut from marine grade stainless steel, so there's no worries about corrosion. The handles are usually made like some knife handles, a full tang extending throughout the handle from the blade, with a piece of material (scales) each side of the tang and pins through the whole handle assembly. There's a variety of materials available for the scales, even the pins. Unless specific dimensions are requested, all blades meet the SSAI's required measurements for swords, meaning that the swords made by El Lurchio can be used for SSAI verification and even world records, as world records in sword swallowing require blades to meet the SSAI's required measurements.
Knife making is an area in which El Lurchio is constantly researching and learning, bringing things over to his sword swallowing props, from materials for the handles and pins, to details in the construction of the handles. Due to this, the swords produced are getting even better with each one made. El Lurchio has customers at all levels in the sideshow and even magic community, with props in the hands of new performers, established performers, even David Blaine has an El Lurchio sword. The sword with the frog cutouts in the blade was made by El Lurchio for David Blaine to use for the x-ray he had taken for his show "Beyond Magic".
Occasionally El Lurchio will make a limited run of props,  pinking shears, saws and a particularly nice sword to date, limited runs are available on a first come first served basis. The limited runs that have been produced so far have gone pretty quick, so keep your eye out for those, once they're gone they're gone. The limited runs are typically limited to 6-7 of each. There will also be the occasional one off sword, to a higher standard than the usual swords made by El Lurchio, a lot more time and money will be put in to making these, they will be available through Facebook for the highest bidder as and when these swords are available, so keep an eye out for those if you want a one off of El Lurchio sword. 
90 degree curved swords.
90 degree curved swords.

Laser cut blades fitted to existing hilts.

90 degree curved swords.
90 degree curved swords.

Laser cut blades fitted to existing hilts.

David Blaine's sword.
David Blaine's sword.

This is the sword that David Blaine used for the xray in the show Beyond Magic. Frogs cut out of the blade, cutouts filled with resin, Kirinite scales and four mosaic pins.

David Blaine's sword.
David Blaine's sword.

This is the sword that David Blaine used for the xray in the show Beyond Magic. Frogs cut out of the blade, cutouts filled with resin, Kirinite scales and four mosaic pins.

David Blaine's sword.
David Blaine's sword.

This is the sword that David Blaine used for the xray in the show Beyond Magic. Frogs cut out of the blade, cutouts filled with resin, Kirinite scales and four mosaic pins. The other sword is a practise sword I had laser cut, but it was decided that it wasn't needed.

Wedding swords.
Wedding swords.

A pair of swords made for the groom and best man, a pair of sideshow performers in Canada.

Wedding swords.
Wedding swords.

A pair of swords made for the groom and best man, a pair of sideshow performers in Canada. Brass handguard scales, black kirinite pins in the pink kirinite scales, pink kirinite pins in the black kirinite scales.

Tapered blade sword.
Tapered blade sword.

A simple tapered blade sword, kirinite scales, six brass pins and one mosaic pin.

Tapered blade handle.
Tapered blade handle.

Kirinite scales, six brass pins and one mosaic pin.

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