SSAI Members

The SSAI membership list is being migrated to an online format.

To view the list of all known living sword swallowers, please visit This is just one of the many ways that SSAI research and resources are helping to preserve and promote the ancient art of sword swallowing.

Sword Swallowers Association International official requirements

In order to become officially recognized and endorsed as an official sword swallower member of SSAI, a candidate must be at least 18 years of age and prove him/herself able to swallow a solid steel sword blade at least 16 inches in length and at least 1/2 inch in width under the following requirements:

Swords:   Each sword must be available for inspection by officials and witnesses
Blades:   Each sword must be non-retractable with non-collapsible solid steel blade
Length:   Each blade must be at least 16 inches (40 cm) in length
Width:   Each blade must be at least 1/2 inch (2 cm) wide in width

To be accepted as an official vetted member of SSAI, you must be able to prove verification through photographs, video, and/or written testimony from a current validated SSAI sword swallower that you are able to successfully meet the above requirements before your SSAI Membership Application and dues will be accepted.

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