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Old 01-12-06, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Fire Eating Torches

Looking to buy some honest-to-goodness torches for fire-eating.
I'd like to upgrade from my make-shift cotton swabs and get serious.

Anyone selling? sanscan, where are you??

(or even advice on where, in Toronto, to find some would help.)

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Old 01-12-06, 01:23 AM   #2
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You can buy some, but mostly it's better to make your own. That way, you customize head size, handle length, etc. The only ones I found mass marketed had too little wicking and the handle was too short. I was happier with the ones I'd made.

I think the ones I found were Dube, but I'm not sure. Saw them at MotionFest three ? four ? years ago.
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Old 01-12-06, 09:26 AM   #3
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If you buy, Mr Babache is the best stick out there. These are what you want.

http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/f...breathing.html

These are from California, I've had one for years, a better look for renfairs, as it is wood finish.

http://www.bearclawmfg.com/t_eating.html

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Barbeque forks. Get 'em, wrap 'em, eat 'em. You can also get a blacksmith to make you some like mine, I think you can see them on the splash page of my site.
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Barbeque forks!!!! I've been wracking my brain over what to use that wouldn't get too hot and would be attractive enough, without much work.... DOOOD! Thanks!
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Your welcome, I reacted the same way when I was given the same advice.
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I used kebab skewers that have a really nice wooden handle...
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another good one. nice.
I'm seeing all the possiblities now.
I just got back from my favourite store (Canadian Tire - great store for anything you could ever conceive of needing), where I picked up a cheep sack full of varied bbq utensils... and I'm wondering now what I oculd possibly use the spatula and tongs for...
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Slim's Red Head Torches
These torches are made strictly for the professional. The 'red head" is cosmetic.
When I first started making these about 30 years ago, the purpose was to make an all purpose torch without compromise. They are made to look like they belong to a professional, with very long lives. The red head is meant to make the torches always look fresh and ready to be a suitable prop for any show. The handles are rosewood, brass bound and can be removed to cut the torches to a length that suits the user. The staffs are brass and the heads are intentionally absorbent to keep them usable for all of the moves a fire eater might do. Included is material to recover the torches and genuine gold wire to finish binding the head They are only sold in sets of three so a full act can be done. The torches do not contain any synthetic materials so there is no dangerous melting possible. Slim's torches are becoming collectors items, which makes me very proud. A set will cost $75.00 plus $5.00 to offset shipping and handling costs. I agree, the price is high, but due to the materials and time involved it is necessary…
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Note: These torches are very absorbent. This is to allow squeezing of fluid onto the tongue and hands for the many moves you will be able to do with them ... At first, I suggest you only briefly dip the torches in your fluid, so as not to wet then excessively … Using these torches will not keep you from being burned.

The torches are made overlong, so they can be cut to a length to suit the user. Just remove the handle, cut to your length, and tap the handle back on the shaft… At this stage I will only take orders paid for by money order, or PayPal sent to

Jerry Pickard/Slim Price
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