Here is a compiled list of answers to the most burning questions (see what we did there?) that the Daredevils receive on a fairly regular basis.
Q - I'm interested in hiring you for an event, but my local fire regulations don't allow for fire eating/ we already have a fire eater. Can you still provide a full knife throwing show?
A - YES! The duo is covered for fire under their insurance policy, but if fire usage is not permitted or is unnecessary, that's completely fine. The Daredevils have an alternative all-knife-throwing show that has the same levels of excitement, comedy, and memorable fun.
Q - Does Alina ever get hit with a knife?
A - Only on the rarest of occasions. Human error dictates that a knife can't be thrown 100% perfectly, every single time, and accidents do happen once in a while - generally one hit for about every 3,000 throws. Typically those only consist of minor nicks or scrapes. But, every now and then...
Q - Does Ses ever get burned?
A - Minor singes are pretty common, but it just comes with the territory.
Q - Has there ever been an incident with fire where anything was damaged, other than Ses?
A - Nope. Through his entire career, Ses is extremely proud that he has never had one single fire accident involving any damage or injuries to anything or anyone. Not many fire performers can make that claim. He takes safety very seriously and carries a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy, just in case.
Q - Are Ses and Alina married?
A - No. They are simply close friends and show partners. Each have their own spouse and families.
Q - How long have the Daredevils been working together?
A - Alina joined the show in 2018. Before that, Ses performed with a few different knife throwing partners, all of whom went on to other facets of entertainment.
Q - The show is called The "Double-Edged" Daredevils, so why the fire eating and breathing?
A - Because we can. Ha, ha. Actually, fire has always been a big part of Ses's show and presents a very unique and fun experience for the audience. "Fire" might not be in the show title, but it could be considered a daredevil stunt, so...
Q - Where can I get a set of knives like the ones Ses uses?
A - Unfortunately, his main set of knives are no longer being made, however he does have a back-up set for various routines and those come from La Forge du Faune in Québec, Canada . Check out their Etsy page by clicking HERE.
Q - Where did Ses learn to throw knives?
A - From the same person who made his main set of throwers, Mr. Harry Munroe; aka Der Werfer. He is a world champion target knife thrower who is now retired from the sport.
Q - Where do the Daredevils perform?
A - All over the United States - mostly for Renaissance festivals, but also for multimedia projects, theatrical shows, television, etc...
Q - Ses is a widely found figure on the internet, but where can I learn more about Alina?
A - Alina prefers to keep her private life as private as possible, hence why she has a very limited internet presence.
Q - Why do the Daredevils also perform under the show title "The Torture Show"?
A - Many years ago, that was the original name of Ses's solo show at King Richard's Renaissance Faire, in which he performed some classic circus sideshow stunts. Over time, the show has evolved into what it is today, however the patrons of KRF know it by the previous title and so we keep it that way for that one festival.
Q - What are some of the show's previous credentials?
A - Circus Circus Casino, The Pioneer Casino, Ho-Chunk Casino, Six Flags Theme Parks Nationwide, Middle Platte Renaissance Faire, Bristol Renaissance Festival, King Richard's Renaissance Faire, and Countless Colleges, Tattoo and Music Festivals. Ses has also been featured on The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, HDNet, Good Morning America, Comedy Central, NBC, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not (2 separate editions), as well as many more TV and publication appearances.