When I was going through culinary school, mastering my knife skills was one of the most important things to me besides cooking delicious, beautiful food. But my classmate and partner for some of the team exercises, Reverend David Adamavich, took knife skills to a whole new level.
Besides being a professionally trained chef, David is also known as “Throwdini” – an apt title because his knife throwing skills are indeed magical! He holds the record for the world’s fasted knife thrower in the Guinness Book of World Records and 16 other world records to boot. He has become an international celebrity with guest appearances on late night and morning television shows, Broadway plays, and America’s Got Talent.
Throwdini proves that what many believed to be a lost art, isn’t and David didn’t start throwing knives until he turned 50 years old. Much like the magic shows of yesteryear, Throwdini has a cutting edge act with gorgeous sidekicks who are gutsy as they are glamorous, with names such as “Target Tina”. They travel the globe, wowing audiences with various acts – some including the Reverend throwing knives around his assistant while she is strapped down to a revolving board or throwing knives completely blindfolded. It just goes to show you that you are never too old to learn something new or to follow your dreams, even to master something as daunting as knife throwing!