Four of the top bladesmiths from around the globe compete in the first-ever world championship. With national pride on the line, each smith must put their blood, sweat, and fire into forging a blade in their signature style. Frustration runs rampant in the forge as pressure mounts, and two smiths are forced to return home empty-handed. The finalists must recreate the Spadroon in their last effort to bring home the title.
World-class bladesmiths re-create historical edged weapons in a cutthroat competition.
Hosted by Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and Air Force para-rescue specialist, the competition series pits master weaponsmiths against each other to re-create iconic weapons that will be tested and evaluated by a panel of judges.
Competitors will re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry will be judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy. The panel will consist of Willis, knife and sword expert J. Neilson, combat specialist Doug Marcaida and weapon history buff David Baker.