Forged in Fire
Season 5

s05e01 / Rookies Edition

14th Mar '18 - 1:00am
Rookies Edition

For the first time, five novice smiths get their chance to be a part of the global phenomenon that is Forged in Fire. But they have to earn their way into the competition because one smith will be sent home before the first forge is ever lit. The four remaining competitors are tasked with forging a blade with steel from a mystery box of their choosing. After two intense rounds full of tough welding, bloody wounds, and clever workarounds, only two are left standing. They return to their home forges with just five days to recreate a 16th century weapon of war known as the War Golok. Which budding bladesmith will turn their admiration into domination and forge their name in history as a Forged In Fire Champion?

237 have watched this episode

s05e02 / The Schiavona

21st Mar '18 - 1:00am
The Schiavona

For the first time ever, the bladesmiths begin on a farm where they harvest steel from farming tools, then must use coal forges to make their signature blades with a hidden lanyard hole. Can they keep the fires burning to match the pace of the ticking clock? Ultimately only two smiths return to their home forges to recreate a decorated and deadly Schiavona sword for a chance to claim the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

226 have watched this episode

s05e03 / Sica Sword

28th Mar '18 - 1:00am
Sica Sword

The smiths get locked and loaded to forge a signature blade out of a 50-caliber flintlock pistol. Despite giving it their best shot, it's a struggle turning a gun into a blade and after two grueling rounds two smiths are sent barreling towards elimination. In the final round, the remaining competitors must recreate a lethal gladiator sword, the Sica, and its unique construction poses the final challenge in their attempt to crush the competition and take home the title of Forged In Fire Champion.

223 have watched this episode

s05e04 / Jumonji Yari

4th Apr '18 - 1:00am
Jumonji Yari

Edged-weapon mastery is put to the test right away as four bladesmiths must forge a functional friction folder. Without knowing how their blades will be tested, each smith must find the critical junction where skill meets resiliency to produce a folding knife versatile enough to handle any test imaginable. Ultimately, only two smiths push through to the final round where they must recreate a Japanese trident called the Jumonji Yari.

223 have watched this episode

s05e05 / The Kabyle Flyssa

11th Apr '18 - 1:00am
The Kabyle Flyssa

Parts from a salvaged cannon are used to make signature blades, and in the end, two smiths re-create the North African Kabyle flyssa in a final round, which will determine whose blade launches them to becoming the next champion

217 have watched this episode

s05e06 / Ultimate Team Challenge

18th Apr '18 - 1:00am
Ultimate Team Challenge

The heat is doubled as four master smiths compete alongside their apprentices to forge an iconic weapon of warfare-the trench knife. Each team must work together, tagging in and out every half hour, with only one smith allowed to touch the knife at a time. Blood is spilled and tears are shed. Refusing to retreat, two teams square off in one final battle to recreate a blade that's stood the test of time-the Chinese Dao Sword. Which team will emerge from the trenches triumphant and claim victory as the next Forged in Fire Champions?

211 have watched this episode

s05e07 / The Karabela

25th Apr '18 - 1:00am
The Karabela

Four bladesmiths must kick their skills into gear when they're tasked with forging blades out of steel from a chain and a sprocket, but only two will secure a spot in the final round, where they have five days to forge the iconic karabela saber.

213 have watched this episode

s05e08 / The Zande Spear

2nd May '18 - 1:00am
The Zande Spear

Four bladesmiths must combine two or more steels to forge a Damascus European dagger. In the final round, they have five days to forge a Zande spear.

225 have watched this episode

s05e09 / The Navaja

9th May '18 - 1:00am
The Navaja

Four bladesmiths are tasked with making blades using only harvested steel and coal forges in a rock quarry. Only two smiths advance to the final round, and they must recreate a historic Spanish Navaja.

227 have watched this episode

s05e10 / The German Halberd

16th May '18 - 1:00am
The German Halberd

The pressure is on as the Smiths are tasked with forging Dave Baker's favorite blade, the Scottish Dirk. Can they master the difficult design of this weapon, and live up to the high expectations of their expert judge? With a sharp edge over the competition, two smiths head home for the final round to recreate the German Halberd, a medieval era triple threat. Which smith will stake their claim as Forged In Fire Champion and hook in the ,000 prize?

224 have watched this episode

s05e11 / The Two Handed Sword

23rd May '18 - 1:00am
The Two Handed Sword

The bladesmiths are forced to harvest steel from motorcycles to forge blades in their signature style, and things don't go according to plan. After an intense race to the finish, the final two competitors have only five days to recreate a giant Indian two-handed sword. Which competitor has the drive to become the next Forged In Fire Champion, and who will be left in the dust?

214 have watched this episode

s05e12 / The Naval Cutlass

29th May '18 - 1:00am
The Naval Cutlass

In a special military themed episode, four bladesmiths, all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, dive into the fray when they are tasked with forging a combat knife from an anti-tank hedgehog. After two grueling rounds of competition filled with frustration and a medical emergency, the final two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate another military favorite, the M1917 Naval Cutlass. Which veteran has the mettle to drive to glory and earn the rank of Forged in Fire Champion?

209 have watched this episode

s05e13 / The Horseman's Axe

30th May '18 - 1:00am
The Horseman's Axe

Four bladesmiths are pushed to their limits when they each must forge a signature blade from small springs of steel. Wonky welds and broken billets cause major setbacks that must be corrected before the time runs out. Ultimately, two smiths manage to turn their setbacks into comebacks to secure a spot in the final round where they must recreate the deadly Horseman's Axe. Which smith will join the ranks of Forged In Fire champions and return home with the ,000 prize?

157 have watched this episode

s05e14 / The Lion Spear

6th Jun '18 - 1:00am
The Lion Spear

Four bladesmiths must figure out how to hack it when they are tasked with crafting a hatchet from pieces of odd shaped steel. After several forging failures, parameter mishaps, and intense conditions - only two smiths head back to their home forges where they must recreate the deadly Maasai Lion Spear.

218 have watched this episode

s05e15 / The Kelewang

13th Jun '18 - 1:00am
The Kelewang

The smiths must make their signature blades out of drill bits and a chunk of mild steel; after two rounds, two smiths survive the chopping block and are sent back to their home forges to recreate a beautiful but deadly Indonesian sword, the Kelewang.

216 have watched this episode

s05e16 / Bagh Nakh Blades

20th Jun '18 - 1:00am
Bagh Nakh Blades

The bladesmiths are forced to make canister Damascus using nuts and bolts, and the twists and turns of the challenge may be more than they can handle. Ultimately, two smiths avoid getting canned and move on to the final round where they must recreate a pair of deadly Indian Bagh Nakh weapons. Which competitor will claw his way to the top to win ,000 and be crowned Forged in Fire champion?

210 have watched this episode

s05e17 / The Glaive Guisarme

27th Jun '18 - 1:00am
The Glaive Guisarme

The bar is raised for four smiths when they must forge the iconic KA-BAR military blade using only tiny cubes of W-1 steel. Getting them combat ready is only half the battle as the judges will subject them to two brutal tests. In the final round, the two remaining competitors have five days in their home forges to recreate the battle-tested Glaive Guisarme. Which smith's Glaive will skewer the competition, and earn them the title of Forged in Fire Champion?

204 have watched this episode

s05e18 / Pioneer Sword

4th Jul '18 - 1:00am
Pioneer Sword

Four blade smiths are thrown into the fire when they must forge a multipurpose weapon from old rescue tools. Blades that can cut, pry and hammer are then put through a brutal round of testing. After narrowly escaping elimination, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate a unique utilitarian tool-the Russian Pioneer sword. With ,000 and the Forged in Fire title at stake, which competitor's skills will reign supreme?

201 have watched this episode

s05e19 / Wind and Fire Wheels

18th Jul '18 - 1:00am
Wind and Fire Wheels

Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a signature blade from a bicycle. After major setbacks and time-consuming failures, each smith is pushed to their limit as they race to the finish before the clock hits zero. Ultimately, two smiths advance and are shocked to learn that they must recreate an ancient weapon, the Wind and Fire Wheels.

213 have watched this episode

s05e20 / The Smallsword

25th Jul '18 - 1:00am
The Smallsword

Four bladesmiths spring into action when they are tasked with forging friction folders from a huge steel coil. Without knowing how their blades will be tested, they must produce weapons that can withstand any test. In the final round, the two remaining smiths head back to their home forges to create a blade that requires both precision and detail: the French Smallsword.

210 have watched this episode

s05e21 / The Anthropomorphic Sword

1st Aug '18 - 1:00am
The Anthropomorphic Sword

Four bladesmiths go nuts when they are tasked with forging a signature blade from W2 and a giant industrial-sized nut. Their blades must survive a brutal Forged in Fire first when they face not one, but two unforgiving strength tests. Only two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate an iconic ancient iron weapon: the Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword.

210 have watched this episode

s05e22 / The Kilij

8th Aug '18 - 1:00am
The Kilij

Four bladesmiths must get rolling immediately when they are tasked with creating their signature blade out of a massive ball bearing. After an intense first round, the remaining smiths face an unexpected Forged in Fire first-and time is not on their side. Ultimately two smiths persevere and return to their home forges where they must recreate one of the Ottoman Empire's most lethal sabres: the Kilij.

207 have watched this episode

s05e23 / The Sawback Hunting Sword

15th Aug '18 - 1:00am
The Sawback Hunting Sword

Four bladesmiths are taken out of the forge and transported to the great outdoors where they struggle to forge a blade in the noonday sun. They must forage for outdoor materials and crank a coal forge, which leaves some scrambling to the end. After a second smith falters during testing, the two remaining smiths return to their home forges to create the ultimate wilderness weapon: the German Sawback Hunting Sword.

213 have watched this episode

s05e24 / The Arming Sword

22nd Aug '18 - 1:00am
The Arming Sword

In a grueling Forged In Fire first, four bladesmiths must forge not just one, but three knives from railroad spikes in only three hours. Time management is essential for hammering out three functional knives that can withstand a brutal round of testing. After two smith's knives go off the rails, the remaining two competitors return home to recreate the iconic Medieval Arming Sword.

188 have watched this episode

s05e25 / The Sengese

29th Aug '18 - 1:00am
The Sengese

Four bladesmiths must forge a fully functional serrated knife using steel from hand scissors; the remaining two competitors return to their home forges to create a unique and challenging weapon from history: the Sengese.

155 have watched this episode

s05e26 / The Qinglong Ji

5th Sep '18 - 1:00am
The Qinglong Ji

Four bladesmiths take a shot at forging a signature blade from the steel rings of a whiskey barrel; the final two smiths head home to forge an instrument of Chinese warfare: the Qinglong Ji.

210 have watched this episode

s05e27 / Hollywood Edition

13th Sep '18 - 1:00am
Hollywood Edition

Four bladesmiths pay homage to the blade craft of Hollywood, and their first mission - forge a survival knife that would make John Rambo proud. Two smiths fail the first round parameters and, in a Forged first, must face off in a sudden death elimination to determine who will continue to compete. After an intense round of testing the final two smiths return home to recreate one of the most famous swords in cinematic history: Hattori Hanzo's 1000-Layer Katana from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

211 have watched this episode

s05e28 / The Steel Crossbow

20th Sep '18 - 1:00am
The Steel Crossbow

Four bladesmiths go back to basics when they're tasked with creating a signature Damascus blade out of three different steels of different thicknesses. In the first round, welding problems arise, and a parameter failure sends one smith packing. After a grueling round of tests, the two final competitors return home to recreate one of the most intricate weapons in Forged in Fire history.

209 have watched this episode

s05e29 / The Landsknecht Sword

27th Sep '18 - 1:00am
The Landsknecht Sword

Four bladesmiths are floored when they must craft a signature blade from a massive piece of elevator cable. It's dirty work forging the oily cable into a blade as the smiths battle delaminations and inclusions. After surviving two tough rounds of testing, the final two competitors return home to recreate a sword wielded by some of history's fiercest soldiers: the Two-Handed Landsknecht Sword.

204 have watched this episode

s05e30 / Tournament Round 1

4th Oct '18 - 1:00am
Tournament Round 1

In the first ever Forged in Fire Tournament, four different classes of metalsmithing professionals will compete over five weeks for the chance to win the biggest Forged in Fire prize ever - ,000. In this first week, four farriers are tasked with creating a San Mai blade from familiar tools: horseshoes and hoof rasps. After a strenuous round of testing, the remaining two farriers return to their home forges to create a famed weapon of the English Civil War: the Mortuary Sword. The winner will return in the final Tournament of Champions for a chance to prevail over the other metalsmithing classes and win the ,000 grand prize.

224 have watched this episode

s05e31 / Tournament Round 2

11th Oct '18 - 1:00am
Tournament Round 2

In Round Two of the first ever Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament, four armorers must forge a Damascus blade out of something familiar: plate armor. Two exhausting rounds of failed forge welds find the chink in two bladesmiths' armor, and send them packing. The remaining two armorers head back to their home forges to craft an exotic hybrid of pain and protection: the Hooded Katar. Which smith will earn the spot at the armorer's anvil, and the chance at the biggest Forged in Fire purse ever - ,000?

216 have watched this episode

s05e32 / Tournament Round 3

18th Oct '18 - 1:00am
Tournament Round 3

In Round Three of the first ever Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament, four blacksmiths must forge a signature Damascus blade using steel they must harvest from a stockpile of varied tools. In an ultimate test of their blade-making skills, these smiths persevere through missteps that chisel away at their resolve. The smiths that survive two brutal rounds of testing return to their home forges to recreate a multipurpose Medieval weapon of war - the Knightly Poleaxe. Which smith will advance to the coveted spot at the blacksmith's anvil, and earn the chance to be crowned Tournament Champion and win the biggest Forged in Fire prize ever: ,000?.

212 have watched this episode

s05e33 / Tournament Round 4

25th Oct '18 - 1:00am
Tournament Round 4

In the fourth round of the Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament, four modern metal workers must harvest materials from a metal sculpture to forge a needle point Damascus blade. Will they find allies in these alloys, or will someone experience a metal meltdown? When time's up, an especially harsh round of testing leaves only two metal workers standing. These smiths return to their own home forges to recreate an extravagant sword from the elite classes of Renaissance Europe: the duel-ready Flamberge Rapier. Which smith will earn the spot at the metal worker's anvil, and the chance to win ,000 and be crowned Tournament Champion?.

208 have watched this episode

s05e34 / Tournament Finals

1st Nov '18 - 1:00am
Tournament Finals

In the final round of the Invitational Tournament, our winning Farrier, Armorer, Blacksmith and Modern Metal Worker face off to forge the longest round one weapon in Forged in Fire history: the Wakizashi. The smiths race to produce a damascus blade in three hours and must rely on their expertise to bring them one step closer to victory. The tough competition leaves no room for error. After a meticulous round of tests, only two smiths remain and return to their home forges to recreate one of the largest Japanese swords, the Nodachi.

200 have watched this episode

s05e35 / The Grim Reaper's Scythe

8th Nov '18 - 2:00am
The Grim Reaper's Scythe

In this special edition, four bladesmiths must create a signature slasher blade that would give Freddy Krueger nightmares. Each smith has a different type of metal to contend with, and after a gruelling first round one blade falls victim to the forge. The others are forced to face the music for a frightening round of testing. Only two smiths survive and return to their home forges to recreate the menacing Grim Reaper's Scythe. Whose weapon will silence the competition, earning ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?.

203 have watched this episode

s05e36 / The Steel Takedown Bow

15th Nov '18 - 2:00am
The Steel Takedown Bow

Four bladesmiths return to the Middle Ages when they are tasked with forging a Crusader's Dagger from a thick rod of W1 steel. Issues abound as the competitors battle problems with their heat treat and blade warping. The final two smiths that survive a daunting round of tests return to their home forges to create a weapon that helped steal from the rich and give to the poor: Robin Hood's Steel Takedown Bow. Which smith will bow to the pressure and which will secure the title of Forged In Fire Champion, riding off with ,000?.

193 have watched this episode

s05e37 / The Bardiche

22nd Nov '18 - 2:00am
The Bardiche

In one of the toughest competitions to date, four bladesmiths must start from the ground up, building their own coal forges using materials scavenged from a storage unit. The elements test every ounce of the smiths' resolve as they forge signature blades outside in the scorching sun without any power tools at their disposal. After an intense round of testing the remaining two smiths return home to recreate a brutal European pole axe: the Bardiche. With one shot left to prove their blade-making skills, which smith will have what it takes to claim the title of Forged in Champion and ,000?.

195 have watched this episode

s05e38 / The Pipe Tomahawks

13th Dec '18 - 2:00am
The Pipe Tomahawks

Four bladesmiths are challenged with forging a canister damascus knife using only steel wool and 1095 powder. If that wasn't difficult enough, they must also forge a gut hook into their blades. Getting this wool welded is wicked work, and the smiths struggle to forge this porous steel. After two grueling rounds of competition, two smiths are dealt a kick to the gut and eliminated, while the final two head home to recreate an important weapon from North American history: the Pipe Tomahawk.

189 have watched this episode

s05e39 / Ring Hilted Sword

20th Dec '18 - 2:00am
Ring Hilted Sword

Four blacksmiths must each forge judge Ben Abbott's favorite blade, the Celtic ring knife, using the San Mai technique; the final two competitors return to their home forges to recreate Irish ring hilted swords.

180 have watched this episode
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