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 $10,000 and the Forged in Fire title at stake, which competitor's skills will reign supreme?

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Forged in Fire Show Summary

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.

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