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.
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.