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 $10,000?.
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.