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?
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.