It's anchors aweigh, as four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Pirate's Boarding Axe from a treasure chest. They must batten down the hatches as they battle wayward welds and forging fiascos that leave two smiths high and dry. The final two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the legendary weapon carried by history's most notorious pirate: Blackbeard's Cutlass. Who will seize the ultimate treasure of $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
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.