Four bladesmiths are sent on an Odyssey worthy of the Greek Gods: forge a blade from Greek armor and artifacts using the Go-Mai, or the five-layer technique. The smiths wrestle with steels of varying hardness to try to create a blade that would make the weapons God Hephaestus proud. Two smiths get through the brutal testing and head home to re-create the mythical Sword of Perseus. Which smith will return to the forge with a weapon formidable enough to take down the mighty Medusa, and be crowned "Forged In Fire" Champion, earning a check for ,000?
In a Forged in Fire first, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a parameter specific blade shape in just two hours. To add more fuel to the fire, the smiths are unaware of the weapon they're making and how it will be tested. After a couple of brutal rounds, two competitors survive the heat and the clock to make it back to their home forges to recreate an American hero's signature sword: General Patton's saber. Two smiths enter the battle, but only one will produce a weapon worthy of the Patton name and take home the Forged in Fire title and ,000.
Four smiths get thrown into the mix when they must Frankenstein a blade from one knife and combine it with a different weapon's handle. The pressure is on as these hybrid knives will have to perform and survive the brutal tests ahead. After an intense two rounds of forging two unnatural elements together-two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate one of the oldest, deadliest, and elegant blades in history: the Chinese Jian. Which smith will earn the honor of being named a Forged in Fire Champion and receive the ,000 prize?
Four bladesmiths honor the forge's legendary power hammer Big Blu by ripping it apart and forging competition choppers. But will beating beast's high carbon heart, the piston, provide enough steel for all the smiths? After two exhaustive rounds, two remaining smiths head home to recreate one of history's most unique hunting weapons: the Rock-Throwing Crossbow. Which smith will sling themselves to the title of Forged in Fire champion, earning respect and the ,000 check?
In this frighteningly special Halloween competition, four smiths shiver to the bone as they salvage steel from the inactive persons of broken, decaying blades, and turn it into a zombie hugger. Resurrecting a blade from the past proves to be no treat and one smith doesn't make it out alive. After the most terrifying testing to date, two brave souls are sent back to recreate a ghoulish weapon from the Middle Ages: the War Scythe. Can one smith survive another nightmare to join the ranks of Forged in Fire champions earning the ,000 prize, or will the Crypt claim another?.
Four smiths must know the drill when they're tasked with forging a canister damascus blade using different sized drill bits. But when a tough round of fighting forge welds and chasing parameters takes one smith out of the competition - only three are left standing. After a nail biting round of testing - two head back to their home forges to recreate a brutal slicer from Central Africa: the Boa-Zande sword. Which smith's weapon will chop down the competition's to earn the title of Forged in Fire champion and the ,000 prize?.
Four smiths are tasked with transforming bits and pieces of old damascus steel into fossil damascus signature blades. Giving new life to old steel is no easy feat as the smiths labor over two rounds to produce fully functional weapons that can withstand the tests ahead. In the final round, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate one of the most elegant and lethal weapons in history: the Musketeer's Rapier. In a final duel for victory, which smith's weapon will be worthy of the ,000 prize, and earn them the title of Forged In Fire Champion?.
Four smiths must face the music when they are tasked with creating San-Mai blades from musical instruments. After battling forge welds and thin billets, three take the stage in the second round where they must fine-tune their knives by adding guards and pommels. Ultimately two head back to their home forges to recreate Spain's legendary warrior, El Cid's Tizona. Which smith's weapon will hit a high note with the judges earning them the title of Forged in Fire champion and ,000?
In honor of Veteran's Day, four bladesmiths pay tribute in a special military themed competition, forging their blades from the biggest salvage yet - a panzer tank. The competitors find themselves in a war of welds and warps, combating the clock in an effort to produce knives strong enough to survive the brutal testing. The remaining two smiths continue the fight at their home forges where they have just four days to recreate the Scottish Backsword as famously wielded by Captain Mad Jack Churchill in World War II. Which smith will honor the troops with a weapon worthy of earning ,000 and the rank of Forges in Fire Champion?
Four smiths spring into action when they are tasked with creating signature blades from different sized springs. The smiths battle through two tough rounds, fighting through canisters and failing forge welds for an opportunity to learn forward in the competition. After a brutal testing bout, the two remaining smiths head home to recreate one of the most distinguishing weapons of the Revolutionary War: the Sergeant's Spontoon. Which smith will survive the battery of tests to earn the title of Forges in Fire Champion and ,000?
Four smiths must salvage steel from old weapons and combine them using the Hada technique to forge a Pugio - the dagger said to have cuddled Julius Caesar. The competitors battle and fight to the finish to ensure their daggers size up to this iconic weapon's statue, both in form and function. After a round of barbaric tests, only two smiths march down the Appian Way to their home forges to recreate the legendary Spatha, one of the most vicious series in Roman history. Which smith will return to the forge arena a victor, earning the title of Forges in For Champion and the ,000 prize?.
Two families go head-to-head in an all-out battle not only against another household, but also each other. Loyalties will be put aside as the smiths fight forge welds, the heat, and the clock to make a canister Damascus blade from odd pieces of high carbon steel. After a fierce round of tests, the two remaining competitors return home to recreate the rapier inspired by Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. Which smith will be the breadwinner and bring honor to their name with the title of Forged in Fire Champion along with the ,000 prize?.
Four smiths get ready for the ultimate showdown when they are tasked with forging a camp knife out of steel harvested from a barbecue. Temperatures run high as they must first figure out what steel is high carbon and what is mild. After their blades are grilled to perfection and have gone through an intense round of testing, only two smiths advance to their home forges to recreate a pair of Frankish Throwing Axes.
It's the most wonderful time of year in the Forge! Four Merry bladesmiths gather around the fire to spread holiday cheer. Using gifts of high carbon steel along with some mild steel, the smiths must use the San Mai technique to forge their way onto the judges' nice list. Will our wise men be impressed by the gifts they are given, or will they turn into Scrooges? After a round of Yuletide testing, two smiths get to spend a White Christmas at their home forges where they must recreate the Nutcracking English blade; the 1796 Light Cavalry Sword. Which smith will return with a blade that brings the judges so much Christmas joy that they'll earn the title of Forged in Fire Champion, and a check for ,000?
Four smiths get ready for a cage match when they are tasked with not only freeing their tools from a steel grate, but also forging a knife from it. After opting for canister, the competitors fight the clock and heat in an attempt to turn in a great blade to the judges. After a relentless round of testing, the two remaining smiths head home to recreate a Chinese War Sword. Which smith will forge a blade worthy for battle, earning the Forged in Fire title, and 0,000?
Four smiths are on a quest to forge signature blades from various Damascus patterns. A tedious and time-consuming task, only three competitors will be victorious. After a brutal second round the final two competitors are tasked with recreating their own version of the legendary Sword in the Stone. Find out which smith can pull the best sword from the forge and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion with a king's worthy prize of ,000.
Four smiths crack open crucibles to reveal surprise metals they'll be using to forge signature blades. After a tense round, one smith is sent packing while the three remaining competitors are tasked with casting bronze guards. Only two survive and move on to their home forges to recreate the legendary sword of King Charlemagne: the Joyeuse. Which Smith's sword will be fit for a king?
Four smiths are faced with recreating the WWII Special Forces Smatchet knife. A knife famous for its versatility on the battlefield. After two rounds and two competitors being eliminated the two remaining smiths head back to their home forges to recreate the infamous Spanish Conquistador sword. Find out which smith will join the ranks of Forged in Fire champions and return home with the ,000 prize.
Four smiths must navigate stormy seas by making Hada blades from the material harvested from a ship's wheel. After confronting an ocean of problems in the first two rounds, just two smiths sail through testing to make it to the final challenge where they must recreate the symbolic and deadly Filipino sword: the Pira. Which smith has the sea legs to survive the final testing and win the ,000 treasure and the title of Forged in Fire champion?
Four smiths are out on the farm to salvage steel from old farm equipment to make classic chef knives. Only two smiths will slice and dice their way to the final round where they must forge the iconic Rooster Head French Pioneer Sword. Find out which smith will cook up a sword worthy of victory, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a check for ,000.
In a twist of fate, four smiths must forge a twist and stack Damascus blade. After two rounds the last two smiths standing must return home and recreate the Darb Sri Gun Chai, an enormous, double handed Thai battle sword. Two beautiful swords will be tested to their limits, but only one can be proclaimed the Forged in Fire Champion and win the prize of ,000.
Four smiths are tasked with forging Japanese Natas using a traditional Japanese technique. After two intense rounds, the three remaining blades are tested to determine which contestants will head to their home forges to recreate the prestigious Zulu War Axe. Which smith's weapon will have what it takes to chop down the competition, win ,000, and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion?
Four smiths are tasked with creating signature blades from 1095 steel. As time ticks by, new parameters will be added, keeping the smiths on their toes. Ultimately, two smiths make it back to their home forges to recreate one of the longest swords in the forge, the Chines Zhanmadao. Which smith will forge a blade worthy of ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
Four bladesmiths are tasked with making a canister damascus blade from threaded bolts. After a couple of intense rounds and some brutal testing, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the deadly German Dussage Sword. Two blades will be pushed to their limits, but only one will emerge with the ,000 prize and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Four first responder bladesmiths are called into the forge to honor those who run toward danger while others run away. Tasked with forging tactical knives out of rescue tools, the smiths battle both the heat and the clock. Ultimately, two smiths persevere and return home to recreate one of the most important tools in a firefighter's arsenal: the Halligan Bar. Which smith's Halligan Bar will save the day, winning them ,000 and the title of Forged in For Champion?
In a throwback to the Iron Age, four smiths must forge daggers as if they were in 650 B.C., relying solely on coal forges and Brite Force to get the job done. Ultimately, to competitors return to present day and head back to their home forges to recreate Arya Stark's Needle from Game of Thrones. Which smith will forge a blade worthy of the Iron throne and receive a check for ,000?
Four smiths determine their fate when they have to select a forging technique ranging from easy to difficult. They must choose wisely as their selection will directly impact their next round. Ultimately, two smiths must recreate the Ikakalaka African Sword.
In this Samurai themed competition, four smiths must forge a Japanese tanto dagger. Summoning their inner warriors, the smiths fight to produce blades that are worthy of the samurai. Ultimately, two competitors return home to reproduce the deadly Sodegaramai. Which smith will snag the title of Forged in Fire Champion and win ,000?
Baby Boomers and Gen Z-ers face off in the Old vs. New competition. After several intense rounds, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate ancient China's Sword of Goujian, one of the most intact artifacts ever recovered by archaeologists. Which smith's sword is pristine enough to stand the test of time, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and ,000?
Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from scrap metal shavings. After two intense rounds, the remaining smiths head home to recreate the Nimcha, a sword traditionally made from recycled blades. Which smith will get scrappy to produce a weapon worthy of ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
Four smiths must forge handles in round one using metal never before seen in this competition - titanium. The smiths must learn to navigate this new metal just to make it to round two. Ultimately, two competitors are able to produce weapons worthy of moving on to their home forges for another complex build: the Horseman's Tabar and Hidden Dagger. Which smith will chop down the competition, earning ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
Four smiths are put to the test when they must forge keys to unlock boxes of steel needed to make a knife. After a couple of intense rounds, two competitors are are picked to head back to their home forges to recreate two American classics: the Tomahawk and Bowie. Which smith will honor American history by producing a weapon worthy of the title of Forged in Fire Champion and the,000 prize?
Four smiths are tasked with forging a blade that must fit perfectly into a puzzle piece cut out. After two puzzling rounds, the final two smiths return home to recreate the ancient samurai pole axe, the Japanese Ono. Which smith's weapon will chop down the competition earning them the title of Forged in Fire Champion and ,000?
Four former champions return to the forge to engage in a competition unlike any other. Although they've mastered the fire their first time around, they'll have to dig deeper in order to overcome a set of new challenges. After an intense first round takes down one, three move onto a fit and finish round with more at stake than they could ever imagine. Ultimately one former champion is tasked with recreating a Cossack Shashka, but in a challenge that features the biggest twist in Forged in Fire history - the smith must defeat one of our judges to be named the first ever Super Champion and walk away with ,000.
In this first-ever pay-to-play competition, smiths must fork over forge funds to use the necessary tools; after two smiths are left bankrupt, the remaining two return home to re-create the most expensive sword ever sold; the Boateng Saber.
In this two-part Forged in Fire special, four smiths enter the forge to compete in four events that will test every aspect of their bladesmithing capabilities. In event one, these smiths must create a testable knife from a railroad spike and a piece of high carbon steel. After testing, the four smiths are ranked from first to last and move on to event two where they must make a set of Damascus throwing knives. After another brutal bout of testing, which three competitors will mover forward to the next event for a shot at first place, the Forged in Fire title and ,000.
In the second half of the Forged in Fire Summer Games, three smiths remain, eager to win the Damascus metal and ,000. However, the challenges are far from over as they must forge the Greek Xiphos Sword, from start to finish, in one round. After being ranked from first to last, all three enter the final event at their home forges, where they must choose to recreate one of four historical weapons, ranging in level of difficulty and point value. Which smith will return with a weapon worthy of being crowned the first Forged in Fire Summer Games champion and walk away with ,000?