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 $100,000?
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.