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 $10,000 prize, or will the Crypt claim another?.
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.