Forged in Fire
Season 8

s08e01 / Veteran's Knife Special

19th Nov '20 - 2:00am
Veteran's Knife Special

On this special episode, Forged in Fire salutes our nation's veterans. Four bladesmiths with ties to the military are tasked with re-creating four unique blades co-designed by distinguished vets, all using different techniques, during a grueling three hour forging competition. After a round of brutal testing, two smiths return home to make the patriotic American Eagle Head Sabre. The two final weapons will be pushed to their limits, but only one smith will be worthy of the title of champion and the prize of ,000.

166 have watched this episode

s08e02 / The Deadly Vajra-Mushti

26th Nov '20 - 2:00am
The Deadly Vajra-Mushti

Four smiths get rolling when they are tasked with making cannister Damascus from tubes. After a couple of intense rounds in the forge, two competitors head back to their home forges to recreate a deadly and unique Indian weapon: the varja-mushti. Which smith will produce a weapon worthy of the Forged in Fire title and walk away with a check for ,000?

154 have watched this episode

s08e03 / The Legendary Sword of Saladin

3rd Dec '20 - 2:00am
The Legendary Sword of Saladin

Four smiths are in for a twist when they are tasked with forging signature blades from either a large suspension cable or thin piano wire. After two intense rounds that come down to the wire, two return home to recreate the legendary Sword of Saladin, one of the sharpest blades in the world. Which smith's weapon will cut through the competition, leading them to victory and a check for ,000?

165 have watched this episode

s08e04 / M1905 Springfield Bayonet

10th Dec '20 - 2:00am
M1905 Springfield Bayonet

Four smiths must rely on their math skills to determine the amount of steel needed to make their signature blades. After a couple calculating rounds, two smiths return home to build the intricate M1905 Springfield Bayonet. Which smith's design will lock him into first place, securing the Forged in Fire title and a check for ,000?

163 have watched this episode

s08e05 / The Giant Sword of William Wallace

17th Dec '20 - 2:00am
The Giant Sword of William Wallace

Four bladesmiths are faced with a gigantic challenge, scaling down a nine foot long dagger to exactly a fifth of its size. After a couple of intense rounds of putting their skills and calculators to the test, two competitors earn the right to return to their home forges and craft the largest sword in Forged in Fire history - the William Wallace sword. While two smiths will enter the final testing arena, only one will emerge victorious with ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

160 have watched this episode

s08e06 / Forged in Fire Christmas

24th Dec '20 - 2:00am
Forged in Fire Christmas

The stockings are hung and the forges are aglow in a special Christmas competition where four smiths must work their way to the judges nice list by salvaging steel from Santa's sleigh to forge signature blades. After two festive rounds, only two smiths merrily return home to recreate the iconic sword carried by General George Washington during the American Revolution. Which smith will produce a weapon worthy of Santa's seal of approval and the greatest gift of all - the title of Forged in Fire Champion and ,000?

160 have watched this episode

s08e07 / The Massive Maguro Bocho

7th Jan '21 - 2:00am
The Massive Maguro Bocho

Four bladesmiths get cooking when they are tasked with forging a cleaver using only the steel from meat hooks. After two rounds of slicing and dicing, two smiths head back to their home forges to create the Maguro Bocho, a massive tuna knife.

155 have watched this episode

s08e08 / Teeth of the Tegha

14th Jan '21 - 2:00am
Teeth of the Tegha

Four bladesmiths get revved up when they are tasked with forging signature blades from a burnt up car. With no usable leaf spring, the smiths race to salvage the best steel to make their blades. After a couple rounds of burning rubber, two are sent home to recreate the Serrated Tegha Sword. Which smith will produce a show-stopping weapon worthy of the title of Forged in Fire champion and a check for ,000?

158 have watched this episode

s08e09 / Headhunters Revenge

18th Feb '21 - 2:00am
Headhunters Revenge

Four smiths get to choose their forging method and materials. But there's a catch. Each technique comes with its own clock for the round. Will the smiths opt for the most difficult cannister damascus and the four hour clock? Or the easiest ball bearing with only one hour? After a brutal round of testing, the two surviving smiths are tasked with creating the Headhunter Axe in only 3 days. Which smith will stand the test of time to become Forged in Fire Champion and win the ,000 prize?

162 have watched this episode

s08e10 / Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz

25th Feb '21 - 2:00am
Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz

Four bladesmiths are in for a hands-on challenge when they are tasked with forging pry bar knives. Given a variety of tools to make their blades, will the smiths be able to figure out the right tool for the job? Then after grueling round of testing two Smith's return home to forge a pair of Spetsnaz shovels famously wielded by Russian Special Forces. Which smith will dig deep to forge a pair of weapons worthy of the Forged in Fire title and a check for ,000?

161 have watched this episode

s08e11 / Machete of the Amazons

4th Mar '21 - 2:00am
Machete of the Amazons

For the first time the judges flip the script, giving the competitors the opportunity to choose their own challenge. However, the bladesmiths must work together to agree on the parameters before starting the round. After an intense bout of testing, two return home to recreate the fearsome Dahomey Machete, famously wielded by an all-female army. Which smith will produce a weapon worthy of the fierce female warriors and be crowned Forged in Fire champion?

156 have watched this episode

s08e12 / San Mai Mystery

11th Mar '21 - 2:00am
San Mai Mystery

Four smiths are blindsided when they must choose from a selection of mystery steel to create san mai blades. However, that isn't the only unknown. The clock will be off, leaving the smiths to rely solely on time calls for guidance. After a surprising rounds of tests, the last smiths standing will select between two weapons to forge at home. Which smith will uncover the secret to forging a weapon worthy of ,000 and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion?

159 have watched this episode

s08e13 / Second Chance Tournament: Part 1

25th Mar '21 - 1:00am
Second Chance Tournament: Part 1

For the first time, eight former competitors will head back into the arena for an epic tournament. However, before making it to the main event they will have to go head to head against another smith. Up first, two smiths who suffered catastrophic failures face off. Then, two smiths who failed to turn in weapons in time get another shot to beat the clock. Which smiths will seize the moment and advance to the final round of our Second Chance Tournament for the ultimate title of Forged in Fire Champion?

158 have watched this episode

s08e14 / Second Chance Tournament: Part 2

1st Apr '21 - 1:00am
Second Chance Tournament: Part 2

The Second Chance Tournament continues with two final duels. Up first, two runner-ups compete to prove they have what it takes to be in the number one spot. Then, two smiths whose blades failed to make it to testing will go head to head. Which smiths will advance to the final round of our Second Chance Tournament to prove they have what it takes to become the next Forged in Fire Champion and finally take home the ,000 prize?

157 have watched this episode

s08e15 / Second Chance Tournament: Finals

8th Apr '21 - 1:00am
Second Chance Tournament: Finals

After winning their duels, the Second Chance Tournament concludes with four remaining smiths in an epic final battle. After a couple of grueling rounds, two survive and head back to their home forges to take on a complex weapon from the Forged in Fire vault. Which smith will take down the competition with a weapon worthy of ,000 and finally be crowned Forged in Fire Champion?

152 have watched this episode

s08e16 / Memory Game

15th Apr '21 - 1:00am
Memory Game

Four smiths put their memory to the test when they are tasked with recreating an insanely complicated blade after looking at it for only 20 seconds. After an intense round of testing, the remaining two competitors return home to make one of the most unique weapons ever featured on the forge floor - the Elephant Tusk sword. The two weapons then will undergo some of the most brutal tests in Forged in Fire history, but only one will survive to win the title of Forged in Fire champion and a check for ,000.

154 have watched this episode

s08e17 / WWE Edition

22nd Apr '21 - 1:00am
WWE Edition

On this very special WWE edition of Forged in Fire, four smiths will go head-to-head in the ultimate forging battle. After an all out smackdown, the two surviving smiths will head back to their home forges to build the gruesome Bastard Sword. Two blades will face off in a final round of testing, but only one can rise to be the cream of the crop to claim victory, earning ,000 and a WWE title from The Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair.

154 have watched this episode

s08e18 / Arctic Forge

29th Apr '21 - 1:00am
Arctic Forge

Four smiths must brave the frigid cold as they enter the Arctic Forge, where they will have to recreate the trusty Inuit tool, the Ulu, from steel harvested from a giant block of ice. After a round of spine-chilling tests, two smiths return home to forge a blade worthy of the mighty Viking warriors, the Northern Long Seax. These tundra-ready weapons will then be pushed to their limits to determine who will take home the prize of ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

152 have watched this episode

s08e19 / Civil War Battle

6th May '21 - 1:00am
Civil War Battle

In this special Civil War themed competition, four smiths must turn either a massive cannonball or small grapeshots into the battle-tested Arkansas Toothpick knife. After staring down the barrel of a brutal round of tests, two smiths return home to recreate General Ulysses S. Grant's Donelson Sword. Two smiths will enter the final battle, but only one will win the war to earn a check for ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

145 have watched this episode

s08e20 / Casino Challenge

13th May '21 - 1:00am
Casino Challenge

The stakes are high when the forge floor is transformed into the Forged in Fire Casino. Four smiths must leave it all up to chance and allow the Wheel of Forging to determine their challenge in this competition. After the smiths press their luck in a brutal round of testing, two smiths risk it all one more time att he wheel to determine their final weapon. Two smiths will leave it all out on the floor but only one will hit it big as Forged in Fire Champion, taking home a jackpot of ,000!

143 have watched this episode

s08e21 / Deadly Duo

20th May '21 - 1:00am
Deadly Duo

Four smiths face double the trouble during this Forged in Fire challenge when they have to make a single blade using two different techniques - san mai and layered damascus. After surviving twice the amount of brutal testing, the two smiths left standing return home to recreate a pair of legendary weapons used by the Philippine Marine Corps - the Ginunting Swords. The smiths face off in one last round of testing that's so intense, it'll have them seeing double, but only one can come out on top to win ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

151 have watched this episode

s08e22 / Fire and Water

27th May '21 - 1:00am
Fire and Water

In this special competition, Forged in Fire pays homage to Korean bladesmithing by challenging four smiths to recreate the Hwando sword and attempt the dreaded water quench. After achieving this delicate balance between fire and water, two smiths advance to the final round where they must recreate the fearsome Korean Woldo. Two smiths will test their battle-ready Woldos, but only one will emerge victorious with ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion.

140 have watched this episode

s08e23 / Sledgehammer Showdown

10th Jun '21 - 1:00am
Sledgehammer Showdown

It's hammer time in the forge when four smiths have to make knives out of 10 lb sledgehammers. After the blades are smashed and bashed during a brutal round of testing, the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate another iconic pounder - the Polish War Hammer. In the end, only one smith will hammer out the competition to win ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

144 have watched this episode

s08e24 / Medieval Mystery Sword

17th Jun '21 - 1:00am
Medieval Mystery Sword

In this mysterious competition, four smiths won't know what material they're working with until they open up a crate and discover one of any number of salvaged metals inside. After a brutal round off testing, two smiths return home to recreate a weapon that's been puzzling historians for centuries - the Medieval Sword of Mystery. The smiths' skills are pushed to their limits, but only one will crack the code to win ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

144 have watched this episode

s08e25 / Pick Your Poison

24th Jun '21 - 1:00am
Pick Your Poison

In this competition, four smiths must make a difficult decision at the start, that could help them later. Because the more difficult round one challenge they choose, the easier their round two will be. After an intense round of testing, the smiths that choose correctly return home to make the intimidating Burmese Dha. The swords will then be put through their paces to determine which smith made the best decision and will walk away with ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

143 have watched this episode

s08e26 / Forge of Fear

1st Jul '21 - 1:00am
Forge of Fear

It's a night of unhinged terror as four unwitting bladesmiths find themselves ensnared in a competition straight out of the scariest horror movie you can imagine. First, they'll craft murderous knives out of old, rusty torture devices, then fashion handles from vampire stakes. After a terrifying round of testing, two surviving smiths will be tasked with building a weapon known for its brutal slayings in horror movies - the Fireman's axe. Which bladesmith will endure to win the prize of ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?

145 have watched this episode

s08e27 / The Terrifying Tuareg Takoba

8th Jul '21 - 1:00am
The Terrifying Tuareg Takoba

Four smiths turn a pile of rusty old nails into a pristine knife. After their weapons are hammered in testing, the two surviving competitors return home to recreate the terrifying North African Tuareg Takoba. When they return to the forge, another brutal round of tests will determine which smith really hit the nail on the head and will win ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

143 have watched this episode

s08e28 / Barrel Full of Mystery

15th Jul '21 - 1:00am
Barrel Full of Mystery

In this challenge, four bladesmiths are faced with a tough decision. They get to pick their mild steel out of the barrel to make a san mai blade, but the easier the mild steel they choose, the more difficult their high carbon steel will be. The two smiths who chose wisely and survive the testing then return home to recreate an iconic sword from medieval history - the Belgian Walloon Sword. Two smiths will enter the final testing arena, but only one can come out on top, winning ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.

144 have watched this episode

s08e29 / Armed Forces Tournament Part 1

22nd Jul '21 - 1:00am
Armed Forces Tournament Part 1

Eight armed forces members redeploy to the forge for a three-part tournament where they will go head-to-head against one other smith in an intense five-hour battle. Up first, the E-4 Duel, where a corporal from the Marines who shares rank with a specialist from the Army will face off. Next, the Two-Branch Duel, where a veteran from the Army and Air Force will battle it out with a veteran from the Navy and the Air Force. Armed with grit and fueled by fire, which smith will take home the ultimate reward of ,000 and rise to the rank of Forged in Fire Champion?

143 have watched this episode

s08e30 / Armed Forces Tournament Part 2

29th Jul '21 - 1:00am
Armed Forces Tournament Part 2

In the second part of the Armed Forces Tournament, four U.S. service members redeploy to the forge floor to go head to head in one five-hour battle. Up first it's the Champions Duel where two Forged in Fire winners battle it out. Next, the Sergeants Duel, pits a sergeant from the Army against a sergeant from the Air Force. Which two smiths will come out on top and advance to the final round of the Armed Forces Tournament?

144 have watched this episode

s08e31 / Armed Forces Tournament Finale

5th Aug '21 - 1:00am
Armed Forces Tournament Finale

On the finale of the Armed Forces Tournament, the four surviving smiths will face off to determine who wins it all. In the first rounds, they're challenged to make military-style weapons out of an old bazooka. After a round of testing more intense than boot camp, the worthiest smiths return home to make the ultimate military weapon - the Ames Cavalry Sword. Which smith will take home the ,000 and rise to the highest rank of Forged in Fire Armed Forces Tournament champion?

135 have watched this episode

s08e32 / Judges Takeover: Doug Marcaida

9th Dec '21 - 2:00am
Judges Takeover: Doug Marcaida

In this special Judge's Takeover competition, every aspect of the challenge will be decided by the keeling machine himself - the inimitable Doug Marcaida. Four smiths must recreate a weapon straight from the mind of Doug, then survive an intense round of tests also chosen by Forged in Fire's resident Kali Martial Artist. The remaining two smiths will then return to their home forges to make one of Doug's favorite blades - the Supersized Kortada. Once they return to the forge and the weapons are put through another brutal round of testing, Doug will determine which smith's blade will keel and walk away with ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion.

134 have watched this episode

s08e33 / Young Guns Challenge

9th Dec '21 - 3:00am
Young Guns Challenge

In this special competition, four of our youngest champions return to compete in the Young Guns Challenge. These talented 20-somethings are tasked with turning trampolines and skateboards into fully functional knives. The best of the Young Guns then return home to recreate the legendary German Longsword. After their weapons are put through their paces, only one of these young returning champs will earn yet another ,000 and enter the elite club of two-time Forged in Fire Champions.

34 have watched this episode

s08e34 / Judges Takeover: Ben Abbott

16th Dec '21 - 2:00am
Judges Takeover: Ben Abbott

In this special Judge's Takeover competition, every aspect of the challenge will be decided by two time Forged in Fire Champion, Ben Abbott. Four smiths must recreate the billhook knife, a weapon near and dear to Ben's heart. Then, they must survive two intense rounds of testing also designed by the undefeated champion himself. The remaining two smiths then return to their home forges to make an ornate weapon that Ben previously knocked out of the park on the Judges Home Forge Battle - the Sutton Hoo Sword. Once they return to the forge and their weapons are put through three more rounds of brutal testing, Ben will determine which smith will come out on top to walk away with ,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion.

34 have watched this episode

s08e35 / The Dark Side

16th Dec '21 - 3:00am
The Dark Side

In this competition, it's all about the dark side of history and the bloody weapons that come along with it. Four smiths are tasked with making a knife out of the gruesome guillotine, which beheaded thousands during the French Revolution. The two bladesmiths that survive the testing with their necks intact then have to return home to recreate an even more ghoulish weapon of death - the Executioner's Sword.

32 have watched this episode

s08e36 / Judges Takeover: J. Neilson

23rd Dec '21 - 2:00am
Judges Takeover: J. Neilson

Here in the forge, bladesmiths have built deadly weapons from around the world, but in this special competition, four smiths are challenged to make something from one of the strangest places around - the mind of J Neilson. All aspects of the challenge and all the tests have been hand-picked by J himself, and you better believe he did not take it easy on these competitors. The two surviving bladesmiths then return home to recreate another weapon hand selected by J - the Maguindanao Kris.

34 have watched this episode

s08e37 / Damascus 500

23rd Dec '21 - 3:00am
Damascus 500

Four smiths hit the fast track in a race to make a damascus blade with the highest layer count. And the stakes could not be higher - the winner will get extra time in round two, and the loser with the lowest layer count will get eliminated. The two smiths who reach the finish line, and survive an intense round of testing, will push the pedal to the metal in one final round where they will return home to recreate the Mesopotamian Sickle Sword.

32 have watched this episode

s08e38 / Judges Takeover: Dave Baker

30th Dec '21 - 2:00am
Judges Takeover: Dave Baker

In this special Judge's Takeover competition, every aspect of the challenge will be decided by renowned Hollywood weapons maker, Dave Baker. Four smiths must recreate one of Dave's favorite weapons - the Bone Daddy Fantasy Seax. After surviving an intense round of tests, also chosen by the historian himself, the remaining two smiths will then return to their home forges to make the very weapon that inspired Dave to start bladesmithing - the Fantasy Broadsword.

32 have watched this episode

s08e39 / The Firangi Sword

30th Dec '21 - 3:00am
The Firangi Sword

Four bladesmiths are given just one simple parameter - impress the judges. In a single 5 hour round, they can make any blade they want from start to finish but, the smith who wows the judges the most gets to completely bypass the rigorous round of testing and go straight to the final challenge. The most impressive smith and one other who survives the testing will return home to recreate the Indian Firangi Sword.

31 have watched this episode

s08e40 / 200th Episode: Fan's Choice

6th Jan '22 - 2:00am
200th Episode: Fan's Choice

It's an episode of epic proportions as Forged in Fire marks its 200th competition. And to celebrate this milestone, we're turning complete control over to the people who got us here - our fans. All the challenges, the weapons and the tests were voted on by you. Which smith will rise to this momentous occasion and leave the forge with ,000 as the champion of our 200th competition?

32 have watched this episode

s08e41 / Beat the Unbeaten: Round One

13th Jan '22 - 2:00am
Beat the Unbeaten: Round One

Competitor turned Judge Ben Abbott remains undefeated in the forge, but soon that could all change. In the first part of a five-episode challenge, three smiths go head-to-head-to-head in a single 5-hour round. Their blades will then be put through an intense round of testing where only one will earn the opportunity to face off against Ben Abbott. Then after a grueling 8-hour forging round and another brutal round of tests, the judges will decide if this smith has what it takes to beat Ben to win ,000 or if Ben remains unbeaten.

32 have watched this episode

s08e42 / Beat the Unbeaten: Scrap Steel Challenge

13th Jan '22 - 3:00am
Beat the Unbeaten: Scrap Steel Challenge

Competitor turned Judge Ben Abbott remains undefeated in the forge, but soon that could all change. In this challenge, three smiths face off in a single 5-hour round where they make a signature blade out of scrap steel from past Forged in Fire competitions. These blades will be put through a rigorous round of testing, with only one smith earning the opportunity to take on Ben. After an intense 8-hour forging challenge and a brutal round of blind testing, the judges will decide if this smith has what it takes to beat the unbeaten and win ,000.

32 have watched this episode

s08e43 / Beat the Unbeaten: Broken Blade Revenge

20th Jan '22 - 2:00am
Beat the Unbeaten: Broken Blade Revenge

Competitor turned Judge Ben Abbott remains undefeated in the forge, but that could all change. In part three of five episodes, three smiths who suffered broken blades at the hand of Ben Abbott hope to rewrite history in a single 5-hour round. Their blades will then be put through an intense round of testing where only one smith will earn the opportunity to face Ben Abbott and seek their revenge.

32 have watched this episode

s08e44 / Beat the Unbeaten: Back for Revenge

27th Jan '22 - 2:00am
Beat the Unbeaten: Back for Revenge

Competitor turned judge, Ben Abbott, remains undefeated in the forge; but soon that could change. In part four of this five-episode "Beat the Unbeaten" challenge, two smiths who faced Ben in his first Forged in Fire competition are back to seek their revenge in a single 5-hour showdown. Will Ben Abbott retain his title of "The Unbeaten"?

32 have watched this episode

s08e45 / Beat the Unbeaten: The Final Showdown

3rd Feb '22 - 2:00am
Beat the Unbeaten: The Final Showdown

In this final battle, competitor turned Judge Ben Abbott still remains undefeated in the forge with a record of 8-0, but two smiths handpicked by Doug and Dave want to change that. After a tough 5-hour forging round, their weapons must survive an intense round of testing where only one will earn the opportunity to face off against Ben Abbott. With Ben's undefeated record on the line, will the judges decide this smith has what it takes to finally beat Ben or will he remain unbeaten?

31 have watched this episode
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