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 $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.