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 $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.