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.
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.