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Forged in Fire

Four custom knife makers compete to make the best usable knife through a series of challenges.

Duration: 42 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2015

IMDb: 8.4

Season 1 - Forged in Fire
2015-06-22
"In this explosive new series, four bladesmiths will compete for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion. Across three grueling rounds, competitors design and forge deadly edged-weapons of war. Their work will be put to the test, and those that fail will be sent home. In the final round, the two remaining bladesmiths must forge one of the most iconic weapons from history; the Japanese Katana. Their swords will be pushed to the absolute limit\u2026the final test will determine which is stronger; their Katanas or a speeding bullet?"
2015-06-29
"Four bladesmiths must forge a weapon using only reclaimed metal. With the clock winding down, two of the competitors are dramatically forced to improvise, and one almost doesn't make it through the round at all."
2015-07-06
"The bladesmiths must transform a steel \"train spring\" into a weapon of their choosing. Only two competitors will move on and are given just five days to forge a legendary Viking Battle Axe. After a barbaric round of testing from the judges, only one man will be left standing."
2015-07-13
"For this week's challenge the competitors create their signature blade by using the Hada technique--a traditional process that involves forging multiple layers of steel together. The pressure mounts as one of the smiths is pushed to his absolute breaking point."
2015-07-20
"The forge heats up as our four bladesmiths struggle create a special Japanese hardening technique on their signature blades. After a difficult first round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with just five days to forge the legendary Crusader Sword."
2015-07-27
"The forge heats up as the bladesmiths must use an age-old technique to create their signature weapons. But will their swords make the cut when the judges put them through a battery of tests? Two finalists head to their home forges to make one of history's most notorious weapons, the rapier, a sharply pointed sword that can kill with just one thrust.Source: History Channel"
2015-08-03
"A steel ball bearing ends up being transformed into a weapon. The finalists have to create a historically important blade called a Roman Gladius."
2015-08-10
"The bladesmiths must forge a signature weapon using everyday steel objects like ball bearings and shovels as their only source material. One contestant puts finishing his weapon before his own safety in a heated race to the finish. Only two competitors will move on and are given just five days to forge the mystical Moro Kris Sword--a distinctive blade that dates all the way back to 300 BC."
Season 2 - Forged in Fire
2016-02-16
"Our bladesmiths must choose wisely as they are asked to dumpster dive for the right steel to be turned into a hardened blade of their choosing. Will these blades hold up after a tough round of testing? Only two will move on to forge a War Hammer. After five days at their home forges, the smiths return hammers in hand to pound their way to victory. But in the end only one will nail the competition and be crowned the Forged in Fire champion."
2016-02-23
"This week our bladesmiths are given a \"twisted\" challenge when they are asked to forge a weapon from cable steel. The competition slowly unravels as they handle this difficult steel. After two rounds only two are left to return home and forge an Egyptian Khopesh. Back at the forge their iconic weapons are put through their paces but only one can be crowned Forged In Fire champion."
2016-03-01
"Four blade smiths face one of the most grueling challenges in Forged in Fire history when the electricity and power tools are taken away from them and they must forge a blade with just fire and their bare hands. They'll have just five days to create the iconic Scottish Claymore, the legendary weapon of William Wallace."
2016-03-08
"Three is the magic number as our blade smiths are asked to forge three or more metals into a blade of their signature style. Despite pain and failure, two move on to the final round returning home to forge a legendary spiked shield. After a punishing round of testing only one emerges to be crowned the Forged in Fire Champion."
2016-03-15
"Four bladesmiths salvage material from a car and forge a blade, and then have five days to create a Viking sword."
2016-03-22
"Four different types of metal are shaped into deadly weapons, and then bladesmiths forge a machete-like Nepalese kukri."
2016-03-29
"Four bladesmiths face the unpredictable challenge of taking high carbon steel and wrought iron and forging these two conflicting materials into a fully functional weapon. After a formidable round of testing, only two will move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create one of the most beautifully designed blades in history, the Ethiopian Shotel. Will this uniquely shaped blade throw them a curveball or will one be able to hook themselves the title of Forged in Fire champion?"
2016-04-05
"The bladesmiths have to convert some failed blades from last season into fully-functional weapons."
2016-04-12
"The bladesmiths need to create a weapon in their signature style from a large pile of mixed metal that is welded together."
2016-04-19
"Four bladesmiths must take an ordinary garden lawnmower and using its metal to bend and shape to their will, create one of their signature blades. When the other contestants are mowed down in the competition, two will make it to the final round where they must create a Tabar, a deadly battle axe from Southern Asia. After a series of grueling tests, only one will survive the cut to be named the Forged in Fire champion."
Season 3 - Forged in Fire
2016-08-23
"Season 3 begins with the return of four champions who are charged with making a high-carbon-steel inlay. Then, two finalists are challenged to forge a Scottish Claymore, which has stumped previous contestants."
2016-08-28
"Four former contestants, back in the Forge by popular demand, return for a second shot at victory and redemption in an all new challenge full of unexpected twists. Competition gets heated right away when they are forced to make their signature style blades with materials from a surprising source. After two rounds of grueling competition, only two smiths are left to take on the final challenge of recreating a weapon they've never seen before: The Hook Sword. This complex weapon gives both fan favorites a run for their money, but only one will hook the crown and take home $10,000."
2016-09-06
"Four new contestants must choose wisely as they try to craft a blade of their signature style from a pile of tools, both old and new. Then the stakes are doubled when, for the first time ever, they must forge not one, but two swords in the final round. Crafting Chinese Butterfly Swords, our final two bladesmiths face twice the work, and twice the pressure, in their attempt to claim the title of Forged in Fire champion."
2016-09-13
"Four bladesmiths must create a blade out of high carbon steel while also forging the hammer they'll use to make it. After an extraordinary round of testing, only two move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create a weapon known for its deadly prowess against armored soldiers--the Falcata. Will the blade's unique handle shape leave them open to a devastating blow, or will one smith be able to slice their way to the $10,000?"
2016-09-20
"Four new bladesmiths step up to the challenge of forging blades using pieces of steel harvested from some monstrous power tools. While some smiths excel under the pressure, others are pushed to the limits of exhaustion in the heat of the Forge. After a vigorous round of testing, the final two go toe-to-toe in creating a sacrificial sword from history which could reportedly cut a sheep in half with one swing. After a formidable battle in the finale, only one will earn the title Forged in Fire Champion and take home $10,000."
2016-09-27
"Four new bladesmiths have their creativity put to the test when they are tasked with making a serrated blade out of only the tools from the table in front of them. They must harvest enough steel to forge the blade, but without melting down a crucial tool they might need later. Then, the final two bladesmiths attempt to forge a Hunga Munga--a behemoth weapon where all four edges must maintain peak performance when put through the judges' gauntlet. Which bladesmith will prove worthy of a check for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?"
2016-10-04
"Four bladesmiths must use the steel from a suit of armor to create a signature blade. After a tense round of testing, only two move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create a weapon historically used for both combat and hunting--the boar spear."
2016-10-11
"When a group of new bladesmiths enter the forge, they're met with a challenge they never saw coming. They must grab the steel they'll use to make their blades from an imposing piece of construction equipment. This isn't the kind of scrap metal they're used to harvesting and just pulling the right type of steel proves to be a bigger task than any of them anticipate. After an intense round of testing, two remaining smiths face off to recreate a classic Greek sword used in close quarters combat. With a $10,000 prize on the line, both smiths turn out impressive blades for a final round of testing, but the Gods will choose only one to be crowned Forged in Fire Champion."
2016-10-18
"Four blade smiths must salvage steel from a junkyard to create a signature blade using a hand-cranked coal forge."
2016-10-25
"Four new bladesmiths are put to the test when they must forge a bayonet blade and engineer it to attach to a rifle. After a round of grueling tests on their bayonets, the final two bladesmiths are sent home to spend five days forging the legendary African blade, the Zulu Iklwa. Will both bladesmiths fall, or will one stand a cut above to be crowned the Forged in Fire champion?"
2017-01-10
"Over the course of three seasons, 26 bladesmiths have been crowned Forged in Fire champion. Tonight, prior winners return to prove who among them is the best of the best by forging a blade using canoe damascus. After two high octane rounds of competition, the two remaining champions will move to the final round where they must create a weapon known for its unique mechanics and deadly double-edged blade--the Pata. With $10,000 and their reputation on the line, which smith will survive the judges' brutal testing to once again be crowned Forged in Fire champion?"
2017-01-17
"Four competitors must forge weld blades for friction folders from tiny cubes of steel. After hammering through the testing, two smiths will return home where they will forge a German Zweihander. Due to its long length and use on the battlefield, they take their Zweihanders outside the forge to be tested, where only one will be crowned Forged in Fire Champion."
2017-01-24
"Four new bladesmiths face the unprecedented challenge of forging the barrel of a gun into a lethal knife. After a round of brutal testing, the final two bladesmiths return home where they have five days to forge one of the most legendary blades in combat history, the Cavalry Saber."
2017-01-31
"Four blade smiths must create a signature blade using a randomly chosen mystery technique. After a brutal round of testing, only two will return to their home forges where they will reproduce a Japanese Naginata. Famous for its long length and use in martial arts, the smiths take their Naginatas outside the forge to be tested. Only one will survive and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion."
2017-02-07
"For the first time ever, four bladesmiths must use high carbon steel to forge a hatchet. After an intense round of testing, only two can chop their way to the final round where they'll have just five days to create an ancient Indian weapon used to both stab and slice. Will the double-edged Haladie wound both of the finalists, or can one be singled out and crowned Forged in Fire champion?"
2017-02-14
"Four previously eliminated bladesmiths return to the forge for a shot at redemption, but they face a challenge that will make their climb to the top more difficult than they imagined. After two rounds of competition with shocking eliminations, the two remaining smiths face off to recreate a sword known for its devastating strength--the Viking sword. With $10,000 on the line, which smith will survive a grueling round of testing and finally be crowned Forged in Fire champion?"
Season 4 - Forged in Fire
2017-04-11
"The judges pick past bladesmiths to represent them; first, the smiths must use steel from N.Y.C. streets to forge signature blades. In the final round, the competitors have five days to forge a sword that originated in West Africa, the Ida."
2017-04-11
"Four bladesmiths tee up for a never-before seen challenge, harvesting steel from a vintage golf club to forge signature blades. In the final round, the remaining smiths must forge a pair of iconic double bladed weapons with two times the edge."
2017-04-18
"For the first time ever, the competitors are challenged with creating not one, but two blades in the first round. After a grueling second round, the two remaining smiths have just five days to create an iconic 15th century combat sword\u2013the Katzbalger."
2017-04-25
"Four bladesmiths face a new twist in the first round when they learn they can\u2019t forge any blade in their own style, they must forge a karambit, a curved knife that resembles a claw. The final two competitors have five days to forge one of the deadliest weapons in African history\u2013the Makraka."
2017-05-02
"Chosen by fans, four bladesmiths return for a second shot at victory. The smiths must use their best forging techniques to make a signature blade using barbed wire; the final two smiths craft a historical Filipino weapon of war, the Panabas."
2017-05-09
"Bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Kukri, the signature blade of master smith and judge, Jason Knight. After two rounds of mishaps and mischief, two smiths forge ahead in the final challenge to reproduce a distinctive African sword, the Akrafena."
2017-05-16
"A new group of competitors face the unknown when they are tasked with using odd shapes of mystery steel to forge a blade in their signature style. All four smiths fight to the finish amidst painful injuries and setbacks, but only two make it through to the final round. With just five days to recreate the sacred but lethal Talwar sword, which smith will defy all odds to claim the title of Forged In Fire Champion and $10,000 prize?"
2017-05-23
"Four bladesmiths are welcomed to the forge with a curveball\u2013they must utilize questionable steel from mining tools to forge a blade in their signature style. Ultimately, two smiths survive to forge an intricately designed and deadly Italian sword\u2013the Cinquedea."
2017-06-06
"The competitors must demonstrate edged-weapon mastery when they are tasked with turning salvaged junkyard steel into a weapon. Two forge ahead to the final round to recreate the legendary Charay sword."
2017-06-13
"Four competitors return to the forge for a second chance; they must forge their signature blades using recycled steel from a jackhammer. Then, the finalists must recreate a distinctive 16th-century blade called the Sword Breaker."
2017-07-11
"Masters compete alongside their apprentices as they take turns on the forge floor, fusing their skills to forge a cleaver using the arduous jellyroll technique; in the final round, the smiths must forge a deadly Congolese chopper, the Nzappa Zap."
2017-07-18
"Four bladesmiths must forge blades from a giant elevator cable; two finalists return home to recreate the African Ngombe Ngulu, known as the executioner's sword."
2017-07-25
"Four competing bladesmiths are tasked with forging a bowie knife that will require a d-guard in the second round; only two manage to make it through to the final round where they must recreate a deadly saber called the Shamshir."
2017-08-01
"Smiths must use steel from old nautical equipment to forge-weld their signature blades, while being forced to do it using a metal inlay technique; then, the two finalists have just five days to forge the Kachin Dao, a deadly headhunting sword."
2017-08-08
"With a variety of steels to choose from, the smiths are forced to create a canister Damascus billet from which they must forge a dagger; only two enter the final round where they must recreate an ancient Roman weapon known as the Scissor."
2017-08-22
"Four bladesmiths head to a scrap yard to create their signature blades using harvested metal and a coal forge; in the final round, the smiths must re-create a fearsome battle weapon known as the kampilan."
2017-08-29
"The smiths are forced to layer a complex Damascus pattern into their signature-style blades; broken blades fall throughout two challenges and an unforgiving round; finalists must recreate a three-bladed African throwing knife called the Kpinga."
2017-09-12
"The competition shifts into high gear when the smiths are tasked with turning the rusted steel from a 1971 Mercury Cougar into their signature blades in just three hours; the finalists must create an elite military weapon known as the Yatagan."
2017-10-03
"Four of the top smiths from around the world compete in an international championship; two smiths return home empty handed, while two go on to recreate the Spadroon, a weapon that transcends borders, in their efforts to bring home the title."
2017-10-10
"Smiths are asked to forge blades from pipe wrenches; two competitors advance to the final round during which they must recreate a rare axe-mace hybrid known as the Tabar-Shishpar."
2017-10-17
"Five returning champions must earn a spot at one of the four anvils; the four remaining smiths are given cubes to forge blades in the infamous canister Damascus challenge; then, the finalists return to their home forges to recreate the Tai Chi sword."
2017-10-24
"Four brave smiths are thrown for a loop when they must forge together rusty chain mail and high quality steel to produce Knights Templar Crusader Daggers in Round 1."
2017-10-31
"Four brave competitors march into a dry moat where they must resurrect old swords and forge them into a Viking Seax, using the time-tested coal forge. With hammers in full swing and multiple obstacles in their path, the smiths exhaust every ounce of their strength to produce weapons fit to withstand any test imaginable. In the final challenge, the remaining two smiths voyage home to recreate a pair of deadly Viking War Axes in their final fight for the coveted title of Forged In Fire champion."
Season 5 - Forged in Fire
2018-03-07
"The bladesmiths are forced to achieve one of six Damascus patterns for their first round blade, and they must choose wisely. The ladder to victory is full of twists as the smiths stack, weld and repeat trying to forge beautifully crafted and durable blades under their specified parameters. When time runs out, only two competitors enter the final challenge to recreate the fearsome Rhomphaia sword. Which smith will demonstrate true mastery to dominate the competition and be named the next Forged In Fire Champion?"
2018-03-13
"Five novice smiths must earn their way into the competition because one smith will be sent home before the forge lights up; the two left standing must re-create a 16th-century weapon known as the War Golok."
2018-03-20
"The bladesmiths begin on a farm where they must harvest steel from farming tools, then use coal forges to make their signature blades with a hidden lanyard hole; the two remaining smiths must recreate the Schiavona."
2018-03-27
"The smiths must forge a signature blade out of a 50-caliber flintlock pistol; despite giving it their best shot, it becomes a struggle to turn a gun into a blade and after two grueling rounds, two smiths get sent barreling towards elimination."
2018-04-03
"Smiths must forge functional friction folders and find the critical junction where skill meets resiliency; two finalists must recreate a Japanese trident called the Jumonji Yari, a weapon of unparalleled strength."
2018-04-10
"Parts from a salvaged cannon are used to make signature blades, and in the end, two smiths re-create the North African Kabyle flyssa in a final round, which will determine whose blade launches them to becoming the next champion"
2018-04-17
"Four master smiths compete alongside their apprentices to forge an iconic weapon of warfare: the trench knife; each team must work together, tagging in and out every half hour, with only one smith allowed to touch the knife at a time."
2018-04-24
"Four bladesmiths must kick their skills into gear when they\u2019re tasked with forging blades out of steel from a chain and a sprocket, but only two will secure a spot in the final round, where they have five days to forge the iconic karabela saber."
2018-05-01
"Four blade smiths find the devil is in the details when they must combine two or more steels to forge J. Nielson's favorite blade, a Damascus European dagger. In a challenge where symmetry and precision can make or break a blade, two smiths produce knives that survive J.'s merciless tests. In the final round, they have five days to forge a fearsome pole weapon\u2013the Zande Spear."
2018-05-08
"Four bladesmiths test their mettle in a rock quarry, where they're tasked with making blades using only harvested steel and coal forges. Over the course of two intense rounds, the smiths show their true grit constructing a blade while fighting the elements. After brutal tests designed to chip away at the competitors' resolve, only two smiths advance to the final round. Back at their home forges, they must recreate one of the most dangerous folding weapons in history \u2014 the Spanish Navaja."
2018-05-15
"The pressure is on as the Smiths are tasked with forging Dave Baker\u2019s favorite blade, the Scottish Dirk. Can they master the difficult design of this weapon, and live up to the high expectations of their expert judge? With a sharp edge over the competition, two smiths head home for the final round to recreate the German Halberd, a medieval era triple threat. Which smith will stake their claim as Forged In Fire Champion and hook in the $10,000 prize?"
2018-05-22
"The smiths are forced to harvest steel from motorcycles to forge blades in their signature style, but things don't go according to plan; and after an intense race to the finish, the final two competitors have only five days to recreate a giant Indian two-handed sword."
2018-05-28
"In a special military themed episode, four bladesmiths, all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, dive into the fray when they are tasked with forging a combat knife from an anti-tank hedgehog. After two grueling rounds of competition filled with frustration and a medical emergency, the final two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate another military favorite, the M1917 Naval Cutlass. Which veteran has the mettle to drive to glory and earn the rank of Forged in Fire Champion?"
2018-05-29
"Four bladesmiths are pushed to their limits when they each must forge a signature blade from small springs of steel. Wonky welds and broken billets cause major setbacks that must be corrected before the time runs out. Ultimately, two smiths manage to turn their setbacks into comebacks to secure a spot in the final round where they must recreate the deadly Horseman's Axe. Which smith will join the ranks of Forged In Fire champions and return home with the $10,000 prize?"
2018-06-05
"Four bladesmiths must figure out how to hack it when they are tasked with crafting a hatchet from pieces of odd shaped steel. After several forging failures, parameter mishaps, and intense conditions -- only two smiths head back to their home forges where they must recreate the deadly Maasai Lion Spear. Who will come out roaring and leave with $10,000 and the pride of becoming a Forged in Fire Champion?"
2018-06-12
"The bladesmiths must make their signature blades out of only drill bits and a chunk of mild steel, but untwisting the bits and combining the two steels proves almost impossible. After two rounds, only two smiths survive the chopping block and are sent back to their home forges to recreate a beautiful, but deadly Indonesian sword \u2014 the Kelewang. A final round of testing proves that victory lies at the junction between form and function."
2018-06-19
"The bladesmiths are forced to make canister Damascus using nuts and bolts, and the twists and turns of the challenge may be more than they can handle. Ultimately, two smiths avoid getting canned and move on to the final round where they must recreate a pair of deadly Indian Bagh Nakh weapons."
2018-06-26
"Four blade smiths must forge a Marine K-Bar all-purpose knife from multiple small blocks of steel. Ultimately, two smiths manage to reach the final round where they must recreate the iconic Glaive Guisarme polearm."
2018-07-03
"Four smiths must forge a multipurpose weapon from old rescue tools; after narrowly escaping elimination, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate a unique utilitarian tool, the Russian Pioneer Sword."
2018-07-17
"Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a signature blade from a bicycle. After major setbacks and time-consuming failures, each smith is pushed to their limit as they race to the finish before the clock hits zero. Ultimately, two smiths advance and are shocked to learn that they must recreate an ancient weapon, the Wind and Fire Wheels."
2018-07-24
"Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging friction folders from a huge steel coil; in the final round, the two remaining smiths head back to their home forges to create a blade that requires both precision and detail: the French smallsword."
2018-07-31
"The bladesmiths must forge a signature blade from W2 and a giant industrial-sized nut. Then, they face two unforgiving strength tests. Ultimately, only two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate the Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword, an iconic ancient iron weapon."
2018-08-07
"The bladesmiths are tasked with creating their signature blade out of a massive ball bearing. Ultimately, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the kilij, a lethal saber from the Ottoman Empire."
2018-08-14
"Four bladesmiths are taken out of the forge and transported to the great outdoors, where they struggle to forge a blade in the noonday sun. They must forage for outdoor materials and crank a coal forge, which leaves some scrambling to the end. After a second smith falters during testing, the two remaining smiths return to their home forges to create the ultimate wilderness weapon: the German sawback hunting sword"
2018-08-21
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2018-08-28
"Four bladesmiths must forge a fully functional serrated knife using steel from hand scissors; the remaining two competitors return to their home forges to create a unique and challenging weapon from history: the Sengese."
2018-09-04
"Four bladesmiths take a shot at forging a signature blade from the steel rings of a whiskey barrel. They must quickly adapt when they realize there may not be enough hardenable steel to go around. After an intense round of testing, the final two smiths head home to forge an instrument of Chinese warfare: the qinglong ji."
2018-09-12
"Four bladesmiths pay homage to Hollywood; a survival knife; the final two smiths return home to re-create one of the most famous swords in cinematic history: Hattori Hanzo's 1,000-layer katana from Quentin Tarantino's \"Kill Bill.\""
2018-09-19
"The bladesmiths are tasked with creating a signature Damascus blade out of three different steels of different thicknesses; the two final competitors re-create one of the most intricate weapons in show history: the steel crossbow."
2018-09-26
"Four bladesmiths must craft a signature blade from a massive piece of elevator cable; the final two competitors return home to re-create a sword wielded by some of history's fiercest soldiers: the Two-Handed Landsknecht Sword."
2018-10-03
"Four bladesmiths are tasked with creating a San Mai blade from horseshoes and hoof rasps; the remaining two bladesmiths return to their home forges to create a famed weapon of the English Civil War: the Mortuary Sword."
2018-10-10
"Four bladesmiths must forge a Damascus blade out of something familiar: plate armor; the remaining two bladesmiths head back to their home forges to craft an exotic hybrid of pain and protection: the Hooded Katar."
2018-10-17
"Four bladesmiths must forge a signature Damascus blade using steel from tools; the smiths that survive two brutal rounds of testing return to their home forges to recreate a multipurpose Medieval weapon of war: the Knightly Poleaxe."
2018-10-24
"Four bladesmiths must harvest materials from a metal sculpture to forge a needle point Damascus blade; the remaining smiths return to their own home forges to recreate a sword from the elite classes of Renaissance Europe: the Flamberge Rapier."
2018-10-31
"In the final round of the Invitational Tournament, the winning farrier, armorer, blacksmith and modern metal worker face off to forge a wakizashi; the two finalists must then re-create the nodachi, one of the largest Japanese swords."
2018-11-07
"Four bladesmiths must create signature slasher blades, each using a different type of metal; the two finalists return to their home forges to recreate the Grim Reaper's scythe."
2018-11-14
"Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Crusader's dagger from a thick rod of W1 steel; the final two smiths must create Robin Hood's steel takedown bow."
2018-11-21
"Four bladesmiths must build coal forges using materials scavenged from a storage unit and forge signature blades without any power tools; the remaining two smiths return home to recreate a bardiche, a brutal European pole axe."
2018-12-12
"Four bladesmiths are challenged with forging a canister Damascus knife using only steel wool and 1095 powder; the final two head home to re-create an important weapon from North American history - the pipe tomahawk."
2018-12-19
"Four bladesmiths must each forge judge Ben Abbott's favorite blade, the Celtic ring knife, using the San Mai technique; the final two competitors return to their home forges to re-create Irish ring hilted swords."
Season 6 - Forged in Fire
2019-02-06
"Seven competitors return to the forge for a second chance at glory and redemption; they'll have to create four different weapons and survive four rounds of testing; the smiths begin outside using the dreaded coal forge."
2019-02-13
"In the second half of the Road to Redemption competition four former smiths remain, each competing for a second chance to become a Forged in Fire Champion. There\u2019s no slowing down for these bladesmiths as they\u2019re tasked with crafting a Jambiya, an elegant and deadly Yemeni dagger. The intricacies of the dagger prove too much for one smith, and an intense round of testing eliminates a second. For the first time ever, the two finalists must choose their weapon which they will create at their home forges. Which smith has the knowledge, skills, and craftsmanship to outlast the others, win $20,000, and earn the most elusive prize of all: redemption?"
2019-02-20
"Four bladesmiths honor American presidents by forging a replica of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Rider Bowie; the remaining two smiths move on to their home forge to re-create George Washington's colichemarde."
2019-02-27
"For the 100th episode, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a chopper and must choose from a mammoth pile of metals and materials from all previous 99 episodes; the two finalists head home to re-create the O-Katana."
2019-03-06
"Four smiths must use the canister method to forge a signature blade, but welding failures and abandoned canisters leave some of the competitors scrambling; two smiths return to their home forges to create the Austro-Hungarian Hussar Saber."
2019-03-13
"Four bladesmiths must forge a blade using steel harvested from a vintage pinball machine; two smiths advance and return home to build a weapon rooted in savagery: the Barbarian Sword."
2019-04-17
"Four bladesmiths must forge friction folders from a rusty pickup truck; the two smiths left standing head back to their home forges to re-create an exotic weapon wielded by ancient Southeast Asian warriors: the Javanese Kris."
2019-04-24
"Four bladesmiths are tasked with re-creating the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife by combining three sizes of W1 round stock; two smiths must forge Japanese Gen. Yamashita's gunto."
2019-05-01
"Four bladesmiths must forge signature blades from different sizes of spring steel. Competitors toil with the canister Damascus technique with varying degrees of success, and one smith sets a \u201cForged in Fire\u201d record. Two smiths survive an intense round of testing and return home to recreate a legendary weapon: the Greek Kopis."
2019-05-08
"In a special five-part competition, top bladesmiths from each branch of the U.S. military compete to earn a spot representing their branch in a battle; four U.S. Army soldiers must forge a special forces V-42 stiletto; two smiths are dispatched to their home forges to build a U.S. Army officer\u2019s sword."
2019-05-08
"In Round 2, four airmen from the U.S. Air Force must forge a bolo knife using the san mai technique to combine high carbon steel with helicopter parts; two smiths return home to forge an Air Force NCO sword."
2019-05-15
"In the third round of the Battle of the Branches, four Marines are tasked with forging the KA-BAR.\n\nAs an additional challenge, these smiths must adapt and overcome to forge together metals from a massive anchor using the San Mai technique.\n\nAfter a punishing round of testing, the two surviving smiths return home to forge the Marine Corps Officers Sword."
2019-05-15
"Four U.S.Navy officers must forge a multipurpose naval Mark 3 dive knife with metal from a giant anchor chain; two sailors return home to re-create the intricate and iconic naval officer\u2019s sword."
2019-05-22
"Master bladesmiths are challenged to re-create some of history\u2019s most iconic edged weapons, then a panel of judges tests the weaponry and decides who is the \u201cForged in Fire\u201d champion."
2019-05-29
"Four bladesmiths are in for a workout when they are tasked with forging signature blades from gym equipment. The competitors flex their skills, battling forge welding failures and warps. After a severe round of testing, the two remaining smiths have only four days in their home forges to recreate one of Japan\u2019s deadliest swords: the Nagamaki. Who will master every detail of this giant weapon and emerge as the Forged in Fire Champion, earning the $10,000 prize?"
2019-06-05
"Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging fantasy blades from a meteorite, battling difficult forge welds they create their one of a kind blades. The final two head to their home forges to re-create a legendary weapon: Attila the Hun's Sword of Mars."
2019-06-12
"Four bladesmiths must dismantle a forge and use that steel to construct a blade."
2019-06-19
"Bladesmiths face challenges when they forge a canister Damascus blade from three different steels using three separate cans; two finalists head back to their home forges to re-create two of history's most reliable hunting weapons."
2019-06-26
"Four bladesmiths are dispatched to the snowy winter tundra to forge a kukri with steel harvested from an old snowmobile; provided with no power tools, the smiths must fight to forge their blades with just hand tools and the dreaded coal forge."
2019-07-03
"The bladesmiths need to forge blades using the san mai technique; After the elimination round, two smiths are left to recreate the M1832 Foot Artillery Sword."
2019-07-17
"On the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon, bladesmiths compete to re-create a space-age M-1 NASA survival knife out of ball bearings; only bladesmiths with NASA-worthy engineered blades will to return home and construct a spiked mace."
2019-07-24
"t's a battle royale for four bladesmiths when they are tasked with forging signature blades with an integral knuckle duster from a steel cage and barbed wire; Two bladesmiths must recreate one of Scotland's most famous and feared weapons."
2019-07-31
"Four bladesmiths are given a special assignment when they are tasked with forging Doug Marcaida's favorite blade, the Karambit; Two bladesmiths return home to re-create a weapon that's both deadly and debonair: The Cane Sword."
2019-08-07
"Four bladesmiths must scavenge a construction site to salvage their own knife-making materials; after a critical error sends one competitor home, the three remaining bladesmiths move on."
2019-08-14
"The odds are stacked against four bladesmiths when they each forge a chopper in a distinct Damascus pattern; two smiths return home to re-create one of the most widely used and dangerous medieval weapons, the falchion."
2019-08-21
"Four bladesmiths must start at the bottom when they are tasked with creating ladder pattern damascus knives from a real ladder; the remaining two smiths head home to re-create a battle sword."
2019-08-28
"A quartet of bladesmiths are tasked with making canister damascus using barbershop tools, but before the knife making can begin, they must harvest their cans from an old barber's chair."
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