Forged in FireNew Episodes Return Wednesday, Dec 11 at 9/8c
Frankish Throwing AxesPremieres on Dec 11, 2019
Four smiths get ready for the ultimate showdown when they are tasked with forging a camp knife out of steel harvested from a barbecue. Temperatures run high as they first must figure out what steel is high carbon and what is mild. After their blades are grilled to perfection and have gone through an intense round of testing, only two smiths advance to their home forges to recreate a pair of Frankish Throwing axes.
Family EditionAired on Nov 27, 2019
Two families go head-to-head in an all-out battle not only against another household, but also each other. Loyalties will be put aside as the smiths fight forge welds, the heat, and the clock to make a canister Damascus blade from odd pieces of high carbon steel. After a fierce round of tests, the two remaining competitors return home to recreate the rapier inspired by Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. Which smith will be the breadwinner and bring honor to their name with the title of Forged in Fire Champion along with the $10,000 prize?
The Barbarian SpathaAired on Nov 20, 2019
Four smiths must salvage steel from old weapons and combine them using the Hada technique to forge a Pugio – the dagger said to have murdered Julius Caesar. The competitors battle and fight to the finish to ensure their daggers size up to this iconic weapon’s stature, both in form and function. After a round of barbaric tests, only two smiths march down the Appian way to their home forges to recreate the legendary Spatha, one of the most vicious swords in Roman history. Which smith will return to the forge arena a victor, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and the $10,000 prize?
Revolutionary War SpontoonAired on Nov 13, 2019
Four smiths spring into action when they are tasked with creating signature blades from different sized springs. The smiths battle through two tough rounds, fighting through canisters and failing forge welds for an opportunity to leap forward in the competition. After a brutal testing bout, the two remaining smiths head home to recreate one of the most distinguishing weapons of the Revolutionary War: the Sergeant’s Spontoon. Which smith will survive the battery of tests to earn the title of Forged in Fire champion and $10,000?
Military TributeAired on Nov 13, 2019
In honor of Veteran’s Day, four bladesmiths pay tribute in a special military themed competition, forging their blades from the biggest salvage yet–a panzer tank. The competitors find themselves in a war of welds and warps, combating the clock in an effort to produce knives strong enough to survive the brutal testing. The remaining two smiths continue the fight at their home forges where they have just four days to recreate the Scottish Backsword as famously wielded by Captain Mad Jack Churchill in World War II. Which smith will honor the troops with a weapon worthy of earning $10,000 and the rank of Forged in Fire Champion?
The Tizona of El CidAired on Nov 06, 2019
Four smiths must face the music when they are tasked with creating San-Mai blades from musical instruments. After battling forge welds and thin billets, three take the stage in the second round where they must fine-tune their knives by adding guards and pommels. Ultimately two head back to their home forges to recreate Spain’s legendary warrior, El Cid’s Tizona. Which smith’s weapon will hit a high note with the judges earning them the title of Forged in Fire champion and $10,000?
The Musketeer RapierAired on Nov 06, 2019
Four smiths are tasked with transforming bits and pieces of old damascus steel into fossil damascus signature blades. Giving new life to old steel is no easy feat as the smiths labor over two rounds to produce fully functional weapons that can withstand the tests ahead. In the final round, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate one of the most elegant and lethal weapons in history: the Musketeer’s Rapier. In a final duel for victory, which smith’s weapon will be worthy of the $10,000 prize, and earn them the title of Forged In Fire Champion?
The Boa-Zande SwordAired on Oct 30, 2019
Four smiths must know the drill when they’re tasked with forging a canister damascus blade using different sized drill bits. But when a tough round of fighting forge welds and chasing parameters takes one smith out of the competition – only three are left standing. After a nail biting round of testing – two head back to their home forges to recreate a brutal slicer from Central Africa: the Boa-Zande sword. Which smith’s weapon will chop down the competition’s to earn the title of Forged in Fire champion and the $10,000 prize?
Halloween EditionAired on Oct 30, 2019
In this frighteningly special Halloween competition, four smiths shiver to the bone as they salvage steel from the corpses of broken, decaying blades, and turn it into a zombie killer. Resurrecting a blade from the past proves to be no treat and one smith doesn’t make it out alive. After the most terrifying testing to date, two brave souls are sent back to recreate a ghoulish weapon from the Middle Ages: the War Scythe. Can one smith survive another nightmare to join the ranks of Forged in Fire champions earning the $10,000 prize, or will the Crypt claim another?
The Rock-Throwing CrossbowAired on Oct 23, 2019
Four bladesmiths honor the forge’s legendary power hammer Big Blu by ripping it apart and forging competition choppers. But will beating beast’s high carbon heart, the piston, provide enough steel for all the smiths? After two exhaustive rounds, two remaining smiths head home to recreate one of history’s most unique hunting weapons: the Rock-Throwing Crossbow. Which smith will sling themselves to the title of Forged in Fire champion, earning respect and the $10,000 check?
The Jian SwordAired on Oct 23, 2019
Four smiths get thrown into the mix when they must Frankenstein a blade from one knife and combine it with a different weapon’s handle. The pressure is on as these hybrid knives will have to perform and survive the brutal tests ahead. After an intense two rounds of forging two unnatural elements together–two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate one of the oldest, deadliest, and elegant blades in history: the Chinese Jian. Which smith will earn the honor of being named a Forged in Fire Champion and receive the $10,000 prize?
General Patton's SaberAired on Oct 16, 2019
In a Forged in Fire first, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a parameter specific blade shape in just two hours. To add more fuel to the fire, the smiths are unaware of the weapon they’re making and how it will be tested. After a couple of brutal rounds, two competitors survive the heat and the clock to make it back to their home forges to recreate an American hero’s signature sword: General Patton’s saber. Two smiths enter the battle, but only one will produce a weapon worthy of the Patton name and take home the Forged in Fire title and $10,000.
Sword of PerseusAired on Oct 09, 2019
Four bladesmiths are sent on an Odyssey worthy of the Greek Gods: forge a blade from Greek armor and artifacts using the Go-Mai, or the five-layer technique. The smiths wrestle with steels of varying hardness to try to create a blade that would make the weapons God Hephaestus proud. Two smiths get through the brutal testing and head home to re-create the mythical Sword of Perseus. Which smith will return to the forge with a weapon formidable enough to take down the mighty Medusa, and be crowned “Forged In Fire” Champion, earning a check for $10,000?