✯ ✯ ✯Vote Now✯ ✯ ✯ Forged in Fire 200th Episode
Calling all Forged in Fire fans! You have the unprecedented opportunity to make your voices heard and actually create your own episode! Vote now for the challenges and weapons Forged in Fire should feature in its 200th episode. Those selections with the most fan votes will appear in this upcoming milestone episode. (Don’t know your kukris from your karambits? Check out the guide below the poll before you vote.)
FIRST WEAPON CHALLENGEWhat weapon do you want to see the bladesmiths make in the first two rounds of the competition?
This iconic weapon is a single-handed axe native to the many Indigenous peoples of North America. Tomahawks were great tools in the wild but also effective weapons. The long rounded handle and heavy, narrow axe head could be used to deliver lethal blows to an opponent in hand-to-hand combat, as well as a very deadly throwing weapon.
The kukri knife is a long curved knife designed to deliver devastating chops. It was used as both a tool and a weapon in Nepal and other South Asian regions. The kukri was carried in combat as early as the 7th century, and the knife is still very popular today with modern knife makers due to the versatile design.
The Karambit is known for it’s unique design, which gives the user a wide range of different fighting options. The ringed handle was designed to quickly retrieve the concealed blade, but also provided the user with a point to quickly maneuver the blade in hand-to-hand combat. Inspired by the claws of a tiger, this Indonesian weapon dates back to the 11th century.
FINAL WEAPON CHALLENGE Which one of these iconic weapons from our Forged in Fire Vault would you like the bladesmiths go home to build?
The Hunga Munga was designed to be used in hand-to-hand combat as well as an effective throwing weapon. The blade featured a many curved sharpened edged, as well as lethal spikes. The designs vary, but they all feature ornate blades and a central handle. The weapons were popular side arms for many people in central and southern Africa.
Darb Sri Gun Chai
The Darb Sri Gun Chai is one of Thailand’s most intimidating flame-back swords. The pole arm weapon was carried on the frontline of the Kingdom of Lanna’s army as a way to make their enemies second-guess the battle. These weapons didn’t just look dangerous, they have the lethal power to back it up. The sword’s massive blade was a slashing weapon designed to inflict lethal damage with a single blow.
The spadroon is a hybrid between a small thrusting sword and a heavier slashing broadsword. The long straight blade was designed to deliver harassing cuts and thrusts into an opponent. The sword was a popular military weapon among British officers during the 18th and 19th centuries. The blades often featured a deep wide fuller running the entire length of the blade, to provide the user with a fast and light weapon.