7 Seasons | 164 Episodes
Long Road to Redemption Part 1Aired on Feb 06, 2019
In this first half of a two-part Road to Redemption competition, seven past competitors who fell short return to the forge for a second chance at glory and redemption. But these smiths aren’t merely trying to beat one another: for the first time ever, they’ll have to create four different weapons and survive four rounds of testing in order to earn the title and a $20,000 prize. The bladesmiths begin outside using the dreaded coal forge. Many battle burnt metal, and one competitor will never even make it into the Forge. After a round of testing, five smiths return to their home forges to create a perfect competition chopper. Which four will produce blades that perform and keep their quest of becoming a Forged in Fire Champion alive?
Long Road to Redemption Part 2Aired on Feb 13, 2019
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’s no slowing down for these bladesmiths as they’re 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?
Washington's ColichemardeAired on Feb 20, 2019
Four bladesmiths honor some of the greatest Americans of all times–the Presidents. First, competitors pay homage to famed adventurer, President Theodore Roosevelt, by forging a replica of his Rough Rider Bowie. With precise parameters in place, the challenge proves to be tougher than a bull moose, and several smiths struggle to meet the mark. After brutal testing, two smiths pull ahead to move on to their home forge to recreate an intricate Presidential weapon: George Washington’s Colichemarde. Whose campaign will come up short, and who will take home the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a check for $10,000?
The O-KatanaAired on Feb 27, 2019
For the special 100th episode of Forged in Fire, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a chopper and must choose from a mammoth pile of metals and materials from all previous 99 episodes. Some of the smiths are doomed to repeat the past, making mistakes made by former competitors. After a fiery round of tests, the two finalists head home to recreate one of the most epic swords in the history of this competition: the O-Katana. Whose blade will bite the bullet and whose will earn $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
The Hussar SaberAired on Mar 06, 2019
Four smiths must think outside the box when tasked with using the dreaded canister method to forge a signature blade. Welding failures and abandoned canisters leave some of the competitors scrambling. After a colorful round of testing two smiths return to their home forges where they must recreate the signature weapon of history’s deadly cavalrymen: the Austro-Hungarian Hussar Saber. Which smith’s blade will rise above the fray to earn them the title of Forged in Fire Champion, and a check for $10,000?
Barbarian SwordAired on Mar 13, 2019
Four bladesmiths plunge into the first round of competition where they must forge a blade using steel harvested from a vintage pinball machine. There’s no playing around as the smiths aim to get to the next level before the clock runs out. After a wicked round of testing, only two smiths advance and return home to build a weapon rooted in savagery: the Barbarian Sword. Two enter, but only one can emerge as the Forged in Fire Champion and take home the $10,000 jackpot. Game over.
The Javanese KrisAired on Apr 17, 2019
The wheels start turning when four bladesmiths must forge friction folders from a rusty pickup truck. The salvaged steel proves temperamental, causing a few of the blades and smiths to crack under the pressure. The two smiths left standing head back to their home forges to recreate an exotic weapon wielded by ancient Southeast Asian warriors: the Javanese Kris. Who’s Kris will cross the finish line, earning them the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a check for $10,000?
General Yamashita's GuntoAired on Apr 24, 2019
The Greek KopisAired on May 01, 2019
Branch Battle: ArmyAired on May 08, 2019
Branch Battle: Air ForceAired on May 08, 2019
Branch Battle: MarinesAired on May 15, 2019
Branch Battle: NavyAired on May 15, 2019
Round Four of the Battle of the Branches sets sail as four Naval officers must forge a multipurpose Naval Mark 3 Dive Knife with metal from a giant anchor chain. It’s sink or swim as delaminations and forge weld failures plague some of the bladesmiths. After a particularly brutal round of testing, two sailors return home to recreate the intricate and iconic Naval Officer’s Sword. Which smith will secure a spot at the Navy Anvil, a chance at glory, and the $50,000 grand prize?
Branch Battle: FinalsAired on May 22, 2019
In the final round of the Battle of the Branches the winning Soldier, Airman, Marine and Sailor return to the forge for the ultimate showdown. Tasked with replicating an iconic M3 Trench Knife from layered damascus in only three hours, the smiths work to showcase their expertise and push themselves to go above and beyond. After a last minute flaw sends one smith packing, the remaining three veterans must face a brutal bout of testing. Ultimately two servicemen persevere and head home to recreate a legendary sword: General George Washington’s Lion-headed Cuttoe. Which smith will earn bragging rights for his branch, be crowned Battle of the Branches Champion, and take home the biggest prize in Forged in Fire history: $50,000?
The NagamakiAired on May 29, 2019
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’s 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?
Attila's Sword of MarsAired on Jun 05, 2019
Four bladesmiths aim for the stars when they are tasked with forging fantasy blades from a meteorite. Forced to use the canister method, the smiths battle difficult forge welds in order to create their one of a kind blades. After a ruthless bout of testing sends one smith back to the real world, the final two head to their home forges to recreate a legendary weapon: Attila the Hun’s Sword of Mars. Which smith will create a weapon that is truly out of this world, resulting in a check for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
The PartizanAired on Jun 12, 2019
The Messer SwordAired on Jun 19, 2019
Four bladesmiths face triple the challenges when they must forge a canister Damascus blade from three different steels using three separate cans. Keeping their canisters and blades straight proves easier said than done, and Round 1 gives one of the competitors a tough break. After a rough round of testing, two finalists head back to their home forges to recreate not one, but two of history’s most reliable hunting weapons: the Messer and Bi-knife. Which smith’s blades will make the judges do a double take, earning $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
The Ram DaoAired on Jun 26, 2019
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 might fight to forge their blades with just hand tools and the dreaded coal forge. After a physically and mentally exhausting outdoor round, one smith is eliminated before ever reaching the comfort of the indoor forge. At the forge, another contestant is eliminated after a particularly brutal round of testing. The two remaining smiths head home to forge a massive and intricate sacrificial sword from South Asia: the Ram Dao. Which smith can bring back a sword worthy of the Hindu Gods, secure a check for $10,000, and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
The Foot Artillery SwordAired on Jul 03, 2019
Astronaut KnifeAired on Jul 17, 2019
On the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon, four bladesmiths compete to recreate a space-age M-1 NASA Survival Knife out of ball bearings. These knives must not only be worthy of interstellar flight but also overcome a triple strength and durability test. Only bladesmiths with NASA worthy engineered blades will continue onto the third round to return home and construct a Spiked Mace. Which smith will blast off past the competition, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion, and a check for $10,000?
The Lochaber AxeAired on Jul 24, 2019
It’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. Getting a solid billet from these steels is a challenge all on its own, but forging a functional handle from the same piece is a whole different story. After two frantic rounds and a brutal weapons test, two finalists return to their home forges for one final challenge. They must recreate one of Scotland’s most famous and feared weapons: the Lochaber Axe. Which axe will lock in the title of Forged In Fire Champion and take home the $10,000 prize?
The Cane SwordAired on Jul 31, 2019
Four bladesmiths are given a special assignment when they are tasked with forging Doug Marcaida’s favorite blade: the Karambit. The competitors are in for twice the challenge when they must create a matching pair of the lethal knives. After Doug and the judges put these weapons through their paces, only two bladesmiths remain and return to their home forges to re-create a weapon that’s both deadly and debonair: The Cane Sword. Whose blade will demonstrate that looks can kill and be handsomely rewarded with a check for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
The Boar SwordAired on Aug 07, 2019
Four bladesmiths must scavenge a construction site to salvage their own knife-making materials. The smiths are then presented with an additional physical challenge when they are required to use a hand-cranked coal forge for the first round. After a critical error sends one competitor home, the three remaining bladesmiths must move on to the even more challenging round 2. Eliminating one more smith, the remaining two head to their home forges where they’ll attempt to re-create a historic hunting weapon: The Boar Sword. Which smith will return to the forge with a weapon mighty enough to be crowned Forged in Fire Champion and earn a check for $10,000?
The FalchionAired on Aug 14, 2019
The odds are stacked against four bladesmiths when they must each forge a chopper in a distinct Damascus pattern. The ladder to success is full of twists as they struggle to achieve the specific look of each pattern. After surviving an intense round of testing, two smiths return home to recreate one of the most widely used and dangerous medieval weapons: the Falchion. Which smith will dominate the competition in form and function, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and $10,000?
Napoleon's SaberAired on Aug 21, 2019
Four bladesmiths must start at the bottom when they are tasked with creating ladder pattern damascus knives from a real ladder. After they salvage their metal the competitors must go step-by-step to create this intricate design, which proves to be no easy feat. One smith struggles in the intense conditions to even make it out of Round one. When a second competitor falls after a brutal round of testing, the remaining two smiths head home to recreate a battle sword wielded by one of history’s military geniuses: Napoleon Bonaparte. Which smith can create a saber worthy of the Emperor himself, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a prize of $10,000?
The BhujAired on Aug 28, 2019
Blackbeard's CutlassAired on Sep 04, 2019
It’s anchors aweigh, as four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Pirate’s Boarding Axe from a treasure chest. They must batten down the hatches as they battle wayward welds and forging fiascos that leave two smiths high and dry. The final two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the legendary weapon carried by history’s most notorious pirate: Blackbeard’s Cutlass. Who will seize the ultimate treasure of $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?
Kung Fu EditionAired on Sep 18, 2019
In this special kung fu competition, four bladesmiths square off in the Forged in Fire dojo where they must make a matching set of three kunai throwing knives. Only true smithing masters will be able to create three completely identical knives in a short three hours. Each smith has their own strategy of attack, but only two make it through and head back to their home forges, where they are tasked to recreate the legendary 9-Ringed Broadsword. Which smith has the chops to defeat the competition, earning the title Forged in Fire Champion, and a check for $10,000?
Genghis Khan's SwordAired on Sep 25, 2019
Four smiths hit the fast track when they are tasked with forging signature blades by salvaging materials from a go-kart. There’s no pumping the brakes as the smiths navigate a winding road of welding mishaps, which ultimately send two smiths home. In one last drive on the road to victory, the two remaining competitors have just four days to recreate the favored sword of one of the most notorious leaders in history: Genghis Khan. Which smith will join the ranks of Forged in Fire champions and return home with the $10,000 prize?