9 Seasons | 235 Episodes
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?
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.
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?
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?
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 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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Frankish Throwing AxesAired 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.
A Very Forged ChristmasAired on Dec 18, 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Forge! Four merry bladesmiths gather ’round the fire to spread holiday cheer. Using gifts of high carbon steel along with some mild steel, the smiths must use the San Mai technique to forge their way onto the judges’ nice list. Will our wise men be impressed by the gifts they are given, or will they turn into Scrooges? After a round of Yuletide testing, two smiths get to spend a White Christmas at their home forges where they must recreate the Nutcracking English blade: the 1796 English Light Cavalry Sword. Which smith will return with a blade that brings the judges so much Christmas joy that they’ll earn the title of Forged in Fire Champion, and a check for $10,000?
The Chinese War SwordAired on Jan 01, 2020
The Sword in the StoneAired on Jan 08, 2020
Charlemagne's SwordAired on Jan 15, 2020
The Spanish Conquistador SwordAired on Jan 22, 2020
The PiraAired on Jan 29, 2020
Four smiths must navigate stormy seas by making Hada blades from the material harvested from a ship’s wheel. After confronting an ocean of problems in the first two rounds, just two smiths sail through testing to make it to the final challenge where they must recreate the symbolic and deadly Filipino sword: the Pira. Which smith has the sea legs to survive the final testing and win the $10,000 treasure and the title of Forged in Fire champion?
French Pioneer SwordAired on Jan 29, 2020
Four smiths are out on the farm to salvage steel from old farm equipment to make classic chef knives. Only two smiths will slice and dice their way to the final round where they must forge the iconic Rooster Head French Pioneer Sword. Find out which smith will cook up a sword worthy of victory, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a check for $10,000.
Darb Sri Gun Chai Battle SwordAired on Feb 05, 2020
In a twist of fate, four smiths must forge a twist and stack damascus blade. After two rounds the last two smiths standing must return home and recreate the Darb Sri Gun Chai, an enormous, double handed Thai battle sword. Two beautiful swords will be tested to their limits, but only one can be proclaimed the Forged in Fire champion and win the prize of $10,000.
Zulu War AxeAired on Feb 05, 2020
Four smiths are tasked with forging Japanese Natas using a traditional Japanese technique. After two intense rounds, the three remaining blades are tested to determine which contestants will head to their home forge to recreate the prestigious Zulu War Axe. Which smith’s weapon will have what it takes to chop down the competition, win $10,000, and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion’
The Chinese ZhanmadaoAired on Mar 11, 2020
The German DussageAired on Mar 18, 2020
Four bladesmiths are tasked with making a canister damascus blade from threaded bolts. After a couple of intense rounds and some brutal testing, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the deadly German Dussage Sword. Two blades will be pushed to their limits, but only one will emerge with the $10,000 prize and the title of Forged in Fire champion.
First Responders EditionAired on Mar 25, 2020
Four first responder bladesmiths are called into the forge to honor those who run toward danger while others run away. Tasked with forging tactical knives out of rescue tools, the smiths battle both the heat and the clock. Ultimately two smiths persevere and return home to recreate one of the most important tools in a firefighter’s arsenal: the Halligan Bar. Which smith’s Halligan will save the day, winning them $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion’
Game of ForgeAired on Apr 01, 2020
The IkakalakaAired on Apr 08, 2020
Samurai ShowdownAired on Apr 15, 2020
Baby Boomer vs Gen ZAired on Apr 22, 2020
The NimchaAired on Apr 29, 2020
Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from scrap metal shavings. After two intense rounds, the remaining smiths head home to recreate the Nimcha, a sword traditionally made from recycled blades. Which smith will get scrappy to produce a weapon worthy of $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion’