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?