Season 2 (16)

2 Seasons | 22 Episodes

Episode 16 Bladefest of Champions
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Bladefest of Champions

Aired on Sep 19, 2019

In the thrilling season finale, the bladesmiths, martial artists, and military veterans who made it through Knife or Death once, return for the winner-take-all final showdown. Their blades will have to be twice as tough to survive the super-sized challenges they’ll face the second time around. Will a Wakizashi level the playing field? Does a Panabas have what it takes to go all the way? Or will it be a Falcata left standing when the dust settles? The fastest two competitors will compete on the souped-up grand finale “Dead Run” course. Only one will be crowned Knife or Death Champion and collect the $20,000 grand prize.

Episode 15 Hard Knock Knife / Bladefest of Champions (P)
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Hard Knock Knife / Bladefest of Champions (P)

Aired on Sep 19, 2019

Skilled martial artists, expert bladesmiths, and a ferrier will step up to the toughest knife course ever created with their custom made weapons. Will the Roman Gladius dominate just like it did thousands of years ago? Or can a Machete teach the older blades some new tricks? And will the self-proclaimed ‘Mother of All Bowies’ live up to its name? The fastest two competitors go head-to-head on the daunting final course – “Dead Run.” One will return for the finale and compete to win the title of Knife or Death Champion and $20,000.

Episode 14 Messers of the Universe
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Messers of the Universe

Aired on Sep 12, 2019

A professional welder, martial artists, and expert bladesmiths bring their custom built blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit. Will a Langes Messer get messed up? Or will a cutlass take home the booty and which blade will fail to make the cut? The fastest two competitors move onto the daunting final course – “Dead Run.” Only one will return for the finale and have the chance to win $20,000 and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 13 Fortune Kukri
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Fortune Kukri

Aired on Sep 12, 2019

America’s top bladesmiths, martial artists, and bladesport competitors bring their historical, custom made weapons to an intimidating knife course designed to test their skills. Can a Filipino Panabas produce a flawless run? Or will a War Dirk be ready to do battle for the top spot? And which Kukri will go the farthest? Only two competitors advance to face off on the punishing final course – “Dead Run.” The last one standing will move on to the finale and a shot at $20,000 and the Knife or Death Champion crown.

Episode 12 Seax & Violence
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Seax & Violence

Aired on Sep 05, 2019

Martial artists, expert bladesmiths, and a Daoist grand master will wield their custom made, historical weapons on a daunting set of challenges designed to test both their blades and skills. Does a Seax have the finesse needed to triumph on the course? Or will a Broadsword be in it for the long run? And will the never-before-seen Titanium Sword outshine the competition? The fastest two move on to the ultimate course – “Dead Run.” Only one will earn a spot in the finale and the chance at $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 11 Death Fish
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Death Fish

Aired on Sep 05, 2019

Expert bladesmiths and skilled martial artists bring their custom, historical blades to the most punishing knife course ever created. Will a Wakizashi sweep away the competition? Or will the Parang emerge victorious? And can a Sundang Sword stay sharp? The final two competitors go head-to-head on the intimidating second course – “Dead Run”. Only one can advance to the finale, and compete for the chance to win $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 10 Military All-Stars
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Military All-Stars

Aired on Aug 29, 2019

In a Knife or Death first, seven military veterans will use their custom made weapons on a series of punishing challenges built to test both their blades and skills. Whose experience will help propel them to victory? Will the course outmaneuver a Chines Dao? Or will a Falcata prove itself in battle? The final two competitors will advance to face the epic final course – “Dead Run.” Only one moves on to the finale and has a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 9 David vs Goliath
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David vs Goliath

Aired on Aug 28, 2019

A bladesport champion, martial artists, and expert bladesmiths will use their custom made, historical weapons to slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of grueling challenges designed to test both blades and competitors. Will the Egyptian Khopesh prove that ancient blades are best? Or will a Greek Kopis be the sharpest blade of the bunch? And does a young bladesmith have what it takes to beat the rest? The final two competitors move on to the punishing final course – “Dead Run.” Only one will advance to the finale and the chance to win $20,000 and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 8 $20,000 Dead Run
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$20,000 Dead Run

Aired on Nov 21, 2018

In the gripping season finale, the bladesmiths, martial artists, and professional chef who made it through the punishing course once return to face off in the winner-take-all final showdown. Their blades will have to work twice as hard to endure the super-sized challenges they’ll face this time around. Will a Cleaver cut through the noise? Does a Kukri Machete have what it takes to earn the crown? Or will it be a Longsword all the way? The fastest two will compete on the souped-up grand finale “Dead Run” course. Only one can be left standing as the Knife or Death Champion and take home the $20,000 grand prize.

Episode 7 Mutant Ninja Chickens
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Mutant Ninja Chickens

Aired on Nov 14, 2018

A professional survivalist, martial artists, and expert bladesmiths bring their custom built, historical blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit. Can a Medieval Messer survive this modern course? Or will it be cut down to size by a traditional Bolo knife? And which blade will fail to make the cut? The fastest two competitors move onto the daunting final course — “Dead Run.” Only one will advance to the finale and the chance to win $20,000 and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 6 Don't Fear the Recurve
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Don't Fear the Recurve

Aired on Nov 07, 2018

Expert bladesmiths and skilled martial artists bring their custom blades to the toughest knife course ever created. Will a Filipino Kambantuli steal the show? Or will the two-handed Roman Gladius be too much to handle? And can a Persian style Recurve stay sharp? The final two competitors go head-to-head on the daunting second course — “Dead Run”. Only one can move on to the finale, and compete for the chance to win $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 5 Gladius Maximus
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Gladius Maximus

Aired on Oct 31, 2018

An experienced survivalist, expert bladesmiths, and martial artists will put their custom, historical weapons to the ultimate test on a knife course unlike anything ever built. Each competitor must slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of punishing challenges that could destroy blades. Can the Roman Gladius live up to its name as the “sword that conquered the world”? Or will it be outshone by the Oakeshott Longsword? Or will a modified Bolo called “The Reaper” cut down the rest of the competition? The fastest two competitors go head-to-head on the final course — “Dead Run.” One advances to the finale and has the chance to be called Knife or Death Champion, and win the $20,000 grand prize.

Episode 4 American Choppers
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American Choppers

Aired on Oct 24, 2018

A military veteran, skilled martial artists, and expert bladesmiths bring their skills and custom weapons to a knife course built to put them to the test. Can a custom Fantasy Cutter channel Hellboy and dominate the course? Or will “Lady Sensei” and her Kukri leave other blades in the dust? And will a hand-forged Longsword prove that bigger might be better? The final two competitors go head-to-head on the punishing second course — “Dead Run”. Only one can move on to the finale, and compete for the chance to win $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 3 Enter the Yatagan
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Enter the Yatagan

Aired on Oct 17, 2018

America’s top bladesmiths and martial artists bring their custom made, historical weapons to slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of grueling challenges designed to test both blades and competitors. Can a Yatagan Sabre hybrid survive the course? Or will a two-handed Bowie be the blade to beat? And will one of the female blade wielders accomplish a Knife or Death first? The fastest two competitors move onto the daunting final course — “Dead Run.” Only one will advance to the finale and the chance to win $20,000 and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 2 Blade Runners
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Blade Runners

Aired on Oct 10, 2018

Experienced bladesmiths, martial artists, and a professional chef bring their custom built blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit. Can a 95 pound martial artist muscle through the course? And will the 47 inch Iberian Montante blade prove that size does matter? Or will craftsmanship make an English Billhook a cut above? The top two competitors advance to take on the punishing final course — “Dead Run.” Only one blade and its wielder will advance with the hope of winning $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.

Episode 1 Forged in Fire All Stars
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Forged in Fire All Stars

Aired on Oct 03, 2018

For the first time ever, seven Forged in Fire favorites will use their custom made, historical weapons to slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of punishing challenges built to test blades and competitors alike. Which expertly crafted blade will stand up to the test? Will the course overwhelm the youngest Forged in Fire champion? Or will the two-handed Falchion come out on top? The two competitors with the fastest times will advance to face the epic final course — “Dead Run.” Only one moves on to the finale and has a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.

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