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.