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.