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.