In the final round, they have five days to forge a fearsome pole weapon - the Zande Spear. Despite giving it their best shot, it's a struggle turning a gun into a blade and after two grueling rounds two smiths are sent barreling towards elimination. After narrowly escaping elimination, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate a unique utilitarian tool--the Russian Pioneer sword. Getting them combat ready is only half the battle as the judges will subject them to two brutal tests. Blades that can cut, pry and hammer are then put through a brutal round of testing. After an intense round of testing, the final two smiths head home to forge an instrument of Chinese warfare: the Qinglong Ji.
Neilson, a knife and sword expert, holds the rank of Master Smith within the. After an intense round of testing the remaining two smiths return home to recreate a brutal European pole axe: the Bardiche. Jodi Flynn, , David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas are executive producers for Outpost Entertainment. Tim Healy and Steve Ascher are executive producers for History. Time management is essential for hammering out three functional knives that can withstand a brutal round of testing.
In an ultimate test of their blade-making skills, these smiths persevere through missteps that chisel away at their resolve. The others are forced to face the music for a frightening round of testing. When time's up, an especially harsh round of testing leaves only two metal workers standing. After a strenuous round of testing, the remaining two farriers return to their home forges to create a famed weapon of the English Civil War: the Mortuary Sword. Once time expires, the judges evaluate the blades based on Willis' criteria and inspect their workmanship, quality, and design, then deliberate privately before announcing their decision.
After two rounds, only two smiths survive the chopping block and are sent back to their home forges to recreate a beautiful, but deadly Indonesian sword -- the Kelewang. Their first mission--forge a survival knife that would make John Rambo proud. The smiths race to produce a damascus blade in three hours and must rely on their expertise to bring them one step closer to victory. They return to their home forges to do the work and must comply with any specifications set by Willis. After several forging failures, parameter mishaps, and intense conditions -- only two smiths head back to their home forges where they must recreate the deadly Maasai Lion Spear. Only two smiths survive and return to their home forges to recreate the menacing Grim Reaper's Scythe. The smiths that survive two brutal rounds of testing return to their home forges to recreate a multipurpose Medieval weapon of war - the Knightly Poleaxe.
Season two premiered on February 16, 2016 and increased to 10 episodes. When he cannot test the smiths' weapons himself due to injury, he has a co-worker or family member perform this task in his place. Two smiths fail the first round parameters and, in a Forged first, must face off in a sudden death elimination to determine who will continue to compete. One by one, the bladesmiths will be eliminated until only one remains to be crowned the champion. Archived from on June 1, 2016. In some episodes, they all begin with the same material; in others, they may choose from an assortment of metal objects or must salvage their material from a source such as a junked car or lawnmower.
He examines the weapons' technical qualities and tests their durability. Only two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate an iconic ancient iron weapon: the Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword. In the first round, the four smiths are presented with a starting material that they must use to forge a blade. These smiths return to their own home forges to recreate an extravagant sword from the elite classes of Renaissance Europe: the duel-ready Flamberge Rapier. Doug Marcaida, an edged-weapons specialist, is a U. Raymond Smith was eliminated based on the results of a preliminary test performed on blades that they forged ahead of time.
They may also address any flaws or issues pointed out by the judges in the first round, if they choose to do so. For this episode, the forging time in the first round was extended to three and a half hours. After an intense race to the finish, the final two competitors have only five days to recreate a giant Indian two-handed sword. After a second smith falters during testing, the two remaining smiths return to their home forges to create the ultimate wilderness weapon: the German Sawback Hunting Sword. Willis' previous television experience includes and , two series that aired on the former. It's dirty work forging the oily cable into a blade as the smiths battle delaminations and inclusions.
If that wasn't difficult enough, they must also forge a gut hook into their blades. After an intense first round, the remaining smiths face an unexpected Forged in Fire first--and time is not on their side. Only one bladesmith will emerge from the home forge, to secure his place as the next Forged In Fire champion. On April 17, 2018, a spin-off series titled premiered on History. Which smith's Glaive will skewer the competition, and earn them the title of Forged in Fire Champion? In this first week, four farriers are tasked with creating a San Mai blade from familiar tools: horseshoes and hoof rasps. In each episode, four of the best bladesmiths in the country will come together to put both their skills and reputations on the line. Following the design period, they are given a set length of time to forge their blades; they are not required to adhere to their original designs.
Only two will hold it together long enough to secure a spot in the final round, where they have five days to forge the iconic Karabela saber. Their blades must survive a brutal Forged in Fire first when they face not one, but two unforgiving strength tests. After a grueling round of testing, the final two competitors return to their home forges to recreate a lethal weapon from history: the Irish Ring Hilted Sword. After two grueling rounds of competition, two smiths are dealt a kick to the gut and eliminated, while the final two head home to recreate an important weapon from North American history: the Pipe Tomahawk. The sixth season premiered on February 6, 2019.
After the time expires, the judges put each weapon through a series of tests to gauge properties such as sharpness, durability, and ease of use. The tough competition leaves no room for error. Nielson's favorite blade, a Damascus European dagger. The fifth season premiered on March 7, 2018. The non-working member was allowed to offer advice. After a meticulous round of tests, only two smiths remain and return to their home forges to recreate one of the largest Japanese swords, the Nodachi.