Forged in Fire
Competitors re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry is judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy.
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Season 1Hulu | DirecTV Now | History | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jun 23, 2015
Japanese Katana Jun 23, 2015 In this explosive new series, four bladesmiths will compete for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion. Across three grueling rounds, competitors design and forge deadly edged-weapons of war. Their work will be put to the test, and those that fail will be sent home. In the final round, the two remaining bladesmiths must forge one of the most iconic weapons from history; the Japanese Katana. Their swords will be pushed to the absolute limit…the final test will determine which is stronger; their Katanas or a speeding bullet?
S01 E02Jun 30, 2015
Chakram Jun 30, 2015 Four bladesmiths must forge a weapon using only reclaimed metal. With the clock winding down, two of the competitors are dramatically forced to improvise, and one almost doesn't make it through the round at all.
S01 E03Jul 7, 2015
Viking Battle Axe Jul 7, 2015 The bladesmiths must transform a steel "train spring" into a weapon of their choosing. Only two competitors will move on and are given just five days to forge a legendary Viking Battle Axe. After a barbaric round of testing from the judges, only one man will be left standing.
S01 E04Jul 14, 2015
Katar Jul 14, 2015 For this week's challenge the competitors create their signature blade by using the Hada technique--a traditional process that involves forging multiple layers of steel together. The pressure mounts as one of the smiths is pushed to his absolute breaking point.
S01 E05Jul 21, 2015
Crusader Sword Jul 21, 2015 The forge heats up as our four bladesmiths struggle create a special Japanese hardening technique on their signature blades. After a difficult first round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with just five days to forge the legendary Crusader Sword.
S01 E05Jul 20, 2015
Crusader Sword Jul 20, 2015 The forge heats up as our four bladesmiths struggle create a special Japanese hardening technique on their signature blades. After a difficult first round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with just five days to forge the legendary Crusader Sword.
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S04 E02Apr 12, 2017
Deer Horn Knives Apr 12, 2017 Four bladesmiths tee up for a never-before seen challenge, harvesting steel from a vintage golf club to forge signature blades. In the final round, the remaining smiths must forge a pair of iconic double bladed weapons with two times the edge.
S04 E04Apr 26, 2017
Makraka Apr 26, 2017 Four bladesmiths face a new twist in the first round when they learn they can’t forge any blade in their own style, they must forge a karambit, a curved knife that resembles a claw. The final two competitors have five days to forge one of the deadliest weapons in African history–the Makraka.
S04 E05May 3, 2017
Fans' Choice May 3, 2017 Chosen by fans, four bladesmiths return for a second shot at victory. The smiths must use their best forging techniques to make a signature blade using barbed wire; the final two smiths craft a historical Filipino weapon of war, the Panabas.
S04 E06May 10, 2017
Akrafena May 10, 2017 Bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Kukri, the signature blade of master smith and judge, Jason Knight. After two rounds of mishaps and mischief, two smiths forge ahead in the final challenge to reproduce a distinctive African sword, the Akrafena.
S04 E07May 17, 2017
Talwar May 17, 2017 A new group of competitors face the unknown when they are tasked with using odd shapes of mystery steel to forge a blade in their signature style. All four smiths fight to the finish amidst painful injuries and setbacks, but only two make it through to the final round. With just five days to recreate the sacred but lethal Talwar sword, which smith will defy all odds to claim the title of Forged In Fire Champion and $10,000 prize?
S04 E11Jul 12, 2017
Master & Apprentice Jul 12, 2017 Masters compete alongside their apprentices as they take turns on the forge floor, fusing their skills to forge a cleaver using the arduous jellyroll technique; in the final round, the smiths must forge a deadly Congolese chopper, the Nzappa Zap.
S04 E19Oct 4, 2017
International Championship Oct 4, 2017 Four of the top smiths from around the world compete in an international championship; two smiths return home empty handed, while two go on to recreate the Spadroon, a weapon that transcends borders, in their efforts to bring home the title.