Forged in Fire

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.4  (2,952)

In this competition series, expert armorers are tasked with recreating historically significant swords. The best craftsman, as determined by the results of three elimination rounds, will win a big cash prize. The series debuted in 2015 on the History cable network.

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Pick Your Poison
26. Pick Your Poison
June 23, 2021
In this competition, four smiths must make a difficult decision at the start, that could help them later. Because the more difficult round one challenge they choose, the easier their round two will be. After an intense round of testing, the smiths that choose correctly return home to make the intimidating Burmese Dha. The swords will then be put through their paces to determine which smith made the best decision and will walk away with $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Medieval Mystery Sword
25. Medieval Mystery Sword
June 16, 2021
In this mysterious competition, four smiths won't know what material they're working with until they open up a crate and discover one of any number of salvaged metals inside. After a brutal round of testing, two smiths will return home to recreate a weapon that's been puzzling historians for centuries--the Medieval Sword of Mystery. The smiths' skills are pushed to their limits, but only one will crack the code to win $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Sledgehammer Showdown
24. Sledgehammer Showdown
June 9, 2021
It's hammer time in the forge when four smiths have to make knives out of 10 lb sledgehammers. After the blades are smashed and bashed in a brutal round of testing, the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate another iconic pounder--the Polish War Hammer. In the end, only one smith will hammer out the competition to win $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Fire And Water
23. Fire And Water
May 26, 2021
In this special competition, Forged in Fire pays homage to Korean bladesmithing by challenging four smiths to recreate the Hwando sword and attempt the dreaded water quench. After achieving this delicate balance between fire and water, two smiths advance to the final round where they must recreate the fearesome Korean Woldo. Two smiths will test their battle-ready Woldos, but only one will emerge victorious with $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Deadly Duo
22. Deadly Duo
May 19, 2021
Four smiths face double the trouble during this Forged in Fire challenge when they have to make a single blade using two different techniques--san mai and layered damascus. After surviving twice the amount of brutal testing, the two smiths left standing return home to recreate a pair of lethal weapons used by the Philippine Marine Corps--the Ginunting Swords. The smiths face off in one last round of testing that's so intense, it'll have them seeing double, but only one can come out on top to win $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Casino Challenge
21. Casino Challenge
May 12, 2021
The stakes are high when the forge floor is transformed into the Forged in Fire Casino. Four smiths must leave it all up to chance and allow the Wheel of Forging to determine their challenge in this competition. After the smiths press their luck in a brutal round of testing, two smiths risk it all one more time at the wheel to determine their final weapon. Two bladesmiths will leave it all out on the floor but only one will hit it big as Forged in Fire Champion, taking home the jackpot of $10,000!
Civil War Battle
20. Civil War Battle
May 5, 2021
In this special Civil War themed competition, four smiths must turn either a massive cannonball or small grapeshots into the battle-tested Arkansas Toothpick knife. After staring down the barrel of a brutal round of tests, two smiths return home to recreate General Ulysses S. Grant's Donelson Sword. Two smiths will enter the final battle, but only one will win the war to earn a check for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Arctic Forge
19. Arctic Forge
April 28, 2021
Four smiths must brave the frigid cold as they enter the Arctic Forge, where they will have to recreate the trusty Inuit tool, the Ulu, from steel harvested from a giant block of ice. After a round of spine-chilling tests, two smiths return home to forge a blade worthy of the mighty Viking warriors, the Northern Long Seax. These tundra-ready weapons will then be pushed to their limits to determine who will take home the prize of $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Forged In Fire: Wwe Edition
18. Forged In Fire: Wwe Edition
April 21, 2021
On this very special WWE edition of Forged in Fire, four smiths will go head-to-head in the ultimate forging battle. After an all out smackdown, the two surviving smiths will head back to their home forges to build the gruesome Bastard Sword. Two blades will face off in a final round of testing, but only one can rise to be the cream of the crop to claim victory, earning $10,000 and a WWE title from The Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair.
Memory Game
17. Memory Game
April 14, 2021
Four smiths put their memory to the test when they are tasked with recreating an insanely complicated blade after looking at it for only 20 seconds. After an intense round of testing these smiths won't soon forget, the remaining two competitors return home to make one of the most unique weapons ever featured on the forge floor--the Elephant Tusk sword. The two weapons then will undergo some of the most brutal tests in Forged in Fire history, but only one will survive to win the title of Forged in Fire champion and a check for $10,000.
Second Chance Tournament: Finals
16. Second Chance Tournament: Finals
April 7, 2021
After winning their duels, the Second Chance Tournament concludes with four remaining smiths in an epic final battle. After a couple of grueling rounds, two survive and head back to their home forges to take on a complex weapon from the Forged in Fire vault. Which smith will take down the competition with a weapon worthy of $10,000 and finally be crowned Forged in Fire champion?
Second Chance Tournament: Part 2
15. Second Chance Tournament: Part 2
March 31, 2021
The Second Chance Tournament continues with two final duels. Up first, two runner-ups compete to prove they have what it takes to be in the number one spot. Then, two smiths whose blades failed to make it to testing will go head to head. Which smiths will advance to the final round of our Second Chance Tournament to prove they have what it takes to become the next Forged In Fire Champion and finally take home the $10,000 prize?
Second Chance Tournament: Part 1
14. Second Chance Tournament: Part 1
March 24, 2021
For the first time, eight former competitors will head back into the arena for an epic tournament. However, before making it to the main event they will have to go head to head against another smith. Up first, two smiths who suffered catastrophic failures face off. Then, two smiths who failed to turn in weapons in time get another shot to beat the clock. Which smiths will seize the moment and advance to the final round of our Second Change Tournament for the ultimate title of Forged in Fire Champion?
San Mai Mystery
13. San Mai Mystery
March 10, 2021
Four smiths are blindsided when they must choose from a selection of mystery steel to create san mai blades. However, that isn't the only unknown. The clock will be off, leaving the smiths to rely solely on time calls for guidance. After a surprising round of tests, the last smiths standing will select between two weapons to forge at home.
Machete Of The Amazons
12. Machete Of The Amazons
March 3, 2021
For the first time, the judges give the competitors the opportunity to choose their own challenge. However, the bladesmiths must work together to agree on the parameters before starting the round. After an intense bout of testing, two return home to recreate the fearsome Dahomey Machete, famously wielded by an all female army.
Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz
11. Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz
February 24, 2021
The bladesmiths are tasked with forging pry bar knives with a variety of tools. After testing, two smiths return home to forge a pair of Spetsnaz shovels, famously wielded by Russian Special Forces.
Headhunters Revenge
10. Headhunters Revenge
February 17, 2021
Four smiths get to choose their forging method and materials. But there's a catch. Each technique comes with its own clock for the round. After a brutal round of testing, the two surviving smiths are tasked with creating the Headhunter Axe in only 3 days.
Teeth Of The Tegha
9. Teeth Of The Tegha
January 13, 2021
Four bladesmiths get revved up when they are tasked with forging signature blades from a burnt-up car. With no usable leaf spring, the smiths race to salvage the best steel to make their blades. After a couple of rounds of burning rubber, two are sent home to recreate the Serrated Tegha Sword.
The Massive Maguro Bocho
8. The Massive Maguro Bocho
January 6, 2021
Four bladesmiths get cooking when they are tasked with forging a cleaver using only the steel from meat hooks. After two rounds of slicing and dicing, two smiths head back to their home forges to create the Maguro Bocho, a massive tuna knife.
Judges' Home Forge Battle
7. Judges' Home Forge Battle
December 30, 2020
Judges David Baker, J. Neilson, and Ben Abbott are thrown into the fire for a home forge battle against each other.
Forged in Fire Christmas
6. Forged in Fire Christmas
December 23, 2020
The stockings are hung and the forges are aglow in a special Christmas competition where four smiths must work their way to the judges nice list by salvaging steel from Santa's sleigh to forge signature blades. After two festive rounds, only two smiths merrily return home to recreate the iconic sword carried by general George Washington during the American Revolution. Which smith will produce a weapon worthy of Santa's seal of approval and the greatest gift of all--the title of Forged in Fire Champion and $10,000?
The Giant Sword of William Wallace
5. The Giant Sword of William Wallace
December 16, 2020
Four bladesmiths are faced with a gigantic challenge, scaling down a nine-foot-long dagger to exactly a fifth of its size. After a couple of intense rounds of putting their skills and calculators to the test, two competitors earn the right to return to their home forges and craft the largest sword in the competition's history: the William Wallace sword. While two smiths will enter the final testing arena, only one will emerge victorious with $10,000 and the title.
M1905 Springfield Bayonet
4. M1905 Springfield Bayonet
December 9, 2020
Four smiths must rely on their math skills to determine the amount the steel needed to make their signatures blades. After a couple of calculating rounds, two smiths return home to build the intricate M1905 Springfield Bayonet.
The Legendary Sword of Saladin
3. The Legendary Sword of Saladin
December 2, 2020
Four smiths are in for a twist when they are tasked with forging signature blades from either a large suspension cable or thin piano wire. After two intense rounds that come down to the wire, two return home to recreate the legendary Sword of Saladin, one of the sharpest blades in the world.
The Deadly Vajra-Mushti
2. The Deadly Vajra-Mushti
November 25, 2020
Four smiths get rolling when they are tasked with making canister Damascus from tubes. After a couple of intense rounds in the forge, two competitors head back to their home forges to recreate a deadly and unique Indian weapon: the vajra-mushti. Which smith will produce a weapon worthy of the Forged in Fire title and walk away with a check for $10,000?
Veteran's Knife Special
1. Veteran's Knife Special
November 18, 2020
On this special episode, Forged in Fire salutes our nation's veterans. Four bladesmiths with ties to the military are tasked with re-creating four unique blades co-designed by distinguished vets, all using different techniques, during a grueling three hour forging competition. After a round of brutal testing, two smiths return home to make the patripotic American Eagle Head Sabre. The two final weapons will be pushed to their limits, but only one smith will be worthy of the title of champion and the prize of $10,000.
Description

In this competition series, expert armorers are tasked with recreating historically significant swords. The best craftsman, as determined by the results of three elimination rounds, will win a big cash prize. The series debuted in 2015 on the History cable network.Forged in Fire is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (190 episodes). The series first aired on June 22, 2015.

Where to Watch Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Forged in Fire on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, History and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 22, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (2,952)