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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 (176 episodes). The series first aired on June 22, 2015.

Where do I stream Forged in Fire online? Forged in Fire is available for streaming on History, 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 online.

Wednesdays 10:00 PM et/pt on History
8 Seasons, 176 Episodes
June 22, 2015
Reality
8.4/10
Cast: Wil Willis As Himself
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Forged in Fire Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 David Baker, J. Neilson, and Ben Abbott are thrown into the fire for a home forge battle against each other.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • In the second half of the Forged in Fire Summer Games, three smiths remain, eager to win the Damascus metal and $15,000. However, the challenges are far from over as they must forge the Greek Xiphos sword, from start to finish, in one round.

  • In this two-part Forged in Fire special, four smiths enter the forge to compete in four events that will test every aspect of their bladesmithing capabilities.

  • In this first ever pay-to-play competition, four smiths learn they must fork over forge funds in order to use the tools needed to make signature blades.

  • Four former champions return to the forge to engage in a competition unlike any other. Although they've mastered the fire their first time around, they'll have to dig deeper in order to overcome a set of new challenges.

  • Four smiths are tasked with forging a blade that must fit perfectly into a puzzle piece cut out. After two puzzling rounds, the final two smiths return home to recreate the ancient samurai pole axe, the Japanese Ono.

  • Four smiths are put to the test when they must forge keys to unlock boxes of steel needed to make a knife. After a couple of intense rounds, two competitors are picked to head back to their home forges to recreate two American classics: the Tomahawk and Bowie.

  • Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from scrap metal shavings. After two intense rounds, the remaining smiths head home to recreate the Nimcha, a sword traditionally made from recycled blades.

  • Baby Boomers and Gen Z-ers face off in an Old vs. New competition. After several intense rounds, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate ancient China's Sword of Goujian, one of the most intact artifacts ever uncovered by archeologists.

  • The premiere of a series in which master bladesmiths are pitted against each other as they create cutting-edge weapons that harken back to the past. The first challenge: a Japanese katana sword.

  • Four smiths determine their fate when they have to select a forging technique ranging from easy to difficult. They must choose wisely as their selection will directly impact their next round. Ultimately, two smiths must recreate the Ikakalaka African Sword.

  • In a throwback to the Iron Age, four smiths must forge daggers as if they were in 650 B.C., relying solely on coal forges and brute force to get the job done. Ultimately, two competitors return to the present day and head back to their home forges to recreate Arya Stark's needle from "Game of Thrones."

  • Four first responder bladesmiths are called into the forge to honor those who run toward danger while others run away. Tasked with forging tactical knives out of rescue tools, the smiths battle both the heat and the clock. Ultimately two smiths persevere and return home to recreate one of the most important tools in a firefighter's arsenal: the Halligan Bar. Which smith's Halligan will save the day, winning them $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?

  • Four bladesmiths are tasked with making a canister damascus blade from threaded bolts. After a couple of intense rounds and some brutal testing, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the deadly German Dussage Sword. Two blades will be pushed to their limits, but only one will emerge with the $10,000 prize and the title of Forged in Fire champion.

  • Four smiths are tasked with creating signature blades from 1095 steel. As time ticks by, new parameters will be added, keeping the smiths on their toes. Ultimately, two smiths make it back to their home forges to recreate one of the longest swords in the forge, the Chinese Zhanmadao. Which smith will forge a blade worthy of $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion'

  • Four smiths are tasked with forging Japanese Natas using a traditional Japanese technique. After two intense rounds, the three remaining blades are tested to determine which contestants will head to their home forge to recreate the prestigious Zulu War Axe. Which smith's weapon will have what it takes to chop down the competition, win $10,000, and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion?

  • In a twist of fate, four smiths must forge a twist and stack damascus blade. After two rounds the last two smiths standing must return home and recreate the Darb Sri Gun Chai, an enormous, double handed Thai battle sword. Two beautiful swords will be tested to their limits, but only one can be proclaimed the Forged in Fire champion and win the prize of $10,000.

  • Four smiths are out on the farm to salvage steel from old farm equipment to make classic chef knives. Only two smiths will slice and dice their way to the final round where they must forge the iconic Rooster Head French Pioneer Sword.

  • Four smiths must navigate stormy seas by making Hada blades from the material harvested from a ship's wheel. After confronting an ocean of problems in the first two rounds, just two smiths sail through testing to make it to the final challenge where they must recreate the symbolic and deadly Filipino sword: the Pira. Which smith has the sea legs to survive the final testing and win the $10,000 treasure and the title of Forged in Fire champion?

  • Four smiths must recreate the WWII Special Forces Smatchet knife. Two rounds pass, leaving two remaining smiths to head back to their home forges to recreate the infamous Spanish Conquistador sword.

  • Four smiths must forge signature blades. Then, one of the smiths is sent packing, while the three remaining competitors are tasked with casting bronze guards. Ultimately, only two smiths will move on to their home forges to recreate the sword of King Charlemagne, the Joyeuse.

  • Four smiths must forge signature blades. Then, one of the smiths is sent packing, while the three remaining competitors are tasked with casting bronze guards. Ultimately, only two smiths will move on to their home forges to recreate the sword of King Charlemagne, the Joyeuse.

  • Four bladesmiths must use the San Mai technique to forge their way onto the judges' nice list.

  • Four smiths get ready for the ultimate showdown when they are tasked with forging a camp knife out of steel harvested from a barbecue. Temperatures run high as they first must figure out what steel is high carbon and what is mild. After their blades are grilled to perfection and have gone through an intense round of testing, only two smiths advance to their home forges to recreate a pair of Frankish Throwing axes.

  • Four smiths must salvage steel from old weapons and combine them using the Hada technique to forge a Pugio - the dagger said to have murdered Julius Caesar. The competitors battle and fight to the finish to ensure their daggers size up to this iconic weapon's stature, both in form and function. After a round of barbaric tests, only two smiths march down the Appian way to their home forges to recreate the legendary Spatha, one of the most vicious swords in Roman history.

  • Four smiths spring into action when they are tasked with creating signature blades from different sized springs.

  • In honor of Veteran's Day, four bladesmiths pay tribute in a special military themed competition, forging their blades from the biggest salvage yet. The competitors go into a war of welds and warps, combating the clock in an effort to produce knives strong enough to survive the brutal testing. The remaining two smiths continue the fight at their home forges where they have just four days to recreate the Scottish Backsword as famously wielded by Captain Mad Jack Churchill in World War II.

  • Four smiths must face the music when they are tasked with creating San-Mai blades from musical instruments.

  • Four smiths must transform pieces of old damascus steel into fossil damascus signature blades.

  • Four smiths are tasked with transforming bits and pieces of old damascus steel into fossil damascus signature blades. Giving new life to old steel is no easy feat as the smiths labor over two rounds to produce fully functional weapons that can withstand the tests ahead. In the final round, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate one of the most elegant and lethal weapons in history: the Musketeer's Rapier. In a final duel for victory, which smith's weapon will be worthy of the $10,000 prize, and earn them the title of Forged In Fire Champion?

  • Four blacksmiths collect steel from old and broken blades and transform them into something new.

  • Four bladesmiths honor the forge's legendary power hammer Big Blu by ripping it apart and forging competition choppers. But will beating beast's high carbon heart, the piston, provide enough steel for all the smiths?

  • Four smiths get thrown into the mix when they must Frankenstein a blade from one knife and combine it with a different weapon's handle. The pressure is on as these hybrid knives will have to perform and survive the brutal tests ahead. After an intense two rounds of forging two unnatural elements together--two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate one of the oldest, deadliest, and elegant blades in history: the Chinese Jian. Which smith will earn the honor of being named a Forged in Fire Champion and receive the $10,000 prize?

  • In a Forged in Fire first, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a parameter specific blade shape in just two hours. To add more fuel to the fire, the smiths are unaware of the weapon they're making and how it will be tested. After a couple of brutal rounds, two competitors survive the heat and the clock to make it back to their home forges to recreate an American hero's signature sword: General Patton's saber. Two smiths enter the battle, but only one will produce a weapon worthy of the Patton name and take home the Forged in Fire title and $10,000.

  • The bladesmiths need to forge a blade using the Go-Mai technique from Greek artifacts and armor.

Forged in Fire Video Clips & Extras

Forged in Fire: 9-RING BROADSWORD SHATTERS KUNG-FU FINAL ROUND (Season 7) | History Clip (10 min 15 sec)