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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 7 seasons (164 episodes). The series first aired on June 22, 2015.

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Wednesdays 10:00 PM et/pt on History
7 Seasons, 164 Episodes
June 22, 2015
Reality
8.4/10
Cast: Wil Willis As Himself
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Forged in Fire Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • In this special kung fu competition, four bladesmiths square off in the Forged in Fire dojo where they must make a matching set of three kunai throwing knives. Only true smithing masters will be able to create three completely identical knives in a short three hours. Each smith has their own strategy of attack, but only two make it through and head back to their home forges, where they are tasked to recreate the legendary 9-Ringed Broadsword.

  • Four bladesmiths forge a pirate's boarding ax. The final two smiths recreate Blackbeard's Cutlass.

  • A quartet of bladesmiths are tasked with making canister damascus using barbershop tools, but before the knife making can begin, they must harvest their cans from an old barber's chair. One competitor must restart with only 45 minutes left. Then, after an intense round of testing, the remaining two competitors head back to their home forges to re-create the Bhuj.

  • Four bladesmiths are tasked with creating ladder pattern damascus knives from a real ladder.

  • Four bladesmiths must each forge a chopper in a distinct Damascus pattern. The ladder to success is full of twists as they struggle to achieve the specific look of each pattern. After surviving an intense round of testing, two smiths return home to recreate one of the most widely used and dangerous medieval weapons: the Falchion.

  • Four bladesmiths must scavenge a construction site to salvage their own knife-making materials. The smiths are then presented with a new challenge that requires them to use a hand-cranked coal forge for the first round. After a critical error sends one competitor home, the remaining bladesmiths must move on to the even more challenging round 2. Eliminating one more smith, the remaining two head to their home forges where they'll attempt to re-create a historic hunting weapon: The Board Sword.

  • Four bladesmiths are given a special assignment when they are tasked with forging Doug Marcaida's favorite blade: the Karambit. The competitors are in for twice the challenge when they must create a matching pair of the lethal knives. After Doug and the judges put these weapons through their paces, only two bladesmiths remain and return to their home forges to re-create a weapon that's both deadly and debonair: The Cane Sword.

  • Four bladesmiths must forge signature blades with an integral knuckle duster from a steel cage and barbed wire. Getting a solid billet from these steels is a challenge all on its own, but forging a functional handle from the same piece is a whole different story. After two frantic rounds and a brutal weapons test, two finalists return to their home forges for one final challenge. They must recreate one of Scotland's most famous and feared weapons: the Lochaber Axe.

  • Four bladesmiths work on forging a NASA survival knife that has to pass a strength and durability test. On the last round, the remaining bladesmiths must create a Spiked Mace.

  • The bladesmiths need to forge blades using the san mai technique; After the elimination round, two smiths are left to recreate the M1832 Foot Artillery Sword.

  • Starting with four bladesmiths, they are tasked to forge a kukri without power tools. The remaining two after the elimination round must make a Ram Dao, which is known as a sacrificial sword in South Asia.

  • Bladesmiths face challenges when they forge a canister Damascus blade from three different steels using three separate cans; two finalists head back to their home forges to re-create two of history's most reliable hunting weapons The Messer Sword

  • Bladesmiths fight fire with fire when they use a dismantled forge's steel to construct a blade; the smiths struggle to salvage enough material to create a san mai billet; two return to their home forges with four days to recreate the Partizan

  • Four bladesmiths aim for the stars when they are tasked with forging fantasy blades from a meteorite. Forced to use the canister method, the smiths battle difficult forge welds in order to create their one of a kind blades. After a ruthless bout of testing sends one smith back to the real world, the final two head to their home forges to recreate a legendary weapon: Attila the Hun's Sword of Mars. Which smith will create a weapon that is truly out of this world.

  • Four bladesmiths are in for a workout when they are tasked with forging signature blades from gym equipment. The competitors flex their skills, battling forge welding failures and warps. After a severe round of testing, the two remaining smiths have only four days in their home forges to recreate one of Japan's deadliest swords: the Nagamaki. Who will master every detail of this giant weapon and emerge as the Forged in Fire Champion, earning the $10,000 prize?

  • The winning Soldier, Airman, Marine, and Sailor return to the forge for the ultimate showdown.

  • Four U.S. Navy officers must forge a multipurpose naval Mark 3 dive knife with metal from a giant anchor chain; two sailors return home to re-create the intricate and iconic naval officer's sword.

  • In the third round of the Battle of the Branches, four Marines are tasked with forging the KA-BAR. As an additional challenge, these smiths must adapt and overcome to forge together metals from a massive anchor using the San Mai technique. After a punishing round of testing, the two surviving smiths return home to forge the Marine Corps Officers Sword.

  • It's Round Two of the Battle of the Branches Tournament: Four airmen from the U.S. Air Force must forge a Bolo knife using the San Mai technique to combine high carbon steel with helicopter parts. Shaping these massive pieces of uncooperative metal into useable steel will take all of the airmen's ingenuity. After rounds of close inspection and brutal testing, two smiths return home to forge a weapon that exemplifies their branch: the Air Force NCO Sword.

  • Top bladesmiths from each branch of the U.S. military compete to earn a spot representing their branch in a battle for our biggest prize ever: $50,000. Round one belongs to the Army, as four soldiers must forge a special forces V-42 stiletto. After a ruthless bout of testing, two smiths are dispatched to their home forges to build a U.S. Army Officer's Sword.

  • Four bladesmiths must forge signature blades from different sizes of spring steel. Competitors toil with the canister Damascus technique with varying degrees of success, and one smith sets a "Forged in Fire" record. Two smiths survive an intense round of testing and return home to recreate a legendary weapon: the Greek Kopis.

  • Four bladesmiths take a stab at history when they are tasked with recreating an iconic fighting knife from the 20th century: the Fairbairn Sykes. However, replicating the blade is only half the challenge: they must also combine three different sizes of W1 round stock to forge their weapon. After battling forge welds and parameters, one smith falls victim to a costly mistake.

  • The wheels start turning when four bladesmiths must forge friction folders from a rusty pickup truck. The salvaged steel proves temperamental, causing a few of the blades and smiths to crack under the pressure. The two smiths left standing head back to their home forges to recreate an exotic weapon wielded by ancient Southeast Asian warriors: the Javanese Kris.

  • Four bladesmiths plunge into the first round of competition where they must forge a blade using steel harvested from a vintage pinball machine. There's no playing around as the smiths aim to get to the next level before the clock runs out. After a wicked round of testing, only two smiths advance and return home to build a weapon rooted in savagery: the Barbarian Sword. Two enter, but only one can emerge as the Forged In Fire Champion and take home the $10,000 jackpot.

  • Four smiths must think outside the box when tasked with using the dreaded canister method to forge a signature blade. Welding failures and abandoned canisters leave some of the competitors scrambling. After a colorful round of testing two smiths return to their home forges where they must recreate the signature weapon of history's deadly cavalrymen: the Austro-Hungarian Hussar Saber.

  • Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a chopper and must choose from a mammoth pile of metals and materials. Then, some of the smiths are doomed to repeat the past, making mistakes made by former competitors. After a fiery round of tests, the two finalists head home to recreate an epic sword, the O-Katana.

  • Four bladesmiths honor some of the former American presidents. First, the competitors pay homage to Theodore Roosevelt, by forging a replica of his Rough Rider Bowie. After brutal testing, two smiths pull ahead to move on to their home forge to recreate an intricate Presidential weapon, George Washington's Colichemarde.

  • The bladesmiths are tasked with crafting a Jambiya, a deadly Yemeni dagger. The intricacies of the dagger prove too much for one smith, and an intense round of testing eliminates a second. Next, the two finalists must choose their weapon, which they will create at their home forges.

Forged in Fire Video Clips & Extras

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