Forged in Fire: Knife or Death

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  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.1  (432)

Forged in Fire: Knife or Death is an action-packed competition show that premiered on History in April 2018. The show is hosted by wrestler and actor Bill Goldberg, and he is joined by co-hosts Duy Beck and Jhoanna Trias. The concept of the show is simple yet captivating: bladesmiths from all over the country are invited to compete in a series of intense challenges that test their skills and their weapons. The contestants are required to create custom knives and swords, which they then use to complete different obstacles that simulate real-life scenarios.

The challenges are designed to push the blades and the contestants to their limits. They include cutting through giant ice blocks, slicing through ropes and bamboo mats, and piercing metal barrels. The blades must be durable and sharp enough to handle the challenges, and the contestants must have the skills to wield them properly.

The first round of the competition involves each contestant showcasing their weapon and demonstrating its capabilities. The judges then select the top bladesmiths to move on to the next stage.

In the second round, the contestants must face a series of timed challenges that test their blades and their abilities. These obstacles are designed to mimic real-world scenarios, such as breaking through car windows, chopping through meat and bone, and cutting through thick ropes. Each challenge is scored based on time and accuracy, and the top performers advance to the final round.

In the final round, the remaining bladesmiths must complete a complex course that combines all of the previous challenges into one epic obstacle course. The course is designed to test every aspect of the contestants' skills, from their blades to their agility to their mental endurance. The time and accuracy scores from the previous rounds are combined, and the contestant with the highest overall score is crowned the champion.

Throughout the show, Bill Goldberg, Duy Beck, and Jhoanna Trias provide insightful commentary and analysis of the challenges and the contestants. They offer their expertise and experience to help the bladesmiths improve their techniques and strategies, and they provide entertaining banter and commentary that keeps the audience engaged.

Forged in Fire: Knife or Death is not just a competition show – it is an homage to the art of bladesmithing and the traditions of martial arts. The contestants come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion and dedication for creating custom blades and mastering the techniques to wield them. The show celebrates their craft and their culture, and it offers a glimpse into a world that is often overlooked in modern society.

In conclusion, Forged in Fire: Knife or Death is an exciting and engaging competition show that offers a unique and thrilling experience for viewers. With its intense challenges, skilled bladesmiths, and knowledgeable hosts, the show is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates the art of bladesmithing or enjoys watching skilled competitors push themselves to their limits.

Forged in Fire: Knife or Death is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on April 17, 2018.

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Bladefest of Champions
16. Bladefest of Champions
September 19, 2019
In the thrilling season finale, the bladesmiths, martial artists, and military veterans who made it through Knife or Death once, return for the winner-take-all final showdown. Their blades will have to be twice as tough to survive the super-sized challenges they'll face the second time around. Will a Wakizashi level the playing field? Does a Panabas have what it takes to go all the way? Or will it be a Falcata left standing when the dust settles? The fastest two competitors will compete on the souped-up grand finale "Dead Run" course. Only one will be crowned Knife or Death Champion and collect the $20,000 grand prize.
Hard Knock Knife
15. Hard Knock Knife
September 19, 2019
Skilled martial artists, expert bladesmiths, and a ferrier will step up to the toughest knife course ever created with their custom made weapons. Will the Roman Gladius dominate just like it did thousands of years agö Or can a Machete teach the older blades some new tricks? And will the self-proclaimed 'Mother of All Bowies' live up to its name? The fastest two competitors go head-to-head on the daunting final course - "Dead Run." One will return for the finale and compete to win the title of Knife or Death Champion and $20,000.
Messers of the Universe
14. Messers of the Universe
September 12, 2019
A professional welder, martial artists, and expert bladesmiths bring their custom built blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons.
Fortune Kukri
13. Fortune Kukri
September 12, 2019
America's top bladesmiths, martial artists, and bladesport competitors bring their historical, custom made weapons to an intimidating knife course designed to test their skills.
Seax & Violence
12. Seax & Violence
September 5, 2019
Martial artists, expert bladesmiths, and a Daoist grand master will wield their custom made, historical weapons on a daunting set of challenges designed to test both their blades and skills. Does a Seax have the finesse needed to triumph on the course? Or will a Broadsword be in it for the long run? And will the never-before-seen Titanium Sword outshine the competition? The fastest two move on to the ultimate course - "Dead Run." Only one will earn a spot in the finale and the chance at $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.
Death Fish
11. Death Fish
September 5, 2019
Expert bladesmiths and skilled martial artists bring their custom, historical blades to the most punishing knife course ever created. Will a Wakizashi sweep away the competition? Or will the Parang emerge victorious? And can a Sundang Sword stay sharp? The final two competitors go head-to-head on the intimidating second course - "Dead Run". Only one can advance to the finale, and compete for the chance to win $20,000 and the title of Knife or Death Champion.
Military All-Stars
10. Military All-Stars
August 29, 2019
In a military special, the bladesmiths, martial artists, and knife experts stab and chop their way through blade-shattering challenges.
David vs. Goliath
9. David vs. Goliath
August 28, 2019
In a Knife or Death first, seven military veterans will use their custom made weapons on a series of punishing challenges built to test both their blades and skills.
$20,000 Dead Run
8. $20,000 Dead Run
November 21, 2018
In the season finale, the bladesmiths, martial artists, and professional chef who made it through the punishing course once, return to face off in the winner-take-all final showdown.
Mutant Ninja Chickens
7. Mutant Ninja Chickens
November 14, 2018
A professional survivalist, martial artists, and expert bladesmiths bring their custom built, historical blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit.
Don't Fear the Recurve
6. Don't Fear the Recurve
November 7, 2018
Expert bladesmiths and skilled martial artists bring their custom blades to the toughest knife course ever created. Will a Filipino Kambantuli steal the show? Or will the two-handed Roman Gladius be too much to handle?
Gladius Maximus
5. Gladius Maximus
October 31, 2018
An experienced survivalist, expert bladesmiths, and martial artists will put their custom, historical weapons to the ultimate test on a knife course unlike anything ever built.
American Choppers
4. American Choppers
October 24, 2018
The final two competitors go head to head on the punishing second course, but only one can move on to the finale and compete for the chance to win $20,000.
Enter the Yatagan
3. Enter the Yatagan
October 17, 2018
America's top bladesmiths and martial artists bring their custom made, historical weapons to slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of grueling challenges designed to test both blades and competitors.
Blade Runners
2. Blade Runners
October 10, 2018
Experienced bladesmiths, martial artists, and a professional chef bring their custom built blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit.
Forged in Fire All Stars
1. Forged in Fire All Stars
October 3, 2018
The country's most experienced bladesmiths, martial artists and knife experts slice, stab and chop their way through a blade-shattering gauntlet for a chance at winning a $20,000 grand prize.
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Where to Watch Forged in Fire: Knife or Death
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Forged in Fire: Knife or Death on demand at Disney+, Philo, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 17, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (432)