Iron & Fire

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (58)

Iron & Fire is a thrilling show from the History Channel starring three talented blacksmiths, Daniel Casey, Charlie Casey, and Bob Thacther, who work to bring to life the great traditions of the blacksmith trade. The show premiered in 2016 and quickly gained popularity among viewers who were intrigued by the artistry, technique, and craftsmanship of the ancient trade.

The show follows the three main characters as they work with iron and fire to fashion various items from scratch, such as weapons, tools, and decorative art, using only traditional techniques and tools available to a blacksmith in days gone by. They invite the viewers into their world, where they show the complete process that goes into creating beautifully designed products. The team demonstrates how they work together to design and hand-craft tools that can stand the test of time.

Each episode of Iron & Fire takes the audience on a journey, diving deep into the rich history of the blacksmithing trade. The show provides a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes work that must occur for the finished product to be just right. From the selection of materials to designing and making the final product, viewers get an insight into the artistic process.

One aspect of the show that is fascinating to watch is how the blacksmiths work with fire. Fire is an essential part of the blacksmithing trade, and Iron & Fire makes sure to showcase how much of an impact it has in shaping the final product. They demonstrate the various types of fires they use, as well as the different types of temperatures they must work with to achieve the perfect results.

During the show, the blacksmiths often delve into the history of the trade, sharing information and stories regarding the art of blacksmithing. Through these stories and bit of history, viewers learn about the evolution of blacksmithing and the role blacksmiths have played throughout history, enabling them to understand better the work that goes into this ancient craft.

One of the things that stand out from Iron & Fire is how the blacksmiths work with herculean utensils like the sledgehammer, the forge and other heavy-duty tools. Watching them pound at the molten metal with precision and grace is an awe-inspiring experience that makes the audience appreciate the hard work that goes into this ancient craft.

The team at Iron & Fire is also unique in their expertise, the blacksmith's trade is not just their profession, it is a passion that they love, and they display it in the quality of work they produce. They have an eye for detail, are innovative, and they consistently seek to improve their skills. The passion they have for this ancient art form is evident throughout the show.

The show also provides insights into the teamwork and cooperation that take place in a blacksmith's shop. Each item they create is unique and requires collaboration, patience, and skillful communication to make. Their work style is one that has been passed down from generation to generation, with techniques and methods that have changed very little over the centuries.

In conclusion, Iron & Fire is a must-watch show for anyone interested in the art of blacksmithing or anyone who appreciates fine artwork. Daniel Casey, Charlie Casey, and Bob Thatcher excel in their craft and display every bit of excellence in each episode. Their creativity and passion have made it possible to fuse an ancient craft with modern techniques and bring it back to life for generations to come. The show is not only informative but highly entertaining, and it promises to take viewers from one adventure to another, keeping them glued to the screen till the last scene.

Iron & Fire is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 11, 2016.

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New Additions
12. New Additions
May 16, 2016
After restoring and constructing countless guns and knives for his clients, master blacksmith Daniel Casey decides it's time to complete a "poor boy" rifle for his boy, Wesley.
Hog Spear
11. Hog Spear
May 16, 2016
Daniel constructs the ultimate spear to take on a traditional hog hunt; Bob and the guys visit the firing range to make what Bob likes to call "flint lock art."
Triple Shot
10. Triple Shot
May 9, 2016
As winter begins, Daniel forges an Early American-style grease lamp and takes on a rare 1842 rifle commissioned by the United States government for trade with American Indians; Daniel is requested to assist in the clearing of a beaver dam.
Bear Pistol
9. Bear Pistol
May 9, 2016
Daniel visits Kentucky to labor on a bear pistol with his mentor, who peeks over Daniel's shoulder as he speeds to finish the task in only four days.
Mountain Mystery Man
8. Mountain Mystery Man
May 2, 2016
Daniel works on an 1850's percussion rifle for a very particular client. While working on the restoration, Daniel and the guys find time for a friendly fish gigging competition.
Cannon Goes Boom
7. Cannon Goes Boom
May 2, 2016
Daniel sets out to build a cannon from salvaged materials and it's going to have some fearsome firepower. But first, Daniel has to help a friend.
Pipe Tomahawk
6. Pipe Tomahawk
April 25, 2016
Daniel takes on an iconic and challenging Native tool: The Pipe Tomahawk. Meanwhile, Daniel is concerned about flooding on his property and makes a plan to deal.
Home on the Range
5. Home on the Range
April 25, 2016
Daniel creates a custom "smooth bore" shotgun, made with local walnut. This short-range weapon was the gun of choice for soldiers in the Revolutionary, French and Indian wars.
Man of Steel
4. Man of Steel
April 18, 2016
Daniel has been assigned to replicate a Damascus steel blade dagger using forging methods that haven't changed for hundreds of years. Favored by Samurais, Vikings, and other legendary warriors, Damascus is thought to be the ultimate steel when it comes to strength and beauty. In addition, with a new baby on the way, Daniel needs to add on to his home.
The Razor's Edge
3. The Razor's Edge
April 18, 2016
Daniel receives a new challenge: create an 18th century North Carolina style rifle for a pro shooter. Because of the need for complete accuracy, Daniel will test the gun by splitting a ball on an axe head.
The Rifle That Made America
2. The Rifle That Made America
April 11, 2016
Traditional knife and gunsmith Daniel Casey creaetes a custom Poor Boy rifle; this was the weapon of choice for the average man of the 1800s who needed to put food on the table and protect his home and family
The Bowie Knife
1. The Bowie Knife
April 11, 2016
Ironsmith Daniel Casey starts to build a replica of the very first Bowie knife ever made.
Sneak Peek
100. Sneak Peek
April 5, 2016
A sneak peek of the upcoming series.
Where to Watch Iron & Fire
Iron & Fire is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Iron & Fire on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 11, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (58)