Master of Arms

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (157)

Master of Arms is a popular TV show that premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2018. It is a reality competition show where three expert craftsmen compete against each other in the ultimate weapon-making challenge. The three craftsmen are Ashley Hlebinsky, Zeke Stout, and Trenton Tye. Ashley Hlebinsky is the curator of the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming, and an expert in the history and design of guns. Zeke Stout is a blacksmith and bladesmith, and Trenton Tye is a custom weapon-maker and fabricator.

Together, the three compete to create the best and most accurate weapon possible. The show is set in a beautifully designed workshop that is modeled after the blacksmith shops that existed in medieval times.

The competition is divided into three rounds, each of which is designed to test the skills of the craftsmen. The first round involves creating a weapon that is typical of a particular point in history. For example, the craftsmen may be asked to create a medieval sword or a colonial-era rifle.

The second round is the "Specialist Weapon Round," where each craftsman must produce a weapon that is outside of their area of expertise. This round is designed to push the craftsmen outside of their comfort zones and test their ability to adapt to new challenges.

The third and final round is the "Master Build Round." Here, the two remaining craftsmen must produce their best work yet. They are given the freedom to create any weapon they choose, and can incorporate any materials or design elements they desire.

Throughout each of these rounds, the craftsmen are judged on their design, functionality, and accuracy. The judges are a panel of experts in the field of weapons and history, and they provide valuable feedback and critique to the craftsmen.

In addition to the competition itself, the show also provides viewers with a wealth of information about the history of weapons and their design. Through interviews with experts and beautifully filmed historical reenactments, the show gives viewers a glimpse into the fascinating world of weapons and their evolution over time.

Overall, Master of Arms is an exciting and engaging show that combines the thrill of competition with the fascinating history of weapons. Viewers are sure to learn something new and leave each episode feeling entertained and informed.

Master of Arms is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on November 2, 2018.

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5. Grenade Launcher
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3. American Long Rifle
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2. Joan of Arc Sword
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Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 2, 2018
Flintlock pistol meets battle-axe as expert craftsmen compete to build a hybrid weapon that bloodied 16th cent. battlegrounds. Tested by a Spec Ops legend and judged by a panel of experts, only one craftsman can earn $10,000 and the title, Master of Arms.
Where to Watch Master of Arms
Master of Arms is available for streaming on the Discovery (US) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Master of Arms on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 2, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (157)