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Forged in Fire

TVPG • Documentaries, Reality, History • TV Series • 2015

Forged in Fire is a competition show pitting master weapon makers against each other. Each week, four of the best blade smiths in the country will com...more

Forged in Fire is a competition show pitting master weapon makers against each other. Each week, four of the best blade smiths in the country will com...more

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3 seasons available (78 episodes)

3 seasons available

(78 episodes)


The Rhomphaia

The bladesmiths are forced to achieve one of six Damascus patterns for their first round blade, and they must choose wisely.
Episode 1

Rookies Edition

For the first time, five novice smiths get their chance to be a part of the global phenomenon that is Forged in Fire. But they have to earn their way into the competition because one smith will be sent home before the first forge is ever lit.
Episode 3

Sica Sword

The smiths get locked and loaded to forge a signature blade out of a 50-caliber flintlock pistol. Despite giving it their best shot, it's a struggle turning a gun into a blade and after two grueling rounds two smiths are sent barreling towards elimination
Episode 4

Jumonji Yari

Edged-weapon mastery is put to the test right away as four bladesmiths must forge a functional friction folder.
Episode 5

The Kabyle Flyssa

When a cannon is wheeled into the Forge, the bladesmiths are challenged to salvage its parts in order to make signature blades. Will the smiths blast their way through the competition or will the battering of tests break them?
Episode 6

Ultimate Team Challenge

The heat is doubled as four master smiths compete alongside their apprentices to forge an iconic weapon of warfare--the trench knife.
Episode 7


Four bladesmiths must kick their skills into gear when they're tasked with forging blades out of steel from a chain and a sprocket. Wayward welds and pivotal decisions separate the hard steel from the soft and the victors from the rest.
Episode 8

Zande Spear

Los cuatro concursantes deben crear una daga europea de Damasco, el arma favorita de J. Nielson. Los dos finalistas tendrán que forjar una lanza zande, usada tradicionalmente en la región meridional de Sudán.
Episode 9

The Navaja

Four bladesmiths test their mettle in a rock quarry, where they're tasked with making blades using only harvested steel and coal forges.
Episode 10

The German Halberd

The pressure is on as the Smiths are tasked with forging Dave Baker's favorite blade, the Scottish Dirk. Can they master the difficult design of this weapon, and live up to the high expectations of their expert judge?
Episode 11

The Two-Handed Sword

The bladesmiths are forced to harvest steel from motorcycles to forge blades in their signature style, and things don't go according to plan.
Episode 12

The Naval Cutlass

In a special military themed episode, four bladesmiths, all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, dive into the fray when they are tasked with forging a combat knife from an anti-tank hedgehog.
Episode 13

The Horseman's Axe

Four bladesmiths are pushed to their limits when they each must forge a signature blade from small springs of steel. Wonky welds and broken billets cause major setbacks that must be corrected before the time runs out.
Episode 14

The Lion Spear

Four bladesmiths must figure out how to hack it when they are tasked with crafting a hatchet from pieces of odd shaped steel.
Episode 15

The Kelewang

The bladesmiths must make their signature blades out of only drill bits and a chunk of mild steel, but untwisting the bits and combining the two steels proves almost impossible.
Episode 16

Bagh Nakh Blades

The bladesmiths are forced to make canister Damascus using nuts and bolts, and the twists and turns of the challenge may be more than they can handle.
Episode 17

The Glaive Guisarme

The bar is raised for four smiths when they must forge the iconic KA-BAR military blade using only tiny cubes of W-1 steel. Getting them combat ready is only half the battle as the judges will subject them to two brutal tests.
Episode 18

Pioneer Sword

Four blade smiths are thrown into the fire when they must forge a multipurpose weapon from old rescue tools. Blades that can cut, pry and hammer are then put through a brutal round of testing.
Episode 19

Wind and Fire Wheels

Four bladesmiths must rack their brains when they are tasked with forging a signature blade from a bicycle. After major setbacks and time-consuming failures, each smith is pushed to their limit.
Episode 20

The Smallsword

Four bladesmiths spring into action when they are tasked with forging friction folders from a huge steel coil. Without knowing how their blades will be tested, they must produce weapons that can withstand any test.
Episode 21

The Anthropomorphic Sword

Four bladesmiths go nuts when they are tasked with forging a signature blade from W2 and a giant industrial-sized nut.
Episode 22

The Kilij

Four bladesmiths must get rolling immediately when they are tasked with creating their signature blade out of a massive ball bearing.
Episode 23

The Sawback Hunting Sword

Four bladesmiths are taken out of the forge and transported to the great outdoors where they struggle to forge a blade in the noonday sun. They must forage for outdoor materials and crank a coal forge.
Episode 24

The Arming Sword

In a grueling Forged In Fire first, four bladesmiths must forge not just one, but three knives from railroad spikes in only three hours. Time management is essential for hammering out three functional knives that can withstand a brutal round of testing.
Episode 25

The Sengese

Four bladesmiths must forge a fully functional serrated knife using steel from hand scissors, or risk getting cut from the competition. Serrations prove to be more than just a bump in the road for the two smiths who don't make the cut.
Episode 26

The Qinglong Ji

Four bladesmiths take a shot at forging a signature blade from the steel rings of a whiskey barrel. They must quickly adapt when they realize there may not be enough hardenable steel to go around.
Episode 27

Hollywood Edition

In this special episode, four bladesmiths pay homage to the blade craft of Hollywood. Their first mission--forge a survival knife that would make John Rambo proud.
Episode 28

The Steel Crossbow

Four bladesmiths go back to basics when they're tasked with creating a signature Damascus blade out of three different steels of different thicknesses.
Episode 29

The Landsknecht Sword

Four bladesmiths are floored when they must craft a signature blade from a massive piece of elevator cable. It's dirty work forging the oily cable into a blade as the smiths battle delaminations and inclusions.
Episode 30

Tournament: Round 1

In the first ever Forged in Fire Tournament, four different classes of metalsmithing professionals will compete over five weeks for the chance to win the biggest Forged in Fire prize ever--$50,000.
Episode 31

Tournament: Round 2

In Round Two of the first ever Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament, four armorers must forge a Damascus blade out of something familiar: plate armor.
Episode 32

Tournament: Round 3

In Round Three of the first ever Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament, four blacksmiths must forge a signature Damascus blade using steel they must harvest from a stockpile of varied tools.
Episode 33

Tournament: Round 4

In the fourth round of the Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament, four modern metal workers must harvest materials from a metal sculpture to forge a needle point Damascus blade.
Episode 34

Tournament Finals

In the final round of the Invitational Tournament, our winning Farrier, Armorer, Blacksmith and Modern Metal Worker face off to forge the longest round one weapon.
Episode 35

The Grim Reaper's Scythe

In this special edition, four bladesmiths must create a signature slasher blade that would give Freddy Krueger nightmares. Each smith has a different type of metal to contend with, and after a grueling first round one blade falls victim.
Episode 36

The Steel Takedown Bow

Four bladesmiths return to the Middle Ages when they are tasked with forging a Crusader's Dagger from a thick rod of W1 steel. Issues abound as the competitors battle problems with their heat treat and blade warping.
Episode 37

The Bardiche

In one of the toughest competitions to date, four bladesmiths must start from the ground up, building their own coal forges using materials scavenged from a storage unit.
Episode 38

The Pipe Tomahawks

Four bladesmiths are challenged with forging a canister damascus knife using only steel wool and 1095 powder. If that wasn't difficult enough, they must also forge a gut hook into their blades.
Episode 39

Ring Hilted Sword

Four bladesmiths must forge judge Ben Abbott's favorite blade, the Celtic Ring Knife, using the San Mai technique. This proves to be no easy feat as the smiths battle derailing delaminations and cracks.

Ring Hilted Sword Home Follow Tour

Pipe Tomahawks Home Forge Challenge

Bardiche Home Follow Tour

Steel Takedown Bow Home Follow Tour

Tournament Finals Home Follow Tour

Tournament Round 4 Home Forge Challenge

Tournament Round 3 Home Forge Challenge

Tournament Round 2 Home Forge Challenge

Farm Tool Blade Tests

Mortuary Sword Tests

Tournament Round 1 Home Forge Challenge

Landsknecht Sword Home Forge Challenge

The Landsknecht Sword Tests

Damascus Steel Knife Tests

Steel Crossbow Home Forge Challenge

Survival Knife Tests

The Kill Bill Katana Tests

Qinglong Ji Home Forge Challenge

The Qinglong Ji Tests

Whiskey Barrel Knife Tests

Sengese Home Forge Challenge

Serrated Knife Tests

The Sengese Tests

Arming Sword Strength Test

Railroad Spike Knife Tests

San Mai Knife Tests

Sawback Hunting Sword Home Forge Challenge

Kilij Home Forge Challenge

The Dreaded Antler Chop Test

The Kilij Kill Test

Anthropomorphic Sword Home Forge Challenge

Anthropomorphic Sword Kill Tests

Rigorous Friction Folder Tests

Small Sword Tests

Smallsword Home Forge Challenge

Bicycle-Damascus Blades Tested

Ring Blades Tested

Wind and Fire Wheels Home Forge Challenge

Multitool Knife Tests

Pioneer Sword Tests

The Sawback Hunting Sword Tests

The Glaive Guisarme Tests

The KA-BAR Fighting Knife Tests

Bagh Nakh Blade Tests

Bolt Chop Blade Tests

The Kelewang Tests

The San Mai Challenge

Forging Hatchets from Steel Shapes

The Lion Spear Tests

Spring Steel Challenge

Spring Steel Knives Tested

Naval Cutlass Home Forge Challenge

The Bulletproof Blade Tests

Forging Blades with Motorcycle Parts

Motorcycle Blade Tests

The German Halberd Tests

The Scottish Dirk Tests

The Coal Forge Challenge

The Navaja Tests

European Daggers Tested

The Zande Spears Tested

The Ice Block Challenge

The Karabela Tests

Chinese Dao Tests

Trench Knife Tests

Blades from Cannon Scrap Metal

Knives Break in Strength Test

Forging Friction Folders

Jumonji Yari Tests

Choppers Fall Prey to Blade Tests

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