Forged in Fire (TV Series 2015– )
|1||Japanese Katana (22 Jun. 2015) |
In this explosive new series, four bladesmiths will compete for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion. Their work will be put to the test, and those that fail will be sent home. In the final round, the two remaining bladesmiths must forge one of the most iconic weapons from history; the Japanese Katana.
|2||Chakram (29 Jun. 2015) |
Four bladesmiths must forge a weapon using only reclaimed metal. With the clock winding down, two of the competitors are dramatically forced to improvise, and one almost doesn't make it through the round at all.
|3||Viking Battle Axe (6 Jul. 2015) |
The bladesmiths must transform a steel "train spring" into a weapon of their choosing. Only two competitors will move on and are given just five days to forge a legendary Viking Battle Axe. After a barbaric round of testing from the judges, only one man will be left standing.
|4||Katar (13 Jul. 2015) |
For this week's challenge the competitors create their signature blade by using the Hada technique--a traditional process that involves forging multiple layers of steel together. The pressure mounts as one of the smiths is pushed to his absolute breaking point.
|5||Crusader Sword (20 Jul. 2015) |
The forge heats up as our four bladesmiths struggle create a special Japanese hardening technique on their signature blades. After a difficult first round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with just five days to forge the legendary Crusader Sword.
|6||Rapier (27 Jul. 2015) |
The forge heats up as the bladesmiths must use an age-old technique to create their signature weapons.
|7||The Roman Gladius (3 Aug. 2015) |
Four bladesmiths heat, hammer and grind their way through a first round challenge where they must transform a steel ball bearing into a fully functional weapon. After a grueling round of tests that literally breaks a blade in two, the finalists get the opportunity to create one of the most important weapons from history, the Roman Gladius.
|8||The Moro Kris (10 Aug. 2015) |
The bladesmiths must forge a signature weapon using everyday steel objects like ball bearings and shovels as their only source material. One contestant puts finishing his weapon before his own safety in a heated race to the finish.