Forged in Fire (TV Series 2015– )
|1||Judges Pick (11 Apr. 2017) |
For the first time, it's judge against judge when all four judges pick a past bladesmith to represent them in the ultimate battle for supremacy. First, each bladesmith must forge with steel from the streets of New York to create a blade in their signature style. In the final round, the two remaining competitors have five days to forge a sword that originated from the most skilled blacksmiths in West Africa, the Ida.
|2||Deer Horn Knives (11 Apr. 2017) |
Four bladesmiths tee up for a never-before-seen challenge when they must harvest the steel from a vintage golf club to forge their signature blade.
|3||The Katzbalger (18 Apr. 2017) |
For the first time ever, the competitors are challenged with creating not one, but two blades in the first round. With double the pressure and double the work, the bladesmiths are pushed to their limits, which leads to another first-a hospital trip.
|4||Makraka (25 Apr. 2017) |
Four bladesmiths face a new twist in the first round when they learn they can't forge any blade in their own style, they must forge a karambit, a curved knife that resembles a claw. The smiths spring into action and uncoil their finest weapon-making skills to forge a unique blade that's fit and formed to withstand brutal testing.
|5||Fan's Choice (2 May 2017) |
In a Forged in Fire first, fans voted online to bring back four of their favorite craftsmen for a second shot at victory. In the first round of competition, the smiths must use their best forging techniques to make a signature blade using barbed wire. Who will justify their fans' loyalty and conquer the competition?
|6||Akrafena (10 May 2017) |
Four bladesmiths face a twist right away when they are tasked with forging a Kukri, the signature blade of Master Smith and judge, Jason Knight.
|7||Talwar (16 May 2017) |
A new group of competitors face the unknown when they are tasked with using odd shapes of mystery steel to forge a blade in their signature style. All four smiths fight to the finish amidst painful injuries and setbacks.
|8||The Cinquedea (23 May 2017) |
Four bladesmiths are welcomed to the forge with a curveball--they must utilize questionable steel from mining tools to forge a blade in their signature style.
|9||The Charay (6 Jun. 2017) |
The competitors must demonstrate edged-weapon mastery when they are tasked with turning salvaged junkyard steel into a weapon. Pressured by the ticking clock, each smith turns in a finished blade in their signature style.
|10||Sword Breaker Redemption (13 Jun. 2017) |
Four previous competitors return to the forge for a second chance, only to find that the road to redemption is far from easy.
|11||Master & Apprentice (11 Jul. 2017) |
It's double the competitors and double the heat in this first ever team challenge.
|12||Ngombe Ngulu (18 Jul. 2017) |
Four blade smiths enter the forge and are given the twisted challenge of having to forge blades from a giant elevator cable. Only two will return home to recreate the African Ngombe Ngulu, known as the executions sword.
|13||The Shamshir (25 Jul. 2017) |
Staying a step ahead will be the key to success as four competing bladesmiths are tasked with forging a bowie that will require a d-guard in the 2nd round.
|14||The Kachin Dao (4 Aug. 2017) |
Four bladesmiths must use steel from old nautical equipment.
|15||The Gladiators' Scissor (8 Aug. 2017) |
With a variety of steels to choose from, the smiths are forced to create a canister Damascus billet from which they must forge a dagger. After devastating setbacks, only two enter the final round where they must recreate an ancient Roman weapon known as the Scissor.
|16||The Kampilan (22 Aug. 2017) |
Four bladesmiths head to a scrapyard to create their signature blade using only harvested metal and a coal forge. Challenges arise when some struggle to keep their fires burning, and ultimately two competitors are left standing.
|17||The Kpinga (29 Aug. 2017) |
The bladesmiths find the odds stacked against them when they are forced to layer a complex Damascus pattern into their signature style blade. Broken blades and tears fall throughout two challenges and an unforgiving round of testing. In the final round, two smiths are locked in a dead heat to recreate a three-bladed African throwing knife called the Kpinga.
|18||The Yatagan (12 Sep. 2017) |
The competition shifts into high gear .
|19||International Championship (3 Oct. 2017) |
Four of the top bladesmiths from around the globe compete in the first-ever world championship. With national pride on the line, each smith must put their blood, sweat, and fire into forging a blade in their signature style.
|20||Tabar-Shishpar (10 Oct. 2017) |
Four bladesmiths have a monkey wrench thrown into the competition, literally, when they are asked to forge blades in their signature style from pipe wrenches.
|21||Ultimate Champions Edition (17 Oct. 2017) |
In a Forged in Fire first, five former champions return for a competition unlike any other and must earn a spot at one of the four anvils before the first forge has been lit.
|22||Knights Templar (24 Oct. 2017) |
Four brave smiths are thrown for a loop when they must forge together rusty chain mail and high quality steel to produce Knights Templar Crusader Daggers in Round 1.
|23||Viking Edition (31 Oct. 2017) |
Four brave competitors march into a dry moat where they must resurrect old swords and forge them into a Viking Seax, using the time-tested coal forge.