Forged in Fire (TV Series 2015– )

Season 5


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1The RhomphaiaThe Rhomphaia (7 Mar. 2018)
The rhomphaia was a close-combat bladed weapon used by the Thracians as early as 400 BC. Rhomphaias were polearms with a straight or slightly curved single-edged blade attached to a pole, which in most cases was considerably shorter than the blade.
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2Rookies EditionRookies Edition (13 Mar. 2018)
Five novice smiths must earn their way into the competition because one smith will be sent home before the forge lights up; the two left standing must re-create a 16th-century weapon known as the War Golok.
8.0
3The SchiavonaThe Schiavona (20 Mar. 2018)
For the first time ever, the bladesmiths begin on a farm where they harvest steel from farming tools, then must use coal forges to make their signature blades with a hidden lanyard hole. Can they keep the fires burning to match the pace of the ticking clock? Ultimately only two smiths return to their home forges to recreate a decorated and deadly Schiavona sword.
7.9
4Sica SwordSica Sword (27 Mar. 2018)
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. In the final round, the remaining competitors must recreate a lethal gladiator sword, the Sica.
8.6
5Jumonji YariJumonji Yari (3 Apr. 2018)
Smiths must forge functional friction folders and find the critical junction where skill meets resiliency; two finalists must re-create a Japanese trident called the Jumonji Yari, a weapon of unparalleled strength.
7.9
6The Kabyle FlyssaThe Kabyle Flyssa (10 Apr. 2018)
The bladesmiths are challenged to salvage a cannon to make signature blades; the finalists recreate the North African Kabyle Flyssa, a blade traditionally used to break mail armor.
7.4
7Ultimate Team ChallengeUltimate Team Challenge (17 Apr. 2018)
The heat is doubled as four master smiths compete alongside their apprentices to forge an iconic weapon of warfare--the trench knife.
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8KarabelaKarabela (24 Apr. 2018)
Four bladesmiths must kick their skills into gear when they're tasked with forging blades out of steel from a chain and a sprocket; only two hold it together long enough to secure a spot in the final round; the iconic Karabela saber.
8.6
9The Zande SpearThe Zande Spear (1 May 2018)
Four blade smiths must combine two or more steels to forge a Damascus European dagger. In the final round, the two finalists have five days at their home forges to create a Zande spear.
8.4
10The NavajaThe Navaja (8 May 2018)
Four bladesmiths test their mettle in a rock quarry, where they're tasked with making blades using only harvested steel and coal forges.
8.4
11The German HalberdThe German Halberd (15 May 2018)
Hosted by Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger, the competition series pits master weapon smiths against each other to re-create iconic weapons. This week, the final two competitors must create a German Halberd in their home forges.
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12The Two Handed SwordThe Two Handed Sword (22 May 2018)
Hosted by Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger, the competition series pits master weapon smiths against each other to re-create iconic weapons. This week, the two finalists must create an Indian Two-Handed Sword in their home forges.
8.1
13The Naval CutlassThe Naval Cutlass (28 May 2018)
In honor of Military History Tribute Week, four military veterans turned blade smiths must create the iconic "ka-bar" knife. In the final round, the two remaining blade smiths must create the historic Naval Cutlass in their home forges.
8.3
14The Horseman's AxeThe Horseman's Axe (29 May 2018)
Four blade smiths are pushed to their limits when they each must forge a signature blade from small springs of steel. Ultimately, two smiths manage to secure a spot in the final round where they must recreate the deadly Horseman's Axe.
7.9
15The Lion SpearThe Lion Spear (5 Jun. 2018)
The blade smiths must make their signature blades out of drill bits and a chunk of mild steel; after two rounds, two smiths survive and are sent back to their home forges to recreate the beautiful but deadly Indonesian sword, the Kelewang.
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16The KelewangThe Kelewang (12 Jun. 2018)
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. After two rounds, only two smiths survive the chopping block and are sent back to their home forges to recreate a beautiful, but deadly Indonesian sword -- the Kelewang. A final round of testing proves that victory lies at the junction between form and function, as one bladesmith's Kelewang earns him $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
7.7
17Bagh Nakh BladesBagh Nakh Blades (19 Jun. 2018)
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.
8.1
18The Glaive GuisarmeThe Glaive Guisarme (26 Jun. 2018)
Four blade smiths must forge a Marine K-Bar all-purpose knife from multiple small blocks of steel. Ultimately, two smiths manage to reach the final round where they must recreate the iconic Glaive Guisarme polearm.
7.8
19Pioneer SwordPioneer Sword (3 Jul. 2018)
Four blade smiths must forge a multipurpose weapon from old rescue tools. Blades that can cut, pry, and hammer go through a brutal round of testing. The final two smiths must recreate a unique utilitarian tool - the Russian Pioneer Sword.
8.4
20Wind and Fire WheelsWind and Fire Wheels (17 Jul. 2018)
Four blade smiths are tasked with forging a signature blade from a bicycle. Ultimately, two smiths advance and are shocked to learn that they must recreate an ancient weapon, a pair of Wind and Fire Wheels.
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21The SmallswordThe Smallsword (24 Jul. 2018)
Four bladesmiths spring into action when they are tasked with forging friction folders from a huge steel coil.
8.2
22The Anthropomorphic SwordThe Anthropomorphic Sword (31 Jul. 2018)
Four blade smiths are tasked with forging a signature blade from W2 and a giant industrial-sized nut. Only two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate an iconic ancient iron weapon: the Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword.
7.9
23The KilijThe Kilij (7 Aug. 2018)
The blade smiths are tasked with creating their signature blade out of a massive ball bearing in the first round. Ultimately, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the Kilij, a lethal saber from the Ottoman Empire.
8.1
24The Sawback Hunting SwordThe Sawback Hunting Sword (14 Aug. 2018)
In a grueling Forged In Fire first, four blade smiths must forge not just one, but three knives from railroad spikes in only three hours. The final two smiths return home to recreate the iconic Medieval Arming Sword.
8.4
25The Arming SwordThe Arming Sword (21 Aug. 2018)
Four bladesmiths must forge a fully functional serrated knife using steel from hand scissors; the remaining two competitors return to their home forges to create a unique and challenging weapon from history: the Sengese.
7.7
26The SengeseThe Sengese (28 Aug. 2018)
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.
7.7
27The Qinglong JiThe Qinglong Ji (4 Sep. 2018)
Four bladesmiths take a shot at forging a signature blade from the steel rings of a whiskey barrel; the final two smiths head home to forge an instrument of Chinese warfare: the Qinglong Ji.
8.4
28Hollywood EditionHollywood Edition (12 Sep. 2018)
Four blade smiths pay homage to Hollywood; a survival knife; the final two smiths return home to re-create one of the most famous swords in cinematic history: Hattori Hanzo's 1,000-layer katana from Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill."
8.2
29The Steel CrossbowThe Steel Crossbow (19 Sep. 2018)
Four bladesmiths go back to basics when they're tasked with creating a signature Damascus blade out of three different steels of different thicknesses.
7.9
30The Landsknecht SwordThe Landsknecht Sword (26 Sep. 2018)
Four bladesmiths must craft a signature blade from a massive piece of elevator cable. The final two competitors return home to recreate a sword wielded by some of history's fiercest soldiers: the Two-Handed Landsknecht Sword.
7.3
31Tournament, Round 1 (English Mortuary Sword)Tournament, Round 1 (English Mortuary Sword) (3 Oct. 2018)
A five-week tournament conducted over multiple rounds for $50,000. Four ferriers use horseshoes and rasps to create a blade using the "san mei" technique. Two finalists return to their home forges to create the English Mortuary Sword.
8.4
32Tournament, Round 2 (Indian Hooded Katar)Tournament, Round 2 (Indian Hooded Katar) (10 Oct. 2018)
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.
8.4
33Tournament, Round 3 (Knightly Pole Axe)Tournament, Round 3 (Knightly Pole Axe) (17 Oct. 2018)
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..
8.0
34Tournament Round 4 "The Flamberge Rapier"Tournament Round 4 "The Flamberge Rapier" (24 Oct. 2018)
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.
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35Tournament Finals "Nodachi"Tournament Finals "Nodachi" (31 Oct. 2018)
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.
8.9
36The Grim Reaper's ScytheThe Grim Reaper's Scythe (7 Nov. 2018)
In this special edition, four bladesmiths must create a signature slasher blade that would give Freddy Krueger nightmares.
8.4
37The Steel Takedown BowThe Steel Takedown Bow (14 Nov. 2018)
Four bladesmiths return to the Middle Ages when they are tasked with forging a Crusader's Dagger from a thick rod of W1 steel.
8.0
38The BardicheThe Bardiche (22 Nov. 2018)
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.
8.1
39The Pipe TomahawksThe Pipe Tomahawks (12 Dec. 2018)
Four bladesmiths are challenged with forging a canister Damascus knife using only steel wool and 1095 powder; the final two head home to re-create an important weapon from North American history - The Pipe Tomahawk.
8.4
40Ring Hilted SwordRing Hilted Sword (19 Dec. 2018)
Four bladesmiths must each forge judge Ben Abbott's favorite blade, the Celtic ring knife, using the San Mai technique; the final two competitors return to their home forges to re-create Irish ring hilted swords.
8.0