Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

Competition where bladesmiths attempt to recreate iconic edged weapons from history. Hosted by Wil Willis.

Episode Guide

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: Ultimate Champions Edition (Season 4 Episode 75)
    Season 4 Episode 75:

    First Look: Ultimate Champions Edition

    A preview of an upcoming episode of the series.

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: Viking Edition (Season 4 Episode 64)
    Season 4 Episode 64:

    First Look: Viking Edition

    A preview of an upcoming episode of the series, "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: The Yatagan (Season 4 Episode 63)
    Season 4 Episode 63:

    First Look: The Yatagan

    A preview of an upcoming episode of the series, "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: The Kpinga (Season 4 Episode 62)
    Season 4 Episode 62:

    First Look: The Kpinga

    A preview of an upcoming episode of "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: The Gladiators' Scissors (Season 4 Episode 59)
    Season 4 Episode 59:

    First Look: The Gladiators' Scissors

    A preview of an upcoming episode of "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: The Kachin Dao (Season 4 Episode 58)
    Season 4 Episode 58:

    First Look: The Kachin Dao

    A preview of an upcoming episode of the series, "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: The Shamshir (Season 4 Episode 55)
    Season 4 Episode 55:

    First Look: The Shamshir

    A preview of an upcoming episode of "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - First Look: Ngombe Ngulu (Season 4 Episode 51)
    Season 4 Episode 51:

    First Look: Ngombe Ngulu

    A first look at an upcoming episode of the series, "Forged in Fire."

  • Forged in Fire - Viking Edition (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Viking Edition

    Competitors march into a dry moat where they resurrect old swords and forge them into a Viking Seax, using the time-tested coal forge; the finalists return home to recreate a pair of deadly Viking War Axes.

  • Forged in Fire - Knights Templar (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Knights Templar

    Smiths must forge together rusty chain mail and high quality steel to produce Knights Templar crusader daggers in round one; two finalists are sent back to their home forges on a five day quest to recreate the iconic Knights Templar crusader sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Ultimate Champions Edition (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Ultimate Champions Edition

    Five returning champions must earn a spot at one of the four anvils; the four remaining smiths are given cubes to forge blades in the infamous canister Damascus challenge; then, the finalists return to their home forges to recreate the Tai Chi sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Tabar-Shishpar (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Tabar-Shishpar

    Smiths are asked to forge blades from pipe wrenches; two competitors advance to the final round during which they must recreate a rare axe-mace hybrid known as the Tabar-Shishpar.

  • Forged in Fire - International Championship (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    International Championship

    Four of the top smiths from around the world compete in an international championship; two smiths return home empty handed, while two go on to recreate the Spadroon, a weapon that transcends borders, in their efforts to bring home the title.

  • Forged in Fire - The Yatagan (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    The Yatagan

    The competition shifts into high gear when the smiths are tasked with turning the rusted steel from a 1971 Mercury Cougar into their signature blades in just three hours; the finalists must create an elite military weapon known as the Yatagan.

  • Forged in Fire - The Kpinga (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Kpinga

    The smiths are forced to layer a complex Damascus pattern into their signature-style blades; broken blades fall throughout two challenges and an unforgiving round; finalists must recreate a three-bladed African throwing knife called the Kpinga.

  • Forged in Fire - The Kampilan (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Kampilan

    Four bladesmiths head to a scrap yard to create their signature blades using harvested metal and a coal forge; in the final round, the smiths must re-create a fearsome battle weapon known as the kampilan.

  • Forged in Fire - The Gladiators' Scissor (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Gladiators' Scissor

    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; only two enter the final round where they must recreate an ancient Roman weapon known as the Scissor.

  • Forged in Fire - The Kachin Dao (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Kachin Dao

    Smiths must use steel from old nautical equipment to forge-weld their signature blades, while being forced to do it using a metal inlay technique; then, the two finalists have just five days to forge the Kachin Dao, a deadly headhunting sword.

  • Forged in Fire - The Shamshir (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Shamshir

    Four competing bladesmiths are tasked with forging a bowie knife that will require a d-guard in the second round; only two manage to make it through to the final round where they must recreate a deadly saber called the Shamshir.

  • Forged in Fire - Ngombe Ngulu (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Ngombe Ngulu

    Four bladesmiths must forge blades from a giant elevator cable; two finalists return home to recreate the African Ngombe Ngulu, known as the executioner's sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Master & Apprentice (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Master & Apprentice

    Masters compete alongside their apprentices as they take turns on the forge floor, fusing their skills to forge a cleaver using the arduous jellyroll technique; in the final round, the smiths must forge a deadly Congolese chopper, the Nzappa Zap.

  • Forged in Fire - Sword Breaker Redemption (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Sword Breaker Redemption

    Four competitors return to the forge for a second chance; they must forge their signature blades using recycled steel from a jackhammer; then, the finalists must recreate a distinctive 16th-century blade called the Sword Breaker.

  • Forged in Fire - The Charay (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Charay

    The competitors must demonstrate edged-weapon mastery when they are tasked with turning salvaged junkyard steel into a weapon; two forge ahead to the final round to recreate the legendary Charay sword.

  • Forged in Fire - The Cinquedea (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Cinquedea

    Four bladesmiths must utilize questionable steel from mining tools to forge blades in their signature styles; ultimately, two smiths survive to forge an intricately designed and deadly Italian sword, the Cinquedea.

  • Forged in Fire - Talwar (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Talwar

    Competitors are tasked with using mystery steel to forge a blade; the smiths fight to the finish amidst injuries and setbacks, but only two make it to the final round; two finalists have five days to recreate the sacred but lethal Talwar sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Akrafena (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Akrafena

    Bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Kukri, the signature blade of master smith and judge, Jason Knight; after two rounds of mishaps and mischief, two smiths forge ahead in the final challenge to reproduce a distinctive African sword, the Akrafena.

  • Forged in Fire - Fans' Choice (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Fans' Choice

    Chosen by fans, four bladesmiths return for a second shot at victory; the smiths must use their best forging techniques to make a signature blade using barbed wire; the final two smiths craft a historical Filipino weapon of war, the Panabas.

  • Forged in Fire - Makraka (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Makraka

    Facing a new twist in the first round, four bladesmiths must forge a karambit, a curved knife that resembles a claw; the final two competitors have five days to forge one of the deadliest weapons in African history, the makraka.

  • Forged in Fire - The Katzbalger (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Katzbalger

    The competitors must forge two blades in the first round, pushing them to their limits and leading to a hospital trip; after the second round, the two remaining smiths have five days to create an iconic 15th-century combat sword, the Katzbalger.

  • Forged in Fire - Deer Horn Knives (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Deer Horn Knives

    Four bladesmiths tee up for a never-before seen challenge, harvesting steel from a vintage golf club to forge signature blades; in the final round, the remaining smiths must forge a pair of iconic double bladed weapons with two times the edge.

  • Forged in Fire - Judges Pick (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Judges Pick

    The judges pick past bladesmiths to represent them; first, the smiths must use steel from N.Y.C. streets to forge signature blades; in the final round, the competitors have five days to forge a sword that originated in West Africa, the Ida.

  • Forged in Fire - Redemption (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Redemption

    Four previously eliminated bladesmiths return to the forge for a shot at redemption; after two rounds of competition, the two remaining smiths face off to re-create a Viking sword known for its devastating strength.

  • Forged in Fire - The Haladie (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Haladie

    For the first time ever, four bladesmiths use high carbon steel to forge a hatchet; two finalists have just five days to create an ancient Indian weapon used to both stab and slice.

  • Forged in Fire - The Naginata (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Naginata

    Four bladesmiths must create a signature blade using a mystery technique; after a round of testing, two will return to their home forges where they will reproduce a Japanese naginata.

  • Forged in Fire - Cavalry Saber (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Cavalry Saber

    Each bladesmith is challenged to transform the barrel of a gun into a lethal knife; the final two smiths return home to spend five days forging one of the most legendary blades in history, the cavalry saber.

  • Forged in Fire - The Zweihander (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Zweihander

    Four competitors must forge weld blades for friction folders from tiny cubes of steel, then two smiths will return home where they will forge a German Zweihänder.

  • Forged in Fire - The Pata (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Pata

    Former winners return to forge a blade using canoe damascus; after two rounds, the remaining champions will move to the final round during which they must create a weapon known for its unique mechanics and deadly double-edged blade -- the pata.

  • Forged in Fire - Zulu Iklwa (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Zulu Iklwa

    Bladesmiths must forge a bayonet and engineer it to attach to a rifle; the final two smiths must spend five days forging the legendary African blade, the Zulu Iklwa.

  • Forged in Fire - The Pandat (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Pandat

    Four bladesmiths must salvage steel from a junkyard to create signature blades using a hand-cranked coal forge; two smiths move onto the final round, during which they will have five days to create a Dayak war sword, the Pandat.

  • Forged in Fire - Xiphos Sword (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Xiphos Sword

    A group of bladesmiths must harvest steel from a piece of construction equipment to forge their blades; two remaining smiths face off to re-create a classic Greek sword used in close-quarters combat.

  • Forged in Fire - The Boar Spear (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Boar Spear

    Four bladesmiths must use the steel from a suit of armor to create a signature blade; during the final round, the two remaining smiths must create a boar spear, a weapon used for both combat and hunting.

  • Forged in Fire - Hunga Munga (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Hunga Munga

    Contestants are tasked with making serrated blades out of the tools on the table; they must harvest enough steel to forge their blades without melting down an essential tool they may need later; the final two smiths attempt to forge a hunga munga.

  • Forged in Fire - Kora Sword (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Kora Sword

    Four new smiths step up to the challenge of forging blades using pieces of steel harvested from power tools; while some of them excel, others are pushed to the limits of exhaustion; the final two must create a sacrificial sword from history.

  • Forged in Fire - The Falcata (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Falcata

    Four contestants must create blades out of high-carbon steel while also forging the hammers they'll use to make them; only two move on to the final round during which they have just five days to create a weapon known as the Falcata.

  • Forged in Fire - Butterfly Swords (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Butterfly Swords

    Four new contestants try to craft blades from a pile of tools, both old and new; the final two contestants must craft Chinese butterfly swords.

  • Forged in Fire - Fan Favorites (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Fan Favorites

    Fan favorites return for a shot at victory to make their signature style blades with materials from a surprising source; after two rounds, two smiths are left to take on the challenge of re-creating a weapon they've never seen before, the hook sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Champions Edition (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Champions Edition

    Four champions return for a chance to prove who among them is the best of the best; after two rounds, only two will move on to the final round where they will have to create a weapon that stumped previous contestants -- the Scottish Claymore.

  • Forged in Fire - Tabar (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Tabar

    Four bladesmiths take an ordinary garden lawnmower and use its metal to create one of their signature blades; two will make it to the final round during which they must forge a Tabar, a battle ax from Southern Asia.

  • Forged in Fire - Khanda (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Khanda

    The bladesmiths must create a weapon in their signature style from a large pile of mixed metal that is welded together; two return home to forge the mysterious Khanda.

  • Forged in Fire - The Cutlass (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Cutlass

    The bladesmiths must turn failed blades from last season into fully-functional weapons; two bladesmiths go home with just five days to forge the legendary Cutlass Sword.

  • Forged in Fire - The Shotel (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Shotel

    Four bladesmiths are challenged with taking high carbon steel and wrought iron and forging a fully functional weapon; two will move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to make the Ethiopian Shotel.

  • Forged in Fire - Nepalese Kukri (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Nepalese Kukri

    The bladesmiths are tasked with the challenge of shaping four very different types of metal into a fully functional deadly weapon; two will have just five days to make one of the most lethal weapons in military history, the Nepalese Kukri.

  • Forged in Fire - Viking Sword (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Viking Sword

    In a race against time, four bladesmiths have to salvage material from a car and forge a blade; two will make it to the final round where they will have just five days to create a Viking sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Spiked Shield (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Spiked Shield

    The blade smiths are asked to forge three or more metals into a blade of their signature style; two move on to the final round returning home to make a legendary spiked shield; only one emerges to be crowned the Forged in Fire Champion.

  • Forged in Fire - The Scottish Claymore (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Scottish Claymore

    Four blade smiths face grueling challenges when the electricity and power tools are taken away from them; only two will survive and move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create the iconic Scottish Claymore.

  • Forged in Fire - Khopesh (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Khopesh

    The bladesmiths are given a twisted challenge when they are asked to create a weapon from cable steel; after two rounds only two are left to return home and forge an Egyptian Khopesh.

  • Forged in Fire - The War Hammer (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The War Hammer

    The bladesmiths have to choose wisely as they are asked to dumpster dive for the right steel to be turned into a hardened blade of their choosing; after five days at their home forges, the smiths return their war hammers in hand.

  • Forged in Fire - The Moro Kris (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Moro Kris

    The bladesmiths have forge a signature weapon using everyday steel objects; two competitors will move on and are given only five days to create the mystical Moro Kris Sword, a distinctive blade that dates all the way back to 300 B.C.

  • Forged in Fire - The Roman Gladius (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Roman Gladius

    After a hard round of tests that literally breaks a blade in two, the finalists get the chance to make one of the most important weapons from history, the Roman Gladius.

  • Forged in Fire - The Elizabethan Rapier (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Elizabethan Rapier

    The bladesmiths have to use an age-old technique to make their signature weapons; two finalists head to their home forges to create one of history's most notorious weapons, the rapier.

  • Forged in Fire - Crusader Sword (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Crusader Sword

    Following a difficult first round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with only five days to forge the legendary Crusader Sword.

  • Forged in Fire - Katar (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Katar

    Competitors make their signature blade by using the Hada technique, a traditional process that involves forging multiple layers of steel together.

  • Forged in Fire - Viking Battle Axe (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Viking Battle Axe

    The bladesmiths have to turn a steel train spring into a weapon of their choosing; only two competitors will move on and are given only five days to forge a legendary Viking Battle Axe.

  • Forged in Fire - Chakram (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Chakram

    The finalists go to their home forges to create an ancient Indian Chakram, and they return with two very different interpretations of that deadly, circular throwing weapon; only one stands up to the judges' dynamic battery of tests.

  • Forged in Fire - Japanese Katana (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Japanese Katana

    Bladesmiths have to forge one of the most iconic weapons from history, the Japanese Katana; their swords will be pushed to the absolute limit with the final test determining which is stronger.