Forged in Fire features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other to create some of the most iconic edged weapons from history. Whether they are making a Japanese katana, a medieval broadsword, or an ancient throwing blade like the chakram, the weapons they forge will be fully functional . These dynamic and explosive tests will be individually designed to push the weapons to their absolute limit. One by one, the bladesmiths will be eliminated until only one remains to be the champion.
David Baker is a world-renowned swordsmith who specializes in recreating some of world’s rarest edged weapons. David is constantly challenging his scholarship of weaponry, researching forgotten techniques and examining world-class collections to ensure his replicas are as close to and as functional as the originals. David has been called upon to make weapons that haven’t been seen outside of museums in centuries. He is the go-to guy for accurate replicas from samurai swords to submachine guns. No one can give more insight on the craft of weapon making and what it takes to forge a beautiful piece of historic weaponry.
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