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Jun. 22, 2015
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60 min.
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Forged in Fire

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.

Forged in Fire Season 5 (2016-2018)

5x 5 TV Special: The Rhomphaia
The bladesmiths are forced to achieve one of six Damascus patterns for their first round blade, and they must choose wisely. The ladder to victory is full of twists as the smiths stack, ...
Mar. 07, 2018
5x01 5 5x01 Rookies Edition
For the first time, five novice smiths get their chance to be a part of the global phenomenon that is Forged in Fire. But they have to earn their way into the competition because ...
Mar. 13, 2018
5x02 5 5x02 The Schiavona
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 ...
Mar. 20, 2018
5x03 5 5x03 Sica Sword
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 ...
Mar. 27, 2018
5x04 5 5x04 Jumonji Yari
Edged-weapon mastery is put to the test right away as four bladesmiths must forge a functional friction folder. Without knowing how their blades will be tested, each smith must find ...
Apr. 03, 2018
5x05 5 5x05 The Kabyle Flyssa
Parts from a salvaged cannon are used to make signature blades, and in the end, two smiths re-create the North African Kabyle flyssa in a final round, which will determine whose ...
Apr. 10, 2018
5x06 5 5x06 Ultimate Team Challenge
The heat is doubled as four master smiths compete alongside their apprentices to forge an iconic weapon of warfare–the trench knife. Each team must work together, tagging in and ...
Apr. 17, 2018
5x07 5 5x07 Karabela
Karabela Aired on Apr 24, 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. Wayward welds ...
Apr. 24, 2018
5x08 5 5x08 The Zande Spear
Four bladesmiths must combine two or more steels to forge a Damascus European dagger. In the final round, they have five days to forge a Zande spear.
May. 01, 2018
5x09 5 5x09 The Navaja
Four bladesmiths are tasked with making blades using only harvested steel and coal forges in a rock quarry. Only two smiths advance to the final round, and they must recreate a historic ...
May. 08, 2018
5x10 5 5x10 The German Halberd
The bladesmiths must forge The German Halberd.
May. 15, 2018
5x11 5 5x11 The Two Handed Sword
The blade smiths must forge the two handed sword.
May. 22, 2018
5x12 5 5x12 The Naval Cutlass
In a special military themed episode, bladesmiths, all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, dive into the fray when they are tasked with forging a combat knife from an anti-tank hedgehog. ...
May. 28, 2018
5x13 5 5x13 The Horseman's Axe
Four bladesmiths are pushed to their limits when they each must forge a signature blade from small springs of steel. Wonky welds and broken billets cause major setbacks that must ...
May. 29, 2018
5x14 5 5x14 The Lion Spear
Four bladesmiths must figure out how to hack it when they are tasked with crafting a hatchet from pieces of odd shaped steel. After several forging failures, parameter mishaps, and ...
Jun. 05, 2016
5x15 5 5x15 The Kelewang
The smiths must make their signature blades out of drill bits and a chunk of mild steel; after two rounds, two smiths survive the chopping block and are sent back to their home forges ...
Jun. 12, 2018
5x16 5 5x16 Bagh Nakh Blades
The bladesmiths are forced to make canister damascus using nuts and bolts; two smiths avoid getting canned and move on to the final round where they must recreate a pair of deadly ...
Jun. 19, 2018
5x17 5 5x17 The Glaive Guisarme
Four smiths are tasked with forging the iconic KA-BAR military blade using only tiny cubes of W-1 steel; the two remaining competitors have five days in their home forges to recreate ...
Jun. 26, 2018
5x18 5 5x18 Pioneer Sword
Four smiths must forge a multipurpose weapon from old rescue tools; after narrowly escaping elimination, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate a unique utilitarian ...
Jul. 03, 2018
5x19 5 5x19 Wind and Fire Wheels
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a signature blade from a bicycle; two smiths advance and are shocked to learn that they must re-create an ancient, mysterious weapon called ...
Jul. 17, 2018
5x20 5 5x20 The Smallsword
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging friction folders from a huge steel coil; in the final round, the two remaining smiths head back to their home forges to create a blade that ...
Jul. 24, 2018
5x21 5 5x21 The Anthropomorphic Sword
The bladesmiths must forge a signature blade from W2 and a giant industrial-sized nut. Then, they face two unforgiving strength tests. Ultimately, only two smiths advance and head ...
Jul. 31, 2018
5x22 5 5x22 The Kilij
The bladesmiths are tasked with creating their signature blade out of a massive ball bearing. Ultimately, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the kilij, a lethal saber ...
Aug. 07, 2018
5x23 5 5x23 The Sawback Hunting Sword
Four bladesmiths are taken out of the forge and transported to the great outdoors, where they struggle to forge a blade in the noonday sun. They must forage for outdoor materials ...
Aug. 14, 2018
5x24 5 5x24 The Arming Sword
In a grueling Forged In Fire first, four bladesmiths must forge not just one, but three knives from railroad spikes in only three hours. Time management ...
Aug. 21, 2018
5x25 5 5x25 The Sengese
Four bladesmiths must forge a fully functional serrated knife using steel from hand scissors; the remaining two competitors return to their home forges ...
Aug. 28, 2018
5x26 5 5x26 The Qinglong Ji
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 ...
Sep. 04, 2018
5x27 5 5x27 Hollywood Edition
Four bladesmiths pay homage to the blade craft of Hollywood, and their first mission – forge a survival knife that would make John Rambo proud. Two smiths fail the first round parameters ...
Sep. 12, 2018
5x28 5 5x28 The Steel Crossbow
Four bladesmiths go back to basics when they're tasked with creating a signature Damascus blade out of three different steels of different thicknesses. In the first round, welding ...
Sep. 19, 2018
5x29 5 5x29 The Landsknecht Sword
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 ...
Sep. 26, 2018
5x30 5 5x30 Tournament: Round 1
Four bladesmiths are tasked with creating a San Mai blade from horseshoes and hoof rasps; the remaining two bladesmiths return to their home forges to create a famed weapon of the ...
Oct. 03, 2018
5x31 5 5x31 Tournament: Round 2
Four bladesmiths must forge a Damascus blade out of something familiar: plate armor; the remaining two bladesmiths head back to their home forges to craft an exotic hybrid of pain ...
Oct. 10, 2018
5x32 5 5x32 Tournament: Round 3
Four bladesmiths must forge a signature Damascus blade using steel from tools; the smiths that survive two brutal rounds of testing return to their home forges to recreate a multipurpose ...
Oct. 17, 2018
5x33 5 5x33 Tournament: Round 4
Four bladesmiths must harvest materials from a metal sculpture to forge a needle point Damascus blade; the remaining smiths return to their own home forges to recreate a sword from ...
Oct. 24, 2018
5x34 5 5x34 Tournament Finals
In the final round of the invitational tournament, the winners forge the longest round one weapon in the show's history: the Wakizashi. The smiths race to produce a Damascus blade ...
Oct. 31, 2018
5x35 5 5x35 The Grim Reaper's Scythe
In this special edition, four bladesmiths must create a signature slasher blade that would give Freddy Krueger nightmares. Each smith has a different type of metal to contend with. ...
Nov. 07, 2018
5x36 5 5x36 The Steel Takedown Bow
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a crusader's dagger from a thick rod of W1 steel. The final two smiths must create Robin Hood's steel takedown bow.
Nov. 14, 2018
5x37 5 5x37 The Bardiche
Four bladesmiths must build coal forges using materials scavenged from a storage unit and forge signature blades without any power tools; the remaining two smiths return ...
Nov. 21, 2018
5x38 5 5x38 The Pipe Tomahawks
Four bladesmiths forge a canister Damascus knife using steel wool and 1095 powder.
Dec. 05, 2018
5x39 5 5x39 Ring Hilted Sword
Bladesmiths must forge Ben Abbott's favorite blade, the Celtic Ring Knife, using the San Mai technique. This proves to be no easy feat as the smiths battle derailing delaminations ...
Dec. 19, 2018
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