Forged in Fire

Show Info

Status
New Series
Show Type
Reality
First Aired
22nd June 2015
Runtime
60 minutes
Network
HISTORY
Air Time
21:00:00 GMT-5 +DST
Air Day
Wednesday
Rating
TV-PG

Overview

World-class bladesmiths re-create historical edged weapons in a cutthroat competition. Hosted by Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and Air Force para-rescue specialist, the competition series pits master weaponsmiths against each other to re-create iconic weapons that will be tested and evaluated by a panel of judges. Competitors will re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry will be judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy. The panel will consist of Willis, knife and sword expert J. Neilson, combat specialist Doug Marcaida and weapon history buff David Baker.

Episode List:

Season 7

Episode Airdate Name  
15 18th Dec 2019 Episode 15
14 18th Dec 2019 Episode 14
13 11th Dec 2019 Frankish Throwing Axes
12 27th Nov 2019 Family Edition
11 20th Nov 2019 The Barbarian Spatha
10 13th Nov 2019 Revolutionary War Spontoon
9 13th Nov 2019 Military Tribute
8 6th Nov 2019 The Tizona of El Cid
7 6th Nov 2019 The Musketeer Rapier
6 30th Oct 2019 The Boa-Zande Sword
5 30th Oct 2019 Halloween Edition
4 23rd Oct 2019 The Rock Throwing Crossbow
3 23rd Oct 2019 The Jian Sword
2 16th Oct 2019 General Patton's Sabre
1 9th Oct 2019 Sword Of Perseus
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Season 6

Episode Airdate Name  
31 9th Oct 2019 Sword of Perseus
30 25th Sep 2019 Genghis Khan's Sword
29 18th Sep 2019 Kung Fu Edition
28 4th Sep 2019 Blackbeard's Cutlass
27 28th Aug 2019 The Bhuj
26 21st Aug 2019 Napoleon's Saber
25 14th Aug 2019 The Falchion
24 7th Aug 2019 The Boar Sword
23 31st Jul 2019 The Cane Sword
22 24th Jul 2019 The Lochaber Axe
21 17th Jul 2019 Astronaut Knife
20 3rd Jul 2019 The Foot Artillery Sword
19 26th Jun 2019 The Ram Dao
18 19th Jun 2019 The Messer Sword
17 12th Jun 2019 The Partizan
16 5th Jun 2019 Attila's Sword of Mars
15 29th May 2019 The Nagamaki
14 22nd May 2019 Branch Battle: Finals
13 15th May 2019 Branch Battle: Navy
12 15th May 2019 Branch Battle: Marines
11 8th May 2019 Branch Battle: Air Force
10 8th May 2019 Branch Battle: Army
9 1st May 2019 The Greek Kopis
8 24th Apr 2019 General Yamashita's Gunto
7 17th Apr 2019 The Javanese Kris
6 13th Mar 2019 Barbarian Sword
5 6th Mar 2019 The Hussar Saber
4 27th Feb 2019 The O-katana
3 20th Feb 2019 Washington's Colichemarde
2 13th Feb 2019 Long Road to Redemption Part 2
1 6th Feb 2019 Long Road to Redemption Part 1
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Season 5

Episode Airdate Name  
40 19th Dec 2018 The Ring Hilted Sword
39 19th Dec 2018 The Ring Hilted Sword
38 12th Dec 2018 The Pipe Tomahawks
37 21st Nov 2018 Bardiche
36 14th Nov 2018 Steel Takedown Bow
35 7th Nov 2018 Slasher Edition (Grim Reaper's Scythe)
34 31st Oct 2018 Tournament Championship (Nodachi)
33 24th Oct 2018 Tournament Round 4 (Modern Metalworkers) - The Flamberge Rapier
32 17th Oct 2018 Tournament Round 3 (Blacksmiths) - The Knightly Pole Axe
31 10th Oct 2018 Tournament Round 2 (Armorers) - The Hooded Katar
30 3rd Oct 2018 Tournament Round 1 (Farriers) - The Mortuary Sword
29 26th Sep 2018 The Landsknecht Sword
28 19th Sep 2018 The Steel Crossbow
27 12th Sep 2018 Hollywood Edition (Hattori Hanzō Katana)
26 4th Sep 2018 The Qinglong Ji
25 28th Aug 2018 The Sengese
24 21st Aug 2018 The Arming Sword
23 14th Aug 2018 The Sawback Hunting Sword
22 7th Aug 2018 The Kilij
21 31st Jul 2018 Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword
20 24th Jul 2018 Smallsword
19 17th Jul 2018 Wind and Fire Wheels
18 3rd Jul 2018 Pioneer Sword
17 26th Jun 2018 Glaive Guisarme
16 19th Jun 2018 Bagh Nakh
15 12th Jun 2018 Kelewang
14 5th Jun 2018 Lion Spear
13 29th May 2018 Horseman's Axe
12 28th May 2018 Military History Tribute (Naval Cutlass)
11 22nd May 2018 The Two-Handed Sword
10 15th May 2018 The German Halberd
9 8th May 2018 The Navaja
8 1st May 2018 The Zande Spear
7 24th Apr 2018 The Karabela
6 17th Apr 2018 Ultimate Team Challenge (The Chinese Dao)
5 10th Apr 2018 The Kabyle Flyssa
4 3rd Apr 2018 The Jumonji Yari
3 27th Mar 2018 The Sica
2 20th Mar 2018 The Schiavona
1 13th Mar 2018 Rookies Edition (The War Golok)
0 Never The Rhomphaia
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Season 4

Episode Airdate Name  
26 20th Mar 2018 The Schiavona
25 13th Mar 2018 The Rookies Edition
24 7th Nov 2017 The Rhomphaia
23 31st Oct 2017 Viking Edition
22 24th Oct 2017 Knights Templar
21 17th Oct 2017 Ultimate Champions Edition
20 10th Oct 2017 Tabar-Shishpar
19 3rd Oct 2017 International Championship / The Spadroon
18 12th Sep 2017 The Yatagan
17 29th Aug 2017 The Kpinga
16 22nd Aug 2017 The Kampilan
15 8th Aug 2017 The Gladiators' Scissor
14 1st Aug 2017 The Kachin Dao
13 25th Jul 2017 The Shamshir
12 18th Jul 2017 Ngombe Ngulu
11 11th Jul 2017 Master & Apprentice
10 13th Jun 2017 Sword Breaker Redemption
9 6th Jun 2017 The Charay
8 23rd May 2017 The Cinquedea
7 16th May 2017 Talwar
6 9th May 2017 Akrafena
5 2nd May 2017 Fans' Choice
4 25th Apr 2017 Makraka
3 18th Apr 2017 The Katzbalger
2 11th Apr 2017 Deer Horn Knives
1 11th Apr 2017 Judges Pick
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Season 3

Episode Airdate Name  
16 14th Feb 2017 Redemption / Viking Sword
15 7th Feb 2017 The Haladie
14 31st Jan 2017 The Naginata
13 24th Jan 2017 Cavalry Saber
12 17th Jan 2017 The Zweihander
11 10th Jan 2017 Champions Edition / The Pata
10 25th Oct 2016 Zulu Iklwa
9 18th Oct 2016 The Pandat
8 11th Oct 2016 Xiphos Sword
7 4th Oct 2016 The Boar Spear
6 27th Sep 2016 Hunga Munga
5 20th Sep 2016 Kora Sword
4 13th Sep 2016 The Falcata
3 6th Sep 2016 Butterfly Swords
2 30th Aug 2016 Fan Favorites / Hook Sword
1 23rd Aug 2016 Champion Edition / Scottish Claymore
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Season 2

Episode Airdate Name  
10 19th Apr 2016 Tabar
9 12th Apr 2016 Khanda
8 6th Apr 2016 The Cutlass
7 29th Mar 2016 The Shotel
6 22nd Mar 2016 Nepalese Kukri
5 15th Mar 2016 Viking Sword
4 8th Mar 2016 Spiked Shield
3 1st Mar 2016 The Scottish Claymore
2 23rd Feb 2016 Khopesh
1 16th Feb 2016 The War Hammer
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Season 1

Episode Airdate Name  
8 10th Aug 2015 The Moro Kris
7 3rd Aug 2015 The Roman Gladius
6 27th Jul 2015 The Elizabethan Rapier
5 20th Jul 2015 Crusader Sword
4 13th Jul 2015 Katar
3 6th Jul 2015 Viking Battle Axe
2 29th Jun 2015 Chakram
1 22nd Jun 2015 Japanese Katana

Specials

Episode Airdate Name  
2 7th Mar 2018 The Rhomphaia
1 23rd Nov 2017 Bladesgiving Special

Stars

Wil Willis
Himself - host
J. Neilson
Himself - judge
David Baker
Himself - judge
Doug Marcaida
Himself - judge
Wil Willis
Himself - host
J. Neilson
Himself - judge
David Baker
Himself - judge
Doug Marcaida
Himself - judge