In this explosive new series, four bladesmiths will compete for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion. Across three grueling rounds, competitors design and forge deadly edged-weapons of war.
Four bladesmiths must forge a weapon using only reclaimed metal. The finalists head to their home forges to make an ancient Indian Chakram, and they return with two very different interpretations of that deadly, circular throwing weapon.
The bladesmiths must transform a steel train spring into a weapon of their choosing. Only two competitors will move on and are given just five days to forge a legendary Viking Battle Axe.
The competitors create their signature blade by using the Hada technique--a traditional process that involves forging multiple layers of steel together. The pressure mounts as one of the smiths is pushed to his absolute breaking point.
The bladesmiths struggle to create a special Japanese hardening technique on their signature blades. After a difficult first round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with just five days to forge the legendary Crusader Sword.
The forge heats up as the bladesmiths must use an age-old technique to create their signature weapons. Two finalists head to their home forges to make one of history's most notorious weapons, the rapier.
Four bladesmiths must transform a steel ball bearing into a fully functional weapon. After a grueling round of tests that literally breaks a blade in two, the finalists get the opportunity to create the Roman Gladius.