The best bladed weapon-makers in the country go head-to-head.
Four bladesmiths are sent on an Odyssey worthy of the Greek Gods: forge a blade from Greek armor and artifacts using the Go-Mai, or the five-layer technique. Two smiths go on to re-create the mythical Sword of Perseus.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a parameter specific blade shape in just two hours. Two competitors survive the heat and the clock to go on and recreate an American hero's signature sword: General Patton's saber.
Four smiths get thrown into the mix when they must Frankenstein a blade from one knife and combine it with a different weapon's handle. The finalists then must recreate one of the oldest, deadliest, and elegant blades in history: the Chinese Jian.
Four bladesmiths honor the forge's legendary power hammer Big Blu by ripping it apart and forging competition choppers. The finalists then must recreate one of history's most unique hunting weapons: the Rock-Throwing Crossbow.
In this special Halloween competition, four smiths salvage steel from the corpses of broken, decaying blades, and turn it into a zombie killer. The finalists then recreate a ghoulish weapon from the Middle Ages: the War Scythe.
Four smiths are tasked with forging a canister damascus blade using different sized drill bits. The final two then recreate a brutal slicer from Central Africa: the Boa-Zande sword.
Four smiths are tasked with transforming bits and pieces of old damascus steel into fossil damascus signature blades. Two smiths then recreate one of the most elegant and lethal weapons in history: the Musketeer's Rapier.
Four smiths must face the music when they are tasked with creating San-Mai blades from musical instruments. Ultimately two head back to their home forges to recreate Spain's legendary warrior El Cid's Tizona.
Four bladesmiths pay tribute in a special military themed competition, forging their blades from the biggest salvage yet: a panzer tank. The remaining two smiths must recreate the Scottish Backsword.
Four smiths spring into action when they are tasked with creating signature blades from different sized springs. The two remaining smiths recreate one of the most distinguishing weapons of the Revolutionary War: the Sergeant's Spontoon.
Four smiths must salvage steel from old weapons and combine them using the Hada technique to forge a Pugio—the dagger said to have murdered Julius Caesar. The finalists must recreate the legendary Spatha, one of the most vicious swords in Roman history.
Two families go head-to-head in an all-out battle not only against another household, but also each other. Loyalties will be put aside as the smiths fight to make a canister Damascus blade from odd pieces of high carbon steel.
Four smiths get ready for the ultimate showdown when they are tasked with forging a camp knife out of steel harvested from a barbecue. Only two smiths advance to their home forges to recreate a pair of Frankish Throwing axes.
Four merry bladesmiths gather 'round the fire to spread holiday cheer. The final smiths must recreate the Nutcracking English blade: the 1796 English Light Cavalry Sword.
Four smiths get ready for a cage match when they are tasked with not only freeing their tools from a steel grate, but also forging a knife from it. The two remaining smiths head home to recreate a Chinese War Sword.
Four smiths are on a quest to forge signature blades from various Damascus patterns. The two final competitors are tasked with recreating their own version of the legendary Sword in the Stone.
Four smiths crack open crucibles to reveal surprise metals they'll use to forge signature blades. Only two survive and move on to their home forges to recreate the legendary sword of King Charlemagne: the Joyeuse.
Four smiths are faced with recreating the WWII Special Forces Smatchet knife. The two remaining smiths head back to their home forges to recreate the infamous Spanish Conquistador sword.
Four smiths must navigate stormy seas by making Hada blades from the material harvested from a ship's wheel. The finalists must recreate the symbolic and deadly Filipino sword: the Pira.
Four smiths are out on the farm to salvage steel from old farm equipment to make classic chef knives. Only two smiths will slice and dice their way to the final round where they must forge the iconic Rooster Head French Pioneer Sword.
In a twist of fate, four smiths must forge a twist and stack damascus blade. After two rounds the last two smiths standing must return home and recreate the Darb Sri Gun Chai, an enormous, double-handed Thai battle sword.
Four smiths are tasked with forging Japanese Natas using a traditional Japanese technique. The finalists must then recreate the prestigious Zulu War Axe.
Four smiths are tasked with creating signature blades from 1095 steel. Ultimately, two smiths make it back to their home forges to recreate one of the longest swords, the Chinese Zhanmadao.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with making a canister damascus blade from threaded bolts. After a couple of intense rounds and some brutal testing, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the deadly German Dussage Sword.
Four first responder bladesmiths are called into the forge to honor those who run toward danger while others run away.
In a throwback to the Iron Age, four smiths must forge daggers as if they were in 650 B.C., relying solely on coal forges and brute force to get the job done.
Four smiths determine their fate when they have to select a forging technique ranging from easy to difficult. They must choose wisely as their selection will directly impact their next round.
In this Samurai-themed competition, four smiths must forge a Japanese tanto dagger. Summoning their inner warriors, the smiths fight to produce blades that are worthy of the samurai.
Baby Boomers and Gen Z-ers face off in an Old vs. New competition.
Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from scrap metal shavings.
Four smiths must forge handles in round one using a metal never before seen in this competition: titanium.
Four smiths are put to the test when they must forge keys to unlock boxes of steel needed to make a knife.
Four smiths are tasked with forging a blade that must fit perfectly into a puzzle piece cut out.
Four former champions return to the forge to engage in a competition unlike any other. Ultimately one former champion is tasked with recreating a Cossack Shashka.
In this first ever pay-to-play competition, four smiths learn they must fork over forge funds in order to use the tools needed to make signature blades.
In this two-part Forged in Fire special, four smiths enter the forge to compete in four events that will test every aspect of their bladesmithing capabilities.