Competitors will re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Two smiths survive an intense round of testing and return home to recreate a legendary weapon: the Greek Kopis. When Jesse withdrew at the end of the first round, Zack was allowed to continue on his own. He judges the weapons' historical accuracy and aesthetic beauty. We are always on the lookout for talented candidates who are curious about the world around them and passionate about entertainment. They may also address any flaws or issues pointed out by the judges in the first round, if they choose to do so. In Long Road to Redemption Part 2, four remaining blacksmiths compete and at last, the two finalists choose which swords they will make at their home forges.
The judges may, at their discretion, choose not to subject a weapon to a particular test if it is sufficiently cracked or flawed. However, replicating the blade is only half the challenge: they must also combine three different sizes of W1 round stock to forge their weapon. I love when Doug Marcaida does the last strength test and with his wicked grin says, 'this. After a colorful round of testing two smiths return to their home forges where they must recreate the signature weapon of history's deadly cavalrymen: the Austro-Hungarian Hussar Saber. Season 6, Episode 2 February 13, 2019 Season 6, Episode 2 February 13, 2019 The bladesmiths are tasked with crafting a Jambiya, a deadly Yemeni dagger.
Season two premiered on February 16, 2016 and increased to 10 episodes. Round one belongs to the Army, as four soldiers must forge a special forces V-42 stiletto. Only one will stick the win and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion. I love how they are given strength tests and weather or not they 'make the cut' :lol: :lol: At the end when the last sword is made from ancient history it is awesome to see where they came from and the history behind it. Jodi Flynn, , David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas are executive producers for Outpost Entertainment. When he cannot test the smiths' weapons himself due to injury, he has a co-worker or family member perform this task in his place. Every employee plays a vital role in the future of our company.
Starting with the 21st episode of the fourth season, two-time Forged in Fire champion Ben Abbott would replace him in some episodes. Was not a big fan of the Shotel weapon it self, but he made it beautiful, and thats shows something about his skill as a blacksmith! The salvaged steel proves temperamental, causing a few of the blades and smiths to crack under the pressure. Neilson appeared alongside Knight for the Season 4 premiere, then resumed his seat in the eighth episode. For this episode, the forging time in the first round was extended to three and a half hours. Once time expires, the judges evaluate the blades based on Willis' criteria and inspect their workmanship, quality, and design, then deliberate privately before announcing their decision. For the second round, the three remaining smiths are given an additional length of time to turn their blades into fully operational weapons. I havea sizable collection of cLaymores.
American television series Forged in Fire Genre Country of origin United States Original language s English No. After a ruthless bout of testing, two smiths are dispatched to their home forges to build a U. Broken blades and tears fall throughout two challenges and an unforgiving round of testing. Any smiths who fail to meet the criteria, or who fail to turn in a blade at all, are subject to immediate elimination. Season 6, Episode 4 February 27, 2019 Season 6, Episode 4 February 27, 2019 Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a chopper and must choose from a mammoth pile of metals and materials.
At A+E Networks you'll find a community of innovative, creative and inspiring people who aren't afraid to try new things and collaborate in an effort to stretch the company forward. 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. There's no playing around as the smiths aim to get to the next level before the clock runs out. Season 6, Episode 9 May 1, 2019 Season 6, Episode 9 May 1, 2019 Four bladesmiths must forge signature blades from different sizes of spring steel. On October 3, 2018, a five-week Invitational Tournament premiered, consisting of four preliminary heats and a finale.
At the end of each round, the smith whose weapon is judged to be the least satisfactory must surrender it and leave the competition. Afterwards, they return to the Forge and submit their weapons for testing against objects and environments similar to the historical scenarios in which they were typically used. Following the design period, they are given a set length of time to forge their blades; they are not required to adhere to their original designs. Then, some of the smiths are doomed to repeat the past, making mistakes made by former competitors. This series is hosted by and co-hosted by Tu Lam, a martial arts expert and retired member of the.
Only one will stick the win and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion. In some episodes, they all begin with the same material; in others, they may choose from an assortment of metal objects or must salvage their material from a source such as a junked car or lawnmower. Specializing in the Southeast Asian fighting style of , he has taught classes in weapon awareness and use for military, law enforcement, and security organizations. Season 6, Episode 7 April 17, 2019 Season 6, Episode 7 April 17, 2019 The wheels start turning when four bladesmiths must forge friction folders from a rusty pickup truck. However, in order to appeal to the History channel's audience, they decided to have the competition focus on historical weaponry. The two smiths left standing head back to their home forges to recreate an exotic weapon wielded by ancient Southeast Asian warriors: the Javanese Kris. .
Medical personnel are present to treat any injuries or other health problems and may, at their discretion, disqualify smiths who are unable to continue safely. We're not just saying that. He examines the weapons' technical qualities and tests their durability. The non-working member was allowed to offer advice. The working time in each of the first two rounds is typically three hours, but may be extended to four hours if an added feature poses a sufficient challenge, such as being required to forge a billet with modern methods and use it for the blade.