Enhanced episode. The bladesmiths must choose wisely when they're asked to dumpster-dive for the right steel, but only two will move to forge a war hammer. Then, four smiths forge rusty chain mail and steel to produce Knights Templar daggers.
A new set of bladesmiths must shape four different types of metal, each with their own unique difficulties, into a fully functional weapon. They must create the Nepalese Kukri in just five days. Next, two bladesmiths forge the Japanese Katana. Four former contestants, back by popular demand, return for a second shot at victory and redemption in an all-new challenge. The competition heats up right away when they must make their signature style blades with materials from an unexpected source.
Four bladesmiths utilize questionable steel from mining tools to forge a blade. Next, four bladesmiths create a blade using a mystery technique, and two will return to reproduce a Japanese Naginata. Five former champions return for a competition.
The bladesmiths must use a variety of steels to create a canister Damascus billet, from which they'll forge a dagger. After tough setbacks, only two enter the final round where they must recreate an ancient Roman weapon known as the Scissor. Then, four smiths must create a blade out of high carbon steel as well as the hammer they'll use to make it. Only two go on to the final where they'll have just five days to create the Falcata, a weapon known for its prowess against armored soldiers.
Four smiths must forge together rusty chain mail and high quality steel to produce Knights Templar Crusader Daggers in round one. The competitors must ensure these double-edged medieval blades are fit to withstand brutal testing. The two finalist return to their home forges to recreate the iconic Knights Templar Crusader Sword. At the end, only one contender is knighted the next "Forged in Fire" champion.
The smiths must turn the rusted steel of a 1971 Mercury Cougar into their signature blade in three hours. Only two competitors may return to their home forge where they have five days to create an elite military weapon called the Yatagan. Later, four smiths must take a garden lawnmower and use its metal to create one of their signature blades. Two competitors make it to the final round where they must create a Tabar, a battle axe from southern Asia.
Five former champions return to earn a spot at one of the four anvils before the first forge has been lit. After the qualifying round, the four remaining smiths are given miniature sized cubes to forge their signature blades in the infamous canister damascus challenge. The final two contestants must recreate the Tai Chi sword in their final fight to reign supreme as the Ultimate Forged in Fire Champion of Champions.
Four competitors weld blades for friction folders from tiny cubes of steel. After the testing, two smiths return home to forge a German Zweihander. Then, for the first time, the competitors must create not one, but two blades in the first round. After a tough second round, the two remaining smiths have five days to create the Katzbalger, a 15th century combat sword.
Enhanced episode. Four bladesmiths have a monkey wrench thrown into the competition, literally, when they are asked to forge blades in their signature style from pipe wrenches. Ultimately only two competitors' pipe dreams stay alive as they advance to the final round where they must re-create a rare axe-mace hybrid called the tabar-shishpar.
Competitors design and forge deadly edged-weapons of war. In the final round, the two finalists must forge the Japanese Katana; then, four blade smiths must use a randomly chosen mystery technique to forge signature blades; and only two finalists return to their home forges to reproduce the Japanese Naginata.
The competition shifts into high gear when the smiths must turn the rusted steel of a 1971 Mercury Cougar into their signature blade in just three hours. After a tough round of testing, only two competitors' roads lead them back to their home forge where they have only five days to create an elite military weapon called the Yatagan.
The bladesmiths must forge a signature weapon using everyday steel objects like ball bearings and shovels as their only source material. Only two smiths will move on and have five days to forge a Moro Kris Sword, a unique blade dating back to 300 BC. Next, four bladesmiths face the challenge of forging high carbon steel and wrought iron, two conflicting materials, into a functioning weapon.The finalists return home to craft an historical Filipino blade called the Panabas.
The bladesmiths find the odds stacked against them when they are forced to layer a complex Damascus pattern into their signature style blade. In the final round, two smiths are locked in a dead heat to recreate a three-bladed African throwing knife called the Kpinga.
Four bladesmiths head to a scrapyard to create their signature blade using only harvested metal and a coal forge. Challenges arise when some struggle to keep their fires burning, and ultimately two competitors are left standing. The smiths must recreate a fearsome battle weapon, the Kampilan. Their weapons must survive brutal testing, and only one will pull through by a hair to claim the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Enhanced episode. Four new bladesmiths step up to the challenge of forging blades using pieces of steel harvested from large power tools. Later, the competitors create their signature blades by using the Hada technique, which involves forging multiple layers of steel together.
Four bladesmiths enter the forge and are given the twisted challenge of having to forge blades from a giant elevator cable. Only two will return home to recreate the African Ngombe Ngulu, known as the executions sword. In the final round, the smiths are neck and neck in the testing. Who will keep their head and be crowned the Forged in Fire Champion and the winner of 10,000 dollars?
The bladesmiths must use an age-old technique to create their signature weapons. Then, four new bladesmiths are put to the test when they must forge a bayonet blade and engineer it to attach to a rifle. After a round of grueling tests on their bayonets, the final two bladesmiths are sent home to spend five days forging the legendary African blade, the Zulu Iklwa. Then, four previously eliminated bladesmiths return to the forge for a shot at redemption.