Forged in Fire

  • 2015
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A series in which each episode pits four master bladesmiths against each other as they create cutting-edge weapons that harken back to the past.

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Bonus: What is the Gladiators' Scissor?
01:10 — Discover the history of the distinctive bladed weapon wielded by a class of Roman gladiators.
Khanda Deliberation, Round 2
After testing the contestants' forged weapons with handles, the judges evaluate each weapon in this bonus scene from "The Khanda."
Bonus: What Is a Ngombe Ngulu?
01:09 — Get fast facts about the curved, deadly Congolese weapon known as the "executioner's sword."
Bonus: What Is a Nzappa Zap?
01:13 — Get fast facts about the hatchet-like Congolese weapon known as the Nzappa zap.
Bonus: What Is a Sword Breaker?
01:08 — Learn the basics about the dagger used to literally break swords during the Medieval period.
Bonus: What Is the Charay?
01:16 — Get some fast facts about the sword used by traders to defend their goods.
Bonus: Wil Willis on the Principles of Forging
01:15 — "Forged in Fire" host Wil Willis outlines the core principles at the heart of forging weapons in this exclusive clip.
Bonus: Wil Willis on the Job of the Blacksmith
01:43 — "Forged in Fire" host Wil Willis explains the principles that the show's participants are seeking to uphold when they forge weapons in this exclusive (more…)
What is the Cinquedea?
01:05 — Learn about the cinquedea, a sword with a dagger that is "five fingers" wide.
What Is the Talwar?
01:09 — Learn about the talwar, a curved sword brought to India by travelers.
Bonus: What Is the Akrafena?
01:02 — Take a closer look at the Ashanti sword used in warfare and known for bearing symbolic designs.
Bonus: What Is the Panabas?
01:01 — Take a closer look at the panabas sword and its capabilities.
Bonus: What Is A Makraka?
00:46 — Get the facts about the sickle-shaped knife that originated in Central Africa.
Bonus: What Is A Katzbalger?
01:26 — Get the facts about the Renaissance-era sword known for its distinctive hand guard.
Bonus: What Are Deer Horn Knives?
01:24 — Learn the basics about these traditional Chinese weapons.
Bonus: What Is An Ida Sword?
01:12 — Learn the facts about the origin and purpose of this West African blade.
Forged in Fire Season 4
Each episode of Forged in FireTM follows four master competitors as they put their skills and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination and (more…)
Forged in Fire Season 4
Each episode of Forged in FireTM follows four master competitors as they put their skills and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination and (more…)
Bonus: All About David Baker
02:49 — His swords and props have been a part of big-budget films and TV shows for years. However, Dave Baker actually got his Hollywood start on the other s (more…)
All About Jason Knight
02:25 — "Forged in Fire" judge Jason Knight describes how he grew up fascinated with swords and knives and what it's like to witness a bladesmithing renaissan (more…)
Bonus: All About Wil Willis
The voice behind the countdown clock sits down to discuss years in the military and how his special forces training has translated into life in the fo (more…)
Bonus: Worst Injuries, Part 2
03:07 — Most of the tools in the forge want to scrape, cut, or burn you. The "Forged in Fire" bladesmiths trade the stories of their worst forging wounds and (more…)
Bonus: Zulu Iklwa Deliberation - Round 3
After two rounds of challenging bayonet forging, the contestants hand their weapons over to the judges. Two of the blades have handle issues and might (more…)
Bonus: Worst Injuries
Bladesmiths swap war stories in the forge, recounting the worst injuries they've ever incurred while working on a knife. From burns to bites to broken (more…)
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  • Premiered: June 22, 2015
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A series in which each episode pits four master bladesmiths against each other as they create cutting-edge weapons that harken back to the past. (more)

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