Forged in Fire features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other to create some of the most iconic edged weapons from history. In each episode, four of the best bladesmiths in the country will come together to put both their skills and reputations on the line. Whether they are making a Japanese katana, a medieval broadsword, or an ancient throwing blade like the chakram, the weapons they forge will be fully functional and lethal works of art and war. The unique histories contained within each weapon will be creatively told during the forging process and the final weapons themselves will be assessed and ruthlessly tested by our panel of expert judges. These dynamic and explosive tests will be individually designed to push the weapons to their absolute limit. One by one, the bladesmiths will be eliminated until only one remains to be crowned the champion.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Forged in Fire - Knife or Death - Netflix
Knife or Death (officially Forged in Fire: Knife or Death) is an American competition series that airs on the History channel. It is a spin-off from the successful Forged in Fire television series. The show is hosted by WWE Hall of Fame member and former NFL player Bill Goldberg, along with co-host Tu Lam, a former Green Berets operative, martial artist and edged weapons expert. Two-time Forged in Fire champion Travis Wuertz assists as the show's blade inspection specialist. On each episode, eight contestants compete through two rounds, using edged weapons that they have either forged themselves or had fabricated to their specifications. They must submit their weapons to a preliminary examination by Wuertz and can be immediately disqualified in case of a safety issue or failure. The contestant who finishes the second-round course in the shorter time advances to the season finale, with a $20,000 cash prize at stake. Knife or Death premiered April 17, 2018 on History and is produced by Outpost Entertainment.
Forged in Fire - Season finale changes - Netflix
In the season finale, the five episode winners and the runner-up with the fastest time in Dead Run compete for the $20,000 prize. All targets are thicker and/or made of tougher materials, with the following specific changes: Ice Pick: The ice block has two embedded tubes of liquid that must both be pierced. Lifeline: No longer a sudden-death obstacle. The contestant may make multiple attempts, but incurs a time penalty for every attempt after the first on a target. Curtain Call: The contestant must cut through three targets (pork loin, plywood, sheet metal). Steak Knife: Renamed Rotisserie, with chickens replacing the steaks. Weight Cut: The rack of meat slabs is replaced by a second ice block, and the contestant must cut at least 80 pounds from each block before advancing.
Forged in Fire - References - Netflix