Next Episode of Forged in Fire is
Season 5 / Episode 11 and airs on 23 May 2018 01:00
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.
Our bladesmiths must choose wisely as they are asked to dumpster dive for the right steel to be turned into a hardened blade of their choosing. Will these blades hold up after a tough round of testing? Only two will move on to forge a War Hammer. After five days at their home forges, the smiths return hammers in hand to pound their way to victory. But in the end only one will nail the competition and be crowned the Forged in Fire champion.
This week our bladesmiths are given a "twisted" challenge when they are asked to forge a weapon from cable steel. The competition slowly unravels as they handle this difficult steel. After two rounds only two are left to return home and forge an Egyptian Khopesh. Back at the forge their iconic weapons are put through their paces but only one can be crowned Forged In Fire champion.
Four bladesmiths face one of the most grueling challenges in Forged in Fire history when the electricity and power tools are taken away from them and they must forge a blade with just fire and their bare hands. Only two will survive this strenuous task to move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create the iconic Scottish Claymore, the legendary weapon of William Wallace. They'll go blade to blade in a final round of testing, but only the bravest of hearts will be crowned the Forged in Fire champion.
Three is the magic number as our bladesmiths are asked to forge three or more metals into a blade of their signature style. Despite pain and failure, two move on to the final round returning home to forge a legendary spiked shield. After a punishing round of testing only one emerges to be crowned the Forged in Fire champion.
Four bladesmiths are subjected to one of the most extreme challenges of the season when they must salvage material from a car and forge a blade in a race against time. Only two will speed through to the final round where they'll have five days to create a Viking sword. In a shocking finale they are pushed to their limits but only one can be crowned the Forged in Fire champion.
A new set of bladesmiths are tasked with the grueling challenge of shaping four very different types of metal, each with their own unique difficulties, into a fully functional deadly weapon. After a rigorous round of testing, only two will survive. They'll have just five days to create one of the most lethal weapons in military history, the Nepalese Kukri. They'll then go to battle in a final round of testing, but only one will conquer all and secure the title of Forged in Fire champion.
Four bladesmiths face the unpredictable challenge of taking high carbon steel and wrought iron and forging these two conflicting materials into a fully functional weapon. After a formidable round of testing, only two will move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create one of the most beautifully designed blades in history, the Ethiopian Shotel. Will this uniquely shaped blade throw them a curveball or will one be able to hook themselves the title of Forged in Fire champion?
Problem solving is front and center as our bladesmiths are asked to transform failed blades from last season into fully functional weapons. After a difficult 1st round of testing, the remaining two bladesmiths head home with just five days to forge the legendary Cutlass Sword. With "pirate swords" in hand we go topside as our blades pillage their way through several rounds of testing. But only one will experience the treasure of being called the Forged in Fire champion.
The competition piles on as our bladesmiths are asked to forge a weapon in their signature style from a large pile of mixed metal that is welded together. Only two will return home to forge the mysterious Khanda, a legendary blade from ancient India. Will they bend or break under the pressure? That is the question our bladesmiths will face. Only the one left standing will be crowned Forged in Fire champion.
Four bladesmiths must take an ordinary garden lawnmower and using its metal to bend and shape to their will, create one of their signature blades. When the other contestants are mowed down in the competition, two will make it to the final round where they must create a Tabar, a deadly battle axe from Southern Asia. After a series of grueling tests, only one will survive the cut to be named the Forged in Fire champion.
David Lain Baker(Judge)
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