Next Episode of Forged in Fire is
Season 5 / Episode 12 and airs on 29 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.
Four Forged in Fire champions return for a chance to prove who among them is the best of the best in a challenge that leaves no room for error: a high carbon steel inlay. After two surprising rounds of competition, only two will move on to the final round where they will have just five days to create a weapon that stumped previous contestants; the Scottish Claymore. Will this sizable blade be too much to handle, or will one be able to stand above the rest as Forged in Fire champion of champions?
Four former contestants, back in the Forge by popular demand, return for a second shot at victory and redemption in an all new challenge full of unexpected twists. Competition gets heated right away when they are forced to make their signature style blades with materials from a surprising source. After two rounds of grueling competition, only two smiths are left to take on the final challenge of recreating a weapon they've never seen before: The Hook Sword. This complex weapon gives both fan favorites a run for their money, but only one will hook the crown and take home $10,000.
Four new contestants must choose wisely as they try to craft a blade of their signature style from a pile of tools, both old and new. Then the stakes are doubled when, for the first time ever, they must forge not one, but two swords in the final round. Crafting Chinese Butterfly Swords, our final two bladesmiths face twice the work, and twice the pressure, in their attempt to claim the title of Forged in Fire champion.
Four bladesmiths must create a blade out of high carbon steel while also forging the hammer they'll use to make it. After an extraordinary round of testing, only two move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create a weapon known for its deadly prowess against armored soldiers–the Falcata. Will the blade's unique handle shape leave them open to a devastating blow, or will one smith be able to slice their way to the $10,000?
Four new bladesmiths step up to the challenge of forging blades using pieces of steel harvested from some monstrous power tools. While some smiths excel under the pressure, others are pushed to the limits of exhaustion in the heat of the Forge. After a vigorous round of testing, the final two go toe-to-toe in creating a sacrificial sword from history which could reportedly cut a sheep in half with one swing. After a formidable battle in the finale, only one will earn the title Forged in Fire Champion and take home $10,000.
Four new bladesmiths have their creativity put to the test when they are tasked with making a serrated blade out of only the tools from the table in front of them. They must harvest enough steel to forge the blade, but without melting down a crucial tool they might need later. Then, the final two bladesmiths attempt to forge a Hunga Munga–a behemoth weapon where all four edges must maintain peak performance when put through the judges' gauntlet.
Four bladesmiths must use the steel from a suit of armor to create a signature blade. After a tense round of testing, only two move on to the final round where they'll have just five days to create a weapon historically used for both combat and hunting–the Boar Spear. Will the blade's immense size cause them to fall short, or will one rise to the occasion and be crowned Forged in Fire champion?
When a group of new bladesmiths enters the forge, they're met with a challenge they never saw coming. They must harvest the steel for their blade from an imposing piece of construction equipment, which proves to be a bigger task than they anticipate. After an intense round of testing and another elimination, the two remaining smiths face off to recreate a classic Greek sword used in close quarters combat.
Four bladesmiths must salvage steel from a junkyard to create a signature blade using a hand-cranked coal forge. After a smashing round of testing, only two will move onto the final round where they'll have just five days to create a Dayak war sword, the Pandat. Will the blade's unique shape leave victims in its wake, or will one rise to the top and be crowned Forged in Fire champion?
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.
Over the course of three seasons, 26 bladesmiths have been crowned Forged in Fire champion. Tonight, prior winners return to prove who among them is the best of the best by forging a blade using canoe damascus. After two high octane rounds of competition, the two remaining champions will move to the final round where they must create a weapon known for its unique mechanics and deadly double-edged blade–the Pata. With their reputation on the line, which smith will survive the judges' brutal testing to once again be crowned champion?
Four competitors must forge weld blades for friction folders from tiny cubes of steel. After hammering through the testing, two smiths will return home where they will forge a German Zweihander. Due to its long length and use on the battlefield, they take their Zweihanders outside the forge to be tested, where only one will be crowned Forged in Fire champion.
Four new bladesmiths face the unprecedented challenge of forging the barrel of a gun into a lethal knife. After a round of brutal testing, the final two bladesmiths return home where they have five days to forge one of the most legendary blades in combat history, the Cavalry Saber.
Four bladesmiths must create a signature blade using a randomly chosen mystery technique. After a brutal round of testing, only two will return to their home forges where they will reproduce a Japanese Naginata. Famous for its long length and use in martial arts, the smiths take their Naginatas outside the forge to be tested.
For the first time ever, four bladesmiths must use high carbon steel to forge a hatchet. After an intense round of testing, only two can chop their way to the final round where they'll have just five days to create an ancient Indian weapon used to both stab and slice. Will the double-edged Haladie wound both of the finalists, or can one be singled out and crowned Forged in Fire champion?
Four previously eliminated bladesmiths return to the forge for a shot at redemption, but they face a challenge that will make their climb to the top more difficult than they imagined. After two rounds of competition with shocking eliminations, the two remaining smiths face off to recreate a sword known for its devastating strength–the Viking sword.
David Lain Baker(Judge)
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