Four bladesmiths plunge into the first round of competition where they must forge a blade using steel harvested from a vintage pinball machine. Season 1, Episode 100 October 31, 2018 Season 1, Episode 100 October 31, 2018 Four modern metal workers must harvest materials from a metal sculpture to forge a needlepoint Damascus blade. The judges may, at their discretion, choose not to subject a weapon to a particular test if it is sufficiently cracked or flawed. Doug Marcaida, an edged-weapons specialist, is a U. Their swords will be pushed to the absolute limit…the final test will determine which is stronger; their Katanas or a speeding bullet?. The two finalists, Jamie Lundall and Mareko Maumasi were charged with created their own version of the blade.
Two are sent packing and the remaining armorers head back to their home forges to craft an exotic hybrid of pain and protection: the hooded katar. Jamie, a full-time bladesmith with 15 years of experience, set out to produce the most beautiful blade possible, featuring Damascus steel. After battling forge welds and parameters, one smith falls victim to a costly mistake. This series is hosted by and co-hosted by Tu Lam, a martial arts expert and retired member of the. They must attach a handle, choosing from a range of provided materials and incorporating any special feature stated by Willis, and grind, sharpen, and polish the blades. David Baker, a Hollywood prop maker who has appeared on the series , is an authority on weapons history and an expert on replicating period-accurate weapons for both museums and films.
Healy observed the demonstration, and later the filming, from the sidelines. Once time expires, the judges evaluate the blades based on Willis' criteria and inspect their workmanship, quality, and design, then deliberate privately before announcing their decision. Mace Vitale and Murray Carter battled in the final leg of this episode, with each creating astonishingly beautiful weapons. Air Force must forge a Bolo knife using the San Mai technique to combine high carbon steel with helicopter parts. There's no playing around as the smiths aim to get to the next level before the clock runs out.
Then, after brutal testing, two smiths pull ahead to move on to their home forge to recreate an intricate Presidential weapon, George Washington's Colichemarde. One piece of equipment required cooling with a hair drier which Ryu held by hand. After a fiery round of tests, the two finalists head home to recreate an epic sword, the O-Katana. Season 1, Episode 112 March 13, 2019 Season 1, Episode 112 March 13, 2019 Enhanced. They arrive at The Forge, in New York, ready to forge extraordinary weapons.
Their work will be put to the test, and those that fail will be sent home. Both forged weapons were tested on ballistic dummies dressed in Roman gladiator garb and helmets. Only one member of each pair was allowed to work at any time, trading off every 30 minutes in the first two rounds, and every day in the third. Nat Nat is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Uncoached Corporation and all its properties. He drew on his extensive training in and knowledge of Japanese philosophy. Neilson Jason Knight during portions of season 3 and 4; Ben Abbott during portions of season 4 , David Baker, and Doug Marcaida, experts in weapon history and use.
After a meticulous round of tests, only two smiths remain and return to their home forges to recreate one of the largest Japanese swords, the Nodachi. They compete in the show armed with skills they need to create deadly weapons; which are also inspiring works of art. After the time expires, the judges put each weapon through a series of tests to gauge properties such as sharpness, durability, and ease of use. The smiths are typically given 10 minutes to sketch out their designs, but this time is occasionally extended or omitted altogether. After a fiery round of tests, the two finalists head home to recreate one of the most epic swords in the history of this competition: the O-Katana. In the first round, welding problems arise, and a parameter failure sends one smith packing.
Four smiths must think outside the box when tasked with using the dreaded canister method to forge a signature blade. Both weapons were tested for strength in a mechanical device. Throughout the challenge, he used his ability to focus on the task at hand, and was complimented on his first forging effort when Doug Marcaida noted that his blade exemplified the practice of putting forth the best effort to result in the highest achievement possible. Neilson appeared alongside Knight for the Season 4 premiere, then resumed his seat in the eighth episode. After a colorful round of testing two smiths return to their home forges where they must recreate the signature weapon of history's deadly cavalrymen: the Austro-Hungarian Hussar Saber. At the end of each round, the smith whose weapon is judged to be the least satisfactory must surrender it and leave the competition.
Both weapons passed the cut and kill tests. After a colorful round of testing two smiths return to their home forges where they must recreate the signature weapon of history's deadly cavalrymen: the Austro-Hungarian Hussar Saber. After a ruthless bout of testing, two smiths are dispatched to their home forges to build a U. If a weapon suffers catastrophic failure, defined as damage that renders it unsafe or ineffective for further testing, its maker is immediately disqualified. For the second round, the three remaining smiths are given an additional length of time to turn their blades into fully operational weapons. Season 6, Episode 11 May 8, 2019 Season 6, Episode 11 May 8, 2019 It's Round Two of the Battle of the Branches Tournament: Four airmen from the U. After a punishing round of testing, the two surviving smiths return home to forge the Marine Corps Officers Sword.
They were tasked with forging a Crusader sword, typical of the Middle Ages, and intended primarily for use from horseback. Specializing in the Southeast Asian fighting style of , he has taught classes in weapon awareness and use for military, law enforcement, and security organizations. After brutal testing, two smiths pull ahead to move on to their home forge to recreate an intricate Presidential weapon, George Washington's Colichemarde. On April 17, 2018, a spin-off series titled premiered on History. Since then the portfolio has grown to 8 properties covering a wide array of verticals including business, personal finance, real estate, architecture, television, movies, entertainment, video games, lifestyle, pets, and more. Season 1, Episode 111 March 6, 2019 Season 1, Episode 111 March 6, 2019 For the special 100th episode of Forged in Fire, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a chopper and must choose from a mammoth pile of metals and materials from all previous 99 episodes. After a wicked round of testing, only two smiths advance and return home to build a weapon rooted in savagery: the Barbarian Sword.
He developed a beautiful blade design using 23 layers of steel all forged by hand. In the final round, two smiths are locked in a dead heat to recreate a three-bladed African throwing knife called the Kpinga. He examines the weapons' technical qualities and tests their durability. Season 1, Episode 122 May 8, 2019 Season 1, Episode 122 May 8, 2019 Enhanced. The non-working member was allowed to offer advice. He judges the weapons' historical accuracy and aesthetic beauty. A ballistic dummy clothed in Medieval garb and cloth armor was the target for both swords, which ultimately proved that they were both sharp for thrusting, and cutting.