Next Episode of Forged in Fire is
Season 8 / Episode 21 and airs on 20 May 2021 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 bladesmiths are sent on an Odyssey worthy of the Greek Gods: forge a blade from Greek armor and artifacts using the Go-Mai, or the five-layer technique. The smiths wrestle with steels of varying hardness to try to create a blade that would make the weapons God Hephaestus proud. Two smiths get through the brutal testing and head home to re-create the mythical Sword of Perseus. Which smith will return to the forge with a weapon formidable enough to take down the mighty Medusa, and be crowned "Forged In Fire" Champion, earning a check for $10,000?
In a Forged in Fire first, four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a parameter specific blade shape in just two hours. To add more fuel to the fire, the smiths are unaware of the weapon they're making and how it will be tested. After a couple of brutal rounds, two competitors survive the heat and the clock to make it back to their home forges to recreate an American hero's signature sword: General Patton's saber. Two smiths enter the battle, but only one will produce a weapon worthy of the Patton name and take home the Forged in Fire title and $10,000.
Four smiths get thrown into the mix when they must Frankenstein a blade from one knife and combine it with a different weapon's handle. The pressure is on as these hybrid knives will have to perform and survive the brutal tests ahead. After an intense two rounds of forging two unnatural elements together--two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate one of the oldest, deadliest, and elegant blades in history: the Chinese Jian. Which smith will earn the honor of being named a Forged in Fire Champion and receive the $10,000 prize?
In honor of Veteran's Day, four bladesmiths pay tribute in a special military themed competition, forging their blades from the biggest salvage yet--a panzer tank. The competitors find themselves in a war of welds and warps, combating the clock in an effort to produce knives strong enough to survive the brutal testing. The remaining two smiths continue the fight at their home forges where they have just four days to recreate the Scottish Backsword as famously wielded by Captain Mad Jack Churchill in World War II. Which smith will honor the troops with a weapon worthy of earning $10,000 and the rank of Forged in Fire Champion?
Four smiths spring into action when they are tasked with creating signature blades from different sized springs. The smiths battle through two tough rounds, fighting through canisters and failing forge welds for an opportunity to leap forward in the competition. After a brutal testing bout, the two remaining smiths head home to recreate one of the most distinguishing weapons of the Revolutionary War: the Sergeant's Spontoon. Which smith will survive the battery of tests to earn the title of Forged in Fire champion and $10,000?
Four smiths must salvage steel from old weapons and combine them using the Hada technique to forge a Pugio - the dagger said to have murdered Julius Caesar. The competitors battle and fight to the finish to ensure their daggers size up to this iconic weapon's stature, both in form and function. After a round of barbaric tests, only two smiths march down the Appian way to their home forges to recreate the legendary Spatha, one of the most vicious swords in Roman history. Which smith will return to the forge arena a victor, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and the $10,000 prize?
Four smiths must navigate stormy seas by making Hada blades from the material harvested from a ship's wheel. After confronting an ocean of problems in the first two rounds, just two smiths sail through testing to make it to the final challenge where they must recreate the symbolic and deadly Filipino sword: the Pira. Which smith has the sea legs to survive the final testing and win the $10,000 treasure and the title of Forged in Fire champion?
Four smiths are out on the farm to salvage steel from old farm equipment to make classic chef knives. Only two smiths will slice and dice their way to the final round where they must forge the iconic Rooster Head French Pioneer Sword. Find out which smith will cook up a sword worthy of victory, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a check for $10,000.
In a twist of fate, four smiths must forge a twist and stack damascus blade. After two rounds the last two smiths standing must return home and recreate the Darb Sri Gun Chai, an enormous, double handed Thai battle sword. Two beautiful swords will be tested to their limits, but only one can be proclaimed the Forged in Fire champion and win the prize of $10,000.
Four smiths are tasked with forging Japanese Natas using a traditional Japanese technique. After two intense rounds, the three remaining blades are tested to determine which contestants will head to their home forge to recreate the prestigious Zulu War Axe. Which smith's weapon will have what it takes to chop down the competition, win $10,000, and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion?
Four smiths are tasked with creating signature blades from 1095 steel. As time ticks by, new parameters will be added, keeping the smiths on their toes. Ultimately, two smiths make it back to their home forges to recreate one of the longest swords in the forge, the Chinese Zhanmadao. Which smith will forge a blade worthy of $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion'
Four bladesmiths are tasked with making a canister damascus blade from threaded bolts. After a couple of intense rounds and some brutal testing, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the deadly German Dussage Sword. Two blades will be pushed to their limits, but only one will emerge with the $10,000 prize and the title of Forged in Fire champion.
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