Forged in Fire

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Forged in Fire
Premiere June 22, 2015
Airs Wednesdays at 9PM
Host Wil Willis
Network History
Style 60-minute reality competition
Company Outpost Entertainment
Seasons 8
Episodes 163 + 1 special (through season 7)
Status Currently airing season 8
Origin USA
Official Site History

The most talented bladesmiths in the world will test their mettle in Forged in Fire, a cutting-edge competition series. Hosted by weapons expert Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and decorated Air Force para-rescue specialist, the series will feature world-class bladesmiths recreating many of history's most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram.

In each episode, four master bladesmiths will put their skills and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination while using traditional and state-of-the-art tools and machinery to turn raw metal into authentic working versions of classic bladed weapons of yesteryear. In the hands of these gifted craftsmen, every weapon is not just a lethal instrument of war, but also an elegant work of art. The colorful histories of these weapons will be told throughout the forging process. Then the weapons will be assessed and tested by a panel of internationally recognized judges.

Contents

Judges

Judge   Duration
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
J. Neilson * * * * * * * *
Doug Marcaida * * * * * * * *
David Baker * * * * * * * *
Jason Knight * *
Ben Abbott * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
History
Season One June 22, 2015 August 10, 2015 8
Season Two February 16, 2016 April 19, 2016 10
Season Three August 23, 2016 February 14, 2017 16
Season Four April 11, 2017 October 31, 2017 23
Season Five March 13, 2018 December 19, 2018 39 + 1
Season Six February 6, 2019 September 25, 2019 30
Season Seven October 9, 2019 August 19, 2020 37
Season Eight November 18, 2020

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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