Four custom knife makers compete to make the best usable knife through a series of challenges.
Wil Willis / J. Neilson / David Baker / Doug Marcaida
Five novice smiths must earn their way into the competition because one smith will be sent home before the forge lights up; the two left standing must re-create a 16th-century weapon known as the War Golok.
Four brave smiths are thrown for a loop when they must forge together rusty chain mail and high quality steel to produce Knights Templar Crusader Daggers in Round 1.
Four previous competitors return to the forge for a second chance, only to find that the road to redemption is far from easy.
The competitors must demonstrate edged-weapon mastery when they are tasked with turning salvaged junkyard steel into a weapon. Pressured by the ticking clock, each smith turns in a finished blade in their signature style.
Four blade smiths must salvage steel from a junkyard to create a signature blade using a hand-cranked coal forge.
Four blade smiths 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.