7.8
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Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

History 2015

Competitors re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry is judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire - S8E10

#1 - Headhunters Revenge

0.00

Season 8 - Episode 10

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The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 0 votes.

Forged in Fire - S7E29

#2 - Baby Boomer vs Gen Z

7.27

Season 7 - Episode 29

Baby Boomers and Gen Z-ers face off in the Old vs. New competition. After several intense rounds, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate ancient China's Sword of Goujian, one of the most intact artifacts ever recovered by archaeologists. Which smith's sword is pristine enough to stand the test of time, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and $10,000?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 73 votes.

Forged in Fire - S6E26

#3 - Napoleon's Saber

7.36

Season 6 - Episode 26

Four bladesmiths must start at the bottom when they are tasked with creating ladder pattern damascus knives from a real ladder. After they salvage their metal the competitors must go step-by-step to create this intricate design, which proves to be no easy feat. One smith struggles in the intense conditions to even make it out of Round one. When a second competitor falls after a brutal round of testing, the remaining two smiths head home to recreate a battle sword wielded by one of history’s military geniuses: Napoleon Bonaparte. Which smith can create a saber worthy of the Emperor himself, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a prize of $10,000?

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 128 votes.

Forged in Fire - S6E21

#4 - Astronaut Knife

7.39

Season 6 - Episode 21

On the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon, four bladesmiths compete to recreate a space-age M-1 NASA Survival Knife out of ball bearings. These knives must not only be worthy of interstellar flight but also overcome a triple strength and durability test. Only bladesmiths with NASA worthy engineered blades will continue onto the third round to return home and construct a Spiked Mace. Which smith will blast off past the competition, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion, and a check for $10,000?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 142 votes.

Forged in Fire - S4E14

#5 - The Kachin Dao

7.42

Season 4 - Episode 14

This competition isn't smooth sailing as the four bladesmiths must use steel from old nautical equipment to forge weld their signature blade, while being forced to do it using a metal inlay technique. After two turbulent rounds, two smiths propel to the final round where they have just five days to forge the Kachin Dao, a deadly headhunting sword. It's sink or swim as only one can rise above the tide to be named the Forged in Fire Champion.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 324 votes.

Forged in Fire - S7E27

#6 - The Ikakalaka

7.44

Season 7 - Episode 27

Four smiths determine their fate when they have to select a forging technique ranging from easy to difficult. They must choose wisely as their selection will directly impact their next round. Ultimately, two smiths must recreate the Ikakalaka African Sword.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 73 votes.

Forged in Fire - S5E14

#7 - Lion Spear

7.47

Season 5 - Episode 14

Four bladesmiths must figure out how to hack it when they are tasked with crafting a hatchet from pieces of odd shaped steel. After several forging failures, parameter mishaps, and intense conditions — only two smiths head back to their home forges where they must recreate the deadly Maasai Lion Spear. Who will come out roaring and leave with $10,000 and the pride of becoming a Forged in Fire Champion?

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 195 votes.

Forged in Fire - S4E6

#8 - Akrafena

7.48

Season 4 - Episode 6

Bladesmiths are tasked with forging a Kukri, the signature blade of master smith and judge, Jason Knight. After two rounds of mishaps and mischief, two smiths forge ahead in the final challenge to reproduce a distinctive African sword, the Akrafena.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 366 votes.

Forged in Fire - S5E12

#9 - Military History Tribute (Naval Cutlass)

7.48

Season 5 - Episode 12

In a special military themed episode, four bladesmiths, all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, dive into the fray when they are tasked with forging a combat knife from an anti-tank hedgehog. After two grueling rounds of competition filled with frustration and a medical emergency, the final two smiths advance and head back to their home forges to recreate another military favorite, the M1917 Naval Cutlass. Which veteran has the mettle to drive to glory and earn the rank of Forged in Fire Champion?

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 201 votes.

Forged in Fire - S7E13

#10 - Frankish Throwing Axes

7.49

Season 7 - Episode 13

Four smiths get ready for the ultimate showdown when they are tasked with forging a camp knife out of steel harvested from a barbecue. Temperatures run high as they must first figure out what steel is high carbon and what is mild. After their blades are grilled to perfection and have gone through an intense round of testing, only two smiths advance to their home forges to recreate a pair of Frankish Throwing Axes.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 83 votes.

#11 - Redemption / Viking Sword
7.50
Season 3 - Episode 16

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. With $10,000 on the line, which smith will survive a grueling round of testing and finally be crowned Forged in Fire champion?

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 335 votes.

#12 - The Ram Dao
7.52
Season 6 - Episode 19

Four bladesmiths are dispatched to the snowy winter tundra to forge a kukri with steel harvested from an old snowmobile. Provided with no power tools, the smiths might fight to forge their blades with just hand tools and the dreaded coal forge. After a physically and mentally exhausting outdoor round, one smith is eliminated before ever reaching the comfort of the indoor forge. At the forge, another contestant is eliminated after a particularly brutal round of testing. The two remaining smiths head home to forge a massive and intricate sacrificial sword from South Asia: the Ram Dao. Which smith can bring back a sword worthy of the Hindu Gods, secure a check for $10,000, and the title of Forged in Fire Champion?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 139 votes.

#13 - The Kabyle Flyssa
7.53
Season 5 - Episode 5

Parts from a salvaged cannon are used to make signature blades, and in the end, two smiths re-create the North African Kabyle flyssa in a final round, which will determine whose blade launches them to becoming the next champion.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 209 votes.

#14 - The Bhuj
7.53
Season 6 - Episode 27

A quartet of bladesmiths are tasked with making canister damascus using barbershop tools, but before the knife making can begin, they must harvest their cans from an old barber's chair. Things get hairy as one competitor must restart with only 45 minutes left. Then, after an intense round of testing, the remaining two competitors head back to their home forges to re-create a weapon that's as fierce as it is fine: the Bhuj. Which smith's blade will make the cut, earning the title of Forged in Fire Champion and a check for $10,000?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 119 votes.

#15 - The Spanish Conquistador Sword
7.53
Season 7 - Episode 18

Four smiths are faced with recreating the WWII Special Forces Smatchet knife. A knife famous for its versatility on the battlefield. After two rounds and two competitors being eliminated the two remaining smiths head back to their home forges to recreate the infamous Spanish Conquistador sword. Find out which smith will join the ranks of Forged in Fire champions and return home with the $10,000 prize.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 79 votes.

#16 - Charlemagne's Sword
7.54
Season 7 - Episode 17

Four smiths crack open crucibles to reveal surprise metals they'll be using to forge signature blades. After a tense round, one smith is sent packing while the three remaining competitors are tasked with casting bronze guards. Only two survive and move on to their home forges to recreate the legendary sword of King Charlemagne: the Joyeuse. Which Smith's sword will be fit for a king?

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 85 votes.

#17 - Family Edition
7.54
Season 7 - Episode 12

Two families go head-to-head in an all-out battle not only against another household, but also each other. Loyalties will be put aside as the smiths fight forge welds, the heat, and the clock to make a canister Damascus blade from odd pieces of high carbon steel. After a fierce round of tests, the two remaining competitors return home to recreate the rapier inspired by Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. Which smith will be the breadwinner and bring honor to their name with the title of Forged in Fire Champion along with the $10,000 prize?

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 105 votes.

#18 - The Naginata
7.54
Season 3 - Episode 14

Four blade smiths 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. Only one will survive and be crowned Forged in Fire Champion.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 359 votes.

#19 - The Landsknecht Sword
7.54
Season 5 - Episode 29

Four bladesmiths are floored when they must craft a signature blade from a massive piece of elevator cable. It's dirty work forging the oily cable into a blade as the smiths battle delaminations and inclusions. After surviving two tough rounds of testing, the final two competitors return home to recreate a sword wielded by some of history's fiercest soldiers: the Two-Handed Landsknecht Sword.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 184 votes.

#20 - The Yatagan
7.55
Season 4 - Episode 18

The smiths are tasked with turning the rusted steel of a 1971 Mercury Cougar into their signature blade in just three hours. Two competitors create an elite military weapon known as the Yatagan.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Forged in Fire from 300 votes.

Last updated: feb 26, 2021

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Think any show with will Willis is bang on " That man is areal credit ex ranger an inspiration

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I LOVE this show!! Very entertaining

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I really like this show.

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An enjoyable show with crafting beautiful weapons. I'm glad that they made season 3 longer and hope they continue in this manner.

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