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FiF S5 Ep 20 (Smallsword) with Champion Derek Melton!

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For this special episode, this week's Forged in Fire Champion, Derek Melton, joined us to do our wrap up. Contestants had to make Friction Folders for rounds 1 and 2. For round 3, the finalists had to recreate the Smallsword! And spoiler, Derek won! Watch or listen to the show for our thoughts on how everyone did! 

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Derek's Website: https://derekmelton.squarespace.com/myforgedinfire/ 

 

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37:48

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July 4th, 2019

34:36

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Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 18 (Messer Sword) Wrap Up

July 1st, 2019

30:06

For this episode, contestants has to make 3 mini canisters with different materials, so that they can make a knife from these billets. The finalists then had to recreate the Messer Sword.

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Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 17 (The Partizan) Wrap Up

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17:44

For this episode, the 4 competitors had to forge a blade by scrapping an old forge! Then the two finalists had to recreate the Partizan!


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Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 16 (Attila's Sword Of Mars) Wrap Up

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June 23rd, 2019

4:54

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Learning about the #StraightRazorChallenge with Mike Poor of Red Dragon Forge!

June 22nd, 2019

8:47

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An Interview with Tyler Hackbarth, the Forged in Fire Battle of the Branches Champion!

June 21st, 2019

4:55

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An Interview with Alex Eisenberg of RP Knives, from BLADE 2019!

June 20th, 2019

2:53

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June 20th, 2019

3:18

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June 19th, 2019

4:00

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Dustin was nice enough to provide us with a knife and tomahawk that we will be testing for a …

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June 19th, 2019

6:47

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Check him out here:

https://www.instagram.com/pagesteinhardtbladesmith/

An Interview with Ryan Breuer, from BLADE 2019!

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2:51

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June 18th, 2019

16:31

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4:13

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http://www.joinordieknives.com/

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June 17th, 2019

45:10

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An Interview with Chad Osborne, from BLADE 2019!

June 14th, 2019

3:05

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June 12th, 2019

2:43

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An Interview with ABS Master Smith and Forged in Fire Judge, J. NEILSON!

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1:00:19

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Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 14 - Battle of the Branches Finals!

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27:59

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Forged in Fire Favorite Final Weapon Poll Results!

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7:39

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19:10

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25:16

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25:57

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24:59

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22:35

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Fan Favorite Poll Results!

May 4th, 2019

13:29

We tallied your votes, and these are the smiths you voted for as your Fan Favorites!

 

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18:21

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8:06

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It's time for our 1000 Instagram Followers/1000 YouTube Subscriber giveaway!


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18:50

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An Interview with Craig Lockwood, creator of the Knife Talk Podcast and owner of Chop Knives!

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42:34

The Knife Talk Trifecta is complete! And it's our first international interview!

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Forged in Fire - Episode 100 (O-Katana) Wrap Up

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21:28

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An Interview with Forged in Fire Steel Crossbow Champ, JD Hungerford!

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19:32

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Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 3 (Washington's Colichemarde) Wrap Up

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18:23

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History Channel's Knight Fight INITIAL REACTION

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12:26

This one is all about Knight Fight! The History Channel show that currently follows Forged in Fire. It follows combatants in the ACL (Armored Combat …

Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 2 (Long Road To Redemption Part 2) Wrap Up

February 15th, 2019

31:08

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Forged in Fire - Season 6 Ep 1 (Long Road To Redemption Part 1) Wrap Up Show

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29:53

For this episode, 7 smiths, yes, 7 smiths showed up and competed on coal forges to make throwing knives. 1 was eliminated during inspection, the next during throwing knife testing. The remaining 5 smiths went home, …

An Interview with Geoff Feder (@FederKnives), cohost of the Knife Talk Podcast!

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1:21:36

Chris, Theresa and Sean recently sat down to chat with Geoff Feder of Feder Knives, who is the co-host of Knife Talk Podcast. He makes knives, among other things, based out of Peekskill, NY.


Geoff is an outspoken …

An Interview With Dave Parthemore, the Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament Champion!

January 26th, 2019

46:16

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We chatted about both episodes he appeared on, in …

An Interview with Ashley Hlebinsky, cohost of Master of Arms!

January 23rd, 2019

47:42

Please listen to this awesome conversation we had with Ashley Hlebinsky, co-host/historian/judge for Master of Arms on Discovery, as well as being the Chief Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum. 


We chatted about Season …

A&E is marketing Forged in Fire Kitchen Knives and the Community reacts!

January 18th, 2019

23:02

This podcast is a little different.


It recently came to our attention that a petition was going around that had to do with this press release:

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 8 (Blades of WWI) Season Finale Wrap Up Show

January 11th, 2019

25:07

For this episode, our craftsmen had to start by making trench knives, and then the finalists had to make 1913 Cavalry Sabers.


This was a fun episode and a fitting end to the season!

 

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An Interview with Keith Hill, Knife or Death Season 2 Grand Champion and Forged in Fire Champion!

January 5th, 2019

25:22

For this interview, we got to chat with Keith Hill, who not only one an episode of Forged in Fire, but then went on to win Season 2 of Knife or Death, earning himself the title of KOD Grand Champion!


We talked to Keith …

An Interview with Forged in Fire Champion Bladesmith, Peter Swarz-Burt!

December 28th, 2018

40:48

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An Interview with Forged in Fire Champion Bladesmith, Matt Parkinson!

December 26th, 2018

30:03

As we wrap up our DBF December, we bring to you an interview with ABS Journeyman Smith (and likely soon to be Master) Matt Parkinson! Matt was on the first episode ever aired of Forged in Fire, as well as the pilot, and …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 7 (Arbalest Crossbow) Wrap Up Show

December 23rd, 2018

17:36

For this episode, our smiths had to start by making a steel recurve bow, and then the finalists had to make the Arbalest Crossbow. We got bows, arrows and dramatic catastrophic failures! Great episode!


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Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 39 (Ring Hilted Sword) SEASON FINALE Wrap Up Show

December 22nd, 2018

26:41

For this episode, our smiths had to recreate Ben Abbott's favorite blade, the Celtic Ring Knife. They were tasked with using wrought iron and high carbon steel to do a san mai blade. The finalists had to recreate the …

An Interview with Hooligan Zeke Menacho, Knife or Death Season 2 Grand Championship Runner Up!

December 18th, 2018

30:04

We recently got to sit down with Hooligan Zeke Menacho, of the Dark Timber Brotherhood, to chat about his multiple appearances on Knife or Death …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 6 (Elgin Pistol) Wrap Up Show

December 16th, 2018

16:18

Now this was a truly unique episode! First the competitors had to make traditional Texas Bowie Knives, and the judges had to deliberate for 4 hours …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 38 (Pipe Tomahawks) Wrap Up Show

December 15th, 2018

28:00

For this episode, contestants were tasked with using steel wool and powder to create their round one blades, and then finalists had to create Pipe …

An Interview with Forged in Fire Champion Bladesmith, Jamie Lundell!

December 13th, 2018

25:07

During a Small Business Saturday event at Dragon's Breath Forge, we got the chance to sit down with another awesome Bladesmith, and Forged in Fire Champion, Jamie Lundell! We covered his appearance where he faced off …

A Masterful Interview with Master of Arms Co-host, Zeke Stout!

December 11th, 2018

41:58

We've been promising this one for the last few weeks. We couldn't be happier to finally release our Interview with one the co-hosts of the brand new …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 5 (Flintlock Grenade Launcher) Wrap Up

December 8th, 2018

19:43

For this episode, our 3 smiths had 3 hours to put together a working flintlock mechanism, from a number of unfinished components. Then for the Masterbuild challenge, the finalists had to recreate the Flintlock GRENADE …

An Interview with Forged in Fire Judge's Pick Champion, Mareko Maumasi!

December 7th, 2018

25:26

During a Small Business Saturday event at Dragon's Breath Forge, we got the chance to sit down with amazing Bladesmith, and Forged in Fire Judge's Pick Champion, Mareko Maumasi! We covered his two appearances on Forged …

An Interview with Bladesmith (and Forged in Fire Finalist) Matthew Berry of Hopkins Forge!

December 5th, 2018

9:05

This year on Small Business Saturday, we ventured down to Dragon's Breath Forge in Wolcott, CT and got to sit down with smiths who work there, as …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 4 (Blunderbuss) Wrap Up Show

December 3rd, 2018

21:35

Ooh yea, what a fun one! First off, three smiths had to recreate the Native American Gunstock War Club. What an inventive and cool design for a …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Ep 8 - Grand Championship!!!

December 2nd, 2018

26:02

For this episode, our winners from the first 7 episodes of the season return to go through Knife Fight and Dead Run again, but this time the …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 37 (Bardiche) Wrap Up Show

November 30th, 2018

27:32

For this episode, the smiths met at a storage facility and had to scrounge through "Storage units" to find pieces to BUILD THEIR OWN FREAKING FORGES! What the hell, that's nuts! One guy self-eliminated, and then the …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 3 (American Long Rifle) Wrap Up Show

November 29th, 2018

13:18

For this episode, our 3 Mikes had to create a bayonet that is detachable from a rifle. After stabbing an oil drum with that bayonet, the remaining Mikes had to make the American Flintlock Long Rifle and attach their …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 2 (Joan of Arc Sword) Wrap Up Show

November 28th, 2018

19:43

For this episode, 3 smiths had to make their own versions of the spiked ball and chain flail. Holy Cow! What an amazingly badass weapon, and they had …

Master of Arms - Season 1 Ep 1 (Flintlock Axe Pistol) Wrap Up Show

November 27th, 2018

22:26

For this episode, we dive into the new show, Master of Arms and discuss the differences and similarities between it and Forged in Fire. We also give it the wrap up treatment, breaking down the episode and going into …

An Interview with Knife or Death Season 1 Contestant, Pat Biggin!

November 20th, 2018

37:19

We recently heard from some of the season 1 Knife or Death contestants, and we agreed that it makes sense that some of these great competitors get the chance to tell their experiences with the Knife Fight and Dead Run …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Ep 7 (Mutant Ninja Chickens) Wrap Up Show

November 18th, 2018

31:21

For this episode, the course layout was changed up a bit, and they got rid of the overall run through of each course at the beginning, opting instead to describe each obstacle as the first competitor went through them. …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 36 (Steel Takedown Bow) Wrap Up Show

November 16th, 2018

26:24

For this episode, smiths had to recreate Crusaders Daggers for the first two rounds, and then finalists had to recreate the Steel Takedown Bow, in association with the new Robin Hood movie, starring Jamie Fox and Taron …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Ep 6 (Don't Fear The Recurve) Wrap Up Show

November 10th, 2018

32:53

For this episode, only 1 contestant makes it through Knife fight, and then Dead run was charged up! Great performances by all! 

 

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Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 35 (Grim Reaper's Scythe) Wrap Up Show

November 9th, 2018

21:26

For this (NOT A HALLOWEEN) episode, 4 bladesmiths had to make Slasher movie blades in their signature style, and then finalists had to recreate the Grim Reaper's Scythe. This was a very fun episode, with a spooky set …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Episode 5 (Gladius Maximus) Wrap Up Show

November 3rd, 2018

27:48

For this episode, 6 strong competitors tore through Knife Fight, with 4 completing the course. Then 2 finalists took some severely badass blades into Dead Run, and really wrecked the course. It was a good, if not a …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 34 Invitational Finale (Nodachi) Wrap Up Show

November 2nd, 2018

29:13

What an episode! The 4 champions from the Farriers, Blacksmiths, Armorers, and Modern Metal Worker episodes came together to compete for $50,000! They first made a Wakizashi, which was the longest blade made as a round …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Ep 4 (American Choppers) Wrap Up Show

October 28th, 2018

27:27

We continue our somewhat in depth analysis with this episode! We got some great Knife Fight Runs and then some wicked competitors with wicked blades went through Dead Run! Seriously Badass! Also available on YouTube, …

Forged in Fire - S5 Ep 33 Invitational Tournament - Metal Workers Wrap Up

October 27th, 2018

27:54

For this episode, contestants had to rip apart a sculpture to get canisters to make damascus daggers! Then in round 2, they added a guard! In round …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Ep 3 (Enter The Yatagan) Wrap Up Show

October 26th, 2018

26:51

For this episode, we saw a number of great competitors take on a new obstacle in Knife Fight, Slice Twice. Then for Dead Run, Keyla took on Eric to …

An Interview with Knife or Death Grand Champion, Michael Allenson!

October 23rd, 2018

26:27

We recently got the chance to talk with Knife or Death Grand Champion, Michael Allenson! We chatted about his awesome performances in Season 1, his appearance on Forged in Fire, and much more! He's a great dude and was …

FiF - S5 Ep32 Invitational Tournament - Blacksmiths Wrap Up

October 19th, 2018

21:54

For this episode, blacksmiths had to use a random tool chest full of items to make damascus blades using baby damascus canisters. Finalists had to …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Ep 2 (Blade Runners) Wrap Up

October 19th, 2018

19:59

We got some new additions to Knife Fight and Dead Run in this episode, a medical evacuation, a whole lot things gettin cut up in this wrap up for …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 31 Invitational Tournament - Armorers (Hooded Katar) Wrap Up Show

October 15th, 2018

22:37

For this episode, Armorers had to create their signature blades by salvaging pieces of armor and combining with 2 other types of steel. Then, finalists had to recreate the Hooded Katar, a badass Indian Punching Dagger …

Knife or Death - Season 2 Episode 1 (Forged in Fire All Stars) Wrap Up

October 13th, 2018

26:31

We are breaking ground on our Knife or Death Wrap Ups with the first episode of Season 2, Forged in Fire All Stars! Featuring 7 Forged in Fire Champions, competing on an updated course. We dig the new additions and …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 30 Invitational Tournament - Farriers (Mortuary Sword) Wrap Up Show

October 12th, 2018

19:42

For this episode, the Forged in Fire Invitational Tournament is announced. Smiths from 4 different classes will compete for a prize of $50,000! First up, the Farriers, who had to make a San Mai knife from Horseshoes and …

The Last Interviews from Grudge Match 2018, featuring Don Halter, John Clark, and Robby Bowman!

October 11th, 2018

21:07

On the last day of Iron Mountain Metal Craft Grudge Match 2018, we got the chance to chat with Forged in Fire Champ, Don Halter, Competitor John Clark, and Fan Favorite, The Smoky Mountain Blacksmith, Robby Bowman! 

Grudge Match Super Episode and a Giveaway!

October 10th, 2018

1:02:40

This episode features interviews with Perry Johnson, Derek Melton, Big Chris Berry, Billy Helton, Cowboy Peter Szymanski, Joey Lynn, Jason Henderson, …

An Interview and Spice Off with FiF Champ, Spicy Mike Kerley from S5E26, Qinglong JI!

October 8th, 2018

41:25

We sat down to do an interview with Forged in Fire Champion, Spicy Mike Kerley, of Season 5 - Episode 26, Qinglong Ji! Chris had taken him to task …

Forged in Fire - Season 5 Ep 29 Wrap Up Show (Landsknecht Sword)

October 8th, 2018

15:04

For this episode, contestants were tasked with creating blades from elevator cable, and then finalists had to recreate the Landsknecht Sword! Lots of metal was heated and forged! Also available on YouTube, just search …

FiF - Season 5 Ep 28 Wrap Up Show (Steel Crossbow)

October 5th, 2018

21:15

For this episode, contestants were tasked with making damascus blades from 3 different types of steel plates. Finalists had to make a STEEL CROSSBOW?? WHAT??? Pretty impressive episode. Congrats JD on your win! Also …

Interviews with Scott Thomas and Ray Kirk! From IMMC Grudge Match 2018!

October 4th, 2018

29:26

We sat down with Forged in Fire Champion (S2E3 - Scottish Claymore and Competitor in Champion's Edition S3E11 - The Pata) Scott Thomas at Iron Mountain Metal Craft Grudge Match 2018, to talk about his 2 appearances on …

Jo Smith, Chad Osborne, and the FOTF Takeover!

October 3rd, 2018

27:00

On this episode, we chat with Jo Smith from Forged in Fire Season 3, Episode 9 - The Pandat as well as Knife or Death Season 1. Then we interview Fan Favorite Chad Osborne, from Season 2, Episode 7 - The Shotel and …

Interviews with Paul Happy and Jim McGuinn from IMMC 2018!

September 27th, 2018

12:56

Continuing on with day 2 of Iron Mountain Metal Craft Grudge Match 2018, we interview Paul Happy, from Season 3 Episode 5 - Kora Sword and we …

An Interview With Jason Redick, from IMMC Grudge Match 2018!

September 26th, 2018

9:01

On day 2 of Iron Mountain Metal Craft Grudge Match 2018, we got down to interviews, starting with Jason Redick, the Forged in Fire Champion for Season 2 Episode 6 - Nepalese Kukri! 

An Interview with Forged in Fire Champion, Ethan Kempf!

September 17th, 2018

32:33

We recently got a chance to chat with Forged in Fire Champion for Season 5 Episode 7 - The Karabela, Ethan Kempf! @kempfforge Ethan contacted us after finding our podcast, and graciously offered to come on for an …

Forged in Fire - S5 Ep27 Wrap Up Show (Hollywood Edition)

September 14th, 2018

25:30

For this episode, we go to Tinseltown (in spirit)! The contestants recreate Rambo's survival knife, and then the finalists had to make their version of a 1000 layer Damascus katana, as shown in Kill Bill. This was a …

FiF - S5 Ep6 Ultimate Teams Wrap Up Show (The Chinese Dao)

September 11th, 2018

20:46

For this episode, Apprentice/Master Pairs had to forge Trench knives, while taking turns in 30 minute intervals. Then, finalists had to recreate the Chinese Dao)! This was a lot of fun and a good change to the format. …

FiF - Season 5 Ep 26 Wrap Up Show (The Qinglong Ji)

September 8th, 2018

23:41

For this episode, contestants had to forge signature blades using the metal and wood of a whiskey barrel. Also, we go off on some crazy Spicy Mike tangents. Finalists had to recreate the Qinglong Ji! Another great …

FiF S5 Ep 25 (Sengese) with Champion Ashé Cravenock!

September 4th, 2018

40:11

For this episode, Forged in Fire Champion Ashé Cravenock joined us to discuss his appearance on Forged in Fire, where he won the Sengese episode! Contestants had to make blades from scissors, then add D guards. …

FiF - Season 5 Ep 24 Wrap Up Show (Arming Sword)

September 2nd, 2018

25:05

For this episode, contestants were making a whole lot of Railroad Spike Knives, and then finalists had to recreate the Arming Sword. And there was …

An Interview with FiF Champion, Connor J. Myers-Norton!

August 27th, 2018

29:18

For this interview, we got Connor J. Myers-Norton on the line to talk about his win on Season 5 Episode 22 - Kilij! We had an interesting and fun chat with Connor, learning a lot about his episode of the show and his …

FiF - Season 5 Ep 23 Wrap Up Show (Sawback Hunting Sword)

August 23rd, 2018

19:05

For this episode, contestants had to forge San Mai knives, using coal forges, in the woods! Then finalists had to recreate the Sawback Hunting Sword! …

An Interview with Blacksmith & FiF Contestant, Jason Nass!

August 15th, 2018

40:44

In this interview, we chatted with Jason Nass about the controversial finish to his Forged in Fire appearance (S5 E8 - Zande Spear), his time on the show, blacksmithing, and much more. Thanks Jason, for coming on the …

FiF - Season 5 Ep 22 Wrap Up Show (Kilij)

August 10th, 2018

21:16

For this episode, bladesmiths had to create knives from a 3" ball bearing, survive an antler chop, and then recreate the kilij! 

Disclaimer: We have minimal experience with bladesmithing, but we really dig this show. …

FiF S5 Ep 21 (Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword) Wrap Up

August 3rd, 2018

37:04

In this episode, contestants were tasked with using some BIG NUTS to make a signature blade, cast bronze pommels using a foundry, and recreate the awesome Celtic Anthropomorphic Sword. Congrats to Bill Behnke on his …

An Interview with 2-Time FiF Champion Bladesmith, Theo Nazz!

July 31st, 2018

40:14

In this very chill and informative interview, we met with Theo Nazz at his shop in Brooklyn, NY and discussed his two appearances on Forged in Fire, his teaching techniques, video games, and much more! We learned so …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 19 Wrap Up Show (Wind and Fire Wheels)

July 27th, 2018

21:35

For this episode, contestants were tasked with making a signature Damascus blade from bicycle components, and without being given canisters. Then, in the final round, contestants had to recreate the awesome looking Wind …

An interview with Forged in Fire Champion, Josh A. Weston!

July 20th, 2018

1:20:15

For this special interview, we got the opportunity to talk with Josh Weston! Josh appeared on Forged in Fire twice, and won the Season 4 Fan Favorite …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 5 (Kabyle Flyssa) with Collin Sage

July 16th, 2018

1:15:15

For this episode, special guest and winner of this episode, Collin Sage, joined us via Skype to do an in depth rundown of the episode and answer some …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 18 Wrap Up Show (Pioneer Sword)

July 9th, 2018

22:15

For this episode, contestants had to make a multi-functional tool that could pry, hammer and cut. They used rescue tools as their material. It was a …

An interview with Forged in Fire Champion, J. Alex Ruiz!

July 6th, 2018

53:25

We talk about his history in blacksmithing and bladesmithing, beginner's tips, and we dig deeper into his episode of #forgedinfire! Alex was a lot of …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 17 Wrap Up Show (Glaive Guisarme)

June 29th, 2018

27:56

For this episode, contestants had to make K Bar Fighting Knives as their first challenge, using cubes of W1 steel. Then they need to put a proper handle on. Finalists had to recreate the Glaive Guisarme. Some real skill …

An Interview with Drew Goodson, the youngest FiF Champ!

June 25th, 2018

35:14

For this special interview episode, we talk with Drew Goodson (Owner of DG Steelworks) about his experience on Forged in Fire, Fallout 76, Tips for …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 16 Wrap Up Show (Bagh Nakh)

June 22nd, 2018

20:52

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, contestants had to do a Canister …

An Interview with ABS Master Bladesmith, Jason Knight!

June 20th, 2018

56:37

For this special episode, we got the chance to interview ABS Master Bladesmith, Maker, and former Forged in Fire Judge and Contestant, Jason Knight! It was great talking to him, and he gave us some really great …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 15 Wrap Up Show (The Kelewang)

June 16th, 2018

22:21

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, contests had to do a San Mai …

Contestant Interview - Brandon Austin from S5E9, The Navaja!

June 11th, 2018

51:57

For this episode, we interviewed Brandon Austin, a contestant from Season 5 Episode 9 of Forged in Fire! We talked about how he learned his craft, gave us some tips for getting our own forge off the ground, and shared …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 14 Wrap Up Show (Lion Spear)

June 8th, 2018

22:10

For this episode, contestants had to make a hatchet from random metal in a smoking barrel. Multiple contestants failed to meet parameters! And then …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 13 Wrap Up Show (Horseman's Axe)

June 4th, 2018

15:08

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, contestants had to use tiny …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 12 Wrap Up Show (Naval Cutlass)

June 1st, 2018

20:23

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this special Memorial Day episode, Veterans of …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 3 Wrap Up Show (Sica Sword)

May 25th, 2018

14:26

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, the contestants had to create …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep 11 Wrap Up Show (Two Handed Sword)

May 24th, 2018

17:16

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, contestants had to scrap some …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep2 Wrap Up Show (Schiavona)

May 22nd, 2018

15:35

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, we discuss Season 5 Episode 2, …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep10 Wrap Up Show (German Halberd)

May 18th, 2018

18:40

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, we talk Season 5 Episode 10. The …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep9 Wrap Up Show (The Navaja)

May 18th, 2018

18:21

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! This episode, we recap Season 5 Episode 9 - The …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep8 Wrap Up Show (Zande Spear)

May 18th, 2018

22:05

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, we watched season 5 episode 8, …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep7 Wrap Up Show (Karabela)

May 9th, 2018

12:53

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! The episode is Season 5 Episode 7 and was called …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep0 Wrap Up Show (Rhomphaia)

May 9th, 2018

12:45

Welcome to Fans Of The Forge, a wrap up show for the popular History Channel Show, Forged in Fire! For this episode, we are go to the actual first …

Forged in Fire S5 Ep1 Wrap Up Show (Rookies Edition)

May 9th, 2018

26:48

Welcome to the new show Fans of the Forge, a Forged in Fire Wrap-up and discussion show! In our inaugural episode, we do a rundown on Forged in Fire Season 5 Episode 1, titled Rookie Edition. 5 Rookies faced off to …

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