They must submit their weapons to a preliminary examination by Wuertz and can be immediately disqualified in case of a safety issue or failure. There's going to be a bunch more martial arts people with blades from the Philippines. Chris is a bladesmith and chopping competitor who made his own Competition Chopper and completes the course. Tim Healy and Steve Ascher are executive producers for History. The winner of each episode will earn a cash prize and a coveted spot in the season finale where they will compete in the ultimate showdown to be crowned the first ever Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Champion. A 25-second penalty is added to a contestant's time for each failure to complete an obstacle properly, and a catastrophic weapon failure defined as damage that renders a weapon unsafe or ineffective for further use results in disqualification. Will the course overwhelm the youngest Forged in Fire champion? Who can do the most damage and complete the most obstacles in the shortest amount of time? The contestant is given one attempt per target; a failure on any of them stops the clock and ends the contestant's run immediately.
Or will it be a Longsword all the way? It's a little more blades sports than the previous season. Or will the two-handed Falchion come out on top? Raymond Smith was eliminated based on the results of a preliminary test performed on blades that they forged ahead of time. When he cannot test the smiths' weapons himself due to injury, he has a co-worker or family member perform this task in his place. Each cut must expose the melon's red flesh in order to count. On April 17, 2018, a spin-off series titled premiered on History. He judges the weapons' historical accuracy and aesthetic beauty.
The smiths are typically given 10 minutes to sketch out their designs, but this time is occasionally extended or omitted altogether. They must attach a handle, choosing from a range of provided materials and incorporating any special feature stated by Willis, and grind, sharpen, and polish the blades. The fastest two competitors go head-to-head on the final course. And will the 47 inch Iberian Montante blade prove that size does matter? The working time in each of the first two rounds is typically three hours, but may be extended to four hours if an added feature poses a sufficient challenge, such as being required to forge a billet with modern methods and use it for the blade. Also a data point on first season. For the second round, the three remaining smiths are given an additional length of time to turn their blades into fully operational weapons.
An experienced survivalist, expert bladesmiths, and martial artists will put their custom, historical weapons to the ultimate test on a knife course unlike anything ever built. Brian, a martial artist brings a Filipino blade a student brought back from his travels, but Travis fails the blade due to safety reasons; lack of blade hardness and poor handle construction. The fastest two competitors go head-to-head on the final. James, the 2017 Bladesports World Champion brings a Competition Chopper he made for his competitions and completes the course. I used to have to use a baseball bat to break up 50lb bags of granulated potassium to feed into a hopper at a chem plant job I had years ago, beating hose bags winded you fast. We're not just saying that.
Healy observed the demonstration, and later the filming, from the sidelines. Can a 95 pound martial artist muscle through the course? Does a Kukri Machete have what it takes to earn the crown? Each competitor must slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of punishing challenges that could destroy blades. Archived from on June 1, 2016. Willis' previous television experience includes and , two series that aired on the former. The sixth season premiered on February 6, 2019. They return to their home forges to do the work and must comply with any specifications set by Willis.
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Genre Country of origin United States Original language s English No. He brings his Celtiberian Ring Pommel War knife and completes the course, the first to do so without incurring a single penalty. One side for chopping and hacking. Dustin, new to bladesmithing, forges a Falcata and completes the course. So if it took longer to do properly you would be ahead.
It seems most of the contestants were left in the dark. Will a Cleaver cut through the noise? Only one can be left standing as the Knife or Death. Looking at posts on the public group where I found the video. So far I'm liking the changes. So it was impossible to know you needed a chopper. And will one of the female blade wielders accomplish a Knife or Death first? Doug Marcaida, an edged-weapons specialist, is a U. The contestant who finishes the course in the shorter time advances to the season finale.
View QuoteIf I could make one that is what I would do. Season 2, Episode 6 November 7, 2018 Season 2, Episode 6 November 7, 2018 Expert bladesmiths and skilled martial artists bring their custom blades, including a Filipino dambantuli, a two-handed Roman gladius and a Persian-style Recurve, to the toughest knife course ever created. I like that it is people that just bought or commissioned blades. There's going to be a bunch more martial arts people with blades from the Philippines. Compatible device and high-speed, broadband Internet connection required. Knife or Death premiered April 17, 2018 on History and is produced by Outpost Entertainment.
Craig Studies African martial arts and brought a Bowie from Palestine, but broke the handle off at the tang, disqualifying him. Season 2, Episode 2 October 10, 2018 Season 2, Episode 2 October 10, 2018 Experienced bladesmiths, martial artists and a professional chef bring their custom-built blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit. They may also address any flaws or issues pointed out by the judges in the first round, if they choose to do so. I liked the show, very entertaining. It seems most of the contestants were left in the dark.