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Forged in Fire

Postby brothers » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:14 pm

This is a program seen on the History Channel. I first became aware of Forged in Fire back in January. I'm not a knifemaker but my late brother was a good one. I know he would have enjoyed the program as much as I do, or more. It's a well done show. Every show they have three or four authentic blacksmiths/bladesmiths from all over the country (USA) who will actually forge specific knives over the period of one entire day in the studio shop, followed by five days in their home forge. The smiths compete for $10k to the person whose knives are judged to be the best at the end of the show. All I can say is that you've got to watch it once or twice to fully understand the process. The day of the show, they are given one specific type of knife to make to certain exact specifications. The judges sit and watch them work. At the end of the day, there two competitors remaining. They are then given five days at their home forge (accompanied by an observer representing the integrity of the show) in which to create (completely from scratch of course) a very specific example of large historically accurate swords, knives, axes or other types of hand-forged weapons that have been used over the centuries throughout the world.
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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:56 am

sounds like a great show, Gary. I'll have to look online for episodes as i dont have access to the history channel

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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby brothers » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:05 pm

The episode I watched today (recorded about 6 months ago) was very entertaining. One of the contestants was from my home state, in a little town over near Tulsa.
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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby CMur12 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:44 pm

I like knives, and I especially like knives made of carbon steel.

I have watched a few of these and it's a pretty good show.

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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:13 am

carbon steel


:-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ its supposed to be a secret!!

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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby CMur12 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:24 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
carbon steel


:-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ its supposed to be a secret!!

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Oh! :shock:

Got it!

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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby brothers » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:30 pm

I understand the third season is underway, I'm watching recordings of the past season (2?) and I believe someone said there was a season before that. I will poke around to see if that is accurate. I'd like to watch as many episodes as possible.
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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby Revan » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 pm

brothers wrote:I understand the third season is underway, I'm watching recordings of the past season (2?) and I believe someone said there was a season before that. I will poke around to see if that is accurate. I'd like to watch as many episodes as possible.


Where can I watch it?
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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby CMur12 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:15 am

Hi Revan, welcome to SMF!

The program is on the History Channel.

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Re: Forged in Fire

Postby ShadowsDad » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:29 am

I knew I saw it somewhere on my Kindle. The History Channel has an app. That's where I saw it. (Fire Stick too)
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