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Meet and Learn About the “Forged in Fire” Judges

For those unfamiliar with “Forged in Fire” it is a History Channel competition that gathers four of the world’s best bladesmiths to create a new or novel knife, sword, or other blade weapon with the goal of winning a $10,000 prize for the effort. The show is hosted by Wil Willis who is a qualified expert in his own right. There is a panel of four other judges who assess the quality of workmanship, eliminating one contestant at a time until a winner is decided on. The judges selected each have a unique specialty that guarantees the final outcome will

Meet and Learn About the “Forged in Fire” Judges
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about History’s “Forged in Fire”

Forged in Fire is an original competition series hosted by weapons expert and U.S. Army and Air Force veteran Wil Willis, featuring world-class bladesmiths competing to create history’s most iconic edged weapons. In each episode, four of the nation’s finest bladesmiths come together to put their skill and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination and win the $10,000 prize. They use sweat, fire, force of will, and a well-equipped forge to turn raw material into authentic, fully functional implements of war. These weapons must stand up to a battery of strength and sharpness tests, as well as the critical assessment of our expert judges David

Five Things You Didn’t Know about History’s “Forged in Fire
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One makraka two makraka plus a karambit on Forged in Fire

On tonight’s Forged In Fire, we head to Africa and Southeast Asia as inspiration for the blade tasks for the four contestants. This original competition series hosted by weapons expert and Us Army and Air Force veteran Wil Willis brings us world-class bladesmiths who face off to recreate the most lethal weapons. For the $10,000 prize, these smiths design on the fly and use their sweat, fire, strength, will and a white-hot forge to quickly make fully functional implements of war. These weapons must stand up to a series of tests from judges David Baker, Doug Marcaida, and Abs Master...read more
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Forged in Fire: Medical drama as contestant collapses, plus Katzbalger challenge

On tonight’s Forged in Fire on History, titled The Katzbalger, one contestant falls ill with chest pains and is taken away by ambulance as the three remaining contestants battle for the $10,000 purse! The show pits third generation Alaskan bladesmith and “avid dancer” Paul, part-time bladesmith, and self-admitted super intense dude Jesse, full-time bladesmith Rashelle, and a former English teacher turned full-time bladesmith, James. Welcome to the third episode at the Forge this season! Host Wil Willis brings the three experts out, master bladesmith Jason Knight, recreationist expert David Baker, and combat specialist Doug Marcaida. This trio knows weaponry! The...read more
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Forged in Fire: History Releases a Sneak Peek at Season Two, Debuting Tonight!

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Take exclusive sneak peek at the second season of History's Forged in Fire TV series, below. Forged in Fire, season two, premieres tonight, February 16, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt.

Hosted by weapons expert Wil Willis, Forged in Fire feature bladesmiths creating some of history’s most iconic edged weapons, from the War Hammer to the Egyptian Kopesh. Joining Willis are weapons experts and judges: J. Neilson, Doug Marcaida, and David Baker.

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Bladesmiths Cut To The Chase In New Competition Series On History

Production has begun in Brooklyn, NY on Forged In Fire, a new competition series in which bladesmiths from around the world will test their mettle. Hosted by weapons expert Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and decorated Air Force para-rescue specialist, the series will feature world-class bladesmiths recreating many of history's most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram. It’s set for premiere…
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Former “Special Ops Mission” star Wil Willis returns in new History competition series

Former Army Ranger and decorated Air Force para-rescue specialist Wil Willis, who previously gained fame on TV through the series Special Ops Mission and Triggers on the former Military Channel, will return in a new competition series debuting this summer on History. Called Forged in Fire, the program will feature world-class bladesmiths re-creating many of history’s most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword and ancient throwing blades like the Chakram. More from History: “In each episode, four master bladesmiths will put their skills and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination while using traditional and state-of-the-art tools and machinery … Continue reading →

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Warfare Weaponry and More:: History’s ‘Forged In Fire’

One of the cooler things for history buffs to marvel at are the ancient weapons and master swordsmen works of art that were used to wage war. History who is the network that features so many on their drama “Vikings” is bringing a new series, “Forged in Fire,” to light this summer:Tag line: Meet The Master Bladesmiths Who Make The Most Remarkable Edged Weapons In The World Official word:The most talented bladesmiths in the world will test their mettle in this cutting-edge competition series coming to History this summer. Hosted by weapons expert Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and […]
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Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World: Season Two Debuts February 13th

Military Channel has announced the second season premiere of Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World for Wednesday, February 13th. The cable channel has ordered six episodes once again.

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New Season of Military Channel's "Triggers" Premieres on Wednesday, February 13 at 10 Pm

Military Channel isn't letting the cool chill of winter dim its fires. Returning with a bang, the new season of Military Channel's Triggers: Weapons That Changed The World premieres on Wednesday, February 13 at 10 Pm (E/P). Hosted by former Army Ranger and Air Force Pararescueman Wil Willis, this cutting-edge series examines the evolution of military firearms and how the development of each one changed the face of combat forever. With access to the top firearms collections in the world, Willis takes viewers on an all-inclusive look into each weapon as he thoroughly examines, tests,
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Military Channel 'Special Ops Mission' brings the covert ops home

Wil Willis will host "Special Ops Mission" for the Military Channel this Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10 Pm Et. This is a testosterone thrill ride as the inner workings of covert special operations are laid bare by experts to a public who generally only sees snippets of fictitious missions played out in the movies. In the Military Channel.s new six-part series, viewers are immersed in simulated scenarios to experience firsthand all of the danger, excitement and heart-pounding action of real-life special operations. The Premise: In each episode, special forces operator Wil Willis must complete a nearly impossible mission using his military expertise spanning over 15 years in special operations with both the U.S. Army Rangers and
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