Fire and Water
S8, EP22 "Fire and Water"
ON DEMAND
"Forged in Fire" pays homage to Korean bladesmithing by challenging four smiths to re-create the Hwando sword and attempt the dreaded water quench; two smiths advance to the final round, where they must re-create the fearsome Korean Woldo.
Original Air Date: May 26, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Deadly Duo
S8, EP21 "Deadly Duo"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths make a single blade using the san mai and layered damascus techniques; the two smiths left standing re-create the Ginunting swords.
Original Air Date: May 19, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Casino Challenge
S8, EP20 "Casino Challenge"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths leave it all up to chance and allow the Wheel of Forging to determine their challenge; after the smiths press their luck in a brutal round of testing, two smiths risk it all one more time at the wheel to determine their final weapon.
Original Air Date: May 12, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Civil War Battle
S8, EP19 "Civil War Battle"
ON DEMAND
In this special Civil War-themed competition, four smiths must turn either a massive cannonball or small grapeshots into the battle-tested Arkansas toothpick knife.
Original Air Date: May 05, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Arctic Forge
S8, EP18 "Arctic Forge"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths must brave the frigid cold in the Arctic Forge as they re-create Inuit and Viking tools from giant blocks of ice for a chance to win $10,000.
Original Air Date: Apr 28, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
WWE Edition
S8, EP17 "WWE Edition"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths go head-to-head in the ultimate forging battle; after an all-out smackdown, the two surviving smiths will head back to their home forges to build the gruesome Bastard Sword.
Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Memory Game
S8, EP16 "Memory Game"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths put their memory to the test when they are tasked with re-creating a complicated blade after looking at it for only 20 seconds.
Original Air Date: Apr 14, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Second Chance Tournament: Finals
S8, EP15 "Second Chance Tournament: Finals"
ON DEMAND
After winning their duels, the tournament concludes with four remaining smiths in an epic final battle; after a couple of grueling rounds, two survive and head back to their home forges to take on a complex weapon from the "Forged in Fire" vault.
Original Air Date: Apr 07, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Second Chance Tournament: Part 2
S8, EP14 "Second Chance Tournament: Part 2"
ON DEMAND
The Second Chance Tournament continues with two final duels; up first, two runners-up compete to prove they have what it takes to be in the No. 1 spot; then, two smiths whose blades failed to make it to testing go head-to-head.
Original Air Date: Mar 31, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Second Chance Tournament: Part 1
S8, EP13 "Second Chance Tournament: Part 1"
ON DEMAND
For the first time, eight former competitors head back into the arena for an epic tournament; two smiths who suffered catastrophic failures face off; two smiths who failed to turn in weapons in time get another shot to beat the clock.
Original Air Date: Mar 24, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
San Mai Mystery
S8, EP12 "San Mai Mystery"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths are blindsided when they must choose from a selection of mystery steel to create san mai blades, but that isn't the only unknown -- the clock is off, leaving the smiths to rely solely on time calls for guidance.
Original Air Date: Mar 10, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Machete of the Amazons
S8, EP11 "Machete of the Amazons"
ON DEMAND
The judges flip the script, giving the competitors the opportunity to choose their own challenge; the bladesmiths must work together to agree on the parameters before starting the round; two return home to re-create the fearsome Dahomey machete.
Original Air Date: Mar 03, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz
S8, EP10 "Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz"
ON DEMAND
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging pry bar knives; after a grueling round of testing, two smiths return home to forge a pair of Spetsnaz shovels.
Original Air Date: Feb 24, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Headhunter's Revenge
S8, EP9 "Headhunter's Revenge"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths get to choose their forging method and materials, but each technique comes with its own clock for the round; after a round of testing, the two surviving smiths are tasked with creating a headhunter axe in only three days.
Original Air Date: Feb 17, 2021 • History Channel • 43m
The Massive Maguro Bocho
S8, EP9 "The Massive Maguro Bocho"
ON DEMAND
Four bladesmiths get cooking when they are tasked with forging a cleaver using only the steel from meat hooks. After two rounds of slicing and dicing, two smiths head back to their home forges to create the Maguro Bocho, a massive tuna knife. Which smith's blade will cut through the competition, netting them the Forged in Fire title and a check for $10,000?
Original Air Date: Jan 06, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Teeth of the Tegha
S8, EP8 "Teeth of the Tegha"
ON DEMAND
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging signature blades from a burned car; the smiths race to salvage the best steel to make their blades; two contestants are sent home to re-create the Serrated Tegha Sword.
Original Air Date: Jan 13, 2021 • History Channel • 42m
Judges' Home Forge Battle
S8, EP7 "Judges' Home Forge Battle"
ON DEMAND
For the first time, Judges Ben Abbott, J. Neilson and David Baker are thrown into the fire for a grueling home forge battle against each other.
Original Air Date: Dec 30, 2020 • History Channel • 43m
Forged in Fire Christmas
S8, EP6 "Forged in Fire Christmas"
ON DEMAND
In this Christmas competition, four smiths get on the judges' nice list by forging blades using steel from Santa's sleigh; two smiths return home to re-create the iconic sword carried by George Washington during the American Revolution.
Original Air Date: Dec 23, 2020 • History Channel • 43m
The Giant Sword of William Wallace
S8, EP5 "The Giant Sword of William Wallace"
ON DEMAND
Four bladesmiths are faced with a gigantic challenge: scaling down a 9 foot long dagger to exactly a fifth of its size.
Original Air Date: Dec 16, 2020 • History Channel • 42m
M1905 Springfield Bayonet
S8, EP4 "M1905 Springfield Bayonet"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths must rely on their math skills to determine the amount the steel needed to make their signature blades; after a couple of calculating rounds, two smiths return home to build the intricate M1905 Springfield bayonet.
Original Air Date: Dec 09, 2020 • History Channel • 43m
The Legendary Sword of Saladin
S8, EP3 "The Legendary Sword of Saladin"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from either a large suspension cable or thin piano wire; after two intense rounds, two return home to re-create the legendary Sword of Saladin, one of the sharpest blades in the world.
Original Air Date: Dec 02, 2020 • History Channel • 43m
The Deadly Vajra-Mushti
S8, EP2 "The Deadly Vajra-Mushti"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths get rolling when they are tasked with making canister Damascus from tubes; after a couple of intense rounds in the forge, two competitors head back to their home forges to re-create a deadly and unique Indian weapon: the vajra-mushti.
Original Air Date: Nov 25, 2020 • History Channel • 43m
Pick Your Poison
S8 "Pick Your Poison"
ON DEMAND
In this competition, four smiths must make a difficult decision at the start that could help them later.
History • 63m
Medieval Mystery Sword
S8 "Medieval Mystery Sword"
ON DEMAND
Four smiths don't know what material they're working with until they open up a crate and reveal one of any number of salvaged metals.
History • 63m
Sledgehammer Showdown
S8 "Sledgehammer Showdown"
ON DEMAND
It's hammer time in the forge when four smiths have to make knives out of 10 lb sledgehammers; the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate the Polish War Hammer.
Original Air Date: Jun 09, 2021 • History Channel • 42m