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Forged In Fire
Thursdays 9PM SIN/HK

Bonus: What Is the Kpinga?

Bonus: What Is the Kpinga?

Bonus: What Is the Kpinga?

Get fast facts about the history and utility of the kpinga, an ancient Nubian weapon used by professionals soldiers of an African kingdom.

Forged In Fire
Bonus: Tour Neil and Theo's Home Forges
Bonus: Tour David and Brian's Home Forged
Bonus: Tour Chris and Jeremiah's Home Forges
Bonus: What Is the Kpinga?
Bonus: What is the Gladiators' Scissor?
Bonus: What Is a Sword Breaker?


Rookies Edition
After two intense rounds of tough welding, the bladesmiths return to their home forges with just five days to recreate a 16th-century weapon of war known as the War Golok.
The German Halberd
The smiths are tasked with forging Dave Baker's favourite blade, the Scottish Dirk; two smiths head home for the final round to recreate the German Halberd, a medieval era threat.
The Two-Handed Sword
The bladesmiths are forced to harvest steel from motorcycles to forge blades in their signature style, and things do not go according to plan.
The Kelewang
The bladesmiths must make their signature blades out of only drill bits and a chunk of mild steel, but untwisting the bits and combining the two proves almost impossible.
Bagh Nakh Blades
Two smiths avoid getting canned and move on to the final round where they must recreate a pair of deadly Indian Bagh Nakh weapons.
The Kabyle Flyssa
When a cannon is wheeled into the Forge, the bladesmiths are challenged to salvage its parts in order to make signature blades.
The Glaive Guisarme
Four smiths must forge the iconic KA-BAR military blade using tiny cubes of W-1 steel; in the final round, the remaining competitors must recreate the battle-tested Glaive Guisarme.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging blades out of steel from a chain and a sprocket; in the final round, the remaining bladesmiths have five days to forge the iconic Karabela saber.
Pioneer Sword
Four blade smiths must forge a multipurpose weapon from old rescue tools; two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate a unique utilitarian tool, the Russian Pioneer Sword.
The Zande Spear
Four blade smiths must combine two or more steels to forge J Nielson's favourite blade, a Damascus European dagger; in the final round, they have five days to forge a pole weapon, the Zande Spear.
The Kilij
Four bladesmiths are tasked with creating their signature blade out of a massive ball bearing; after an intense first round, the remaining smiths face an unexpected first.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Thursday,18 Oct, 2018 - 21:00
  • Friday,19 Oct, 2018 - 03:00
  • Friday,19 Oct, 2018 - 09:30
  • Friday,19 Oct, 2018 - 17:20
  • Sunday,21 Oct, 2018 - 20:05
  • Monday,22 Oct, 2018 - 05:45
  • Monday,22 Oct, 2018 - 07:35
  • Monday,22 Oct, 2018 - 14:05
  • Tuesday,23 Oct, 2018 - 10:25
  • Tuesday,23 Oct, 2018 - 17:20
The Naval Cutlass
Four bladesmiths, all veterans of the US Armed Forces, dive into the fray when they are tasked with forging a combat knife from an anti-tank hedgehog.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Thursday,25 Oct, 2018 - 21:00
  • Friday,26 Oct, 2018 - 03:00
  • Friday,26 Oct, 2018 - 09:30
  • Friday,26 Oct, 2018 - 17:20
  • Sunday,28 Oct, 2018 - 20:05
  • Monday,29 Oct, 2018 - 05:45
  • Monday,29 Oct, 2018 - 07:35
  • Monday,29 Oct, 2018 - 14:05
  • Tuesday,30 Oct, 2018 - 10:25
  • Tuesday,30 Oct, 2018 - 17:20
Judges Pick
For the first time, it is judge against judge when all four judges pick a past bladesmith to represent them in the ultimate battle for supremacy.
Deer Horn Knives
Four blade smiths tee up for a never-before-seen challenge when they must harvest the steel from a vintage golf club to forge their signature blade.
The Katzbalger
After a gruelling second round, the two remaining smiths have just five days to create an iconic 15th century combat sword- the katzbalger.
The final two competitors have five days to forge one of the deadliest weapons in African history, the Makraka. Learn which warrior smith will walk away with the coveted $10,000 prize.
Fans' Choice
Fans vote online to bring back four of their favourite craftsmen for a second shot at victory. The final two smiths return home to craft a historical Filipino weapon of war, the Panabas.
After two dramatic rounds of mishaps and mischief, two smiths forge ahead in the final challenge to reproduce a distinctive African sword, the Akrafena.
All four smiths fight to the finish amidst painful injuries and setbacks, but only two make it through to the final round. They have five days to recreate the sacred but lethal Talwar sword.
The Cinquedea
Two smiths attempt to forge an intricately designed and deadly Italian sword, the cinquedea. Learn which smith conquers the curveballs and claims the coveted title.
The Charay
After a round of brutal testing, only two smiths forge ahead to the final round to recreate the legendary Charay sword. Learn which bladesmith salvages a win.
Sword Breaker Redemption
Four previous competitors return to the forge for a second chance to get redemption. The final two competitors recreate a distinctive 16th-century blade, the sword breaker.
Master & Apprentice
It's double the competitors and double the heat in the first ever team challenge. Masters compete alongside their apprentices taking turns to forge a cleaver using the arduous jellyroll technique.
The Kachin Dao
Four bladesmiths must use steel from old nautical equipment to forge weld their signature blade, while being forced to do it using a metal inlay technique.
The Gladiators' Scissor
After devastating setbacks, only two blade smiths enter the final round where they must recreate an ancient Roman weapon known as the Scissor.
Ngombe Ngulu
Four blade smiths are given the twisted challenge of having to forge blades from a giant elevator cable but only two will recreate the African Ngombe Ngulu, known as the executions sword.
With $10,000 on the line, two bladesmiths advance into the final round where they must recreate an extremely rare axe-mace hybrid known as the tabar-shishpar.
The Shamshir
Only two bladesmiths manage to make it through to the final round where they must recreate a deadly sabre called the shamshir and thereby outmanoeuvre each other.
The Kampilan
In the final round, the smiths must recreate a fearsome battle weapon, the kampilan. Their weapons must survive brutal testing and only one will pull through by a hair to claim the title.
The Kpinga
In the final round, two smiths are locked in a dead heat to recreate a three-bladed African throwing knife, the kpinga. Only one will be crowned the champion.
The Yatagan
Only two competitors' roads lead them back to their home forge where they have just five days to create an elite military weapon known as the yatagan.
International Championship
Four of the top bladesmiths compete in the International Championship, after which the two finalists must make a Spadroon to win the title of International Champion.
The Horsemans Axe
Contestants try to craft their signature style blade using some old and new tools. The second round qualifiers then have to create two Chinese Butterfly Swords.
Jumonji Yari
Each contestant must produce a folding knife that can handle any test. Only two candidates make it to the final round, where they must recreate a Japanese trident, the Jumonji Yari.
Ultimate Champions Edition
The four contestants who earned a spot at the anvils take the canister Damascus challenge and the finalists recreate the Tai Chi sword.
The Schiavona
The contestants must use coal forges to make their signature blades with a hidden lanyard hole. The two finalists recreate a Schiavona sword.
The Rhomphaia
The bladesmiths must achieve one of six Damascus patterns for their first round blade. The two finalists must recreate the fearsome Rhomphaia sword.
Knights Templar
Four competitors forge together rusty chain mail and high quality steel to produce the Knights Templar Crusader daggers; the finalists must recreate the Knights Templar Crusader sword.
Sica Sword
The bladesmiths try to forge a signature blade out of a 50-caliber flintlock pistol. Then, the finalists must recreate a lethal gladiator sword, the Sica, which has a unique construction.
Viking Edition
Four competitors try to forge old swords into a Viking Seax and create weapons fit to withstand any test imaginable. Then, the finalists recreate a pair of deadly Viking War Axes.
The Navaja
The contestants must recreate one of the most dangerous folding weapons in history, the Spanish Navaja, to see who among them cements his legacy as the Forged in Fire Champion.
Ultimate Team Challenge
Four master smiths try to forge an iconic weapon of warfare, the trench knife. Then, two teams square off in one final battle to recreate the Chinese Dao Sword.
Champions Edition
Four Forged in Fire champions return for a chance to prove who among them is the best of the best. Only two will move on to the final round where they will have only 5 days to create the Scottish Claymore.
Fan Favorites
4 former contestants return back to the Forge by popular demand, for a second shot at victory. After 2 grueling rounds, only 2 are left to recreate a weapon they've never seen before, The Hook Sword.
Butterfly Swords
4 new contestants must craft a blade of their signature style from a pile of tools, both old & new. Then for the first time ever, they must forge 2 blades in the final round, the Chinese Butterfly Swords.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,16 Oct, 2018 - 21:55
  • Wednesday,17 Oct, 2018 - 02:05
  • Wednesday,17 Oct, 2018 - 10:25
  • Wednesday,17 Oct, 2018 - 16:25
The Falcata
4 bladesmiths must create a blade out of high carbon steel while also forging the hammer they'll use to make it. Only 2 will move on to the final round where they have just 5 days to create The Falcata.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,23 Oct, 2018 - 21:55
  • Wednesday,24 Oct, 2018 - 02:05
  • Wednesday,24 Oct, 2018 - 10:25
  • Wednesday,24 Oct, 2018 - 16:25
Kora Sword
Only 2 bladesmiths will move on & go toe-to-toe in the final round of creating a sacrificial sword from history which could reportedly cut a sheep in half in 1 swing, the Kora Sword.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,30 Oct, 2018 - 21:55
  • Wednesday,31 Oct, 2018 - 02:05
  • Wednesday,31 Oct, 2018 - 10:25
  • Wednesday,31 Oct, 2018 - 16:25
Hunga Munga
After a serrated blade challenge, 2 bladesmiths will move on to attempt to forge a Hunga Munga, a behemoth weapon where all four edges must maintain peak performance when put through the judges' gauntlet.
The Boar Spear
4 bladesmiths must use the steel from a suit of armor to create a signature blade. Only 2 will move on to create a weapon historically used for both combat and hunting, the boar spear.
Xiphos Sword
The bladesmiths must harvest the steel for their blade from an imposing piece of construction equipment. Only 2 will move on to the final round to recreate a classic Greek sword used in close quarters.
Cavalry Saber
4 new bladesmiths face the unprecedented challenge of forging the barrel of a gun into a lethal knife. Only 2 will move on to forge one of the most legendary blades in combat history, the Cavalry Saber.
The Pandat
4 bladesmiths must salvage steel from a junkyard to create a signature blade using a hand-cranked coal forge. Only 2 will move on to the final round to create a Dayak war sword, the Pandat.
The Naginata
Two bladesmiths return to their home forges after a taxing round of testing and attempt to make a Japanese naginata, famous for its long length and usage in martial arts.
Zulu Iklwa
4 new bladesmiths must forge a bayonet blade and engineer it to attach to a rifle. Only 2 will be able to return home to spend 5 days forging the legendary African blade, the Zulu Iklwa.
The Haladie
Two bladesmiths who move ahead from the testing round attempt to craft the double-edged Haladie, an ancient Indian weapon employed to stab and slice enemies.
The Zweihander
Two bladesmiths who move ahead from the testing round attempt to craft the German zweihander, a two-handed sword used predominantly in the early part of the 16th century in Europe.
The Pata
Prior champions from the show compete against each other in two rounds, after which the two surviving champions try to forge the pata, a weapon with a lethal double-edged blade.
Four bladesmiths, who lost in the past, return for redemption, and compete in two rounds, after which the two survivors attempt to forge the Viking sword which possesses destructive potency.
The Cutlass
For the 1st round, our bladesmiths are asked to transform failed blades from last season into fully functional weapons. The remaining two bladesmiths then head home to forge the legendary Cutlass Sword.
Nepalese Kukri
4 bladesmiths are tasked with the grueling challenge of shaping 4 very different types of metal into a fully functional weapon. After a round of testing, only 2 will move on to forge the Nepalese Kukri.
The War Hammer
Our bladesmiths must choose wisely as they are asked to dumpster dive for the right steel to be turned into a hardened blade of their choosing. Only two will move on to forge a War Hammer.
The Shotel
4 bladesmiths face the challenge of forging 2 conflicting materials into a fully functional weapon. After a formidable round of testing, only 2 will move on to forge the Ethiopian Shotel.
This week our bladesmiths are given a 'twisted' challenge when they are asked to forge a weapon from cable steel. After two rounds only two are left to return home and forge an Egyptian Khopesh.
The Scottish Claymore
In this grueling challenge, with no electricity and power tools, the 4 bladesmiths must forge a blade with just fire and their bare hands. Only 2 will move on to create the iconic Scottish Claymore.
Spiked Shield
The bladesmiths are asked to forge 3 or more metals into a blade of their signature style. Despite pain and failure, only 2 move on to the final round returning home to forge a legendary spiked shield.
Viking Sword
In this extreme challenge, the bladesmiths must salvage material from a car and forge a blade in a race against time. Only 2 will speed through to the final round to forge a Viking Sword.
The bladesmiths are asked to forge a weapon in their signature style from a large pile of mixed metal that is welded together. Only 2 will return home to forge the mysterious Khanda.
4 bladesmiths must take an ordinary garden lawnmower and using its metal, create one of their signature blades. Only 2 will make it to the final round where they must create a Tabar, a deadly battle axe.
Japanese Katana
4 bladesmiths will compete by designing and forging deadly edged-weapons of war and put them to the test. Those who fail will be sent home, only 1 will win $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Crusader Sword
The 4 bladesmiths struggle to create a special Japanese hardening technique on their signature blades. After a difficult first round of testing, only 2 will remain to forge the legendary Crusader sword.
4 bladesmiths must forge a weapon using only reclaimed metal. The finalists head back to make their own interpretations of the ancient Indian Chakram. Whose will stand up to the judges' battery of tests?
Viking Battle Axe
The bladesmiths must transform a steel 'train spring' into a weapon of their choosing. Only 2 will move on to forge a legendary Viking Battle Axe. After a barbaric round of testing, only one will be left.
The bladesmiths must create their signature blade by using only the traditional Hada technique. In the final round, only 2 will go head to head to create one of the serie's most unusual weapons.
The Elizabethan Rapier
The bladesmiths must use an age-old technique to create their signature weapons. Only 2 will remain to forge one of history's most notorious weapons, the rapier.
The Roman Gladius
4 bladesmiths must transform a steel ball bearing into a fully functional weapon. Later the 2 finalists get to create one of the most important weapons from history, the Roman Gladius.
The Moro Kris
After forging their signature weapon using everyday steel objects, only 2 will move on to forge the mystical Moro Kris Sword, a distinctive blade that dates all the way back to 300 BC.