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Forged in Fire: Knife or Death

Forged in Fire: Knife or Death

  • Premiered: 
    April 17, 2018
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Forged in Fire 
  • Subject Matter: Participation
  • Tags: knife, blade

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by WWE Hall Of Famer Bill Goldberg, each one-hour episode of FORGED IN FIRE: KNIFE OR DEATH features four of the country's most experienced bladesmiths, martial artists and knife experts, as they chop their way through obstacle courses for a chance at winning a $20,000 grand prize. Joining Goldberg as co-host is Special Forces veteran, martial artist and edged weapons expert Tu Lam, along with two-time "Forged in Fire" champion Travis Wuertz as the sideline blade specialist. In this series, competitors bring their best blades, ranging from America's historical Bowie knife and a Viking Seax, to a medieval sword and a traditional Japanese Katana. Throughout history, the blade and one's ability to wield it meant the difference between life and death and in this series, competitors go back to their roots in using these various knives and swords in a way that showcases what they were initially intended for. The two timed courses -- Knife Fight and Dead Run -- challenge competitors to test numerous facets of their blades -- from strength, durability and sharpness to the speed, precision and overall technique of the blade wielder. After all competitors attempt the first course, Knife Fight, the top two performers face off in the Dead Run, an even more rigorous final test of their sharp blades, coordination and minds. The winner of each episode earns a cash prize and a coveted spot in the season finale where they compete in the ultimate showdown to be crowned champion.
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered "Last Action Hero," the Season 1 finale of FORGED IN FIRE: KNIFE OR DEATH. In the epic season finale, the bladesmiths, martial artists, and knife thrower who survived the intimidating course are back to prove their skills in the winner-take-all final showdown. This time their blades will have to be twice as fierce to endure the bigger, badder, and tougher challenges they'll face. Will it be a Kukri that ends up a cut above? Can the Medieval Longsword outlast the rest? Or will the classic Chopper cut all the others down to size? The fastest two will go head to head on the souped-up grand finale "Dead Run" course. And only one can be left standing as the first Knife or Death Champion and take home the $20,000 grand prize.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Outpost Entertainment