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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. Season 2 of FORGED IN FIRE: KNIFE OR DEATH premiered on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on History, with Bill Goldberg and Tu Lam returning as hosts. In the season opener, "Forged in Fire All Stars," for the first time ever, seven FORGED IN FIRE favorites will use their custom made, historical weapons to slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of punishing challenges built to test blades and competitors alike. Which expertly crafted blade will stand up to the test? Will the course overwhelm the youngest Forged in Fire champion? Or will the two-handed Falchion come out on top? The two competitors with the fastest times will advance to face the epic final course -- "Dead Run." Only one moves on to the finale and has a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.
On Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered "$20,000 Dead Run," the season finale of FORGED IN FIRE: KNIFE OR DEATH. The bladesmiths, martial artists, and professional chef who made it through the punishing course once return to face off in the winner-take-all final showdown. Their blades have to work twice as hard to endure the super-sized challenges they face this time around. Will a Cleaver cut through the noise? Does a Kukri Machete have what it takes to earn the crown? Or will it be a Longsword all the way? The fastest two compete on the souped-up grand finale "Dead Run" course. Only one can be left standing as the Knife or Death Champion and take home the $20,000 grand prize.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Outpost Entertainment