History’s Weapon Competition Series ‘Forged in Fire’ to Debut This Summer

Talk about cutthroat competition!

History has ordered eight episodes of the series “Forged in Fire.” Hosted by Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and Air Force para-rescue specialist, the competition series pits master weaponsmiths against each other to re-create iconic weapons that will be tested and evaluated by a panel of judges.

Competitors will re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry will be judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy. The panel will consist of Willis, knife and sword expert J. Neilson, combat specialist Doug Marcaida and weapon history buff David Baker.

Production on the series has begun in Brooklyn. “Forged in Fire” is produced by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company, for History. Executive producers include Tim Healy and Steve Ascher for History, along with Jodi Flynn, Brent Montgomery, David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas for Outpost.

“Forged in Fire” will debut this summer.

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