You must have heard of History’s superhit competition, ‘Forged in Fire’ right? Well, ‘Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges’ is an epic spin-off that raises the stakes even higher. Here, competing bladesmiths need to prove their prowess while facing off renowned ‘Forged in Fire’ Masters. Excited yet? Here are the complete details of this high-octane reality series.
Forged in Fire: Beat The Judges Season 1 Release Date and Time
‘Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges’ season 1 will release on June 3, 2020, at 9 pm ET/ 8 pm CT on History Channel.
Forged in Fire: Beat The Judges Cast: Host & Judges
Each episode of this competition features a team of skilled bladesmiths who battle it out to reach the top. The final two performers then compete against a featured, seasoned judge. In season 1, we meet five famed former ‘Forged in Fire’ Masters. First up is Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger, and an Air Force Pararescueman. He holds practical experience in forging weapons in real battle scenarios. Wil knows that the design of a weapon is the sole deciding factor between life and death. He serves as the host, as well as, one of the members on the judging panel.
J. Neilson has been in the profession of making knives for two decades and was also recognized as the Mastersmith in the American Bladesmith Society. He has his own shop in the woods in Pennsylvania and is an expert in sole authorship blade-making. J. serves as one of the judges in the contest. Joining him is Doug Marcaida, a specialist in forging edged weapons, used in combat. He is also an exceptionally talented martial artist and is experienced in hand-to-hand combat and battlefield strategy.
Rounding up the judging panel, we have David Baker and Ben Abbott. David is a globally recognized swordsmith who has expertise in making the globe’s rarest edged weapons. He constantly researches on long-lost techniques and analyzes world-class collections to polish his knowledge. On the other hand, Ben is a two-time ‘Forged in Fire’ champion and he has been making weapons since the age of 13. He is extremely adept at making knives and also specializes in other tools, ornamental ironwork, jewelry, furniture, etc.
What is Forged in Fire: Beat The Judges About?
Each episode of this high-stakes reality competition throws the limelight on a bunch of competitors, who are previous ‘Forged in Fire’ Champions. They make a comeback to compete against a renowned ‘Forged in Fire’ Master. First, the participants need to beat one another to prove their skills. The remaining two bladesmiths then compete with a seasoned judge to make a perfect, functioning blade. If the challenger’s creation is better than that of the judge, he takes home the prize money of $10K.
Forged in Fire: Beat The Judges Trailer
Check out the trailer for season 1 below:
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