Forged in Fire (2020): Special 01 – Judges Home Forge Battle


Forged in Fire is an American competition series that airs on the History Channel, and is produced by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company.

History ordered an initial eight episodes of the series with the first programme premiering on Monday 22 June 2015, at 10.00 pm (US Eastern Time), and ending on 10 August 2010.


In a 2020 home quarantine special filler episode, two months are taken up with the three bladesmith judges while they are at home. Each judge forges a blade over a fortnight at his home forge and tests the finished product himself, all the while being his own camera crew (which J. Neilson’s wife, Beckie, complains about). Ben Abbott forges a replica Sutton Hoo pattern-welded sword, supposedly belonging to King Raedwald. J. Neilson forges a competition chopper with both canister Damascus and san mai techniques. David Baker makes a basket-hilted sword with a Damascus steel blade and a historical recreation of a 12-piece decorated basket.

Forged in Fire Series

You can find a full index and overview of Forged in Fire Season 08 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 30 December 2020.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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