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Anyone watch Forged in Fire? 2055

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Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« on: July 20, 2015, 07:18:06 AM »
Its a TV show on the History channel. Different contestants every show. Its obviously about making knives. Pretty cool show I have been enjoying.



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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 07:20:47 AM »
I watch it, too. I am a little sad the left out testing the hunting knives in the last episode. Even if it was already known who would advance it would have been nice to see the other knives compared.

Other than that, it is a cool concept.
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 05:02:18 PM »
 I meant to watch it and totally forgot.  I'll have to set my TV to record it. 

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 11:19:15 PM »
Episode 8 stars Murray Carter and Ray Kirk.  :tu:
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 11:48:47 PM »
I've been watching it, cool show  :tu:
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 12:25:41 AM »
I must have missed it. Will watch when I can.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 05:50:51 AM »
I've been watching but I am not updated.

Has anyone noticed how there seems to be the same group of MTO members that like the same type of shows....?
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 06:05:17 AM »
I like the show
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 09:52:11 AM »
Murry Carter even gave an explanation of the performance of his knife in a recent yt video

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015, 03:31:28 PM »
Now I know why I haven't seen any episodes yet. I just saw a TV advert stating it will be aired Aug 25th here.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 03:56:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up  :tu:
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2015, 03:50:16 PM »
 :think:

Hmmmm, should I keep my trap shut till I've watched more than the first episode......?
 :whistle:
 - Why only 3 hours? Its not like they're not going to edit it down to 40 minutes anyway, so why not give    them a bit more time to do a proper job?

- They need a cold steel employee to do the testing, first guy seems a bit light in the pants.  The dude who tested the katana should've qualified the winner by telling us his technique sucked, why else would the blade that seemed to cut better loose?  :think:

:D And on a personal note I find the presenter very irritating, but I am glad he's dialed back a bit from the last (gun related?) show he hosted.

Overall, I like it!  :D
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2015, 05:05:59 PM »
No cable....maybe I can catch it later online somewhere.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 09:14:56 AM »
Binge-watched 2-6 last night........really liking the show!

But I still have a very basic problem with the concept........if you've even faintly bothered to check up on the subject, never mind being a bladesmith, you know that the blade is brittle after quenching, so then you temper it....
Obviously they don't have time for tempering........?

Despite everything, the skill of the contestants is humbling.  :salute:
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2015, 01:34:41 AM »

:think:

Hmmmm, should I keep my trap shut till I've watched more than the first episode......?
 :whistle:
 - Why only 3 hours? Its not like they're not going to edit it down to 40 minutes anyway, so why not give    them a bit more time to do a proper job?

- They need a cold steel employee to do the testing, first guy seems a bit light in the pants.  The dude who tested the katana should've qualified the winner by telling us his technique sucked, why else would the blade that seemed to cut better loose?  :think:

:D And on a personal note I find the presenter very irritating, but I am glad he's dialed back a bit from the last (gun related?) show he hosted.

Overall, I like it!  :D
 :drink:
Spot on! Quite entertaining though.
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2015, 01:45:28 AM »
I enjoyed watching it, but it was a short season of only 8 episodes.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 01:35:11 PM »
Howdy

Just a heads-up, Season 4 is already at episode 7 or 8
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,827 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 03:13:33 PM »
:pok:

There's a lot that I really like about the show- in addition to repeatedly having Ray on!  :D

Unlike every other reality show that seems to berate people when they are disqualified, these guys seem very supporting every time someone loses out.  In a world where celebrity judges say horrible things, it is great to hear judges explain why they chose the way they did, but then tell the person what they appreciated about the work they did.  In fact, they often make excuses for the guys like "If you had more time I think this would have been a really great blade" or "I'd really like to have seen what you'd have come up with if you hadn't lost so much time after that grinder accident."  There's none of the classic Simon Cowell or Gordon Ramsay crapola where they scream, swear and insult the person.  Maybe it has to do with the contestants demonstrating that they are capable of making weapons...? 

I don't like that they keep calling them "weapons."  Many of the knives made are utility blades that aren't meant to be weapons, and I find that detracts from the show slightly for me.  I would love it if mass media could picture knives as something other than weapons.  {/soapbox]

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 03:42:51 PM »
The last knife/sword they have to make is typically a weapon.  The "testing" they do where Doug says he's catch phrases "It will cut" or "It will kill" I'd imagine would't be as "catchy" otherwise. 

I do hear you tho and feel the same.  I've heard the host not use weapon a few times. 

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 04:41:31 PM »
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I don't like that they keep calling them "weapons."  Many of the knives made are utility blades that aren't meant to be weapons, and I find that detracts from the show slightly for me.  I would love it if mass media could picture knives as something other than weapons

But they are making weapons  :pok:  >:D

When you are a bladesmith, PC-bullsmurf no longer apply  :rofl:  You make it hard and sharp to turn soft&squishy into many pieces of  soft&squishy  :like:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,827 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2017, 05:13:14 PM »
It's not PC bullsmurf in my mind- just that there are a lot more uses for knives than murdering people.  In fact, I have personally used knives thousands of times in my life and probably only murdered a few dozen people.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017, 06:04:06 PM »
I'm now trying to recall if the Judges have used the term weapons?  I am thinking Doug has but honestly I cannot recall.   

I would say the usage of weapon early in the competition seems out of place.  Many of the makers make "camp" knives, so to call them weapons is weird to me. 

The final blade is usually a historical weapon.  I'm sure there have been a couple edged tools for the finale but I cannot recall.       

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2017, 06:18:48 PM »
this show recently started airing on one of our Free to air channels (we don't have cable either)

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 07:19:52 PM »
I've been watching it on YouTube.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 07:22:40 PM »
Love the show.  The knives are tools but ya the swords are definitely intended to kill people.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2017, 01:58:25 AM »
Great show! It makes me want to make something.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2017, 02:04:09 AM »
I watch both!!
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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2017, 03:23:32 AM »
Whenever I see an episode of this show, I always think the judges may be serial killers when they are testing out the knives, they really creep me out.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2017, 04:33:08 AM »
Dave Baker used to do another show- I don't recall seeing him on it too often but he used to recreate weapons for testing.  I think it was called Modern Warrior or something.  They would bring in practitioners of various disciplines, recreate the weapons and measure their effectiveness, then simulate a thousand battles between historical warriors that would have never met each other in actual combat to see which one was the most effective.

It was a cool show and I miss it.

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Re: Anyone watch Forged in Fire?
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2017, 05:37:21 AM »
Deadliest Warrior on SpikeTV down here. My little guy and I liked that but FiF even more.

 

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