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Forged In Fire

Discussion in 'Knife Shows & Events' started by Hyde_me, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    i'm still getting caught up on episodes. I just saw the boar spear. i thought it was cool that they did something that wasn't "sword-ish". I didn't really like either spear but it was still a bit different. I'd like them to start changing things up somewhat.
     
  2. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    I'm waiting for an episode doing a Maasai Lion Spear as the final challenge.
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    THat would be cool. For some reason I've been really interested in spears lately. I can't explain. Maybe it's the zombie apocalypse day dreamer in me, who knows.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Yes, they seem to be delving further into the obscure for edged weapons. But I guess it's not too exciting to test a paring knife. It will not KEEEEEL!
     
  5. james Cuff

    james Cuff New Member

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    When is the klingon battle axe episode???
     
  6. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Finally started watching it the other day.

    I find I get a lot more out of it having at least a basic understanding of what's going on and what some guys pull off in 3 hours is pretty impressive.

    One thing I would like to see is when they're doing the intros for the makers is to showcase a bit of their usual work, especially when you have a critical failure halfway through and they have to bust out something in 90 minutes it doesn't show what they can do when they have all the time in the world to finish a knife at home.
     
  7. oiler20

    oiler20 New Member

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    they do a zulu iklwa which does some serious damage.
     
  8. wade7575

    wade7575 New Member

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    I'd like to see them have a true Master's episode with BladeSmiths like Lin Rhea Jerry Fisk Chris Reeve and so on,I know these guys don't need the money but I think it would be cool to see how something like that would play out and they could have it set up so the 10K goes to a charity of the winners choosing.
     
  9. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    they had Travis Wuertz on one of the episodes. I know he's more known for his grinders but I figure a guy doesn't get to be famous for knife grinders without knowing how to grind knives.
     
  10. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Does anybody else think this show is becoming a bit of the same ol' same ol' ? I find that the only thing that I'm really interested in is the segment where they guys work in their home shops and on the exotic weapon they have to make. The first two rounds don't seem to show us anything. Maybe I'm looking at it through different eyes now, I don't know. And it has always sort of bothered me that we don't know the judging criteria. They say that function is most important but they do give points for the look of the blade too. How is it weighted? I'd want to know how far I'd have to chop through something or how much credit I'd get for carving a wolf head into a Jon Snow sword.

    I'm glad Jason stuck around for awhile. I like him a lot better than J. Nielsen. At some point they need to do something really odd. Somebody mentioned a Klingon bat'leth before? It would be awesome to see Doug go all martial artsy on a ballistic dummy with one of those.

    I've been checking out the smiths on youtube at Man at Arms: Reforged. They remake weapons from movies and TV. Great stuff.
     
  11. SRS Knives

    SRS Knives New Member

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    Todd I would agree with you. Though my wife and I have turned it into a game where we pick who we think will win before they start. It adds a bit of excitement.

    Jason does have way more charisma then Jay did though I did like Jay too.

    Will needs to go back to short hair that what I think lol

    Jon.
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I watch 15 minutes get bored go out to the shop and come back for the last 15 minutes at most sometimes only the last ten minutes is all I bother with
     
  13. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Thanks Jon. I suggested a while back that I liked Jason over Jay and somebody (can't remember who) bit my head off. It was just my humble opinion but maybe i didn't realize he was related to somebody on our forum or something. Anyway, here's hoping they turn it around.

    PS - do you know if the Jason/Jay change is permanent?
     
  14. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Wow. Just as I make a comment about the show getting a bit repetitive, they go and throw a hatchet challenge into the mix. And, the final challenge being that haladie was awesome. I love hatchets and axes, especially old style broadaxes and long bearded hand axes. You can get some very interesting looks to them. And that haladie is maybe the most interesting thing they've made on this show. Terrifying looking weapon. I'd be scared to death to use that thing. And is it just me or are they getting very close to Klingon style weapons? I could easily see Whorf throwing down with one of those.

    I felt bad that the kid got eliminated for leaving out the recurve. I really liked how his looked. And being made from a single piece of steel i figure was a big advantage in strength. The devil is definitely in the details.
     
  15. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I laughed when the guy who made a big deal about being Jewish made an Egyptian style war axe. It really seemed like a odd choice to me
     
  16. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    i know the type of axe he was going for, and i really like them. I'm not exactly sure where it went wrong for him but that was a really bad design. the twist was a cool idea though. For a second i thought they were going to give the older gentleman the boot for his restrictive handle. As i said, just when i started complaining about the show, they pull me back in...
     
  17. Swivel

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    I like that they did a hatchet to change it up some. I was surprised to see Walter's knife fail (different episode), I'm a fan of his YouTube videos.
     
  18. Peter B

    Peter B New Member

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    I have watched every episode, love the show. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the "Tests" they do are over the top? Saw a couple of guys do great work making spear's and then one was driven into a piece of wood and bent till the end cracked off. If I spent hours making a knife and someone tried pounding it through a nail, I think I would feel like punching him in the face.....just saying.
     
  19. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Phewww... i'm glad you said that.. as a beginning maker i've been watching this show thinking, "is that what my knives are supposed to hold up too". I would never test them that way. I know they're tools and should hold up but jeepers crow man... who tries to cut a nail in half with a friggin' knive? or holds a blade in a vice and tries to bend it to 45 degrees to see if it'll snap?

    If i ever start selling knives do i have to tell people explicitly "Warning: I do not do any crazy over the top testing on these blades like trying to cut a train track in half".
     
  20. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Some of the stuff is in the American bladesmith journeyman test and some are loosely based on that for flair on tv
     

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