Chasity Bowlin Biography & Facts
Forged in Fire is an American reality television competition series that has aired on the History channel since its season one premiere episode on June 22, 2015 and is produced by Outpost Entertainment.
The program places four competitors in three elimination rounds to forge bladed weapons. Each weapon is tested and evaluated by a panel of three (sometimes four) judges. As the host for seasons one through seven, Wil Willis introduced the parameters for each episode. Grady Powell replaced Willis for season eight onward. The main judges include Historic Weapons Re-creation Specialist David Baker, Edged Weapon Specialist Doug Marcaida, American Bladesmith Society (ABS) Master Bladesmith James Neilson, and two-time Forged in Fire champion Ben Abbott.Neilson missed most of season three due to hand surgery. ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight filled in for him from episode three of that season through episode seven of season four. Neilson briefly returned for the first episode of season four (a special with Knight, Baker, and Marcaida) before returning for good in episode eight until Abbott took over for the final three episodes. Since then, Neilson and Abbott have shared judging duties into season eight. Also during season four, Marcaida injured his right rotator cuff while testing a weapon. Marcaida's younger brother RJ and Kali students filled in for weapons testing while he recovered from the injury.
Season 1 (2015)
Season 2 (2016)
Season 3 (2016–2017)
Season 4 (2017)
Season 5 (2018)
Season five's episode numbering starts at zero.
Season 6 (2019)
Season 7 (2019–2020)
Season 8 (2020–2022)
Season 9 (2022)
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper
Forged in Fire: Meet the Judges
Forged in Fire accolades
List of martial arts weapons
Official website at history.com
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