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  • Robert and Jarred, congratulations.

  • You boys have made it into the final round of this Greek

  • mythology inspired competition.

  • Now when you came here, we had you make signature

  • blades in your signature style.

  • That's not going to happen at home.

  • Instead, you'll be making this weapon from Greek mythology--

  • the sword of Perseus.

  • All right.

  • And we'll see you in four days.

  • Good luck.

  • Good luck.

  • Go get it.

  • Hurry.

  • She's a camera hog right there.

  • So it's day 1.

  • I'm getting ready to start making the sword of Perseus.

  • I've never made a sword before.

  • And now the first one I'm making is a sword from a god

  • basically.

  • So I'm going to have to do my best to please the--

  • the Greek gods.

  • I'm going with the 80CRV2.

  • It's a good steel.

  • It's tough.

  • It holds a good edge.

  • My main goal today is to get this thing forged to shape.

  • For me, the most difficult part of forging the sword

  • is getting the curves and the hourglass shape to it.

  • I'm already getting kind of thin in the belly

  • up here where I need it.

  • So I'm kind of trying to avoid a pattern

  • to get the blade too thin.

  • It's taking a little longer than I--

  • I'm wanting.

  • But it's, uh-- it's still going--

  • going good.

  • ROBERT: It's day 1.

  • I'm back in my home forge in Middleburgh, New York.

  • I'm getting ready to start on the sword of Perseus.

  • It's going to be a tricky sword to forge out, for sure.

  • I'm going to try to make my blade out of Damascus.

  • I've got 1084.

  • I've got 15 and 20.

  • I want to do a twisted Damascus and then

  • cut that in half and sandwich it around some solid 1084.

  • And when I grind down my edge profile,

  • the edge will show the 1084 when it's etched.

  • And I think it will really, really look pretty neat.

  • The only time I have ever done twisted Damascus

  • was with two people.

  • And we'll see how this goes doing it with one person.

  • No, there's no way.

  • I'm not even going to bother with twisting.

  • I'm just going to go for a random pattern Damascus,

  • start working this billet and cut it, restack

  • it, and forge weld again.

  • JARRED: Go get it.

  • Today, I'd like to get the blade profiled a little better,

  • and heat treat it, and start working on the guard.

  • So I'm getting ready to quench it.

  • And as I heat the sword up for the quench--

  • I have never done one this big, especially in my forge

  • like this.

  • It's a lot smaller.

  • So I'm going to have to kind of go back and forth

  • and move it in and out and get an even heat.

  • I barely got the whole edge in there.

  • Yeah, that's good.

  • I'll take it.

  • The heat treat's done.

  • I'm going to start working on the guard.

  • I'm going to use a Damascus, just because I want to do

  • something a little different.

  • Here we go.

  • And I wanted to basically make things harder on myself.

  • ROBERT: It's day 2.

  • I got my billet with my 1084 core.

  • And we're heading in the forge.

  • The big thing today is going to be profiling my blade,

  • getting everything forged out.

  • I need to keep on schedule.

  • And I need to get the heat treat today.

  • I'm moving a ton of steel.

  • I'm going from the press.

  • I'm going to the anvil.

  • And then bam--

  • [beep]

  • My press is down.

  • It is going to put me really, really behind.

  • I don't know what I'm going to do.

  • [groans] Yeah, I got nothing.

  • It's all arm from here on out.

  • [hammering]

  • The tang took a bit of time to get drawn out.

  • And not having that press is costing me precious time.

  • It's going to be a fight to the finish.

  • It's the last day.

  • And we got to get this thing finished up.

  • I'm planning on starting off with the guard,

  • and getting that thing done, and then

  • starting working on that disk pommel and then the handle.

  • The pommel's attached now.

  • And the horseshoe guards are attached.

  • I got to fit the wood basically in between the two.

  • I wish I would've left the pommel off and done the wood

  • first and then welded it on.

  • But it's too late.

  • And I've just got to kind of squeeze the stuff in there.

  • It feels good to me.

  • It's-- it's light.

  • And it feels pretty balanced.

  • I feel good about my sword.

  • It's a home run.

  • Hopefully, it's enough to where I can win the game.

  • Girls, what do y'all think of daddy's sword?

  • It will kill.

  • It will kill.

  • You got to say it louder.

  • It will kill!

  • [laughs]

  • ROBERT: It's the start of day 4.

  • Yesterday, the heat treat came out perfect.

  • Yes.

  • But I got a mountain of work to do.

  • I'm exhausted.

  • My back is killing me.

  • My arm is sore.

  • And I'm really just wishing that my press was working.

  • I'm behind schedule.

  • And I got a lot of make-up to do today.

  • The handle assembly went great.

  • And I've got my pins in.

  • But it's a heavy sword.

  • So the rest of my time is going to be

  • hogging some more material off.

  • My arms feel like they're about ready to fall off.

  • The pattern looks amazing.

  • My only regret is that I couldn't

  • get more weight off of it.

  • All right, bladesmiths, welcome to the kill test.

  • Now, in Greek mythology, Perseus used his sword

  • to decapitate Medusa and remove her head from her body

  • to use it as a weapon.

  • To that end, I will take your weapon.

  • And it will help me deliver some killing

  • slashes and blows to liberate her head from her body.

  • Robert, you're up first.

  • You ready for this?

  • Yes, sir.

  • [dramatic music]

  • All right, Robert, let's talk about your sword here.

  • I like the design that you have of Damascus in there.

  • But it's so heavy.

  • It's about five pounds over here.

  • But the thing is it's so forward heavy.

  • Most of the weight's up here.

  • When I'm lifting this, I can feel

  • all the stress right there.

  • This is supposed to be meant to be a single-handed use weapon.

  • Now, your edge is plenty sharp.

  • It was easy to thrust and cut.

  • And it will kill.

  • All right, Jarred, your turn.

  • Are you ready, sir?

  • Yes, sir.

  • [dramatic music]

  • All right, Jarred, first up, you nailed the balance on this.

  • It's a one-handed sword.

  • And it's about three pounds lighter than your opponent's.

  • Your edge is razor sharp.

  • Every slash is deep.

  • The thrust, no issues at all.

  • And most importantly, sir, it will kill.

  • JAY: All right, bladesmiths, we took Medusa's head

  • during the kill test.

  • Now the Kraken's turned to stone.

  • So what I'm going to do is take your swords

  • and beat them mercilessly into these stone Kraken heads.

  • It's going to be brutal.

  • And, Rob, you're up first.

  • How are you feeling?

  • A little nervous, but I'm ready.

  • [dramatic music]

  • Are you OK?

  • Yeah, it bounced off the glove, didn't cut me.

  • Well, that's that.

  • My blade breaks.

  • My heart breaks.

  • But I am just so glad that it didn't hurt Jay.

  • Well, a little bit of a problem here, Rob.

  • On the tang, you can see a black spot.

  • So that means you had a stress fracture there.

  • And with the weight of this sword

  • hitting those stone Kraken skulls,

  • it was enough to allow that stress fracture to just

  • continue all the way across.

  • So the good part is that your edge held up--

  • so good job on the Damascus.

  • But it's kind of hard to swing a sword without a handle on it.

  • WIL: Jarred, your blade still has to survive four strikes.

  • Jay, let's get crack-a-lacking.

  • [rock music]

  • Jarred, your blade survived.

  • Robert, unfortunately, your blade cannot continue to be

  • tested in this competition.

  • And for that reason, I have to ask

  • you to please leave the forge.

  • Come on forward, my friend.

  • You killed the Medusa, though.

  • ROBERT: It really sucks that it broke.

  • But this whole experience has been great.

  • And I'm just going to keep moving forward.

  • I'm just going to keep getting better at what I do.

  • It's a heartbreaker.

  • But I'm really proud of what I did.

  • Jarred, congratulations.

  • The strength of your weapon has ensured

  • that you are the Forged in Fire champion leaving this

  • forge with a check for $10,000.

  • Good job, brother. [applause]

  • Awesome. Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • How you feeling right now?

  • Good.

  • How about a smile or something?

  • Yeah.

  • All right, come on over and shake our hands, brother.

  • - Thank you. - Good job, man.

  • Good job.

  • JARRED: I am the new Forged in Fire champion.

  • That's something I never thought I'd say.

  • I can't wait to get home, give my daughters the news,

  • and take the $10,000 and take my family on a vacation somewhere.

  • [symphonic metal music]

Robert and Jarred, congratulations.

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