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  • Vince, Casey, congratulations.

  • You guys have made it into the third round

  • of this competition.

  • Now, it's not going to get any easier

  • as we said you hoped to recreate this iconic weapon

  • from history--

  • the Jian.

  • Good luck, gents.

  • We'll see you in four days.

  • It's day one.

  • I'm here in Mount Airy, Maryland,

  • getting ready to build the Jian sword.

  • Here we go.

  • It's that quick.

  • I've decided to use ADC RB2.

  • It's going to give it additional toughness, more springiness.

  • Start at the tip and work my way back.

  • I have never made anything as long as a Jian sword,

  • so this is completely new territory.

  • Well, that's not good.

  • So I got a band.

  • As I forge the blade, I keep having this little ghost

  • visiting and kinking the blade.

  • When I get it straightened--

  • not quite.

  • All right.

  • I think I'm OK.

  • Today was pretty good, actually.

  • Got the blade more or less profiled,

  • and so far it looks pretty good.

  • I need a shower, and a cold beer would not hurt.

  • So it's day one.

  • I'm back in Oklahoma.

  • I'm ready to get started on this Jian sword.

  • I'm gonna go prep my steel.

  • I'm going to try to spice it up a bit with a little Damascus.

  • I'm doing 1084, and 15, and 20.

  • I figured that would look cool.

  • Low layer with a twist.

  • Whoa, that's good.

  • I've got this thing drawn out, and as you twist it,

  • it cools it even faster.

  • And the more it cools down, the harder it is to twist.

  • So you don't want to fight it.

  • When it tells you to stop, you want to stop.

  • I don't want to risk it.

  • If it gets too cold, you can induce stress fractures.

  • I'm looking good.

  • I've got that twist in there, and now I've got to square

  • it back up and draw it out.

  • It's looking good, I think.

  • Today's day two.

  • Got a good night's sleep.

  • Hopefully I get to quench by the end of the day.

  • Just trying to get the bevels established.

  • I think that's pretty good.

  • So I finished all my bevels, and I'm ready to quench.

  • I'm trying to hurry up in here.

  • We have thunderstorms coming.

  • With the rain, it can cause all the oil to splatter out,

  • and I will end up burned.

  • So I really need to get this done.

  • Here goes nothing.

  • So I get the blade to temperature.

  • And I pull the blade out, and it's got a slight warp.

  • I'm trying to correct it while the blade is still hot.

  • It's on fire, but we've got a straight blade.

  • I feel excited--

  • Yes!

  • --and I know I have a good chance of winning this thing.

  • Perfect timing.

  • So it's the beginning of day three.

  • I've got the guard on.

  • I've got the handle where I want it.

  • I've got to get this pommel on there.

  • So I'm going to grind this tang down.

  • I've got the pretty thick tail end of this tang here,

  • and I'm trying to thread it.

  • Oh, that's ugly.

  • This thread is just not working.

  • Oh, that's disappointing.

  • So, I go back to the grinder and grind it

  • down to the next size threader.

  • It's too thin.

  • So I've got this dinky threaded tang here.

  • Cut that tang right off.

  • This might cost me $10,000.

  • Now there's nothing left to thread.

  • I've got to fit a bolt into this position.

  • Here goes the welding.

  • All right, we'll see how that works.

  • Today's day four, and we're going to put

  • the last few things together.

  • Right now I'm just tool blacking this.

  • I chose to do gun black for the guard.

  • I'm pretty happy with it.

  • And then I'm on to polishing and sharpening the blade.

  • I really have to be careful now, because this is sharp.

  • So I put the whole thing together,

  • and I notice that it's a little too big.

  • We are just over three pounds.

  • I'm shooting for under three pounds total weight.

  • I start shrinking my pommel.

  • I know I have too much metal.

  • It's too heavy, it's too big.

  • That reduced about a quarter of its weight.

  • And now I've just got to put it together.

  • Here goes nothing.

  • Now that everything is together, it's finally done.

  • It's day four, and I'm ready to start

  • getting this sword together.

  • It's looking like a sword, man.

  • I'm going to finalize the edge.

  • Haven't done really any double-edged swords, actually.

  • So a little bit challenging, because now you've

  • got two blades that can cut you.

  • So I'm taking it nice and slow, real calm and collected.

  • The sacrifices we make for our art.

  • So once I get everything assembled,

  • I'm gonna take this thing out here and swing it around,

  • see what I can cut up with it.

  • Two pounds, 10 ounces of kill-you-quick Jian sword.

  • All right, bladesmiths.

  • Welcome to kill test.

  • Now, your Jian swords look beautiful, but are they deadly?

  • Well, to find that out, I will take your weapon

  • and do some slashes and thrusts on this ballistics dummy.

  • Vince, you're up first.

  • Are you ready?

  • Give her hell.

  • I always wanted to hear Doug say, "It will kill,"

  • so the anticipation is just killing me.

  • I want to see him get through the test and see what he does.

  • [impact sounds]

  • All right, Vince.

  • Let's talk about your Jian sword up here.

  • Overall, I like the aesthetics of this sword.

  • Now, your handle construction is within scale of this blade.

  • It's comfortable when I wrap around it.

  • Now, your edge is razor sharp.

  • In thrusting, it cuts out, and when you swing

  • you can feel the impact of this sword.

  • Overall, sir, it will kill.

  • Wanted to hear that.

  • Good job.

  • Hey, Casey, you got the stomach for this?

  • You're next.

  • I'm ready.

  • "Forged In Fire" makes you nervous, excited, scared,

  • and happy all at the same time.

  • I'm very confident in my blade.

  • It's just, you never know.

  • I've seen blades break.

  • I don't want that to happen to mine.

  • [impact sounds]

  • All right, Casey.

  • Let's talk about your Jian sword here.

  • First up, I like the lines that you have with your sword here,

  • and the Damascus pattern.

  • I can appreciate that.

  • And now, in cutting.

  • It was much fun just to be able to slice over and over

  • and over with ease with a blade that moves.

  • This, sir, will kill.

  • Thank you.

  • Bladesmiths, welcome to the strength test.

  • Now to test the edge-holding ability of your blades

  • and the overall strength and construction,

  • I'm gonna take each of your swords

  • and smash them repeatedly into these heavy pots.

  • Now, I'm not really concerned what your blades do the pots,

  • even though it's going to look really cool

  • and be a lot of fun.

  • I want to see what the pots are going

  • to do your blades and edges.

  • Vince, you're up first.

  • You ready to go?

  • Yes, sir.

  • Jay picks up my blade, and he looks excited.

  • He's just looking forward to smashing it.

  • But at the same time, if it survives Jay,

  • I know it will survive anything.

  • [pots shattering]

  • Well, Vince, I've got to tell you, it's a great blade.

  • I mean, where I was striking is still

  • sharp, still straight and true.

  • But the problem is doing your pommel,

  • your threads here didn't go very far through.

  • So the pommel broke loose.

  • A bit of a problem.

  • Vince, your blade has suffered a catastrophic failure

  • after three shots on the pots.

  • A pommel is critical to a one-handed weapon's retention.

  • But that doesn't mean that this competition is over.

  • Casey, these are some pretty strong terracotta pots,

  • and you'll have to survive three pot

  • shots to make it out of here.

  • I feel ready.

  • All right, Jay.

  • Are you ready?

  • If the pots can knock off a pommel, they could do anything.

  • It all comes down to this.

  • Got a little bit of knots in my stomach.

  • We'll see what happens.

  • [pots shattering]

  • Looks good.

  • Casey, congratulations.

  • Your blade survived.

  • Vince, unfortunately you cannot continue testing.

  • Please exit the forge.

  • I'm disappointed.

  • I think I made a hell of a blade.

  • It was still sharp after the three terracottas,

  • but the blade needs to be 100%.

  • Mine was 98%, and it failed.

  • Congratulations. - Good job, brother.

  • Thank you.

  • You put up a hell of a fight.

  • This is bringing me one step closer

  • to continue to achieve my dreams,

  • and I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Casey, congratulations.

  • You are the "Forged in Fire" champion,

  • and that's a title that comes with a check

  • for 10,000 big ones, buddy.

  • Congratulations.

  • Thank you.

  • The deed is done, and I won.

  • Great steel and a great job on that handle, too.

  • CASEY: I've proven to myself that I

  • can make a damn good blade.

  • For me, there's nothing better.

  • [music playing]

Vince, Casey, congratulations.

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