‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ is a reality series that first premiered on April 17, 2018, on History Channel. The show is directed by Adam Vetri and is a spin-off of ‘Forged in Fire‘, another reality show on History Channel that features bladesmiths competing to forge perfect bladed weapons.
‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ follows bladesmiths, knife experts, martial arts practitioners, and swordsmen showcasing the strength and sharpness of their weapons. In order to do so, they go through different hurdles and challenges.
Proper inspection of the blades is done before the participants are given the chance to enter the show. Any indication of an inadequate blade and the participant is immediately disqualified. The participants who enter the challenge, have either made the blades themselves or have had it made as per their specification and requirement.
Having had a successful run for two seasons already, fans are now wondering if there will be a ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Season 3. We are here to delve into that right after we share some of the show’s details.
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Cast: Who’s in it?
Bill Goldberg is the host of the show. Goldberg is a professional wrestler, actor, and former football player. He is best known for his tenure in World Championship Wrestling and he has also won the WWE Universal Championship in February 2017.
Apart from ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’, Goldberg has also been the host of shows like ‘Bullrun’, ‘Auto-Maniac’, and ‘Garage Mahal’. He has had cameos in movies like ‘Universal Soldier: The Return ‘, ‘The Longest Yard’, and ‘Half Past Dead 2’.
Goldberg hosts the show along with Tu Lam, a US Army Special Forces Soldier and an edged weapons expert. Travis Wuertz, who has won ‘Forged in Fire’ twice, is the blade inspection specialist.
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Plot: What is it about?
The contestants are required to clear two rounds separately. Each round is comprised of different challenges. The first round is called ‘Knife Fight’. The contestants have to first cut through six 1-inch-thick hemp ropes and wooden dowels. In the next obstacle, three containers hang while balancing their counterweights on the other end. The contestants have to break the containers so that the content spills out and the counterweight falls.
The third obstacle features a 3-feet-tall block of ice that needs to be broken. The fourth obstacle contains three targets – a chicken, a fish and a container filled with sand. The contestants have to strike them with precision and only one chance is given to them. The last obstacle of the round needs the contestants to strike through a metal sheet and pork belly. Once they stab the blade into a wooden stump after completing all the tasks, the timer stops.
Only the contestants, who qualify round 1, qualify for round 2. The second round is called ‘Dead Run’. Just like round 1, the second round has different obstacles as well. For the first obstacle, steaks hang from rotating carousels and contestants need to strike them neatly. In the following obstacle, candles are placed beneath funnels. The contestants first have to cut ropes that will release bottles of water and then cut through the bottles so that water passes through the funnels and candles are put out.
The third obstacle has meat slabs and ice cubes. The contestants need to cut 40 pounds from them. In the fourth obstacle, watermelons are released from chutes and the participants have to strike 10 of them. The fifth obstacle demands the participants cut a rope that releases a curtain. After that, they have to strike every item showcased behind it. The last round features ropes to a staircase. The contestants have to cut the ropes, climb the stairs and cut the stack of sugarcane arranged on the platform.
The contestants who win the episodes, qualify for the finale. The finale is comprised of some of the best obstacles of both the rounds. The contestants have to cut through steaks, ice cubes, and ropes and ultimately bag the winner’s title.
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Season 2 premiered on October 3, 2018, on the History Channel. The season comprised of 16 episodes and the last episode released on September 19, 2019. There has been no official announcement regarding ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Season 3 but, given the fact that season 2 has ended quite recently, we think there is some time before the release of the new season. That being said, we can expect ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Season 3 to release by August 2020.
The show has nail-biting excitement. Believe it or not, the show gives an immense feeling of satisfaction once the blades are able to cut the given objects with the right amount of precision and neatness. The way the experts handle their blades and keep their calm with the running timer is commendable.
The show is for everyone. It is satisfying and intense while being designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. By the end of every episode, your inner blade wielder will surely be aroused.
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death Trailer:
Catch the promo of ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’ Season 2 below, while waiting for the trailer for Season 3 to release.
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