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Old 07-13-17, 11:49 AM   #1
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Forged In Fire

Started watching this a couple of months ago and quickly found it pretty damn entertaining. Nice to see a competitive show where the contestants have respect for one another, no trash talking and a show of some real skill. Some of the blades they make on the show are pretty damn spectacular. The judges are pretty great and Doug Marcaida always cracks me up with this "It will cut" lines.

So anyone else checking it out? Seems to have actually been on for a couple of years.
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Old 07-13-17, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'm watching it and have from the start. I like the artistry and skill of the contestants and seeing how the blades hold up under those strenuous tests. Also, I'm glad that people are keeping those old skills alive.

in the past year, they have been airing new shows pretty consistently with three or four weeks off here and there.
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I watched the first couple of seasons before growing bored of seeing yet another Bowie knife getting made.

I understand why they use a reality gameshow format but I think we aren't seeing very good work. They simply don't give the blacksmiths enough time to hone their weapons.

Four competitors is probably too much for a single hour. I'd rather get to know 2 or 3 competitors better over that span.
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Old 07-13-17, 06:56 PM   #4
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I watched the first couple of seasons before growing bored of seeing yet another Bowie knife getting made.

I understand why they use a reality gameshow format but I think we aren't seeing very good work. They simply don't give the blacksmiths enough time to hone their weapons.

Four competitors is probably too much for a single hour. I'd rather get to know 2 or 3 competitors better over that span.
You can get an idea of the skill level of the competitors in the the first part of the competition, but I agree they don't give them enough time. The more ornate blades they make at home are usually of high quality.
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Re: Forged In Fire

love this show
I've had a low level interest in metal working/forging/etc for a while and this show has caused me to definitely want a forge and metal shop at my next house
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Old 07-17-17, 10:58 AM   #6
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My wife and I have been watching since the beginning and enjoy it as well. Was rooting for the solo apprentice to wind the team episode ...
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You can get an idea of the skill level of the competitors in the the first part of the competition, but I agree they don't give them enough time. The more ornate blades they make at home are usually of high quality.
This is true of every "timed" reality comp. When artists are introduced on "Ink Master", we're usually shown nice pieces from their portfolios and you rarely see that level of quality on the show. Cooking comps are the same thing, -we'll give you a half hour and half your ingredients.
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started watching as a WTF goof, now I'm hooked.

Your blade... will keel.
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Used to watch, but lost interest. Marcaida is entertaining.
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I still watch, but they need to use more mechanical testing. I can't remember which episode it was, but you can clearly see Doug hit a pig with the side of a sword in the final round. They even showed it in slow motion.

I really like the first and second round along with the at home stuff. The testing is usually boring.
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I actually liked the show on Discover(well, I think it was Discover) better showing a blacksmith forging legendary and famous weapons from fiction.
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Old 09-10-17, 02:13 PM   #12
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Still watching and still enjoying it. But I'd like to see them just repeat a final round weapon rather than "lets dig up something really obscure and pointy this week" ...
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Old 09-10-17, 03:40 PM   #13
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I still watch as well but the formula is getting a bit tired. I'd like to see them dictate what the contestants make in the first round. Like a Kris dagger or the weapon from Krull. That way you dont see 4 guys making Bowie's and Kukri's.
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I still want to see the judges work under those same conditions and time constraints
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The judges making fun of each other has been pretty funny (such as the episode with the contestant in the vest as well).
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Used to watch, but lost interest. Marcaida is entertaining.
Do you think he's ever tempted to test those blades on the other judges?

As he's being dragged off by the crew: "Dan! Your blade ... DID kill! Hahahahaha ..."
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Do you think he's ever tempted to test those blades on the other judges?

As he's being dragged off by the crew: "Dan! Your blade ... DID kill! Hahahahaha ..."
Ha, true, but correction: "It keeled!"
Question: whom is he attempting to imitate? It strikes a chord, but I can't place it.
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