Featured Forged in Fire: The Original Bladesmith Competition Returns Industry News January 8, 2017 Join the Conversation If you’re familiar with the Forged in Fire Series, you’ll be interested to know they've returned to the History Channel with new episodes debuting on the 10th of January. If you’re not familiar, read on. Industry News: Forged in Fire on the History Channel From the History Channel: An original competition series hosted by weapons expert and U.S. Army and Air Force veteran Wil Willis, Forged in Fire features world-class bladesmiths competing to create history’s most iconic edged weapons. In each episode, four of the nation’s finest bladesmiths come together to put their skill and reputations on the line to win the $10,000 prize. They use traditional and state-of-the art tools to turn raw metal into authentic, fully functional implements of war. These weapons must stand up to the critical assessment and ruthless testing of our panel of experts, including returning judges J. Neilson, Doug Marcaida and David Baker, plus newcomer master bladesmith Jason Knight. In the new season, the forge heats up with all-new challenges that set the bar of bladesmithing higher than ever before. Champions from seasons past return to defend their title and fan favorites reappear for a second shot at victory and redemption. Watch as a fresh crop of talent emerges to see if they have what it takes. They all enter as skilled bladesmiths, but only the best will be crowned Forged in Fire Champion. Here’s what History said about the new episodes. The Pata Over the course of three seasons, 26 bladesmiths have been crowned Forged in Fire champion. Tonight, prior winners return to prove who among them is the best of the best by forging a blade using canoe damascus. After two high octane rounds of competition, the two remaining champions will move to the final round where they must create a weapon known for its unique mechanics and deadly double-edged blade—the Pata. With $10,000 and their reputation on the line, which smith will survive the judges’ brutal testing to once again be crowned Forged in Fire champion? You can watch Forged in Fire on the History Channel on Tuesdays at 10/9c or online at History.com. Industry News. What are you seeing here? Just as the tagline reads — industry news. This is a product (or service) announcement. It is not an endorsement. It is not a review. It is not an advertisement. Posts on RECOILweb.com labeled as Industry News are advisory notifications only. Information contained therein is likely provided by the individual manufacturer (or service provider), provided to RW and passed along to our readers as a notification only. Such articles do not represent our tacit approval, nor (unless labeled SPONSORED) were they paid for. RECOIL publishes not just for a fraction of the gun-owning community, but all of it. Individual editorial staff member opinions are not the sole arbiter of what news we present. What one person derides, another will extol. One of RECOIL's responsibilities is to inform readers of new products or services from manufacturers, training organizations, and the like. RECOIL readers have made it very clear this is something they want to see, and frequently. Some of those products will be chosen for further coverage or evaluation. Some will not. Some may have great promise or potential. Others will do nothing but prove the old adage, A fool and his money are soon parted. Readers should form their own conclusions, if appropriate. Rest assured if a member of the RECOIL staff is providing an opinion, you will know about it. If you are aware of a new technology, product, or service you think is worth us passing along, reach out to [email protected] with details. Explore RECOILweb:Best Fixed Blade Knives For EDC (Under 4-Inches) [Hands-On Review]First Look: UF Pro's Striker HT Combat PantsWeekly Deals From Around the Firearms Industry, Hunting EditionRECOILtv Full Auto Friday Video: Suppressed Sterling L34A1 Mk5 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.