Forged in Fire: Forging a Knife Out of a Pistol (Season 5, Episode 3) | History

Forged in Fire: Forging a Knife Out of a Pistol (Season 5, Episode 3) | History


In your first round
of competition today, you’ll be using these. These are .50 caliber flintlock
single-shot black powder Trapper pistols will
use to forge signature blades in your signature style. COREY: [sighs]
Flintlock pistols? What are we going to
do with these things? It doesn’t look like
there’s any steel in them. WIL WILLIS: You
will have 10 minutes to work on your designs. You will have three hours
to forge your blades. Good luck, bladesmiths. Your 10-minute design
window starts now. COREY: Uh, I’m designing
a modified chef knife, just because it’s a fairly
easy shape for me to knock out. WIL WILLIS: Your design
window is now closed. Your three-hour forge
time starts now. Oh, the poor, poor gun!
Bye! I cut my hand on a barnacle
the day before I came here. And this gauze makes
holding a hammer in my right hand extremely
difficult, unfortunately. So I feed it over
the power hammer to do the initial forge weld. That power hammer no joke! MAN 1: He’s got one
forge weld folded over. He squished it flat. And I don’t think that
forge world is holding. He’s obviously fighting it. COREY: The power hammer is
just way too aggressive. I realize it’s drawn
out way too much. And I have a bunch
of delaminations. [bleep] I have to just
continuously start folding this fillet and
trying to consolidate the steel into a solid block. Otherwise, I’m screwed. This could be [bleep]. Right now, the forge
welds are coming apart. That’s a major problem. It’s just sucky. MAN 1: Corey will try to
press everything together. And it looked to me
like he pressed parts and it opened up other parts. [groans] My arm’s getting
tired and time’s running out. But as long as I can
get the welds to stick, I know I can get a blade
shaped out quickly. You just have 60 tiny little
minutes to finish your work! His 4140 is not going
to get as hard as he thinks he might be able to get. MAN 1: But here’s the thing. It might not be as
hard as the file. It’s hard enough
to hold an edge. I’ve decided this is as
hard as I can get this blade. And I’m just going to
move on to the grinder and start cleaning it up. 10, nine, eight, seven, six,
five, four, three, two, one. Bladesmiths, shut down your
machines, drop your tools. This round is over. [whistling] The overall shape of my
knife is acceptable to me. The hardness, that’s whatever. Let the judges
take a look at it. Now it’s time for the
judges to take a closer look at all of your work. Tony, you’re up first. Your work out there
was textbook work, from the use and
control of big blue all the way to normalizing
and preparing your blade. Masterful.
WIL WILLIS: All right, Corey. You’re up. Please present your
blade to the judges. MAN 2: Well, Corey, I like
the design of your knife. It is a little bit snug here. But sometimes, a
snug fit on the blade makes it one with my whole hand. It’s just, how are you
going to transition that if you move to the second
round to make it comfortable? That’s important. You had me sweating
there in the beginning. The first couple forge
welds didn’t seem to stick very well for you. But you didn’t give up. And eventually, you
got the welds to stick. I can see some evidence of the
welds maybe not being 100%. But overall, well done.
– Thank you. WIL WILLIS: Gage, you’re up. MAN 1: Good choice
on design for both the apple slice and the chop. There’s a decided
warp, especially on the backside of the blade. You added that low carbon
steel to the back here. That’s a really good idea. I’m just a little bit worried,
because I can see, right here and right here, where
that weld starts and starts to come together. Bladesmiths, the judges have
completed their deliberation, and they’ve made
their final decision. It’s time for one of
you to leave the forge. Gage, your blade did
not make the cut. Gage, your personal
integrity is not in question. The structural integrity
of your blade is. The junction where your
tang meets the blade has crack and delam on it. For that reason,
we’re letting you go.

100 thoughts on “Forged in Fire: Forging a Knife Out of a Pistol (Season 5, Episode 3) | History

  1. They’re sitting there complaining about how poor quality some of these knives are and badly designed they are when they give them hardly any time to actually work on the knife

  2. Curious Question, Folks. Is Gage being inadvertently a perfect example of what a love child would look like if Shaggy and Velma were to have one? 😲😲

  3. Is this a real gun or just a replica beacuse if this is a real gin not just a replica it can sell for 50k

  4. The editor of this show needs to be shot. It has the most annoying commercial breaks of any show I've ever watched.

  5. That ex marine dude is the most unlikeable cocky non personality contestant I've ever seen on the show .really was rooting for the other guy 😠😠

  6. Why’d they have to ruin those guns, why not use more modern guns where they make millions instead of a gun that they probably made a couple 100 thousand

  7. What a waist of an amazing piece of history . You hang those up in your house for decoration and bragging and for it to look cool

  8. The thumbnail depicted that instead of making a knife he made his own knife you know what I mean to say 😉😜

  9. The only metal that you got there is two barrel that's what I'd use I'd use the barrel that's the best metal you got to

  10. I feel most sorry for the guys who get cut first round. Like, I REALLY get it with this elimination because any sort of cracking where the blade meets the tang is no joke, but still.

  11. "Ok guys, time's up! Finished your blade? Good, now for the next challenge, turn them back into a gun!"

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