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#7229652 - 07/19/18 01:31 PM Forged in Fire- TV show
ChadTRG42 Offline
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My son and I have been watching this show. I had always wondered about the details on how to make a knife and what steel is used. The info about hardening it and such I thought was interesting. Yes, the acting on it is pretty lame, but pretty cool show and informative of the knife making process.
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#7229820 - 07/19/18 03:56 PM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Chad,

if you like that show, try reading over at bladeforums.com.
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#7229885 - 07/19/18 04:46 PM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I just use the stock removal method for my knives. Forging is a whole different ball game.
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#7229976 - 07/19/18 05:56 PM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I like the bit of history on some of the blades

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#7230124 - 07/19/18 07:59 PM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: ChadTRG42]
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The show is intended to be more entertaining than informative. A huge percentage of these guys are very good, and the competition conditions are less than ideal. They do manufacture the drama a little by setting up situations, but nobody's really acting.

www.texasknifemakersguild.com has a nice map of member knifemakers in Texas. Maybe there's one near you, if you really want to learn.
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#7230125 - 07/19/18 08:00 PM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I enjoyed for the first couple seasons but its getting boring watching the same thing over and over.
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#7230142 - 07/19/18 08:16 PM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: Jason Fry]
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Originally Posted By: Jason Fry
The show is intended to be more entertaining than informative. A huge percentage of these guys are very good, and the competition conditions are less than ideal. They do manufacture the drama a little by setting up situations, but nobody's really acting.

www.texasknifemakersguild.com has a nice map of member knifemakers in Texas. Maybe there's one near you, if you really want to learn.


I know nothing about knives it has been interesting as they talk about the different blade profiles. I like some of those Kukri knives just not sure how practical they are

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#7244995 - 08/04/18 09:00 AM Re: Forged in Fire- TV show [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I enjoyed for the first couple seasons but its getting boring watching the same thing over and over.
+1, except for the session that they return to their home forges to make some interesting pcs, I usually record, then fast forward to the end part


Edited by colt45 (08/04/18 09:00 AM)
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