Forged In Fire: Knife or Death (History) – Premieres 17th April
A spin off of Forged In Fire hosted by former WWE wrestler Bill “Goldberg” Goldberg. In the show 8 contestants, ranging from blade smiths to martial arts experts, go through two rounds with their weapons as they try and get into the final where they could win $20k.
The episode is split into two rounds, a qualifier and a final where the winner progresses onto the grand final. In the qualifying round, after the contestants blade has passed a quality check from former Forged in Fire champion Travis Wuertz, then put their skills to the test by going through a course that is the knife wielding equivalent of the Broken Skull Challenge. Where the two fastest competitors to complete the course or get the furthest into it go through to the final.
In the final, the surviving two each have a timed round at a different, slightly less blade abusing course. Then when both competitors have complete their runs, they reveal who was the quickest and has made it into the grand final.
As competitions go there’s not too much going that really gets your interest, and when compared to the watchability of Forged in Fire this is all pretty forgettable. That said if there’s nowt on, this is a passable enough way to burn 45 minutes.