It’s blacksmithing season on the History Channel. Today, the network announced their new series Milwaukee Blacksmith and season three of Forged in Fire will premiere on August 23rd.
Milwaukee Blacksmith follows Kent Knapp and his family as they make a living forging metal the old-fashioned way. Forged in Fire pits experts blacksmiths against each other in a battle of weapon design.
The new season of Forged in Fire premieres on August 23rd at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the debut of Milwaukee Blacksmith following at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Read more below:
New York, NY – August 4, 2016 – HISTORY’s(R) hottest competition series “Forged In Fire” returns this summer for a third season, followed by new original series, “Milwaukee Blacksmith.” “Forged In Fire” kicks off with a special champions edition, bringing back four former Forged champions to battle it out for the ultimate title when it returns Tuesday, August 23 at 9PM ET/PT with an eight episode run. “Milwaukee Blacksmith” follows with back-to-back episodes at 10PM ET/PT and 10:30PM ET/PT on HISTORY.
The season three premiere of hit competition series “Forged in Fire” features former champions, Matthew Parkinson (season one), Burt Foster (season two), Ben Abbott (season two) and Salem Straub (season two) competing in an unprecedented head-to-head battle. Hosted by weapons expert and US Army and Air Force veteran Wil Willis, the new season continues to feature more world-class bladesmiths creating history’s most iconic edged weapons. In each episode, four new master competitors put their skills and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination and win the $10,000 prize. The panel of experts includes returning judges J. Neilson, Doug Marcaida and David Baker, plus newcomer, master bladesmith Jason Knight.
On the all-new series “Milwaukee Blacksmith,” Kent Knapp and his children make their living in the 5,000 year-old craft of blacksmithing. Behind the power of his hundred year-old screw press, and 135 year-old anvil, Kent built his business from the ground up. These expert craftsmen forge everything from bank vaults to bike frames and any large steel piece you can dream up. Kent has made it his mission to pass the trade down to his children, but to carry the business into the future they will have to learn to work together as a team.
“Forged in Fire” is produced for HISTORY by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company. Jodi Flynn, David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas are executive producers for Outpost Entertainment. Tim Healy and Jim Pasquarella are executive producers for HISTORY.
“Milwaukee Blacksmith” is produced for HISTORY by NorthSouth Productions. Charlie DeBevoise and Mark Hickman are executive producers for NorthSouth Productions. Jim Pasquarella is executive producer for HISTORY.”
What do you think? Are you interested in blacksmithing? Will you watch the premieres?
Thank you for introducing us to the Knapp family. I’ve enjoyed every episode of Milwaukee Blacksmith. I find it educational as well as entertaining. I always learn from the show whether it is historical facts or some of the intricacies on how to make something or problem solving as to regards to a black smithing project. I’m looking forward to, hopefully, seeing more seasons of Milwaukee Blacksmith.
Please continue Milwaukee Blacksmith. One of the most interesting and educational shows the History channel has produced in a very long time. I know that folks have different opinions and tastes for shows but it would be sad if th HISTORY CHANNEL canceled this show.. given the sense of history blacksmiths get hcas had to the world..
Milwaukee Blacksmith. What an amazingly bad show, especially as it’s on before the brilliant “Forged in Fire”.
Why was this even something someone thought would be a good show?
You really ought to be more specific. I’m in the same trade, three generations, still going strong. There is almost nothing that a blacksmith can’t fix! Dont throw it away, bring it to your local blacksmith, if youre fortunate to have one where you live.
Tom….. TomsOrnamentalIronWorks.com. Brookfield, CT