|A Skilled Blade Smith|
Ask yourself. What do the following have in common:
The Bachelor, Project Runway, Cake Wars, Cupcake Wars, Ice Truck Drivers, Civil War Gold, Trading Spaces, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars...
Reality shows, of course. The past decades have shown an explosion of everyday people and celebrities baring their souls in one way or another.
We have discovered a reality show where the participants are skilled and dedicated to their profession. Nothing fancy happens here. It is earthy, sharing a lifetime of honing their skills and passion. To call Forged in Fire a reality show is an insult because these are skilled men and women handling a forge, anvil, and hammer to draw out creations from red-hot glowing steel.
Creating knives and weapons from history is enlightening and enthralling. War and blood, fire and steel, millennia and today--all are wrapped up in this reality show. It is not advocating violence in any way. It is providing an eye to view how history itself was forged.
One forger said, "Failure is not fatal and success is not final." This statement sums up the character of these blade-smiths.