Fortunately, we were able to tailor the show to their liking. Can a Yatagan Sabre hybrid survive the course? Never before had a rookie performer really caught fire so quickly. You live and learn on the run. So it was impossible to know you needed a chopper. So it was impossible to know you needed a chopper. In fact one guy was actually re-bending his blade before each stage due to the bend he incurred chopping ice.
Casey, Jason and Dustin were the only three to complete the round one course, but only the two with the quickest time move on and Casey is eliminated. I was amazed at the amount of flex in the long blades. Jo's time was the fastest at 1:37, Rodrigo was 2:02 and Carl's 3:28 eliminating him. If it is people that both made blades and used them the talent pool gets small real fast. Or will a two-handed Bowie be the blade to beat? It's also frustrating to see contestants eliminated because their weapons do not pass the safety test - the safety test should be done before the contestants are allowed on the air.
Also agreed that there is too much commentary. Can a Yatagan Sabre hybrid survive the course? Only one can be left standing as the Knife or Death. A gauntlet of chopping and hacking tests has competitors run an obstacle course that tests the strength and sharpness of their blades. The other for slashing finesse cuts. There are so many other things. Some more skill based obstacles.
We set up the stage for seven or eight different people with different stories, backgrounds, blades, looks, different ideals. It takes a lot of endurance. For each, the contestant must cut a rope to release a bottle of water, then slice the bottle on the downswing so that enough water lands in the funnel to run down and put out the candle. Craig Studies African martial arts and brought a Bowie from Palestine, but broke the handle off at the tang, disqualifying him. The success of Forged in Fire helped greatly and their audience. There's going to be a bunch more martial arts people with blades from the Philippines.
Take a stab at it! Each competitor must slice, stab, and chop their way through a series of punishing challenges that could destroy blades. If anyone remembers the previous threads the first season of this show was kind of out there. Or will it be cut down to size by a traditional Bolo knife? Will the course overwhelm the youngest Forged in Fire champion? And can a Persian style Recurve stay sharp? Everything was an upgrade from the previous year. And will one of the female blade wielders accomplish a Knife or Death first? A big motivating factor why he laced up the boots again was so his son could see him wrestle life. Wayne with the fastest time of the night, a :58 run and Jacob with 1:11 move on to round two. Dustin, new to bladesmithing, forges a Falcata and completes the course. You lead up and have this streak.
Or will a two-handed Bowie be the blade to beat? Even today when a certain sports team does well and wracks up wins, social media has put up a Goldberg gif to get the message across. But did that fill the void? I don't want to have a contestant introduced and then sent home without participating - that a waste of time. Chris is a bladesmith and chopping competitor who made his own Competition Chopper and completes the course. An experienced survivalist, expert bladesmiths, and martial artists will put their custom, historical weapons to the ultimate test on a knife course unlike anything ever built. Goldberg promises the second season takes the series to another level.
It was still fun in my opinion. We shoot the starter gun and watch them all go. Knife or Death is an obstacle course style cutting competition hosted by Goldberg and Tu Lam. Will a Cleaver cut through the noise? I thought it was entertaining. Who can do the most damage and complete the most obstacles in the shortest amount of time? Making the show interesting are the competitors themselves who come from all walks of life. He got to that and then some.
And nearly as entertaining as the actual knife play are the personalities involved: as you can probably imagine, a man who would wear a gleaming steel battle mask to his first meeting with the judges is a man with an interesting perspective. Next episode will be back to regular. There will likely still be the occasional martial arts guy with some crap knife from the Philippines we can laugh at. And will one of the female blade wielders accomplish a Knife or Death first? I wonder if they will change some obstacles around so people will have to do some finesse cuts. There will likely still be the occasional martial arts guy with some crap knife from the Philippines we can laugh at.