“After five weeks on The History Channel, FIF has gained double-digit growth across all key demographics compared to its premiere episode. According to a History Channel news release, ratings are up a whopping 74 percent in the 25-54 age group, 73 percent in the 18 to 49 age range and 32 percent in all viewers. That’s 595,000 viewers aged 25-54 and 552,000 aged 18 to 49. In all, FIF is attracting 1.4 million viewers, an unprecedented number for a knife-related media endeavor of any kind.”
Tonight’s season finale will feature Murray Carter of Carter Cutlery. In addition to being one of the premier bladesmiths in the country, he also runs an intensive knifemaking school, which I am hoping to attend this December.
On the Forged in Fire YouTube Page, there are also a series of Bladesmithing 101 videos like the one at the top of the page. Each one lasts 2:00 and the topics include blade shapes, grinding, quenching, handles and more. Definitely worth a visit if you are timewasting.