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TERRIFYING North African broadsword test! - Forged in Fire

David Baker breaks a sword during a test

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Two bladesmiths compete to forge a deadly Tuareg takoba (also known as a takuba or takouba) - a fierce blade from North Africa. Will the sword survive David Baker's tests? Four of the best blade smiths in America put both their skills and reputations on the line. The competition is fierce. In the first two rounds, contestants face-off, forging blades they hope can withstand the judges’ grueling tests. Only two smiths will be left standing and continue on to the final round where they’ll have to put it all on the line and create a historic blade. It takes a certain mix of brains and brawn to be crowned the Forged in Fire champion.