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My turn on the knifemaking TV show

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Jason Fry, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    I’m finally allowed to release this exciting news. I will be appearing on History Channel’s forged in fire. My episode airs next Tuesday, September 4, at 8 PM central. Hope some of y’all can watch it!

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  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Congratulations!!! I'll be sure to watch BUT REMEMBER........."It's not what your knife will do to the (fill-in-the-blank), it's what the (fill-in-the-blank) will do to your knife.".........said everyone a gazillion times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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  3. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    I hope things start to turn around with this show. The last 5 or 6 episodes have really gone down hill, IMO. With the show format and testing, NOT with the contestants.

    Seems lately the order of the day is EXTREME abuse (even more than usual) and just intentionally trying to break blades for 'good tv'. I'm fairly confident in saying even some of Mr. Nielson's own blades wouldn't fare so well in some of those tests.

    Lately I've seen no test on FIF where a knife is even remotely close to the proper tool for the job. :thumbsdown:
     
  4. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    Of course I can't say anything about that till after Tuesday, John. It'll be interesting to see how the final edits represent everything.
     
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  5. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow

    Apr 12, 2006
    Congrats, and looking forward to seeing it! :)
     
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  6. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    I certainly can understand that. I'll be watching. Best of luck!
     
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  7. Brock Cutlery

    Brock Cutlery KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2015
    Hope you did well Jason, as crazy as that ordeal might be. I'll be watching.
     
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  8. Carl Colson

    Carl Colson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    746
    Dec 4, 2016
    Good luck Jason be confident!!
     
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  9. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Congrats and good luck on the testing. When Jay does that antler chop man that tears up some blades. It seems like he really gets into the testing/beating them for strength and durability.
     
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  10. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Except that really doesn't tell us anything about strength or durability. It tells us that the producers strive for broken/damaged blades for drama.

    Massive sudden impact loads with the side torque/twisting that he adds are neither predictable nor repeatable so its not a valid test.

    There are many fine high quality blades that wouldn't survive that.....including his own, I'll wager.
     
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  11. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    congrats and we hope you did well !
     
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  12. Robert Erickson

    Robert Erickson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 2, 2014
    I'll be watching Jason it's a lot of fun to see guys that I "know" from Bladeforums.
    Congrats on being on the shows!
     
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  13. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Sweet!!!
    Will watch, for sure!!!
     
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  14. Grouser1741

    Grouser1741

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    Apr 17, 2018
    I won't miss you, I don't miss a single one. Probably the only show me and my wife are passionate about watching together. Good luck and have fun.
     
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  15. DevinT

    DevinT KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 29, 2010
    I’m still amazed that nobody’s been hurt doing the testing.

    Hoss
     
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  16. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Will be watching with interest.
     
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  17. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Didn't they point out that Mr. Baker got a small cut on his Pinkie from a sharp tang burr...And I've wondered about Mr. Marchidas shoulder injury perhaps from swinging a heavy blade through tough animal carcass???
     
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  18. Craig Daniel

    Craig Daniel

    Feb 17, 2016
    I'll be watching and hope you win Jason!
     
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  19. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Making time to watch tonight. Good deal! :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    I will watch it, I watch every week.
     
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