Forged in Fire is one of our favorite TV shows, so when we heard that Discovery was starting its own series along the same lines, it caught our interest. This new show is known as Master of Arms, and it airs on Fridays at 10pm. Episode 1 premiered last week on November 2nd.

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Every episode, three contestants compete for a $10,000 prize. Rather than tasking them with only making edged weapons, Master of Arms covers blades as well as ballistic weapons — guns, bows, and the like. The episode begins with a Quick-Draw Challenge where one contestant is eliminated, then moves on to a second and more difficult round to eliminate the second competitor and determine the winner.

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Judges Ashley, Zeke, and Trent observing contestants. Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel.

Weapons are tested by a marksman, and then judged by three weapons experts. You may recognize one of these experts, Ashley Hlebinsky, from our own RECOILtv series. The judges consider each weapon’s design, historical accuracy, and abilities before making their decision.

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Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel.

If you missed the Episode 1 premier, we have good news — you can watch it now for free on Discovery.com: www.discovery.com/tv-shows/master-of-arms/full-episodes/flintlock-axe-pistol

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