You've Probably Heard Of It!
"Forged in Fire" is a very popular TV series that airs on the History Channel; it tests bladesmiths all around the world. The goal is to recreate historical edged weapons while facing a series of different challenges.
 What's In It For The Contestants?
The contestants aren't just competing for fun, although this is something they love to do. They are going head to head, for a grand prize of $10,000 dollars, and of curse, bragging rights as the "Forged in Fire Champion."
 North Dakota Native Competing
Born and raised in North Dakota, Cody Adolphson, says he was always into outdoors activities growing up. He often went hunting and fishing.
He says the passion for welding runs in the family.
"My dad was a welder and was around metal my whole life. I became a welder also, I have my own welding truck and have worked in the oil and gas industry for 11 years," said Adolphson.
Adolphson also says it wasn't until 2020 that he decided to start making knives, and he's long been hooked on the "Forged in Fire TV show.
"I took a class with a guy that won the show twice that I followed on Instagram from Wisconsin. I went over there and made my first Damascus knife and I was hooked. I ran with it and started buying the equipment I needed and just started making knives and getting my name out there," said Adolphson.
So How Did He Get On The Show?
I'm sure you're wondering how he got on the show, right? Well, Adolphson says casting for season 9 started at the end of last year and it was as simple as applying.
"I got a response after a few weeks. They flew me out and then the work started. Everyone on set was great. The judges were great to meet and talk with," said Adolphson.
The Trailer:
If you haven't seen it, here's the teaser for the episode:

Adolphson currently owns "Little Wolf Ironworks" in Bismarck, North Dakota.
A Hard Secret To Keep
Adolphson tells me he can't give anything away until after the episode airs tomorrow, so we'll just have to tune-in. He says the support he's received has been nothing short of touching.
"I can’t believe the support I’ve received. It’s amazing how tight-knit North Dakotans really are," said Adolphson."
To Watch:
If you want to watch the show, it airs every Wednesday at 8/9c on the history channel and is available on select streaming platforms.
Coddy Adolphson, Canva
Coddy Adolphson, Canva
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