Three instructors from Kilroy's Workshop participated in the History Channel's competition Forged in Fire! Learn more about the experience below.

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Viewing Party

We are hosting a viewing party at Kilroy's Workshop for Ron & Jessica's episode on Dec 14, from 5-7PM. Join us for a fun family event, and get some behind-the-scenes info on the show!

Ron Hardman

Full-Time Instructor

Ron competed on Forged in Fire in July/Aug of 2019. It was a special edition of the show called the Family Edition, and it was extra-special because he was able to travel and compete with his daughter, Jessica. Jessica nearly knocked him out in the second round, but Ron managed to hang on to get to the finale. He competed against fellow bladesmith (and dad) Jesse Harrison creating the famous rapier from the movie The Princess Bride! Both blades performed well, but Ron hung on for the win because of the heat treat.

Matt Waters

Full-Time Instructor

Matt Waters competed on Forged in Fire in December, 2018. His episode aired in June of 2019. Matt had a blast, and although he didn't win, he did an amazing job, creating a beautiful and functional recurve blade -- that was beaten repeatedly into a brick! He recreated the test during the viewing party and his reclamation blade withstood the same beating (plus some practice swings!). 

Jessica Hardman

Part-Time Instructor

Jessica competed on Forged in Fire with her dad, Ron, in July of 2019. The episode airs on the history channel Nov 27, 2019 at 7PM. Join us on Dec 14 from 5-7PM for a watch party!

Forged In Fire Champion!