Twin Cities Bladesmith to Be Featured on History Channel's Forged in Fire

Jason Kraus will compete on season three of the popular show that highlights the art of bladesmithing.

Jason Kraus

Jason Kraus, a resident of Shorewood, Minnesota and owner of NorthStar Forge, will be a contestant on the third season of History Channel’s Forged in Fire. Kraus will compete against other expert bladesmiths from around the country in a variety of challenges designed to test their skills in blade and knife crafting. The second half of season three of Forged in Fire is set to debut on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 pm CST on the History Channel with Jason's episode to air on February 7th. 

Kraus will be a featured contestant in one episode of the upcoming season along with three other contestants. The episode was filmed in August of 2016 in New York City and the airdate has yet to be announced. Throughout this episode, Jason and the other contestants are challenged to complete various tasks involving a range of skills essential to the bladesmithing trade. The work of each contestant is judged and a winner is selected at the end of the show. Through these challenges, viewers will witness the sheer amount of work that is required to forge a blade from raw, and sometimes unusual, materials.

“I really hope that after watching this show, viewers come away with a new appreciation for bladesmithing,” explains Kraus. “It truly is an art that not only takes a profound amount of talent, but also a passion and respect for the craft of bladesmithing.”

Jason, 35, discovered his passion for forging blades seven years ago and began learning from masters of the trade. Starting as just a hobby, Kraus’ passion quickly evolved into a custom bladesmithing company, NorthStar Forge located in Carver, MN. Now in its sixth year of business, NorthStar Forge specializes in producing custom blades, handcrafted handles and guards, as well as professional knife sharpening and restoration.

“The friendships I’ve made and the relationships I’ve built during my time on Forged in Fire has been invaluable,” says Kraus. “This experience has certainly furthered my skills as a bladesmtih and will undoubtedly help me continue to produce quality blades for my customers.” 

About Jason Kraus:

Jason Kraus is an expert bladesmith and owner of NorthStar Forge based in Carver, MN. Suffering from dyslexia, Kraus has overcome many obstacles in life to pursue his passion of creating expertly-crafted custom blades. NorthStar Forge specializes in producing customblades, handcrafted handles and guards, as well as professional knife sharpening and restoration.


Jason Kraus – Owner, NorthStar Forge
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