A professional survivalist, martial artists, and expert bladesmiths bring their custom built, historical blades to a series of grueling challenges that push their skills and their weapons to the limit. Can a Medieval Messer survive this modern course? Or will it be cut down to size by a traditional Bolo knife? And which blade will fail to make the cut? The fastest two competitors move onto the daunting final course -- "Dead Run." Only one will advance to the finale and the chance to win $20,000 and be crowned Knife or Death Champion.