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Where Forged In Fire Is Filmed Might Surprise You

The art of smithing is an age-old craft, refined over many millennia by generations of skilled artisans and noble craftsmen. As such, the image of a blacksmith is one of careful seclusion. Even though historically, smithies have often been located in populated cities, the reality of smithing's declining practice means that the art is more readily accessible to those with the space for all the necessary equipment. In short, it's more common to see people who own their own property in suburbs and rural areas practice smithing. Even then, as amateur smiths on Reddit can attest, smithing in these areas can still be a pain.

This is where the History Channel's reality smithing competition, "Forged in Fire," breaks the mold. Believe it or not, the set for the show is located right in one of America's most populated cities. Of course, they use a very specialized set to make sure everything is safe. Still, it's one of the few places where you can see people practice the art of smithing somewhere other than a backyard or a garage.

Forged in Fire bangs metal in Brooklyn

According to Distractify, most "Forged in Fire" episodes are actually shot in the heart of Brooklyn, New York City. Specifically, it is shot in Brooklyn Fireproof Stages at 119 Ingraham Street #202. There, contestants for "Forged in Fire" work in a carefully curated indoor environment. The set is equipped with enough tools (and safety measures) to ensure that all participants can do their jobs safely and to the best of their abilities.

Of course, as one might expect, things can get very heated during "Forged in Fire." And we mean that in the literal sense. Disrespecting one's fellow contestants is highly discouraged. Meanwhile, the forges and other heating equipment used by the smiths are capable of running well above one thousand degrees Fahrenheit, according to a tour video uploaded on YouTube by the History Channel. This, combined with all of the lighting equipment, makes the set an extremely hot place. Thankfully, Brooklyn Fireproof Stages lives up to its name and has managed to avoid any disastrous fires during the show.