Jason is eliminated because his spear wouldn't fit into the barrel of the spear thrower as It wasn't the specified 1.5 inches in diameter.

You are watching: Forged in fire season 5 episode 8

The problem is that wasn't the stated specification. The specification was that 1.5 inches was the minimum diameter. The exact wording was "Must be at LEAST 1.5" in diameter."

Surely that's really unfair? He's been put out basically because the specifications weren't clear enough.

Have there been any other episodes you think someone has been unfairly dismissed? Whether because of vague specifications or someone elses blade being worse in your opinion?


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I actually know Jason, and remember watching this episode. From what I remember when watching it, the wording on the show was somewhat ambiguous.

However, the finalists are sent home with an exact set of the parameters, and those are what they are held to.

I also rember watching the show, when he said something along the lines of "this should be 'close enough' to the parameters, while somewhat acknowledging that it wasn't to parameters, thinking "yup. There's that hubris he has which is one of his personality flaws. Betcha that gets him sent home."

And it sure did.


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I just want to comment that I hate that they do that kind of foreshadowing. I like to guess how someone gets sent home based on how they edit the scenes. Like when they say something like 'Yup, it didn't look like it was heat treated, but I was pretty sure it was hot enough. Oh well' and then they get sent home because it wasn't heat treated correctly. You can see the way some contestants go home from a mile away.


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I came here to say this.


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Maybe. We don't know if all they give is verbal specs on camera or a document sent home. From a practical standpoint they had no choice, no way of testing.

If they're wrong, hopefully they'll give him a chance to recompete.


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Yeah I’d bet a good chunk of money they have lots of paper work that isn’t shown on specs


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The contestants get very specific written instructions.


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totally but the reverse the boar spear they specified 4 waves a wave is a peak to peak curve the winner only had 3 waves

many times when there are multiple failures to meet parameters they do not give the one person who followed the damn rules an instant win


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As other comments have mentioned, the contestants go home with exact and detailed parameters. Dimensions are essential for testing.

See more: Watch Black Ink Crew Chicago Season 2 Episode 8, Black Ink Crew: Chicago, Season 2

The mention of such items on the show is just for the audience to be aware there are some rules at play.


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Season 6 the boar sword episode. The parameters were that the blade was supposed to have a minimum of 4 waves but the winners weapon only had 3?!?


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