SFA student, bladesmith Kevin Burgess wins $10K during ‘Forged in Fire’ episode

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DOUGLASS, Texas (KTRE) - Stephen F. Austin State University student and bladesmith Kevin Burgess no longer has a well-kept secret.

He is a winner. A $10,000 winner.

Tonight the episode during which the SFA student competed on the History Channel's 'Forged In Fire' aired. It was recorded last year.

That has been a long time for Burgess to keep the secret that he won the competition and the $10,000.

He said tonight of the win, “It’s been a long road to get here and I have a long way to go, but it’s nice to see this mile marker.”


Viewers of the History Channel’s “Forged In Fire” will finally find out if Burgess could be $10,000 richer.

Last year, the Douglass resident competed in the show which requires contestants to create a designated blade by hand in an allotted amount of time. The results of the competition have been a tight-lipped secret.

The show was scheduled for broadcast last year in November. It never made the airwaves. Numerous scheduling changes followed. Burgess tells us a firm air date is tonight at 7 p.m. Central Time on the History Channel. That’s when viewers will learn if he came away as the winner.

SFA student, bladesmith to compete on ‘Forged in Fire’

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