David Baker at Texas Select 2024

Historic weapons recreation specialist and Forged in Fire Judge David Baker will be joining us for the first time this year. He is bringing some of the swords that he made for the Forged in Fire competition show, and telling us about their form and function.

David Baker is a world-renowned swordsmith who in specializes in recreating some of the world’s rarest edged weapons. David is constantly challenging his scholarship of weaponry, researching forgotten techniques and examining world-class collections to ensure his replicas are as close to and as functional as the originals. He is an authority on weapons history and an expert on replicating period-accurate weapons for both museums and films. He judges the weapons’ historical accuracy and aesthetic beauty. He is owner of Hollywood Combat Center & Baker Blades.