"Master of Arms" brings today's best smiths together in a test of skill to re-imagine those weapons.

A new series on Discovery showcases competition, history, skill and  a cultural fascination with weaponry. Blacksmiths and gunsmiths from all over are assigned to build traditional weapons, including battle axes and swords. The winner walks away with $10,000 and the title, "Master of Arms."

The weapons are field-tested by a former special forces soldier and judged by a panel that includes Georgia native Trenton Tye. Tye is a blacksmith who runs a professional blacksmith shop in southwest Georgia. "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Trenton Tye.

Master of Arms" airs Friday nights at 10 on Discovery.