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Danny Trejo returns to TV with series ‘Man At Arms: “Art of War”


Caption: Danny Trejo host of “Man at Arms: Art of War”. Photo Credit: El Rey Network

The man machete himself is back on the El Rey Network with a new series. MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR is the new series showcasing the creation of some of the most prolific weapons in history. Trejo is the host and he with a bunch of craftsmen will organically rebuild weapons in an eight part television series. The show kicks off on June 8th on El Rey but be on the lookout for a short review on the show from us soon.

El Rey Network’s new original series “Man at Arms: Art of War” will debut on June 8 at 8:00pm.  Hosted by machete himself, Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), the eight-part series spotlights the nobility of craftsmanship and working with your hands.  

In each episode a team of expert craftsmen skillfully reproduce legendary weapons from scratch, using techniques from the past, as well as state-of-the-art technologies beyond the original creators’ wildest imaginations, to create historical, modern, and mythological works of martial art. Each masterwork is then tested by experts for strength and real-world functionality. Whether it slices, shoots, stabs or smashes, viewers will get a first-hand look at what kind of force each marvelous masterpiece can unleash.   Based on the extremely popular YouTube series, “Man at Arms” is produced by DEFY and El Rey Network.

Episode Descriptions:

101 “Weapons of Kung Fu” – June 8 at 8:00pm et

Ancient China developed the honorable martial arts of Kung Fu and the weapons needed incredible precision and expert handling.  The ji is a hybrid between a spear and a dagger-axe that has been used for over 3000 years.  The wind and fire blade is used in pairs to slash, stab or disarm an opponent.

102 “Weapons of the Gods” – June 15 at 8:00pm et

India fostered some of the deadliest and most unique weapons including the haladie knife, a double-edged dagger with long blades to put distance between the weapon used and their opponent and the urumi, a flexible whip-like blade.

103 “African War Blades” –  June 22 at 8:00pm et

Since the beginning of time, African civilizations have crafted some of the most lethal weapons known to the world including the Membele knife, a curved throwing dagger that was often carved to resemble a bird’s head and the Shotel, a sickle-shaped sword used to hook and rip invading soldiers off their horses.


104 “Weapons of the Mongol Horde” June 29 at 8:00pm et

The fearsome Mongol Horde carved out one of the largest empires in the ancient world through their ability to wield deadly weapons on horseback.  The composite bow has a range of 820 feet and the ballista could shoot a heavy arrow with more accuracy than a catapult.


105 “New World Warriors” – July 6 at 8:00pm et

The Aztec Empire developed some of the simplest but most effective weapons to assist them in their savage battlefield tactics including the macuahuitl, a wooden sword with its sides embedded with prismatic blades sharper than steel razor blades and the Mayan’s long distance weapon – the atlatl.


106 “Weapons of the Pharaohs” – July 13 at 8:00pm et

The Armies of the Egyptian Pharaoh cut a bloody path through the ancient world, creating one the mightiest empires ever known. Using weapons ranging from the Battle Axe to the Khopesh, ancient Egypt ruled the ancient world.  


107 “Stuff that Legends are Made Of” – July 20 at 8:00pm et

Explore the heroic swords behind the legends including the Arabian Zulfiqar given to Ali ibn Abi Talib by Muhammad and the Tuzin El Cid won from King Yucef.


108 “Weapons of the Rising Sun” July 27 at 8:00pm et

The Samurai, the mightiest warrior class the world has ever known, were famously known for their incredible use of the straight-headed spear the Yari and the Katana, one of the finest cutting weapons in world military history.
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