David Roeder is a knife maker in Kennewick and he's a featured contestant on tonight's episode of "Forged in Fire" on the History Channel.

Roeder makes custom knives locally and was selected to make a special-ordered sword for the fifth episode of the show. It's called "Crusader Sword" but the technique is an ancient Japanese art.

Based on the show's preview, shared below, it looks to be really exciting even if you're not into the blacksmith or knife-forging arts. We're certainly excited for this local man and we'll be watching for sure!