Those ridiculous time limits do nothing to showcase the makers skill, all it does it make them rush out some poor quality garbage. Then you get to watch Doug prove why he shouldn't be a judge! Even slicing tomatoes, he can't make a straight cut. Over and over, he tests a weapon and cites it's failing when the issue is that he can't swing straight. The swords don't bend when the edge hits, they bend when the sides hit, so every time he bends a sword, that's entirely on his inability to properly wield them. There are countless actual blade weapon experts out there pointing out how the weapons aren't failing, the judge is. In addition, using a low flash point oil makes for a fiery quenching, which is why no real bladesmiths would ever use it.