The Reckoning International

John Wigger Project

What We Do

Creating Opportunites

While filming the “Forged in Fire” episode, John made a new friend with fellow contestant Tim Troyer and learned about Tim’s work with The Reckoning International. The Reckoning works with people at the Bamba Forge in Uganda to teach them how to blacksmith and create knives, which happens to be something John knows a thing or two about! John hopes to join The Reckoning International team and travel to Uganda to work with the blacksmiths there and help with this mission. Before the trip, it is John’s goal to raise as much money as possible. He’d love to bring the people some new blacksmith tools, maybe even a power hammer! $50,000 is the current goal. For more information about John, visit

This project has been completed (2019) and is no longer accepting donations. However, donations to Bamba Forge can be made directly here.