I offer small or personal classes with people interested in creating their unique vision under my guidance.
Come in and bring to life the knife or sword that's been in the back of your mind all this time. I'll work with you to bring that historical, video game, movie, or fantasy blade to life on your schedule and at your pace. This is where my love of teaching and creating unique blades come together to make your dream blade a reality. No prior forging experience is required. Materials and safety gear are provided, just wear the right clothing, eat a big breakfast, and bring a water bottle; we'll be forging all day. Expect projects to be broken apart over several days/classes.
Bring a friend or loved one along to make it a two student class for a discount.
This is available to adults and children over 10, however a parent must accompany their child.
Email me at TheoRockNazz@gmail.com to book a class
Classes are held at :
201 Richards St Unit 3
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Classes run from 11am til 5pm and are typically available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. The exact start/end time is negotiable, let me know what works for you and we'll try to make it happen.
Learn to Forge a Small Knife - $650
Forge that perfect kitchen, paring, utility, razor, wharncliffe, tanto, dream knife. The limit is a 5" blade length and your imagination. Expect to spend anywhere from 14 to 24 hours on your first knife depending on complexity.
Learn to Forge a Medium Knife - $775
Forge a chef, cleaver, camp, fighter, seax, tanto, or survival knife. These blade lengths usually range from 5" to 11" and take between 16 and 28 hours depending on how ambitious you are.
Learn to Forge a Large Knife - $950
Forge a machete, cleaver, pig-sticker, fighter, seax, or wakazashi of your choice. These blade lengths usually range from 11" to 18" and take between 20 and 38 hours to complete. Previous experience recommended but not required.
Learn to Forge a Sword - $1200
That's right, a full-fledged sword of your design. Every culture has created a unique blade specific to a unique task from cutting through leather armor to puncturing plate mail to breaching a barricade - we'll find the one that draws both on your favorite design, historical reference, and/or movie or video game to yield the sword of your dreams. Expect this to take from 32 to 44 hours to complete. Previous experience recommended but not required.
Couple's knife class - $925
Forge a matching pair of steak knives, or team up and forge a large wedding-cake knife. Choose from variety of handle materials to create something that truly embodies you both!
Damascus forging class - $775
In this two day class with myself and fellow bladesmith Jan Muchnikoff you will the learn the basics forging damascus. Learn the metalurgy and science behind damascus as we cover the entire process from steel preparation to forge welding and operating a hydraulic press. Walk away with a large patternwelded billet that can be used in any of my other classes. NOTE: This class gets it's own title on the schedule, and is usually available the first weekend of the month.
Viking Bladesmithing Package - $4000
In this class you will forge and complete 4 weapons using a combination of modern materials and traditional techniques. Forge a seax, ax, spearhead, and sword - but more importantly, you'll walk away with the knowledge of how to make more. No prior experience with forging is required, but is recommended.
Leather Sheath Making Class - $150
Join bladesmith Justin Kirck at the Nazz Forge for an in-depth and hands-on lesson in crafting a custom leather knife sheath. Bring with you your favorite knife and learn every step from punching and stitching to dyeing and waxing. All materials, tools, and safety equipment supplied; just bring water and a snack, warm clothes, and your favorite knife (up to 12" overall length).
Classes are $150, run every Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 to 8:30, and can seat up to three people - so bring a friend!
Group Teambuilding Classes
Nothing quite brings people together like collaborating on a forged project for the office/shop. Choose from a variety of fun projects like a standing hat rack, everyone forging a link in a closed chain, a picture frame for a photo of everyone (you can take the photo at the forge), or whatever you think would bring the gang together! Or, of course, everyone can make their own little kiridashi user knife as the project.
This class has special pricing and scheduling, email for more details.
You must fill out a waiver for this class found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hnH2tj1s4NoxD6HdWjTDPFVnBDZmmnfMwyirhGAqMZk/edit?usp=sharing
Use the calendar for reference, then email me to confirm/book your days at TheoRockNazz@gmail.com
Expect class days to be non-sequential. If you require all your class days in a row email me and we'll figure out a schedule.
("Booked" or "Open" refers to the whole day)
If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, then our cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you need help cancelling or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site in New York and contact their customer service team.
What to wear and bring:
Only wear natural fiber clothing, no synthetics or blends. Jeans and leather shoes are a requirement. I recommend bringing a T-shirt and a long sleeve shirt. Make sure your pant cuffs go over the tops of your shoes, and there are no holes in any of your clothing.
Wear only clothing that you can part with, for it may be destroyed.
If you have your own respirator please bring it, otherwise you will be supplied with one (that you will be responsible for bringing to and from class).
When transporting knives please use a knife roll/case, or tightly wrap it in a towel, and make sure to put a small luggage lock on your bag.
Gift Certificates Available!
Give the gift that keeps on forging!