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 and bring a big water bottle.
Classes run from 11am to 5pm. Expect projects to be broken apart over several (non-consecutive) days/classes. We typically take 30 to 60 minutes for a group lunch around 1pm.
Additional time beyond what's estimated will be discussed on a per-project basis; this is very rarely neccessary.
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.
Intensive One-Day Skills Class - $200
In this one day class we will focus on the part of bladesmithing you are most interested in exploring - improve your hammer control, learn the way I forge integrals, make some mokume, whatever you would like to craft.
This is a great way for beginners to dip their toes into knifemaking, and at the end of the day you will walk away with something incredible to show for it.
This class can also be used to start/finish a work in progress knife/sword/ax.
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 5 to 8 days on your first knife depending on complexity. Make this in damascus for an additional $325.
Learn to Forge a Medium Knife - $800
Forge a chef, cleaver, camp, fighter, seax, tanto, or survival knife. These blade lengths usually range from 5" to 11" and take between 6 to 10 days depending on how ambitious you are. Make this in damascus for an additional $400.
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 7 to 11 days to complete. Previous bladesmithing experience required. Make this in damascus for an additional $475.
Learn to Forge a Sword - $1300
That's right, a full-fledged sword of your design. Every culture has created a unique blade specific to a particular 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 8 to 15 days to complete. Previous bladesmithing experience required. Make this in damascus for an additional $650.
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! Make this in damascus for an additional $450.
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.
Travelling Private Classes
Let me come out to you for customized classes that focus on the specific skill sets you are looking to develop. If you need help safely setting up your shop and selecting/acquiring equipment I can also assist with that before we start hammering. Even if you have no prior forging experience we can tackle projects from knives to daggers to swords..
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)
Purchased classes are only refundable at the teacher's discretion.
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.
Absence and rescheduling:
48 hours notice of class absence is required, and each student is allotted two reschedulings per project. After two missed/rescheduled classes a $75 fee is applied per each day missed.
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.
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