Nazarov’s Smith Shop was founded on March 7, 2004. The founder was its owner and director - Vladimir Nazarov. Before launching this business he was a student of Nizhny Novgorod University of Architecture and Civil Engineering and a fitter of medical tool plant in Vorsma, Nizhny Novgorod region.

One day his friend, Alexey Makashov, suggested to arrangea production of prefabricated knife forms, and he supported that idea together with his father, who worked as a die-press operator in one of the smith shops in Vorsma.

So, three of them organized a small but promising smith shop in a building belonging to Alexey Makashov. By cut-and-test methods they were looking for the best alternatives of metal matches and forged prefabricated bars for knives. V. Nazarov became the manager of the smith shop, and three of them worked together for 1 year. They closely cooperated with company “RusskiyBulat” managed by Vladimir Maslenikov who suggested to expand the production and to found a new big smith shop. He offered his own production facilities to be used as a new up-to-date workshop. That offer was considered to be efficient, promising and profitable. Their partner and friend Mr. Makashov preferred to stay independent and to run his own business.

They bought new equipment, press machines, hammers, units and other tools, and on December 1, 2006 Nazarov’s Smith Shop started its operation with a new team. The production facility is located in Vorsma, Nizhny Novgorod region.

Mr.V.Maslenikov played a direct role in the development of the Shop, and at the moment Nazarov’s Smith Shop and "RusskiyBulat" continue their friendly cooperation. Mr. Nazarov is grateful to Mr.Maslenikov for his contribution in development of the big and successful production.

At the end of 2009 the facility owned 400 m2 of production areas: the Shop itself (Fig. 1, 2), grinding shop (Fig. 3, 4), assembly shop (Fig. 5), as well as heat treatment shop.

As of the beginning of 2015 the staff of the company included 47 people. All the employees are highly professional specialists appreciated by the company management. Almost all of the employees have been working in the Shop starting from its foundation.

We count on the excellent quality of our forged steel products: each and every item goes through multi-stage control, obligatory criminalistics examination which proves that they do not belong to cold arms (certificates are attached).

Nazarov’s Smith Shop has been existing for over 10 years and it has gained a perfect reputation in the markets of Russia and in foreign markets as well. This is the result of good cooperation with customers – individual buyers and companies. All partners are satisfied with the quality of our knives.

Today Vorsma is known as the knife center of Russia. Nazarov’s Smith Shop is one of the best companies contributing to development of the city.

Nazarov’s Smith Shop enjoys a lot of positive responses from its customers who are happy with the perfect balance of quality and price.

You are kindly invited for cooperation! We are open to consider any specific solutions and suggestions related to our field of work.

We are working for you!


Vladimir Nazarov