About Me

Hi, I'm Stephen Stumbo, I'm 18 yrs old, and a self taught knifesmith/blacksmith. All through my childhood I've had affinity for blades, probably starting with my first pocket knife. At 12 I tried to grind a knife out of a sawzall blade, and was so proud of how it turned out. At 14 I convinced my dad to help me make a forge so I could try blacksmithing. After building the forge I had a rough time getting started, but after meeting a local blacksmith and getting some tips, I went at it. About a year into blacksmithing (2009) I decided to try my hand at making knives. I started out terribly, but I've slowly been progressing to where you see now. Take a look around, and let me know what you think, you can also find me on facebook to keep up with the goings on around the ole smithy.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I am now offering welding services! I can do light or heavy duty steel work, if your interested, email me (Mail@eagleeyeforge) with a description of the job, (and preferably pics), and I can let you know an approximate rate for the job. I cannot do aluminum or high precision steel work (I will be able to do precision when I get my needed tig equipment).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Catch up (part 2)

"persuasion" weighin in at 1 lb 5 oz, she's a light weight, but very feisty. Great for a fight, light enough to move fast, but heavy enough to do some real damage. 21.5" oal and the head is a 6" piece of 1" pipe, riveted on with three 1/4" steel rivets. It's goin nowhere. Photobucket Photobucket

My new leather cutting knife. Burlap micarta and my all new "kryptonite" pins. Photobucket

the handle in the dark, when the kryptonite pins really get interesting. Photobucket

Handforged decorative candy dish, key catcher, change holder, etc. Photobucket

Closeup of the braided steel Photobucket

Another handforged spoon. Mild steel, with a decorative curly maple scale on the handle. Photobucket Photobucket

Thats about it for now, I'll try and do better as time goes on. Stephen.

Catch up (part1)

So, it was brought to my attention recently that I'd been falling behind on keeping up with this blog, sorry guys, I'm just not doing good at keeping up with all these different things, my website's almost as bad. But I'll go ahead and take this chance to catch you guys up on some of my recent projects. curly maple

1911 grips Photobucket

Tomahawk, mild steel head with welded in 1084 bit. 14" Curly maple handle. Photobucket Photobucket

Handforged spoon. Mild steel head and handle, forged seperately and riveted together with 4 brass pins. Photobucket Photobucket

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Small edc's

Making the most of my week off at work. Starting a small batch of 3 edcs, 2 of 1084 and 1 of 1095 (gonna get a hamon). I've got the first two handled, and the handles shaped. Still gotta do the finish sanding and the other final touches. But here's a glimpse of them so far. The 1095 should be HT'd tomorrow night. Photobucket

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Just finished up this Lady's edc for my sisters graduation. 

Homemade pink micarta handle. 
Handmade 1084 blade. 
And a leather sheath with a handworked rose design. 

oal - 5 1/2" 
Blade - 2 1/2"
Handle - 3"
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Copper danglers.

I was at an artist blacksmith hammer-in a few weeks ago, and saw a demonstration on copper fold forming. Thought it was interesting, so I made these two abstract copper pieces for my sisters to hang from their car mirror.



I always love etching a patternwelded knife. It's like a modern day alchemy. You put it in blank and boring... Photobucket Pull it out a little later, and it's changed amazingly. Photobucket