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 11, 2010

Raspy camper.

I'm working on yet another knife. This one is big. I'm making a camp knife from an old rasp I got ahold of. It's gonna be full tang, ironwood scales, brass pins, and brass tube for lanyard hole.

Rasp, nothing done except grinding off the teeth.
cut off test piece
started shaping handle

Started shaping blade

Blade rough forged, more later.

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