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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A thought on being "green"

Let me say it now, I'm not green. I drive a truck, I use a coal forge, I use electricity nearly all the time. Who can really be "green" these days? Heres the best way:

I was at goodwill today, picking up some reading material (two clancy's and a baldacci). When the cashier started to get me a bag for these three bags I realized "I can carry these just as easy without a bag" so I told her that I didn't need a bag. Guess what, I didn't need it to carry those books to my truck, or from my truck to the house. Had I gotten a bag I would have thrown it away as soon as I got home, then it would have gone to the landfill and sat there forever. Being green is more than just sitting at home, watching your tv and getting mad at bp for spilling oil. It's also not as important as many people say it is. But if you want to be kind of green, try this. When your buying just a few things, say "I dont need a bag" It's not that hard, and trust me, you'll not need the bag to carry a few things to your car.

It's really that easy.


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