While we're waiting for more news on that raspy camper, I'll keep ya'll entertained with this. This one is a small edc (every day carry) forged from an old file, with denim micarta I got at bowies hammer-in for handles scales. I gave it a little sheath, got it razor sharp (literally, I've shaved with it once. I like my gillete more though) and this thing is standing high! This is actually the first knife I've thought worthy of putting a price tag on. I'm not trying hard to sell it, but it is available for $55. (you know, I wouldn't be extremly dissapointed if it doesn't sell, I like it. :)
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.