this one is for my sister for christmas, she knows I'm making it, but hasn't seen it at all. The handle is made if blue denim and pink denim stacked together, soaked with firberglass resin and clamped till hard. I used one strip of pink every 3 strips of blue. I think that the handle came out looking pretty nice. The sheath was made with a pocket clip instead of a belt loop, and on the front I put some "girly" designs: a heart, a peace sign, and some random swirly patterns.
You all think she'll 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.