I made another claw styled necklace, but this one is better. it's overall smaller, making it feel better. I made the flat blacker, with more distinct forging marks. And I polished the bevels to a near mirror shine. The cord is gutted black 550 paracord, I also tied the cord to be adjustable, fits better that way. This version is also available in the for sale page for $20.
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.