Here I'm just posting some pictures of old work I made before I started this blog.
A mokume cross.
A knife I made for a friend of my brother. Forged from leafspring, and the handle wrap is gutted black paracord.
A paper towel holder I made for my mom to give to her mom for her birthday (don't worry, I made Mom one also).
A set of miniature Tomahawks
Another knife, forged from leafspring, bloodwood handle.
Now this knife I did not make. This is a goal. Someday, in 5-6 years, I would like to be good enough to make a bowie like this one made by Tai Goo. Of course, it might take longer than that. Take a look at his website, awesome knives. http://taigooknives.com/
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.