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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bottle cutting

Having fun with a nice sharp camp knife.

Some shots I pulled from the video (you can see a blurry bit of the knife in the first two shots) -




The knife I'm using


Nothing like fun in the sun, oldanvilyoungsmith.

1 comment:

  1. How long is this knife? I am also seventeen, and also live on a farm, well a ranch, and I am trying to make a rasp knife. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a rasp big enough for the eighteen inch long (tip to pommel) camp knife I want to make.