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.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Damscus knife wip

Here is the knife I'm making out of the damscus I showed yesterday. I had intended to make a larger differently styled knife, but when I began to forge more than half of my billet delaminated. After cutting off the delaminating sections I barely had enough to make this. After looking around some, I think this blade shape would be closest to a puukko - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puukko. It is shorter than most, and doesn't have a straight spine, but I do think they're the closest in style to this knife.

At this point I have done some rough filing and sanding, I also gave it a quick etch just so the pattern would be visible for my viewers.

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