Here is the finished wip I posted a while ago.
This is Hunter. I left her forge finished, but I ran a drill wirebrush over her really good, that means I have sort of shiny forge finish
I just finished honing her recently, and she shaves neatly, no need to even use my gillete for touch up.
Steel - Old nicholson file
Handle material - Vivid hunter orange homemade micarta
oal - 5 1/4" - 13.3 cm
Blade - 2 1/4" - 5.7cm
Handle - 3" - 7.6 cm
Weight - 2 1/4 oz - 64 grams
Lanyard - black paracord, with deer antler bead.
What do ya'll think? Let me know, Oldanvil
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.