Introducing, the beast.
Measuring in at 1 lb and 14 3/4" long.
(hot tip- work with the glow in the dark paracord pre resin coat with really clean hands, and/or, latex gloves. It likes to collect dirt).
The beast slices -
Then chops -
And it will still slice-
It sill shaves too, but I forgot to take a pic.
This is a chopper I made, just to test out the 5160 HT before making a custom ordered bowie out of it for somone. I think it works.
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.