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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Herb chopper

Heres a quickie herb chopper I just finished up yesterday.

Forged from 1084, curly maple handle, with brass pins.

The bevels were sanded to 320, then given a light aging treatment to make it look in place right off the bat. I rubbed the bevels down with a rag dipped in ferric, then rubbed them with scotch brite. Then to finish it off, I put some drops of hot sauce on it, and put potatoe slices on it. Let it sit, then wash, then scotchbrite off the rust. Not heavily aged, but a little "pre-staining"

6 3/4" oal
3 1/2" blade






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