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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

KITH wip, The Second Look, cont.

I've done some fine sanding with a hard sanding block, and used tru oil on the handle. I did of course, wipe down the handle with acetone before oiling.

Unoiled (and slightly blurry)

Oiled (cool how that oil brings it right into focus isn't it)

I'll rub down the handle with pastewax, and take good photos of it as sson as possible, Then, it'll be off to the new owner.

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