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, November 28, 2011

Second look, FINISHED!

Sorry guys, I actually finished a while ago, but forgot to post it here.

Here it is.


This side didn't come out as good, not sure why.



1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is a really nice job. I think that the difference from one side to another just adds to the uniqueness of a hand made implement. Anyway, I also liked the way the handle transitioned from wood to metal without losing the "grain".
    IMAO, good job!