Early november I was contaced by a guy asking about getting two edc's for christmas (he now has a happy brother and father). After talking to him and figuring out what he wanted, I told him I'd get on it.
Heres what I came up with -
#1 (I didn't get great pics of this one, sorry)
•stabilized spalted maple burl handle (thanks edgar figaro!)
•Brown leather sheath
•Ironwood handle (it's iron wood, but doesn't look the same as any other ironwood I've used before)
•ss pin and thong hole, with black paracord thong and turned ironwood bead (made from handle cutoff)
•black leather sheath
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.