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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kitchen peppers - still wip

Didn't get as much done today as I intended, but I have a good excuse. I spent part of my available free time working on this! -


But, when I did get out to the shop, I got one the knives glued up. I'm going with brass bolsters and cm scales. Believe it or not, this is the first time I've done bolsters on a full tang, so I'm going to shape out this handle some and see how I like it, then get the others glued depending on how this one looks.


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