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.

Friday, February 3, 2012

kitchen peppers - wip cont.

Bevels ground out


Bevels hand sanded to 120


Ready for HT (heading out to the shop to do that in a minute). Tangs ground down (the handles will extend farther than that, but I'll hand file and sand up to where I want them) and bevels sanded. The bottom one is mum's, as you can see, it's gettting some "special" treatment.


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