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 21, 2012

Rush job

So last night I get a call from my brother, wanting to know how quickly I can make a set of earrings shaped like my raptor tooth necklaces. So, I put my herb choppers on hold for the day, and worked on these.

Made them from 416 ss, with copper accents, and hooks.

The only parts on these I didn't make was the part that hooks into the ear found them at a local crafting store. I took those, and used a twisted copper wire ring to attach the dangler to the hook.