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.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Making the most of my week off at work. Starting a small batch of 3 edcs, 2 of 1084 and 1 of 1095 (gonna get a hamon). I've got the first two handled, and the handles shaped. Still gotta do the finish sanding and the other final touches. But here's a glimpse of them so far. The 1095 should be HT'd tomorrow night.