"persuasion" weighin in at 1 lb 5 oz, she's a light weight, but very feisty. Great for a fight, light enough to move fast, but heavy enough to do some real damage. 21.5" oal and the head is a 6" piece of 1" pipe, riveted on with three 1/4" steel rivets. It's goin nowhere.
My new leather cutting knife. Burlap micarta and my all new "kryptonite" pins.
the handle in the dark, when the kryptonite pins really get interesting.
Handforged decorative candy dish, key catcher, change holder, etc.
Closeup of the braided steel
Another handforged spoon. Mild steel, with a decorative curly maple scale on the handle.
Thats about it for now, I'll try and do better as time goes on.
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.