So, it was brought to my attention recently that I'd been falling behind on keeping up with this blog, sorry guys, I'm just not doing good at keeping up with all these different things, my website's almost as bad. But I'll go ahead and take this chance to catch you guys up on some of my recent projects. curly maple
Tomahawk, mild steel head with welded in 1084 bit. 14" Curly maple handle.
Handforged spoon. Mild steel head and handle, forged seperately and riveted together with 4 brass pins.
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.