Hello, my name is Paul DiStefano and I am a 24 year old bladesmith from Staten Island New York. I have been making knives since September 2016. I am currently an apprentice smith in the American Bladesmith Society. All of my knives are hand forged with a hammer and anvil.
My favorite blades to make are big 11-12" bowie knives. I enjoy working with only natural handle materials such as burl woods, sheep horn, stag antler and walrus/mammoth ivory.
I also enjoy making some Japanese inspired blades with more of a western flare.