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Backup. by Logan-Pearce Backup. by Logan-Pearce
OAL: 8 1/2"
Blade Length: 3 3/4"
Blade Material: 1080
Handle Material: Camo G-10

Picture didn't come out great on my tactical knife. I'm also seriously considering changing the handle material, now that I see what it looks like on this knife.

I'm thinking Black/O.D. Green. I have that type set back for my Shadowfox knife, but maybe I'll just go with black on that knife. I'll decide in a few days.

Anyway! I'll have an Asian style knife, rasp knife, tracker, tactical, and another rasp knife coming up in the next few days. So I'll continue to torment you with randomized pictures of my work.

Logan Pearce

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Don't change the handle material, it looks fine as-is. The handle is busy with the texture and the layers, and balances out the plain black blade. The cord matches and compliments the handle, and is slightly lighter, then the handle is your medium coloration, then the blade being all dark, it works.
For a tactical blade, IMO, I'd think more along the lines of the blade being either at least as long as the handle (tactical fighter/workhorse) or blade much shorter (tactical holdout/backup knife).
I'd classify this more as a tactical/utility knife hybrid.

I still really love the shape, colors, and textures. Fantastic work as usual.
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neophot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
For sale??
Cloud-Dragonz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know the pain is unbearable :) How did you get the blade to go black? Paint, or patina maybe?
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Powder coating. :P The bluing wasn't getting black enough and black oxide wasn't going as well as I had hoped, so I ended up going with the electrostatic coating. I could have easily went with the gun blue if it wasn't for the fact that I polish when sharpening. It makes the blade lighter when I do that.
Cloud-Dragonz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
What kind of process do you go though with electrostatic coating? Does the coating have to be heated?
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep. 350-400 degrees depending on which coating you use. Knives need to be tempered anyway and with the metal I use 400F is the tempering temperature. So I do all of my tempering first and then I do the finally degree/finish before coating the blade and putting it back into the oven. You can't use a gas stove with it, because it has a big warning about it.

Right now I use the normal coating that requires an air compressor. It can get a little messy, but its worth the results.
Cloud-Dragonz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ahh cool, I was wondering since those coatings are cured with heat and that might mes with your steals hardness.
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh no, if it did then I wouldn't use it. lol
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I for one like the handle.
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lioslaith01 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I love this piece, and I'd say leave the handle material as is too. Very beautiful knife.
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