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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
www.pearceknives.com
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:icondarkrose1979:
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??
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh no, if it did then I wouldn't use it. lol
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I for one like the handle.
Forged?
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Always!
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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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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's one of my top knives, I won't lie. I like the handle material a lot more now that it's had time to grow on me. I keep expecting all my knives to knock my socks off and when they don't. I get a little sad. :P
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cut2892 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing knife!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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cut2892 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
when i have the money i may be purchasing a bowie from you if that'd be possible...
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Dweer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I like the handle. I think it goes well with the blade.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I still want to try a few other handle materials out on it. Just for fun, but this will probably be my main one.
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DEIMOS-THE-GOD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I want one!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D One of these days!
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DeviantDumb Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sehkseh!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
shinny handle
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I think. :P
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ShippD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
wow man
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconcreepylaaplz:
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ShippD Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
:D
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christophe129 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Love the recurve on the handle, the g10 looks great.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks you! The handle on this one really does it for me.
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skipshot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Getting clever with the grips, like that. Becareful, you might wind up with a real fan base hehe.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now that is a scary thought. :P It's hard to be different with the G-10, but you know how I try my best to stand out. It does remind me of bamboo in a way when I do it like that, so I like it by default. :D
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the handle looks awesome, like "snakeskin awesome"! Which is one better than "crocodile awesome", but not quite as good as "Ice cream awesome". But seriously, great job and I like the matching cord too. This looks like a reliable, "classic" knife for all occasions.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would really like some ice cream awesome. :P
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