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Blue Gender Knife by Logan Pearce by Logan-Pearce Blue Gender Knife by Logan Pearce by Logan-Pearce
Name: Blue Gender

Blade Material: 200 layers of 1080/15N20
Handle Material: Blue mammoth tooth

I liked this background best, but a less active background with this knife is pictured on my Facebook. It actually does show the lines of the knife better; [link]

I'll have the measurements when I get it back in the mail.

I've been working on this one on Sundays, when I've had a chance. It is the only knife I have finished for the Arkansas Knife Show in Feb. My sword, dagger, and Valkyrie have a long way to go, in terms of being ready for the show. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have them finished, because they are...just amazing.

When I am working on my orders, this right here is what gets me through the day. :D Knowing that I'll be able to work on something like this.

Here's to taking over the world. :evillaugh:

P.S.- you get awesome points for knowing what the name is in reference to. :)

Logan Pearce

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This is a very stunning and appealing work. I love your bold design, and I think your use of empty space is wonderfully creative.

It's hard to get a sense of your technique without seeing the piece myself, but from what I can tell you're solid. The mammoth tooth is laid in well.

The only criticism I have is that it's a bit visually overwhelming. There's a lot going on in your piece. I still like your design overall, but one could get a headache from looking at it too long.

I say bravo, and I'm really excited to see more of your work.
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Lynxskyrider Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I were a thief I would steal this and then I would kidnap you to teach me how to make this beautiful piece of art.
Short-Change-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow, its beautiful
arifije Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Hello Logan,
I love all your work and am just beginning knife making myself. As a beginner, I have many questions about knife making. I hope you will be willing to answer them:
- What are your knives made out of?
- How do you get the 'wood grain' / 'contuor' effects on your knives? I know that when a knife has two different metals, the acid eats away at the metals at different speeds creating the effect. But you make yourown knives, so how do you do it? What needs to be done before soaking it in acid and how do you get different effects?
- What acid do you use and where do you purchase it?
- Do you have any tips for beginners like me?

Thankyou for your time. =)
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
First off. Thank you! :D

I have many different styles. For my general knives, I like to use 5160 or 1080 steels. They can do some amazing stuff and are easy to forge. carries both and they are pretty low in price. I think like $1 every 6 inches?

The wood grain you are talking about is pattern welded steel. The generally accepted term is damascus. It requires two different metals to be alternately stacked. The acid etches them at different speeds. Most use a nickle based metal, because it will resist the acid and also give a silver look. The other is either 5160 or 1080, for most makers. A lot, like me, prefer 1080 because it is very dark/almost black when heat treated right. So it gives a good contrast.

Acid is obtained from Radioshack. It is called Etchant Solution. You mix it with water. 1:4 ratio.

I advise getting a book and watch videos. Most people want to just ask around or hope to find answers quickly. The quickest way and easiest is to get a book. 'The Complete Bladesmith' is one of the best books to get. It will answer a ton of questions and it is like $25. I have seen people make some amazing stuff just from reading it for a weekend. ;)
Mikespimpcane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Heyy did you actually make this if so send me a message cause id like to have a commision done and sent to me id also love if you put it up on your deviant art/website and i would be willing to model it for you if you requested… that is what i would like to have done commisoned feel free to send me a message anytime
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did make this. Ah you like that one? I thought it was cool of Bleach to use a knife with a ring on it. I am still swamped, but hopefully in a near future I can do it.
KAIS3R-9 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Blue Gender was an awesome anime, and now they have it on Netflix instant watch! a good companion for this would be "Silent Mobius"
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oooh, it would be! Maybe I will do just that. :D
IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with the critique by burytheorchids, superb workmanship
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
PPoyson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is a magnificent piece of art. The Damascus is beautiful and is brilliantly offset by the blue mammoth tooth. You have no idea how much I'd love to have this piece. truly a great craftsman, well done.
Spork-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much do these sell for?
PerryGallagher Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I am stunned by your talent!! Your knives are really breathtaking and very sexy!!
TheNimster Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw your DD and wanted to check out hte rest of your work, imo, this one is the best of the best, I mean, it's simply amazing to look at!
munchchewy0 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Beautiful craftmanship! :thumbsup:

If I may inquire:
How do you achieve those cut-outs (sawed? milled? drilled?)?
I'm just wondering as I want to try a damszanian blade myself with a loophole but am not sure how to do that best.

And I love mammoth tooth!
It's such a beautiful material. ...if it just wouldn't be so expensive... :(
Raven2364 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Blue gender is great!

This is such a beautiful piece. It just... Made me Jaw drop I suppose! haha
BonzzGX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Nice:D ~Good Luck with all & have an awesome time with your works:XD: until the show, that is;P
Cloudpow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is nice! :D
PyrianAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU HAVE A VALKYRIE???!!!awesome!!!
lagnor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Incredible I want one !!!
x-MirRor-MemOriEs-x Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is gorgeous! I love how the holes continue that shape from the metal. And thanks, now I've got yet another anime added to the list of things to watch. :)
Ash99 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my god... I... I... Im in love... it's... oh gosh, I love it, I want to kiss it and hold it in my hand and stroke it... ugh... it's perfection. You have made pure sexy perfection... O.O
CopperDancer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree .... absolutely stunning work .... but just a tad over the top. I love the cutouts .... maybe cutouts without the inlay, or linlay and just the contours on the blade ....

reference --- anime? 90s series?
mehmetmumtaz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damascus, very cool !!
HS-Alcatraz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
O_O that is an absolutely amazing looking knife
JoRandom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so pretty
Jvinciguerra Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful. Well done.
Raseleanne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, this is your most beautiful piece yet! I'm always a fan of anything damascene, but I think the blue mammoth's tooth (didn't even know what that was until now!) really complements the patterns. I also really like the holes! They kind of remind me of the patterns you get in wood when there's a knothole that rotted out.

I think this knife is an instance of "shut up and take my money!" <3
Dragon-of-the-Rust Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
All of the want. All of it.
KindredWoD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
NorthernWings Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is the sexiest thing I have seen all day.
Leorunner7889 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
i saw the name and had to check this out, blue gender is one of my favorite shows
Isengim Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty good show - sexy friggin' knife.
Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very Nice.
WriterOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Blue gender is an anime isn't it? Thats why I'm here.
Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! Fantastic job!
NotBlondieNoMore Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
this is very very amazing work! Really good job!
Lillypop420 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
How did you acquire the mammoth tooth? I just found you and your work is awesome!
Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
beautiful knife, one to treasure, not for play
Ravenwitchypoo13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Super cool!
BlackFireLight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Lovely. ^^t
featheredwing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love th detail and use of color here!
RVCAction Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
mokumegame :)
ShippD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow man amazing work
shoo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
one of two things, if you mean the name of the submission. (guessing!) it was a male mammoth that supplied the tooth, =D..or the animae thing? Other than that. No clue. Awesome knife though. I've watched B. Dozier make a knife or two. Forever ago. Definitely an artform. Beautiful knife.
shoo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Sorry, but WHAT name, is in reference to??
Kelduran Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
i love damask steel <3
ASkinnyWhiteGuy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I'm not sure if the knives have something to do with your last name, but this is cool.
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