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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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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.
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