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Claw and Cog by Logan-Pearce Claw and Cog by Logan-Pearce
Because I said I would. :P

One of my very first pieces. At the time I have never etched damascus with a pin in it. I was wanting to make a blade where it had pins in the blade like high end damascus pocket knives do, but I wasn't sure how they would react for being in there long enough to get my deep etches. I wanted to make jewelry instead of knives at the time, but that really didn't go so well with my grandfather and now I'm glad. :P It would have sucked if all I could do is make pendants when he died.

Claw- 80 layers of 5160/15N30. The P for Pearce! One brass and one copper pin. It will rust, since it isn't stainless. Over the years I've had to polish it once, but that's only because I wiped it off after me or anyone else touched it.

Cog- Just a cog I had mixed in with my old watches. It was bigger than most of the ones I had. I think it was for electrical purposes, but I honestly don't know. It was gray, but then I heated it up a bit, then put some black model paint on it before sanding and polishing it to give it a little highlight. I thought the black/silver would go well with the damascus.

I also found out that jewelry is a lot easier to take pictures of than knives. I mean the photo isn't great, but have you seen my other pictures? This one was just a lot easier.

Next submission? Chopsticks. :p


Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com <- Check it or I'll take your soul.
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:iconpleasantwithbayonet:
pleasantwithbayonet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
i dig what you do. thanks for letting me look around
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Marijke-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the ghosty (monster?... creepy thing!) on the blade, BTW!

And, OMG, that is one hot knive!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol! I didn't even notice that before. You rock!
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Marijke-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe, I do; and thank you.
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Keuule Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
NEEED THAT!!!!
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koolarter Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
want so bad: please let me buy it

Woo Hoo ART :headbang:
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:P I can't! It's my necklace. :D
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LeVerdigris Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this forever and ever.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is pretty, no?
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LeVerdigris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY!
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Night-S Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Uwah! That's awsome! I love the cog the defferent pin colors! If I could buy one, I totally would!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heeey! It's been a while! Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconnight-s:
Night-S Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Yep! It has been a while! We haven't seen any submissions from you in a while either! It's good to have you back!:)
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah it's true and thank you! How've you been??
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:iconnight-s:
Night-S Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Not too shabby, I must say. Although I have hit a bit of a wall when it comes to drawing. Meh. You?
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's not good. :( I enjoyed your designs. I've been good, keeping busy with making things to stab people. I'm glad you are doing good and it's good to see you around again. :)
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Night-S Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Meh. I'll get out of it soon enough! ^^
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely piece of work there.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man!
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome.
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classicEIGHT Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a brilliant piece (coming from you, I had no doubt)! Its amazingly simple and simply beautiful... I often find myself collecting bits and pieces to hang off my keychain or wallet chain when I need a change... You keep up work like this, and I may have to come up with a few designs for you to gander at!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love new designs! I'm not really good with jewelry though. I don't know much about it. I just throw together my forging techniques and hope for the best. :P Thank you for the compliment!
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classicEIGHT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well hey man, I don't know a terrible amount about jewelry either but so long as something is aesthetically pleasing, It seems to work out well enough, and since you've got that skill down, I'd say your well on the path to adding another wonderful stable of art/prodcut to your display!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope so! It would be neat to be able to do all forms of metal work. :)
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Ash99 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Thats gorgeous.... I think the claw is just too gorgeous, and the... conduit... cog... whatever, lol, is kinda cool when paired with the claw. I like it! Chopsticks next. ^_^
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I thought the idea was awesome. :P I'm glad you do. Yay Chopsticks. I'm excited.
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Ash99 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm easy to please. I think everythings awesome. :P
SO... chopsticks? Like chinese chopsticks? That you eat with? I need to see these.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's not a cog, its from a conduit fitting, I have a hard time calling myself a "jeweler" but I am an electrician :XD: (even when out of work, lol)

The claw though... fuckin awesome, man. You know what? Forget the cloisonne knife, if you haven't made it yet of course, just gimme a piece of this stuff to play around with and I'll make you a pendant with a stone from the best rough I've got.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Crap! Man I knew it was too awesome to be a cog. I liked it a lot better than a cog.

Thanks man. I can't make stainless damascus at the moment. The forge I have at the moment can't keep the constant heat up for as long as it takes to soak the stainless for it to weld properly. But I can do one like this one. You or whoever ends up with it would have to halfway wipe it off. It will be resistant to rust, but nothing near that of stainless, but a lot better than normal carbon. If the 5160/15N20 damascus is okay, then I'll be making some soon and I'll have some pieces like this and probably bigger left over. I can send you some or we can wait til I get a better forge. Up to you man.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
As far as I'm concerned if you have anything that looks remotely like this I'll take it, thin long scraps too if you have any.

Can you or will you soon be able to, actually cast steel? If so, what would the mold have to be made out of? Casting sand should be able to take steel right?
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can do something with thin scraps? I'll see what I can come up with when I go back down to forge.

I can't cast steel, because I don't have a good crucible. I think I ended up taking apart my smelter I had made. I'm considering making a new forge or two. If I do then I might make one to be able to cast. I'm not sure if I will though. It's more like a future plan. Casting sand works. I had played with casting before and I used sand with no problem.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, I actually got a thing for recycling shit :XD:

Do you lurk around any casting sites? There was a wheeled little forge design that is so freakin sweet, I'll send you the link if I find it, I think the guy said it took him 2 weekends to make.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use to troll the casting sites, I haven't in a long time though. I'd like to see that forge.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here's the basic shape of it, of course this isn't the one I meant but I think you get the idea.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah I see. I'm sure we could make it work. I'm not use to using round parts, but I have an idea that might work.
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Artisan Crafter
That is so nice! *inspirationspazm*
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:p Thanks
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Averant Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heeeey. THat's pretty damned cool! :D I'd wear it. hehe
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
xD It's awwesome!
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neophot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Of course you could create sets. Knife with complimentary jewelry piece. Maybe a money clip, key chain etc of the same material and style of the knife.

For instance, the knife I just bought from you could have a key fob, disc shaped, maybe 1 inch across and 3/8 inch thick, with the burl on both sides finished in the same style as the handle of the knife.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That would be pretty cool. I mean usually I have left over pieces from the knife and handle material. If I could come up with designs it would look cool.

That would be a great idea! I'll seriously keep that in mind.
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