Because I said I would.
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.
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. Logan Pearcewww.pearceknives.com
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