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Damascus Rose Knife  :O by Logan-Pearce Damascus Rose Knife  :O by Logan-Pearce
Rose close up & the knife in its stand:


Yay! Happy late Valentine's Day! Alright!!!

This is my backup art knife for the show. :D

I know, I know... But! It's still pretty cool. The petals were low layer damascus...but I realized that I would only be able to heat one petal and shape it, then sand it smooth, and finally re-etch it before moving on to the next one. For this project, there was no way I was going to go through all of that. So you can only tell it's pattern welded steel petals if you are looking for it and you definitely can't tell it from the pictures.

The knife itself is a Twist pattern damascus, which you can see very clearly and its probably the redeeming feature on the knife. I know it will get a lot of laughs and maybe a little hate, but hey it's a late Valentines day present.

It is a gift to a friend. I've made another one, but it's already shipped to the couple. I'm working on a 3rd, but who knows if I'll have time to take a picture of it before leaving.

There are three different layers of metal and I'm not sure if I want to do that again. Stainless steel, damascus, and brass.

It's propped up on it's walnut based stand. The 'sheath' if you will is walnut burl, and the blade sits in it all the way up to where the P of my name starts. So you can still see Pearce when it's on display. That part was unintentional, but it's pretty cool how it happened.

A glass dome fits over the base, as the knife itself stands straight up in the center of it. Giving it that Beauty & the Beast feel. :D

It was made all in good fun and since my real art knife fell through, I knew I could complete this. Plus the person that it will be given to will be at the show, so it's really just because I was taking it anyway.

It's meant to be a letter opener, although it is sharpened and will shave. You can faintly see the temper line in the blade.

Overall it was a fun piece. I have another design along this same lines, since I have another glass dome and base that I plan on trying it out on soon. It will be slightly more complicated and drawn out. I figure I'll work on it after I finish remaking Avatar and Twisted Wing.

I wish I could have had one of the pictures with it in the glass dome, but I couldn't get a decent one to come out to save my life.

By the looks of things, this will be the last submission until I get back from the show. So I'll be back on Sunday/Monday. Hope you all have a good weekend. ^.^





Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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Arietzor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Valentine's Day gift!CURSE YOU!...hmmm :p (Lick)...better NOT :JawDrop: !!! we never knowStabbed in the back!
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Writer
Consider me smitten.
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PaulBardot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work! I like simple integral knife! I would work next year with Christian Avakian, one of the most talented french artist, to learn to forging damascus. Check out one of his work : [link]

I hope I would make a knife like yours !
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
He makes some really good stuff. I bet that is going to be fun working with him. Best of luck!
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LoganStoppable Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
This piece is very impressive! Simple, but with plenty of details.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man!
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Ash99 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist
*makes grabby hands* Wantwantwantwantwant.... It me... *Cough*... um drool, yeah thats the moisture I was gonna say. Drooly. >.>
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it, the overall composition, the pattern. It's an eyecatching piece. I looks strong and delicate at the same time. In the way i see it it's made for a tough chick ;)
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Totally! I'm glad you like it and thank you!
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junkmunch Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa, that's awesome.

The banding on the blade is phenomenal, and the rose is sexy. It could use a little shining though.
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Terraqueous87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful pattern. Great-looking knife. I don't know if this was done intentionally, but the rose looks withered.
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Satsujin89 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-Jaw drops- B-Beauty and the Beast feel??? ;.; I want it..... -Flails- I want it soooo bad! One day, when I get money, I am so gonna beg to get a knife like this from you. I want that "Beauty and the Beast" feel!

This knife is beautiful by the way. :heart:
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beauty and the beast! You wouldn't believe how many people stopped dead in their tracks to look at it before saying, OMG! Beauty and the Beast, this is soooo cool. :D It was pretty funny.

I plan to make it look even more like that soon. :D
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Satsujin89 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDD Sounds like it was funny! But it's cool everyone picked up on Beauty and the Beast. ^.^

You're gonna make it look better this time around? Thank goodness I wasn't able to buy it before. Because I certainly would have. XDD
I should be getting a job soon. You'll see my name pop up on your buyers list eventually! Mwahahaha! :heart:
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
......wow o_o
mind = blown
the grain in the metal is stunning!
are you actually making these patterns or is it how the metal already is?
gah i wish i had money to commission, this work is too awesome *-*
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I make the patterns in the metal. I just manipulate the outer or the core of the metal while forging. In this case, I manipulate the core of the knife and then grind down to pull the design out. :D
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ClayD7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
gorgeous piece :) u should make up a dozen or 2 and sell them as valentines presents :P
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wanted to do that! But..I didn't have time. ;_; I wanted to have like a vase with them in it and just sell them like that. I thought it would be a cool idea. lol. Next year though! I'm going to be ready.
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ClayD7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
il deff buy 1 lol
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VoodooGecko Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so pretty. :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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RaVen-277 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Writer
I've liked this piece since I first saw it, wish I could have something like that, very great etchings and work here
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. The next three I'm working on should look even better. At least that's the plan. :D
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Averant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That, is just flat-out gorgeous, man! :D Love it! :D
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