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Ebony Tanto by Logan-Pearce Ebony Tanto by Logan-Pearce
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Ebony Tanto
OAL: 9"
Blade Length: 4"
Blade Material: 1080
Handle Material: Ebony

I etched the blade in an acid solution with a mixture of brass, copper, and gold. I used a small amount of resist to make the etch on the hardened part of the blade resemble wood as much as I could without effecting the non-hardened/gray part of the blade. Which is why the streaks are horizontal and the hamon itself is a normal differential hardened blade rather than a traditional waving clay hardened blade.

The ebony itself has thin, but visible, brown streaks that run down the handle in portions. Which is why I went with a brass/copper/gold etch. I managed to get a far amount of the other metals embedded in the 1080, but it isn't nearly as visible as I had hoped.

But! My stamp didn't come out half bad, even though it's wanting to shatter into pieces on me. I feel like I wasted a lot of time on the etch. Not that it came out bad, but time vs. results leave me a little discouraged. I do like the knife a lot though.

It's also made me want to get the etching down better. I have another project in mind that I would like to do similar to this one, but that will be months away at this point.

Anyway! Hope you like it. :P


Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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Octane-DRB Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
you , have talent to craft metal, a rare one... dont just fall in love with your own identity(false-self, ego, etc)...

we are One.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I'm a pretty grounded person, at least I think I am. >.< I'm ages away from being where I need to be in skill level, and even farther from where I want to be. :)
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ShadowmanRyu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
See now this is the kind of sheet steel work I can appreciate. Remember me Logan? We talked about the railroad spike knife being the staple for all knifemakers to do and I vented about knife makers taking sheet steel slapping a handle on and selling them for a thousand dollars like they actually did something amazing. Your work is good. I love tanto knives.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tantos are pretty awesome knives! And some people can sell knives like that for that price. I sure wish I could. lol. Alas, I'm not nearly as cool as those people. :D
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ShadowmanRyu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You're better than those people Logan. Moreover..if you want to sell a knife for that price...then make one worthy of such a high price. I am not saying you can't or that yours are not worth it. I am saying continue to perfect your skill and remember the learning process never stops. Take me for example..how I relax and keep the dexterity of my hands is to sharpen knives. I don't just mean some automatic grinding tool. I mean japanese waterstones and leather strops and slow methodical process to draw out the grain of an edge and to hone it to razor perfection under a microscope. I only know one other person so meticulous in sharpening. Virtuovoice on YouTube. A japanese knife collector and hunter. I love your knives and with each knife your skill improves. That's all I am saying. One day you'll fetch higher prices. I'm sure of it.
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GRIFFIN-HAWKS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Logan - You are a genius .
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man!
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
One side says pierce, the other says chop. For those that are dumb enough to not know what to do with a knife. (just kidding)

LOVELY KNIFE! absolutely kick ass!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hells yeah!
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yendys16 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I support you taking over the world!!!... free knives for everybody?
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yesss!!!
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yendys16 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo! I'm in :D
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
God, i love your tantos!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! If you like these, the ones I will be making in the future are even better. :D
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That is an amazing idea with the etch. Looks great!

Also the design of the knife is really sweet :D
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man. I thought it was a good idea, if I don't say so myself. :D
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Well, it sure was :)
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christophe129 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I love this. I'm trying to make my own tanto right now. I love your handle and the bolster, I wish I had the skill to make something as well crafted!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It takes a lot of luck and a little bit of practice. :D
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RedXIII400 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
..........Buster Knife? (Looks like the Buster Sword from FFVII lol)
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, not quite. Just a tanto. :D
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RedXIII400 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
lol yeah I know but I'm a nerd :D
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
What a glorious looking blade.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man!
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aventris93 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Very nice! If I had more money I'd buy it.. 8D But I'll just have to settle with liking your page on FB instead :heart:
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like likes even more than monies!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
really good
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Gah... for a sec I thought you were talking about Elder Scrolls ebony, which is some weird volcanic/metallic super-glass instead of wood.

Been playin' Skyrim too much.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! Well there isn't an Ebony Tanto in any of the Elder Scrolls, unless you count the Daedric Tanto from Morrowind. But I agree with you completely. Skyrim's ebony is really seems to be just obsidian. They look freakin' awesome though.
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Well, Obsidian is actually really brittle. It can hold an edge a whole lot sharper than steel can (they make surgical cutting tools with obsidian), but breaks easily. Ebony is high-tier heavy armor too, which is why I threw that "metallic" and "super-glass" bit in.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol yeah, I figure that is where the not being real part comes in.
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
awesome work
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man!
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ShippD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
You are welcome
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That metal... it's.... beautiful....

Like something primeval....
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, bro!
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome.

It looks like it can cut the moon....
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deaththekidlurver8 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it tis beautifulz!!!!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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deaththekidlurver8 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcomez!!^^
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