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Ebony Tanto by Logan-Pearce Ebony Tanto by Logan-Pearce
As always; like my Facebook so that I look super cool compared to my rivals. I mean...I am trying to take over the world after all.

Who wouldn't want to support that?!

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

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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.
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. :)
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.
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
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 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.
GRIFFIN-HAWKS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Logan - You are a genius .
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man!
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!
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hells yeah!
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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