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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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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 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. :)
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 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
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 Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Logan - You are a genius .
Logan-Pearce Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man!
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 Aug 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hells yeah!
yendys16 Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I support you taking over the world!!!... free knives for everybody?
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