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Finale: Rebar War Axe by Logan-Pearce Finale: Rebar War Axe by Logan-Pearce
I heard it was made for futuristic post apocalyptic vikings. =O


Rebar War Axe
Blade Length: 5"
Head Length: 8"
Handle Length: 21"


The final piece of my 6 Days of Rebar. Now you can all rest easy, as I won't be spamming your inbox every 24 hours with a new piece.





I can say for sure that this one will not be in my give away in November. I can only imagine the cost of shipping, if someone from a different country won it. So, I'm going to save myself the headache of that. Still, one of the other five will definitely be put into the give away. One for my dA sweepstakes and one for my Facebook sweepstakes. I haven't decided how many will be in each give away yet. I do know there will be at least 5 knives in both.




Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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:icontheryno96:
i like the bladed end but the other end would be interesting if its bladed but curves up the background suits it nicely maybe something earthly now the handle is magnificent awesome awesome lovely lovely please think about my comment please itd be awesome so keep up the good work and more tomahawks and dirks maybe a machete this is all i can think for the critique so now ill say random shit sorry i did not know i needed a one hundred word minimum screw you deviant art so your a cool guy try and make a sword once
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Wow. Just, wow. That is all I can say when I look at this piece. The thought and planning that must have gone into this were probably enormous. Not only does *Logan-Pearce put exceptional craftsmanship into his projects, he gives them heart. This piece is an amazing piece of work. With the lines flowing gracefully from the rear curl to the vicious blade end that looks like it could chop somebody in two with one swipe, this knife looks both functional and like a showpiece. The handle is a beautiful piece of work, comparable to even the most skilled woodworker. Congratulations Logan, you have really impressed me this time.
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:iconsingleunique:
SingleUnique Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Good JOb!
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:iconcharliemacpaintings:
charliemacpaintings Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   General Artist
Great job!
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:iconjecbro:
JecBro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the axes they are amazing
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:iconvarikgraythorn:
VarikGraythorn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Excellent~
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:icondaisyazuras:
DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! You have such imagination when it comes to materials and shaping of metal within the bounds of such material. This is a work of fantastical beauty not just in metal but in wood as well.
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:icontrochronicles:
TROChronicles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nicely executed.
The use of HC rebar in this fashion is inspired.
Likes: I like the texture you accomplished be leaving the ridges an just knocking them down to a shiny embellishment. Blade shape is nice; I especially like the accents on the back of the beard. Handle is likewise well executed with the incised pattern.
Dislikes or maybe "What I don't kinda like." the poll. I think, and this is just my opinion, I think that the folded over hammer isn't in line with the rest of the execution.

I see now though that you only had 24hrs to execute the design, so making an equally impressive poll might have pushed your self imposed time limit out the forge door.

Having said all that, it is still a wonderful piece and one that I would surely enjoy owning.
Best regards,
Albert A Rasch
FOB Shank Afghanistan
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:iconfeanor-the-dragon:
Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. My. GOSH! That is the image of epic, right there!
Futuristic post-apocalyptic vikings ftw! :lmao:
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Much better than the RR spike tomahawk, your work is amazing.
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:iconboronlemin:
boronlemin Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
beautiful piece
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:iconbootstheman:
bootstheman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Amazing. Just... amazing. Rebar...wow.
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:iconkojakhan:
kojakhan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Holy lfucking shit, it's bearded too. I looooove bearded axes
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:iconkoozerelli:
Koozerelli Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fine head splitter
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:iconanonymous549:
anonymous549 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
if i may inquire what kind of rebar did you use? was it just something you picked up at home depot or something to that nature?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Negative. Rebar companies send me high carbon rebar to make knives out of. ^.^
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:iconbilbooblib:
BilboobliB Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a fine piece of work :)
Cheers
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconculchieman1995:
culchieman1995 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
can i ask, from one smith to another, how do you sharpen your blades ?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I can do it both ways. With a machine or with a stone. If it is one of my expensive knives, then I'll take the extra time to hand do it using a Norton sharpening stone with WD-40 for the lube.

However, for most of my knives that are on a schedule, then I go with machine sharpening. Which is using a worn 120+ belt and putting the burr or 'Feather Edge' on the knife, then I take the feathers off with a green jeweler's compound. After that I do a quick pass with a leather strap. It cuts my time down by a lot.

I mean both methods take a while to get good at. I have more practice with the machine sharpening and I was taught how to do it that way by a professional sharpener that sharpens surgical knives for a living. I'm not as good as him, but I can make it a lot sharper with a machine than I can with the stone. It's only because I'm no terribly great using a stone though. From what I've seen, stone sharpening is crazy sharp if done perfectly. But like I said it depends on which method you are good at, ya know?
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:iconartfx-9:
artfx-9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite of your work.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it man! It was pretty kick ass. :D
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:iconblackfirelight:
BlackFireLight Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
....I look at this and think Pan's Labyrinth for some reason. XD
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's funny. :D It's a pretty awesome axe.
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:iconblackfirelight:
BlackFireLight Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
It is. ^^
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:iconskipshot:
skipshot Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My feelings on this piece is, delicate in the cutting process... no question to that, but from the aspect that its original design was meant for much more rugged horse play; I'm thinking the head should be a little more secure. A quick snip with an apposing wpn and now you've got a great stick. If you can pull of the same slender sleek design, but with a tougher construction... oh hell yeah.
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:iconfell-atio:
Fell-Atio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again I am awestruck by your work, good sir. A gentleman and a scholar, you are!
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:icondreadcross:
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, the "beard" gives it a cool and unique look.
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
FUCK YEAH! That, my friend, is a beautiful piece of rebar.
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:iconshadoe-gary-paul:
shadoe-gary-paul Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Santa...
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:icontkmillersculpt:
TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Absolutely LOVE this! Will you be making it available for purchase?
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:icondeadpoole:
deadpoole Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty cool man :). Why didn't I get to see this?
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:iconbrumagem:
brumagem Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What kind of wood is that?
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:iconfreya-arrseth:
Freya-Arrseth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is very nice. Since it's forged from rebar i have to ask, does it hold an edge well? Most of the rebar i come across is unworkable, either too soft to hold a real edge or begins to crumble as I forge it,
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
My rebar is hardenable. It was half the reason I made the 6 Days of rebar. If you look through my other rebar knives, then you'll see half of the ones I posted have a hamon. :D
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:iconfreya-arrseth:
Freya-Arrseth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh I see. Amazing work. I've never been succesful working with rebar, though I have made several knives from wrought iron railroad knives to be used as showpieces.
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:iconfreya-arrseth:
Freya-Arrseth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Railroad spikes* >.>
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:iconzomb1e-m4n:
ZoMb1e-M4N Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
this is freakin amazing
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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:iconodinsballs:
odinsballs Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
it looks amazing
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, kind sir!
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:iconodinsballs:
odinsballs Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
no problem are you going to be selling it?
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:iconthe-hoarde:
The-Hoarde Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Fas question, I have done similar with RRS but I cannot get it to hold on the handle for any real reliable use. Any secrets to getting a good hold? I even tried rivets and srewing it into the wooden haft.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I make sure that the handle is a little bigger than the hole. Not a whole lot, but about a cm or so larger all the way down. I then beat the #$#$%^ out of it down that way it won't move at all. After that I take another sizable piece of metal and shape it into a wedge. I make the wedge about an inch long, then I hammer it down from the top. That way at the very top it is pushed out, applying more pressure from the very top of the hole in the head and less at the bottom. In a sense it is always pushing the head downward towards the handle. Basically the same way they do for hammers. I figure if a hammer can stay on it's handle through all of it's uses, then mine should be able to stay on as long as possible too. Of course, we aren't throwing hammers all of the time either.

But it's just like machinery, the more it is used the more it will wear. There's not a way to make it permanently that on there through abuse. Pieces are going to wear out, etc. That's why they make new parts. At least that what I was told. lol. Keeping all of that in mind, it's probably the reason most of the handles on old axes/tomahawks didn't have a whole lot of embellishments, because they probably didn't last very long. Not like a handle of a knife or sword.

I mainly just try to make them like hammers and abused tools like that. After looking at their set up, it seemed the best for me and a wedge that is thick/long seems to work, as long as the shaft had absolutely no room to move.
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The-Hoarde Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks for the detailed reply, I attempted something like your description but I got few details wrong so I think I will try wedging it differently than I did. Looking at the old piece now I can see how the wedge I did is not working very well. Axes area bit more complicated than Knives hehe =) Fantastic work!
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:iconfurry-me:
furry-me Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
arn't you supposed to hammer wedges into the top of the shaft (which tapers at the end) ?
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I second ~KindredWoD! This looks epic, I love the handle. The blade looks wicked and it's beautiful how it curls like that.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! The handle is my favorite part.
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :XD:
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:icontheryno96:
theryno96 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
i like the bladed end but the other end would be interesting if its bladed but curves up
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconkindredwod:
KindredWoD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Know what this says to me?....

That you, sir, need to make a scythe.
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