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Frontier Bowie by Logan-Pearce Frontier Bowie by Logan-Pearce
Really wish I would have picked a different background to use. lol. I mean I always like it when I'm looking through the masses of backgrounds I have, yet every time I take the picture it reminds me of vomit.

Probably not a good thing to think about when looking at a picture of your own work. Yet, it happens a lot to me. :la:

I wanted this knife to have a frontier/pioneer/period style feel. I do however like my own touch to my knives. I want to be able to tell just by looking that I made the knife (in a good way preferably). I went with a copper textured guard, along with some flame/curly/fiddleback maple. Which ever you prefer to call it. I choose a horseshoe rasp, because lets face it that is sort of my thing. Turning junk into more junk! Who doesn't need more junk? I do. You do.

We all do.

I hope that you guys have a great 4th of July. I know I will be. Steaks cooking atop a forge, is there anything more health than that?

Logan Pearce

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Nothing quite says US of A than a clip point Bowie!

Firstly, the overall shape is very nice; and the knife flows from blade to handle very well. The blade size is spot on for a Bowie and is very intimidating. The clip point can be a severe; it is just managing to call itself a clip point, it is more of a false edge. A clip point for a Bowie should be very brash and 'in your face'.
In keeping with shape, I believe the handle should be a bit bigger; it doesn't quite suit the size of the blade. However, the person that could be wielding it might have a small hand, and a bigger handle would be quite dysfunctional.

I have always loved the forge scale on a blade. It does many things for knife that many people are oblivious to. It protects from rust, it adds character, it does reduce the need to polish the blade face and most critically it does increase the of grinding the knife edge. If the sanding belts are not sharp or you waver off your lines slightly; the scale will start to get removed and you're going to have a bad day. But that has been accomplished successfully. The one thing I would like to ask is what happened in between the copper guard and the scales? There is something that looks to be like burnt paper?

That leads me on to my next point. I simply love the copper bolster; you have managed to nail the stressed/worn out look that goes with the frontier style. However, I am sad that you did not give this blade an over-the-top style D-guard or S-guard style forged from the wrought iron of an 1800's wagon wheel. This is only personal preference; and probably would have made your full tang construction very difficult to achieve.

Overall; it is a very very nice knife. I would not trust it in a knife fight as it doesn't have a guard. But out in the wilderness where I need to hunt wild game; I would gladly bet my life on it. It is both a work of art and functional knife; which is in my opinion the best kind of knife.

Overall score of 4/5 + An Official Seal of Badassery
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while you maintain original lines that keep to the propose of the "Bowie" as it was designed by its namesake, the next step in using materials for the blade that lend a new level of ruggedness and badassery. i assume that while the cosmetics are very nice, one could look at that blade and proceed with the daily chores of knife fighting Indians and the assorted gutting and skinning around the homestead of the evening dinner. a few questions; the copper looking material where the index finger would naturally lie on the handle, from the picture it appears fairly rough, will heavy gloves be needed for chopping operations? The finish on the main handle blocks is it lacquer, will it become slippery in wet or bloody conditions? lastly, the material between the bolster and the main part of the handle, what is that, leather?
i thank you for allowing me the opportunity to comment on your work, I am not an expert by any means, but I do love knives.

Semper Fi
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sylamorase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Kudos for file knives, I'm sure it's where we all started. I love the copper bolster.
Arietzor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!!!:) (Smile)
JecBro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice rasp file. very beautiful knife 
sgainbrachta Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
MOAR JUNK!!!!  Great looking knife, as usual, Mr. Pearce!
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I like the print design on the blade
veldor60 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very unique
beornson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i like it. Also the rasp pattern has 2 effects.. a negative and a positive, it ads an extra function that can me useful however i feel it i a bit of a bad thing cus i ads resistance to the blade so i usually flatten them and etch the blade to show the rasp
BDeyeForge Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Lovelly work, the copper guard is a nice touch.
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional
No Logan the yellow is a good contrast to the brown of the maple AND is well fit with the color of the copper guard. You're just too close to it.
It's really a lovely composition...
PieroStuff Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That blade looks awesome! Are those little piramids, just metal triangles or what exactly? :O
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