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Mako by Logan-Pearce Mako by Logan-Pearce
Winged Series:





Name: Mako
Blade Length: 4 1/4"
OAL: 9 5/16"
Blade Material: 5160/1075 Ladder Pattern Welded Steel
Handle Material: Green Dyed and Stabilized Brain Coral
Price: $350
Similar Available here: [link]




Knife made by Me(Logan Pearce)
Photo: Chuck Ward

My photo of her looked like this:



I was wanting to have 5 Winged Series knives in my possession at one time. I wanted a newer version of and this knives, plus the three I'm currently, trying to work on.


It sold for $350. I wish I could afford one. ;_;

Oh! Don't forget to give me some Facebook love. :happybounce:


Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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:iconfishbertus:
Critique by Fishbertus Mar 20, 2012, 4:52:51 PM
The "Mako" is definitely a very visually appealing knife. The wavy curves and patterns are very smooth and look great, but not one hundred percent original. I can't actually give you much advice as it seems you are pretty familiar with metalwork, but if you aren't already I encourage you to try other styles and/or other weapons or jewelry, like rings, axes or anything else you come up with. If you ever need further inspiration, you could look at fantasy video games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As my first critique, I am happy that the deviation is very good.
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I would say that I'm definitely in the 'Opposite' camp to the reviewer 'Fishbertus'. I think that because you predominantly create knives, it shows in your work and ability to come up with GREAT designs and 'INCREDIBLE' finished pieces! The fact that you aren't doing a lot of 'other things' (Rings, Axes, Jewelry, etc..) is a 'good thing' in my opinion, as there is WAY too much mediocre work out there today...

The MAKO is hands down, one of the most beautiful knives that I have personally seen and although I like the patterning in 'Avatar' a bit better, this knife would be my first choice. One of the first things the viewer see's is the 'green' color and it absolutely 'Pops' and gives the knife that 'unique' feeling right from the get-go. The other thing is the 'continuity' of the 'Damascus Grain' is superbly done and really quite beautiful and as a result, pulls it all together. The Return and Finger guard are nice and obvious and it also looks like it would fit better in my hand and I'm more comfortable with a bigger finger guard for 'Manipulation' and 'Safety' reasons. Finally, the graduated, upturned spine and tip is the reason that I wouldn't hesitate to pick this one over another knife. Once again speaking for myself, the 'Traditional' end works much better for my particular needs VS something like the 'Avatar'.... Having said that, I would have BOTH knives in my collection and would likely 'play' and 'show off' both knives Frequently!

Cheers,

/Joe..
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MyBeautifulFlaws Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  New member
That is a nice looking knife!
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FearsABlack Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I have never before thought that knives could be so beautiful and artistic. I mean, I've had male friends who were rather excited about getting their first pocket knife, and I always just shrugged it off. But you have stunned me. I wasn't expecting to see such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship whilst browsing DA today. I want to thank you for sharing :D.Love Hug Huggle! +fav 
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FearIncarnate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you do some gorgeous work sir
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pixotica Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Very nice knife; well carved, check out some of mine if you get a chance.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, kind sir!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you see my kitchen knife post?
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WikipediaPlus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing! Suggested it as a DD.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:ahoy:
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WikipediaPlus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome! Can you please help our group in organizing it's first contest.
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Octane-DRB Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
i was trying to find for a button that Favorites all your blades all together... couldnt ...
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol! I'm glad that you like them all that much. Some are a bit random..but I do like them all. I'm just happy that my pictures are getting better looking.
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love this blade, and would gladly pay $400 to have this in my collection, had I the cash to drop on it. I especially love the... I'm not sure I have the right descriptive for the way you clipped the point, so I'm not going to bother trying, but it's unique and just goes so well with the rest of the design.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man! It was definitely a beautiful knife and left my shop much quicker than I had wanted it to. I ended up putting the clip on there randomly when I was close to finishing it, because I thought it would look better and I'm glad that I was right. Sometimes it doesn't work out that well. lol
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magnusalpha Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless, I want one.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. I'm glad that you like it. She was definitely a beauty.
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headbanger201 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
sic
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man!
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zomygawd772 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This is wonderful! :O
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you! She was really awesome.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. :D
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XxJeriBeriXx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing! Beautiful, yet so deadly...
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh, just the way it should be!
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:iconkalriem:
Kalriem Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
You're going to have to show us how you did this for us aspiring cutlers out here.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Could be the most boring week of your life, my friend.
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:iconkalriem:
Kalriem Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I doubt that. I wouldn't ask if I didn't want to know.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol. Handle files, needle files, and sand paper. That's what I use. Takes about a week to two weeks for me to carve. Not to make the knife, just to carve the wings. Depending on which type of style wing I'm doing it will either be 2 days or 4 days to carve one wing. I do a sketch of the wing, then I use files to file away the metal. Then I go back over the scratches from the file with sanding paper.

Its the same process that I used to make the tutorial on here. A hand full of files, 36 grit, 80 grit, 120 grit, 320 grit, 400 grit, 600 grit, 800 grit, 1,000 grit, and 2,000 grit hand sand paper. That's how I go about it.
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papafedd Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
the file work and fluting on these pieces are great! the contrating stone also dance well with the damascus!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :) It was a fun piece.
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deadpoole Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool knife by the way :)
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks lil guy! You should start makin some knives again and come back to dA. :D
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:icondeadpoole:
deadpoole Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I make knives all the time. They are just too awesome to be perceived by human eyes. Im working on some special goggles though.
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deadpoole Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah man, like fishbucket said. You should start looking at video games for inspiration....BWAHAHAHAHAHH!!!!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know it. That way I can be more original. :P
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Ross-Makoske Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really neat series
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man! It will continue to get a lot better soon. ;)
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Messermacher Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This is Great! Realy Great!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man!
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obikemnebi Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MINE!!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
This is good, how did you learn how to make these:?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
My grandfather taught me how to make these: :thumb291879781:

and then I gradually taught myself how to make knives like this. :D
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I see:)
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th3closetbrony Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Artist
Words can't even describe how epic your work is. I hope that I can someday achieve a level of metal working skill and knowledge such as yours. But untill then, do you do tutorials? If not, its ok. I can imagine it takes a little more than a while to forge one of those masterpieces *obvious understatements*
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man! Here is the journal with my tutorials that I did last year: :thumb266623927:

I only do them one month out of the year, usually when I'm doing the sweepstakes.
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th3closetbrony Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks! Keep up the good work
^u^
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
How much would this cost?
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sell ones like this for $350
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
How well do they cut?
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