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Mesquite Frontier Knife by Logan-Pearce Mesquite Frontier Knife by Logan-Pearce

OAL: 12 1/4"
Blade: 1080
Handle: Mesquite
Fittings: Waxed leather thread for bolster, brass pins, and brass lanyard hole.
Notes: Antique finished blade, dyed and hardened thread, burnt and stained mesquite.

Slightly better view of the blade finish [link]

If you look closely you can see how bad my stamp is. :( but! I like the knife. I'm not a big frontier knife fan, but I am a knife fan. Being such a person means I like just about every knife, even if at first I don't like a knife, I usually start to if exposed to it long enough. Sharp things tend to have that effect on me.

There are some frontier knives I like right off the bat. Out of the ones I've liked they usually have what looks like burnt wooden handles and blade finishes that look similar to this one. I saw a sheath once that had leather braids that had been done like the bolster on this one, only it was around the collar of the sheath and it really stuck with me. However, there is a great bladesmith that actually uses basically the same techniques for his entire handles. More complex, with I think rattan thread. I never really cared for the one piece of leather wrapped around the bolster area, with big brass pins, so I decided to take from those two ideas in the place of that.

There are a few things I'd like to change on it, but I'm pretty happy with it over all. I still need to sharpen it and then decide what I want to do with her. I'm just glad I had a chance to play with the ideas. Definitely a fun project.

I'm totally feeling frontier style knives. Maybe I'll try to make a few more with a more dedication and see if I can't add this style to my armada.

Logan Pearce <- It's over 9,000!!!
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Alixedomn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent work, the antiquing and the choice of materials make it look like a (well preserved) museum piece! :+fav:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :D
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
ArT-Walker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont think getting a table would be a problem, although I suggest getting a booth along the wall, youll get more exposure that way. i think this year was the 11th year ive went and the 7th year we were the c0-sponsor of the show along with Blade magazine. Of all the shows ive went to, Blade is the best knife show there is, it is absolutely the largest show of its kind, we have a blast at all the after show hanging out. You should try and go!
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is awesome. I would really like to go. I'll check into it. I've always heard that it is the biggest knife show in the world. I'd definitely like to go, but to be honest I'm not really at the right caliber to be participating in something like that. I've seen a lot of the knives taken and there is no way I can compare to them. I do really want to go though, so I might go just for the experience. :P
ArT-Walker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Meant to ask you if you go to the Blade show?
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've never went. My grandfather did a long time ago. I plan to start going either this year or next year. It just depends on how behind on orders I am and if I manage to get a table. :P
ArT-Walker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great man!
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Ash99 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist
I love it. Frontier knives can grow on me too I think. I always favored more thinner knives, or butterfly knives, also smaller blades. Frontier knives are more... sturdy? Stocky? I wanna say chunky but I know thats not right. They're simply thicker then I like. However, I have to admit, I rather like this one. And the antique finish does look really nice (Ignore my shiny nonsense)
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