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Rogue by Logan-Pearce Rogue by Logan-Pearce
OAL: 12 1/2
Blade Length: 7 1/4"
Blade Material: 1080
Handle Material: Ebony

6 days until my dA and Facebook sweepstakes! I'll be posting the rules on the 31st of this month. :happybounce:

More angles of this knife here; [link]

When researching all the different varieties of Tracker and other WSK, I found 3 or 4 of them that had this type of blade, which I found to be rather appealing. I thought it would be a good blade to do some experiments on. I like to match the 1080 with the Ebony, when I use that for the handle.

Mainly, because 1080 is one of the few blade steels that I use that will turn black while being etched after being hardened and keeps a dark color even after polishing. It's one of the reasons I use it for my tantos. This time I wanted to focus only on that line, nothing above or below it. In the end I got a decent result, which makes the hamon look like a deep vein of sorts. It's not only visible, but has a sunken texture of its own, when touched.

I will be doing a few more large blades before diving into my higher grade works. I'll also be throwing a tutorial up in a few weeks, if everything goes right. And! I'm still making a list of tutorials to do in the future, so if you want to see something, then let me know and I'll try to make sure I do it. :D

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My critique for you is one of aesthetics. The Knife has a beautiful shape, an elegant edge, and handsome handle.

This may also be a trick of the light in the photograph, but I feel the hamon, in comparison with the rest of the overall design, detracts from all the other details going on in the blade. You have some very clean and interesting grind lines that the hamon warps. There is very little contrast between the flat and the grind, which by itself is fine for the style and colors in the knife. The hamon, being much darker and standing out visually, makes me look twice to see where your grinds actually are, and how they interact with the design. Again, this could be just an issue of being a photograph. It is difficult to properly perceive these sorts of details without being able to pick it up and look at it in different light and touch it.

That being said, this is still a knife I would proudly wield.
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shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
very pretty without sacrificing function, I like it!
A-Zim11 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Beautiful blade there. I like the other survival knife even better too! I have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind. I have been searching through your things and speaking with "Hundred hands" and have decided to try it out and make my first knife. I have been gathering things and coming up with the design for a bit now. I am going to make a survival knife as well and it has a a blade somewhat similar to this one except it is more flat across the top and a sharper angle at the turn inward in the middle there on the edge side. My question is, is there at trick to fileing the reverse angle on the blade? I have been thinking about it and I cant wrap my head around how to get a nice point at the angle.

My other question is actually for my brother because he is joining in on this project with me; with a double edged blade is there any other steps that need to be taken to file both sides. I told him I figure it to be the exact same concept but I promised him I would ask anyhow.

Sorry for the bombard, I really just want to work it out as much as possible before we get started.

Thank you so much for your help and keep up the beautiful work. Your tutorial will be the driving steps behind our creations and I will link your page when we finish. I also tell anyone interested about your knives because they are pretty awesome!
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Honestly, it is just practice. Like in my tutorial, I just mark it all off and work to those marks. For the reverse side, it's basically the same thing. It isn't hard, just time consuming and once you get the hang of it, then it becomes really easy. I realize this is months late and the information really isn't that great, but I hope it helps a little. lol
TheRint Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Is this one still for sale?
MrLegendaryLeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice work!
chrisj4040 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Photographer
That is an amazing blade! DeQueen, eh? How is Uncle Al? I haven't seen him in years.
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed! Uncle Al is doing great! I see him pretty regularly. One of the few good things about having a shop in De Queen, I guess. :D
chrisj4040 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Very cool! I got to attend a few hammer-ins back in the day. Gotta get back down there one of these days! I'd be honored to see your shop to if you take visitors.
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo nuce one. Love the shape of the blade.
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man!
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