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Tanto Rebar by Logan-Pearce Tanto Rebar by Logan-Pearce
The size of the rebar changes everything. I wasn't thrilled with how big the pieces were that the rebar company supplied me with for the project. I know that a lot of people think bigger is better, but that really isn't the case when you are dealing with an all metal knife. Bigger means heavy. lol

Coolest thing about the knife? Zombie skull thingy. Yeah. That's right. It's contagious.

Next up, will be cool stuff! I'm planning on getting some free time and putting it toward awesome stuff. Because I like awesome stuff.


Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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:iconkagenomozaiku:
KageNoMozaiku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
nice blade.  too bad it's hollow ground.
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:iconwolfyute:
wolfyute Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This knife is just too cool, every time I visit your page I have another look at it.
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:iconivan-77:
IVAN-77 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Impresionant and very artistic work.
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:iconhpe24:
HPE24 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey, it's the old Korean letters! Man, it's so cool to see them again. :D And the knife is amazing! I just love the shape of that blade and the handle... which is practically everything. Beautiful work! :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
What language is in the background 
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Korean. The paper was upside down, but I didn't realize it until after I sent the knife off. lol
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
lol that expain why I couldn't tell lol 
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:iconxxde-jixx:
XxDe-JixX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist
If it's just for decoration/collecting, weight's not too big of a deal. I really like the slight curve running down the back of the knife.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very, very true. You never know though. Some people do use them and some people do like heavy knives. Personal preference I suppose. lol
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:iconxxde-jixx:
XxDe-JixX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Yep, that's pretty much what it all comes down to. XD
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:icondelinquit:
delinquit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
majestic piece of deadly art! it`s so beautiful, i wish to stab myself in the heart with it!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oooh now that would be fun!
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:icondreadcross:
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the blades profile.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, thank you!
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:iconbenmaynardofmanyarts:
You may be unhappy with the weight, but from here it looks like you did an excellent job anyway!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you think so! :D
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christophe129 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This one looks very different from your other rebar work, but I enjoy your treatment of it. I like how (for lack of a better term) "beefy" it looks. Serious business, these tantos. :) (Smile)
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just don't like beefy knives, I guess. I mean I really like all knives, but there are only so many that I love. :P
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:iconoutlawninja:
OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Great work mate. Love the lines !
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man! :D
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:iconshadowraven2006:
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool. How is it for holding an edge?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's got 80 points of carbon, so it's very good!
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Heavy is good if you're getting ready for the zombie apocalypse:P
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Right? You wouldn't even have to stab them, just hit them with the knife. heh
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:iconk-fish:
K-fish Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Like all your stuff, this is very cool. Keep up the good work and making awesome things!

By the way, are you aware your background is in Korean and it's upside down?

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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah I wasn't paying much attention when I laid it down. I was more concerned with not screwing up the paper. I saw that it was upside down after I had transferred the pictures to my computer and by that time I had already sent the knives off. lol.
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:icontalasjude:
talasjude Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
gorgeous
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconriverotter7:
riverotter7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very lovely piece! When are you going to make yourself your own katana, O Ambitious One? Awesome stuff indeed! You've wonderous skills!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Whenever I get time. :D Which isn't very often. If I did someone would try to steal it by giving me money. Thieves!
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riverotter7 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A good katana is worth more than money, although I understand how thieves giving one money robs one of precious things. I work in wood (pyrography) and things I don't want to sell immediately do as soon as I say that in my head. We need the $$ unfortunately and my Partner says we have limited wall space. I say I can just put things closer together....it never works except on a few small pieces --drat. :XD:
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:iconbeen00:
been00 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
love your work took a quick look at your site do u send to the uk
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did, but at the moment I don't. Once I'm caught up on orders, I will be sending over seas again. I just end up getting over run every time I do. lol
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:iconbeen00:
been00 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Thanks ill keep an eye then but still great work hope to see more stuff
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StickMastah Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Digging the old school Korean background :)
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D I'm glad!
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skipshot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The zombie skull thingy is what I'd like to see... or was it the dragon/demon skull, I forget. When making rebar types, can the handle be flattened a little so it fits the palm better? If it's going to be heavy, let it fit good... right?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It could be. It would just be harder to tell it was rebar. It's a human skull with mini skulls all over it!
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skipshot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Yeah, I can see that... as far as identifying the rebar. Perhaps before blade design, heat the handle length then tump it down so the area is thicker than the standard rebar size; it will maintain the ridges seen on rebar. If the handle is too thick, which it most likely would be, file off enough of the sides for a good comfortable thickness. As a result to taking off the sides, you would have a unique oval shape where you could do filigree work... or something cool looking. If you want, I could make a drawing for visuals?

 

I love getting creative, especially when I'm cooped up in a house where I have no shop to play. (I used to make wood swords and daggers for fun.) 

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:icondanarashidi:
DanaRashidi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm more looking at the background than the knife :P

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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:P At least you like something in the picture.
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:iconrogersretsbew:
RogersRetsbew Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Looks like Gerdau steel. Happens to be the company I work for. :-)
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It might be? I actually don't even know what the company name was. lol
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece. Did you use gas or coal? It appears you twisted the handle. During forging what hammer did you use to push the steel to one side or did you have adjust the position of the handle afterward and then start grinding? Is this blade heat treated? what do you use to stamp your name into the blade? I have tried many ways to stamp a makers mark into my stuff but I have yet to find a way that makes it look that clean. Very well done piece thought.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used gas. The handle isn't twisted. I just used my normal flat head hammer. The blade is heat treated, which you can see the color difference around the name and close to the handle. That would be the hamon/temper line that I didn't try to pull out, but you can still see it. I heat treat all of my knives, it would be pointless to make one and not. lol. I use a stamp to stamp my name. Just make sure to have both sides flat and close to the final finish you want before you do it. I do it during one of my one of my last thermocycles.
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work. Makes me want to get back to my forges and make stuff again. I just wish I knew more about heat treating. Also I saw you made knives out of horse shoes. What do you have to do to get a proper hardened cutting edge on a horse shoe blade?
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X-LunerStarEclisp-X Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
<3 Writing?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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X-LunerStarEclisp-X Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
=)
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On the upside of it being heavy, if you would ever need to throw it, there is a 50% chance of stabbing/cutting, and a 50% chance of knocking your target senseless.
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