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Twisted Bowie by Logan-Pearce Twisted Bowie by Logan-Pearce
One of two practice pieces that I have been messing with in my spare time. As you know, my weakest point in knife making is hidden tang knives. Right next to folding knives. :D However, to become a Master Smith in the ABS you pretty much have to make hidden tang knives for the test. Which forces me to make these knives that I honestly wasn't planning on making very many of. They are fun to do every now and then, don't get me wrong. It isn't my style though. Now I have to do it so much that I'm flawless at them. Like that will ever happen! lol

I have a hunting knife that is the other practice piece. I'll be showing you that one soon.

Ohhh and I will be getting a good picture of the Persian dagger soon. I think in a few days actually. I'll have to check in with them and see. It will be without the etching and might actually show just how awesome that knife really was. I'm crossing my fingers.


Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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Critique by perkcasso Mar 27, 2013, 5:29:48 PM
The all American Bowie knife. It seems it is a rite of passage for Knifesmiths and bladesmiths alike; as well it should be. This is a fine example of the quintessential American knife. The artisan has shown his love for the exotic with the Damascus and the uniquely "stepped" handle style but balances the exotic with the minimalist style of the Bowie. It's overall shape is simple and elegant; many Bowies seems to be overworked and garish; not so this knife; no bloodgroove, no grind line, no brass spine. Very simple and clean. The handle's unique design is interesting and eye-catching but still maintains a functionality about it. The handle material gives a nod to the old world along with the brass guard. Yes this knife is a flawless, modern take on vintage styles and classic materials; a knife to be admired on your hip in the back country or in your display case at home.
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hawkeyemaverick Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! The Damascus steel you used is gorgeous! And the wood color really compliments the steel. Beautiful!
What wood did you use for the handle? It really is lovely.
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nice one!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Garrett-Jax Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
As usual a very nice piece the only thing I would have done different is instead of brass for the guard Damascus or Blued Steel but that is more personal preference. You really do a nice job sculpting handles. Now that I've made the move to my houseboat in Louisiana I may have to take a run up your way sometime would love to see your shop. I just rented one it will be good to be making after taking the last couple years off.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, a lot of people don't like brass on their knives. I do have a few people that will only buy knives with brass guards. Once my shop it finished, feel free to come up!
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RyanCalebMalcoph Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
are these models or can they be used for everyday needs?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They can be used for everyday use. I actually dropped this one on it's tip and it chipped concrete. It was pretty cool. Unintentional, but cool. lol
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RyanCalebMalcoph Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantasitc!
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VonDfan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
you are amazing ! i can only dream of owning one of your pieces one day

greetings from a knife enthusiasts
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! lol. Well I plan on only getting better. :D
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GriffithsKing101 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Is it Damascas Steel? I probably spelled a few words wrong, but I should have been able to get my question across.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is!
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kain186 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
The only thing twisted about this is I DON'T OWN IT!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
lmao. Right?!
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ArT-Walker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great Logan, great style and craftsmanship. How is the blade to guard fit? looks good in the pic.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The guard fit isn't as tight as I wanted it to be. I etched a design on the guard, which didn't give it a perfect fit. You can't really tell unless you really look at it, but I know it isn't as tight as other hidden tangs. You are going to the Blade Show this year, right?
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ArT-Walker Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep going to Blade, you going to be there? Ill be there Thursday afternoon, staying at the Show Hotel. if your going private message me, ill send u my number.
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Ghiest1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Grats on the daily deviation! nice blade as well!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't think this one got a DD, but thank you so much!
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
That turned out looking great, very cool work!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man!
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antwan111 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Out off all your knives, This one has to be the most beautiful looking thing i've ever seen.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm thrilled that you like my work.
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junkmunch Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hidden tang knives are great. :3
Only one pin though?
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah, more would have made it difficult to carve. I could have done it, but since it was a donation knife, I didn't want to go through the pain of carving more metal than I had to.
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DawnZiarte Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the handle on this
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like my work!
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The-Emard Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything including the Handle is a masterpiece !
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you think so! :D
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Itachi-Fanatic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love bowies man, looks good with damascus!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm starting to like bowies as well. :nuu: I was trying to keep from making them. lol
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Itachi-Fanatic Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol all American knife you got there now :D
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Creepypasta22 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now that is a beautiful knife right there!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Averant Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant, man. Love this. :D
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad, my friend!
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Forthan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
:iconmegustaplz: Do want.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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perkcasso Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huzzah and many kudos on this piece. Well made Bowies are always a pleasure.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it!
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skipshot Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, can I have my cleavers look like that ;-)

Need more pictures (I like seeing your work.)
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol. That would be a big piece of damascus!
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skipshot Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
With your new shop, will you be able to do big pieces? I might be looking for some special items.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great for something you don't like making . Frankly I like everything about except the carving on the handle . It's good carving just not to my taste thats all . I'd love to commission one except my finances just took a dive . Grrrrrr. goes and pouts in the corner .
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Completely understandable. I know a lot of people don't like carved handles, but I hate it when my work looks just like everyone elses. If you know what I mean.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't be that many bowie knives with that detail of Damascus steel , but I do understand .Really I hate doing anything like everybody else does ... unless it catches my fancy .
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Patrick01 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahhh, is that damascus steel?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is! I tried to make it look like a wave, but it didn't work out so well. lol
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