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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

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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.
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Nice one!
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship!
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! :)
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.
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!
RyanCalebMalcoph Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
are these models or can they be used for everyday needs?
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
RyanCalebMalcoph Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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