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Venom:

I'll basically say the same thing I said on my facebook, because it was all true. I loved the onyx w/gold veined handle material. Although carving it was...not fun. I was thinking I would take a break from my normal full metal carving or all wood, as both have their own pros and cons when carving by hand. All of which are usually me cursing the walls around me.

Sadly, I found this handle material to be my new enemy. Looking back, I think I should have used a different type of handle material with this carving.

I like to think that my photography is getting better. But I attempted many times to capture the carving, but I really couldn't. I felt a little bad when sending this to Chuck, because I figured he would have a hard time as well. Well not nearly as hard of a time as I did, but you know.

As always, I do my best to match the damascus with the handle material. The gold veins rock, but they take away from the work I put into carving it. I didn't want them to stand out as much as my usual carving does, but you know how I am. I like to have my cake and eat it too.

I love cake.




Logan Pearce
www.pearceknives.com
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:icondalviano:
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's a knife!

Alright, lets get nitty gritty about this. The Damascus is much better than the normal random pattern seen, so props to you for the 500+ layers of steel that you've folded. It looks quality, but since we're on the internet, I can't really tell quality, but it looks sound as anything. The drop point is a little far back for my tastes, but the grind is beautiful. I like a little more spine to play with, is all. The serration is a little iffy-looking, but it kind of adds to the grittiness of the blade. Which makes it look cool.

Now, the handle. Onyx and gold vein. You carved onyx with gold vein. You deserve some sort of a award for patience. It looks fantastic AND ergonomic, which is something rather hard to come by in the knife world. The metal between the blade and handle is a little distracting, like a tie that overshadows the rest of the outfit. It's manageable to the eye, but when you have gold and black mixed with a Damascus blade, try to keep with that wonderfully seductive dark tone.

Other than that, I, as a Damascus fancier, really enjoy this knife as a whole. The patterns aren't as raised looking as what I've seen before of your work, but it's pretty and strong, none the less. A wonderful vision and most likely immaculate technique.
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First off, this knife is as epic as the rest of *Logan-Pearce's gallery. The craftsmanship shows, even through a picture on a website. The vicious beauty of the blade evokes a sense of fright, and love; all in one glance. The handle is like nothing I've ever seen before; which is a statement that shouldn't be taken lightly, seeing as how I have 500 knives in my collection. It looks like a thunder storm going on in your hand. The flowing lines of the piece evoke a true spirit of adventure within me. I really don't now how to describe it otherwise. Well done Logan, well done.
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:iconarietzor:
Arietzor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU!
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Ash99 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
This is beautiful! And the handle is just like the marble we looked at! I like it, and I dont think it takes away from the Damascus, I think that it looks good with it anyway, It would look good with a plain blade as well, but the damascus gives it something a little extra you know. And the carving was worth it, no matter how much you hated it.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for November!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw! Thank you so much. :D
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconhyenanova:
HyenaNova Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GORGEOUS! And beautiful job matching the blade to the handle.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello :D your lovely work was featured here [link] have a great weekend and keep it up :la:
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :love:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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:iconjunkmunch:
junkmunch Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is just wicked cool.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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:icondreadcross:
Dreadcross Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shape and color(s) of the blade. How do you do those notches?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Painfully. lol
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:iconseductivebyatch:
SeductiveByatch Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
ATHIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!


oh and i'm already on your like list on fb



i like pie!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pie is great! :D
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:iconranaelaseim:
RanaElaseim Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O_O Do want...
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: It is soo pretty.
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:iconranaelaseim:
RanaElaseim Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Extremely. ^_^ Oh! And I shared your FB page. Hope you get a couple more followers. Also possibly a sale, 'cause I wants one for Xmas! :D :P
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw! Thank you. :D I love followers. I try to add everyone, but a lot slip by me and facebook won't let me add everyone anyway. -.-'
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GaHaggis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Amazing work, as usual! I can't get enough of these Damascus blades!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man!
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:iconchristophe129:
christophe129 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Great job with the textures! Love the teeth on the blade.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man! I thought it made it a little more unique.
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Chaosmeistereather2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
mmm, sexy. although if it was a bit longer stay dagger/hand and half blade length... mmm even more so. i want it XD.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:d Thank you!
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:iconbladeslinger:
bladeslinger Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
*minor heart attack* Serrations?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
'fancy' serrations at that. ;)
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:iconbladeslinger:
bladeslinger Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Indeed! Beautiful piece mate!
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altearithe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks amazingly wicked. :3
I've always had a love for and respect for Damascus steel and I must say you captured its spirit perfectly here.

I do agree that the gold veins somewhat take away from the design of the handle, but it still gives it a nice flair of its own, like you imbued living lava into it.
Hell, you deserve a Klondike bar for carving the material itself into this nice, sturdy, yet undulating with the power of a tsunami, grip! :D (And probably about 5 boxes worth for the overall piece. :giggle:)

In any case, "Venom" is the perfect name for it. :nod:
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooooh, I love klondike bars too! :D
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:iconoutlawninja:
OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
My favourite of all your work mate.
An exceptional looking blade that would be the pride of any collection.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, man! It's currently one of my favorites as well. :D
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:iconitachi-fanatic:
Itachi-Fanatic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like quite a slasher...
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D I figure it could do a little damage.
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:iconitachi-fanatic:
Itachi-Fanatic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's that aggressive angle that gives it a talon-like look. Great!
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:iconpaintbro1:
paintbro1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
the handle is perfection embodied, the blade is... missing a chunk?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, you don't like my blade? I thought the serrated edge made it stand out.
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:iconpaintbro1:
paintbro1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
well, given how precisely you carved the handle, the jagged/uneven serration kinda contrasts the rest of the knife in a way that doesn't complement it.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
This is cool
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you!
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:iconkennethsloane:
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Crap That Is A Beautiful Knife!!!
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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:iconkennethsloane:
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:iconminidevo:
MiniDevo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly gorgeous. The contrast of blade and handle is beautiful.
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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:iconexia-luniada:
Exia-Luniada Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
What a rad handle. I wish that was a folding knife. That would be sick. Ever consider doing folding knives that lock?
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:iconlogan-pearce:
Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Oh I've considered them and I have made very few. There is a lot more work involved in making folding knives, so I usually try to stay away from them. For now at least. In the future, I will do them, when it's worth it if you know what I mean.
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Exia-Luniada Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Oh I see. I've never made an actual knife so I have no idea what goes into making one and how easy or difficult it is. But I think I understand what you mean when you say: 'When it's worth it'.

Still. Very sick looking knife and I would certainly love to have one if I had the spare cash laying around.
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
One of your best yet!
Interesting pattern. Turned out a lot differently than my twist! And the handle is orgasmic.
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