Product Featurette: Pearce Knives

24 Mar

Instead of just a Weekend Video this week, I’d like to share some of the cool products from Pearce Knives that I came across via Uncrate a few days ago.

As you can see from the main picture, Pearce Knives applies traditional knife-making techniques to salvaged pieces of metal to make super-unique works of art.

Here’s the summary from the Pearce Knives site:

Logan Pearce is a third generation knifemaker. He was taught how to make knives by his grandfather, Perry Pearce. Perry Pearce made knives for over 25 years. He specialized in making knives out of everyday objects like wrenches, rebar, and mainly railroad spikes. Perry was widely known for making railroad spike knives. In 1993 it was named the Silver Spike and put on the front cover of Edge Catalog. After Perry Pearce passed away, Logan continued on the work of his grandfather, even though the rest of his family decided to no longer make knives. Logan forges all of his knives out in the traditional manner of heating up the metal to high temperatures in a coal fire or gas forge and beating them into shape with a hammer.

Logan continues to sell the railroad spike knives all over the world. The railroad spike knives are carried in over half a dozen catalogs, multiple railroad shoppes, and knife dealers. Some of the most notable are Schrader’s Railroad Catalog and the world’s largest scenic railroad; White Pass & Yukon Route in Alaska.

And because it is weekend video after all, here’s also a video of how they forge the knives:

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