Tashi Bharucha #1
The first of the three final Designer Prototypes that Tashi created to validate the shape and guard handle joint, this hidden tank construction goes to the roots of the Bowie concept and unleashes its possibilities. Here, we work our way up from a substantial block of carbon shaped into a virtually indestructible handle, with a brass pin to catch the eye, then carbon and titanium spacers to create a smooth, monochromatic transition between the handle and the titanium guard. The CPM154 blade emerges with a hollow grind, the deep fuller wanes in a taper below the swedge. A Tashi. On steroids.

Serial Number



Hidden tang


CPM 154 steel




Hollow with fuller

Guard & Fittings

Titanium guard with carbon and titanium spacers


Carbon fiber

Build time

100 hours




Serial number JG-C-A-C-TB
Exterior Calf with alligator insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 12 hours


Tashi Bharucha

From France.

Though Tashi’s fascination with this tool reaches back as far as he can remember, it wasn’t until 2007 that he began designing folding knives and collaborating with knife makers. He has had the pleasure and privilege of working with the best, cementing his reputation with a truly distinctive aesthetic. In 2010, he rented a workshop and started under his own stamp. Currently, his knife-making evolves along multiple tracks: making knives from A to Z by hand, in his workshop; working with artists-craftspeople who involve him either as designer or in a 4 hands collaboration, like the last two projects with the great Bob Terzuola; finally, designing for established brands such as Reate, Fox Knives and Custom Knife Factory. To date there have been about 15 such industrial collaborations.