Tashi Bharucha #2
Designer Protype #2 of three, created at the outset of The Jim Bowie Project as part of the proof of concept process. As the other two, this blade is sculpted from a block of CPM154 a high-end stainless steel high in carbon, chromium, and molybdenum for exceptional toughness and resistance to wear and corrosion resistance. A more classic grind, with the grind line reaching from the ricasso all the way to the point. The result: a visual dynamic matched only by the fast and light feel of the blade; a feel that finds itself enhanced by the handle’s construction with magnificent marble carbon scales on a canvas micarta frame. A striking aesthetic, amplified by a titanium guard and titanium and carbon spacers.

Serial Number





CPM 154 steel





Guard & Fittings

Titanium guard with carbon and titanium spacers. Canvas micarta frame.


Marble carbon fiber

Build time

100 hours




Serial number JG-C-H-S-N-TB
Exterior Calf hammered skulls embossing with shark 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.