"A few years ago, I was introduced by one of my makers to a new maker named Tahar and found his work as exciting and commissioned him to make knives. Due to an unforeseen disability I have accumulated more than 100 pieces of Tahar's work and decided to sell them along with my other collections. I chose Arizona Custom Knives because of the job Julie and Chris have done with more than 200 knives I have consigned with them.
In 2009, I sent Tahar to the knife show in New York where his work was displayed for the first time. It was here that Master Smith Jay Hendrickson stopped at his table, admired his work, and wrote a letter addressing the quality of Tahar's damascus and knives. In 2011, Wm. C. Johnson was so impressed with Tahar's damascus on display in Las Vegas that he purchased two billets to use in his own work. Please enjoy his craft as it is surely an art." This sole-authorship lockback folder features a damascus blade and damascus frame with bone scales. Extensive file work on blade spine, backspacer, and all around the edges of frame, scales, and liners. Very nice work. Mint condition.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Tahar has been making his own damascus since 1995 and now creates his own sole-authorship fixed blades and folding knives. Tahar's shop is currently located in Maryland.
Master Smith Jay Hendrickson said in 2009 that he was ""impressed with all of his damascus work"" and ""I believe he has a lot of potential as a knifemaker."" In 2011, Wm. C. Johnson was so impressed with Tahar's damascus on display in Las Vegas that he purchased two billets to use in his own work.
One of Tahar's knives was voted ""Best Damascus"" at the Texas Knife Show in April 2011.
Tahar's knives were on display at the 2011 Blade Show, as seen in Knife Depot's Blade Show blog.