Gavin Appears on the Wim Demere Podcast!

Wim Demeter Podcast

Earlier this week, on our Knife Makers, and founder of Ironside Edge Works, Gavin Coleman appeared on Wim Demere’s Podcast. Wm has been a presence in the self defence and martial arts community for decades and to be invited onto hisPodcast to chat about our knives, knife making in general, self defence and South Africa […]

The Ultimate Defensive EDC Knife

By Gavin Coleman Polarising as this opinion may be, few may realise that Ironside Edge Works was born in an attempt to answer this very question.  In 2016 while journeying with my brother Schalk Holloway on our quest to answer some questions we had surrounding edge and point use in self defence, we exposed ourselves […]

Why are our Tsukamaki Handles so special?

Since around 2018 we began experimenting with Tsukamaki style handle wraps. There is nothing immediately special about this, as its a common way to finish a handle in the EDC knife world, and for many makers its often quite a lot easier (and much less messy) than making scaled handles.  So while the “Jap Wrap” […]

The Defensive Custom Knife

For over 5 years now Ironside Edge Works has been making handmade defensive custom knives. We have worked to perfect our pikal knives in particular, which is something very close to our hearts, and we feel we have come close to creating a perfect system – if there is such a thing – for making […]

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