• Oct082022
    2023 Custom Knives

    2023 Custom Knives

    As we have already talked about via our social media, in 2023 we have decided to return fully to our…

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  • Oct012022
    Legacy Services

    Legacy Services Launched

    Many of our Tier 2 Custom knives are ordered as what we call “Legacy Knives”. These are knives which end…

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  • Sep252022

    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…

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  • Sep102022
    Shrike Custom Knife

    The Defensive Custom Knife

    For over 5 years now Ironside Edge Works has been making handmade defensive custom knives. We have worked to perfect…

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  • Sep042022

    5 Years of the Shrike

    Way back in 2017 the Ironside Edge Works Shrike was born. Most will know the story, a pikal knife designed…

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  • Nov272021
    100th Shrike

    Special Edition 100th Shrike

    In September 2021 we started planning a special edition knife to mark the 100th Shrike produced since we began serialising…

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  • Oct182021

    Defensive Knife Design – The Sheath

    In our last entry in this series, Defensive Knife Design – Ergonomics, we looked at the importance of how the…

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  • Sep182021

    Defensive Knife Design – Ergonomics

    In the first article of this series, Defensive Knife Design: The Blade, we covered the business end of the knife…

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  • Sep102021
    Defensive Knife Design

    Defensive Knife Design – The Blade

    In this series of articles we are going to put forward what like to term “Critical Design Elements” of Defensive…

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  • Sep142020

    The Craig Douglas Ibara Project – Part 2

    I set about learning everything I could about Shibuichi and Shakudo. These are traditional Japanese metal alloys used to create…

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