the Sever, a nasty little blade that lives up to its name despite its small stature...


/ˈsɛvə/ - divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.

The Sever has in its lifetime undergone quite extensive design revision to become what you see now. This compact defensive EDC knife was inspired by the famous Clinch Pick, but has evolved into something of its own merit.

The most notable design feature of the Sever is the handle. Though short and stout, its no less ergonomic and offers a secure grip while also being extremely compact. The blade and its point are slightly offset from the handle, meaning it does not handle like a traditional Pikal style blade, but is still rather adept at instinctive stabbing actions in reverse grip. The offset point also works very well for raking actions in counter-ambush situations – something which can be a very instinctive movement pattern.

The blade is offered in a few configurations. Single Edge Pikal, Double Edge, or a Single Edge Pikal with a Mune Ridge. A feature inspired by traditional Japanese blades which aids penetration on single edge points, without compromising the added strength and toughness that they offer.

Each Sever is sheathed in house by hand, with a bespoke Kydex Sheath pressed to fit the knife precisely for optimal fit and retention. A fold over style sheath is highly recommended for this model and makes for a very compact and easily concealable defensive EDC option.

Lastly, the knife is sharpened by hand on our Japanese Water Stones for a perfect mirror polished edge.


Steel Options: Bohler K460
Configuration Options: Single Edge Pikal w/ Mune / Double Edge
Blade Finish Options: Dark Etch / High Polish Etch

Edge Geometry: Flat Grind (Single) / Hybrid (Double)
Hardness: 60 Hrc
Blade Thickness: ~5mm / 0.20 in
Blade Length: 80mm / 3.15 in
Total Length: 160mm / 6.30 in
Total Weight: N/A
Years Produced: 2019 – Present

Please Note: Specifications are approximate. Each blade is entirely finished by hand and minor differences in specifications are to be expected. 

  • Small, light and very easy to conceal.
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Easily Concealable for most Small to Large Frame People
  • Kydex Sheath offers secure retention and all day comfort.

All Prices Include Shipping. 

Prices range from $300.00 – $800.00 depending on steel, final configuration and finishing, handle specifications and other extras which may be included. 

Each piece is priced individually. Please get in touch for a more accurate price estimate and/or to be added onto the Waiting List.

Package Includes:

The Custom Sever, Kydex Sheath, presented in Tengui Wrap with Certificate of Authenticity, Care Instructions.


Custom specifications can be requested via Waiting List.

Any available units will be posted for sale on Instagram / Facebook.


2019: 6
2020: In Progress



The Sever is made with a variety of handle configuration and materials.

Synthetic Scales:

Synthetic scale handles are also commonly used to complete this model.

Liner: Brass or Copper, or No Liner.

Material: Black G10 or Carbon Fiber.

Texture Pattern: Tsuka Pattern, Tsunami Pattern, Grooved Pattern.

Wood & Burl Scales

?Both local and exotic woods and burls can be used for handle scales. This depends entirely on what is available from suppliers and this list is not exhaustive.

Liner: Brass, Copper or No Liner.

Woods: Purple Heart, African Blackwood, Wild Olive, American Walnut.

Burls: Walnut Burl, Rooibos Burl, Japanese Maple Burl.

Pins: Brass, Copper, Brass Tube, Mosaic Pin.


The Shrike is completed with one or more of the following Sheath & Mount Options.

Sheath: Full Sheath, Fold Over Sheath, Pocket Hook Sheath, Static Line Sheath

Mounts: Discreet Carry Concepts HLR Clip, Soft Loop Mount (Fold Over Only) or Micro Cord (Static Line).