The Shrike, the most vicious little bird. Like its namesake, this blade will impale and butcher...


/ʃrʌɪk/ - a songbird with a strong sharply hooked bill, known for impaling its prey on thorns.

The Shrike was the first combative knife produced by Ironside Edge Works. Designed to be comfortable to conceal and EDC, the Shrike is a formidable blade. The pikal style lends itself extremely well to stabbing and draw cutting, using powerful ripping actions to open gaping wounds in soft tissue.

The Shrike has its primary blade on the reverse edge, with a shorter secondary blade on the forward edge. The secondary edge can be useful when the Shrike is used in forward grip, but the secondary edge also aids the release of the blade should it get stuck in bone, by pushing it forward.

The Shrike can be ordered with the standard 1 and 3/4 edge or a full Double Edge.

The handle is ergonomic and designed to feel comfortable to clench grip with a natural fist, remaining extremely secure with no slipping. There are no edges to snag on during accessing or during stripping actions.

The handle can be finished in classic contoured G10 scales or with a traditional silk ito Tsukamaki wrap. The Shrike comes with a custom fitted Kydex sheath offering superb positive retention, which can be mounted with either Soft Loops or a steel clip allowing the user to mount the blade in IWB or OWB as desired.


Steel: Böhler K460
Edge: Hybrid Edge Geometry
Hardness: 60-61 Hrc
Finish: Acid Patina
Blade Thickness: 5mm / 0.20 in
Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95 in
Total Length: 175mm / 6.90 in
Total Weight: 220g / 7.75 oz
Years Produced: 2017 – Present

Blade/Edge Options: Standard 1 3/4 Edge

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

  • Neutral Tip Index when held in Pikal Grip
  • Will easily penetrate organic medium and most clothing
  • Double Edge adds some versatility in Forward Grip
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Easily Concealable for most Average to Large Frame People
  • Kydex Sheath offers secure retention and all day comfort.

All Prices Include Shipping. 

Prices are shown in both US$ for International Customers and SA Rands for locals.

G10 Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $260.00 / R2600.00

Steel Trainer Versions can be made to match the Live Blade priced from + $125.00 / R1250.00


The Shrike is produced in batches and sold Ready-to-Ship on the Shop page.

Stock can not reserved or pre-ordered, though we can notify you when new stock is available.


Synthetic Scales

G10 scales are fitted to the blade.

Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either of our unique patterns, Tsuka or Tsunami.


Standard Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath with either a Soft Loop mounting or metal belt clip. Soft Loops and Clips can be interchanged as desired by the user, and be mounted in either left handed or right handed configurations. The standard sheath can also be set up as a Static Line mount.