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 or Elmax
Edge: Flat Grind
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: Full Double Edge or 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.

Carbon Fiber Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $290.00 / R2900.00

Silk Tsukamaki Wrap – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $350.00 / R3500.00

Elmax Version + $30.00 / R300.00

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


The custom Shrike is made to order and needs to be reserved as a Custom Order.

Lead Time: 6-8 weeks


Synthetic Scales

Carbon Fiber scales are fitted to the blade.

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

Optional Liners are also available in Brass or Copper.

Traditional Silk Tsukamaki Wrap

A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito cord which is wrapped over a layer of coloured Samegawa, traditional sting ray leather used on Japanese swords. The Tsukamaki wrap is executed in a traditional Hineri-Maki pattern before terminating at the end of the handle.

The Silk Ito is sealed with clear resin to weather proof and cement it in place and provides a long lasting grip.

Silk Ito Colour Options: Black, Brown, Navy, Burgundy, Gold.

Samegawa Colour Options: Natural White, Antiqued White, Black or Crimson/Black.


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.