The Bishop – Tier 2 Custom

The Bishop – Tier 2 Custom


The Bishop is a conventional style forward grip fighting knife based on a Persian style knife with a stout upswept point. Elegant and tough! This Tier 2 Custom version allows you to decide a multitude of aesthetic options and comfort choices! Build your dream Shrike here!

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    Tier 2 Custom Knife Options

    Use the options below to build your Tier 2 Custom knife. If the product shows Out of Stock, it means we have no blades available for custom orders at the time.

    • On completing your order we will send you photos of available burl blocks in your chosen species for you to choose the exact piece your scales will be made from.

    • Liner's are thin materials sandwiched between the blade and handle scale. They are Satin polished to add a touch of colour.

    • A liner is required for Tsukamaki handles, as the scale is built upon this base. Liner's are finished to the same level as the fittings on them, either high polished or satin.

      Samegawa is the raw-hide stingray skin used underneath the ito (cord) wrap

    • The first Tsuka-Ito wrap covers a message written on washi paper, by default this message reads "Divine Companion". However you can opt for a personal message here.Max: 25 characters

    • Mosaic Pins may vary depending on what is available at the time of ordering. On placing your order we will send pictures of the selection of Mosaic Pins for you to choose from.

      This is the hand you draw / access your knife with. We will set up the hardware on your sheath according to this selection. Tsukamaki handles are also configured according to your handedness.

    • Options are only selectable if stock is available.

    • Additional sheaths are made to fit your knife and exclude mounting hardware. Extra mounting hardware can be ordered separately from our Accessories category.

    • I understand the terms & conditions of buying a custom made knife, and acknowledge that this product will take between 4-8 weeks to ship.

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    The Bishop is the newest design in the Ironside Edge Works stable and the first knife designed by both makers. A more conventional forward grip fighter which is as elegant as it is deadly.

    The Bishop is influenced by Persian style blades, with a very subtle upswept point. The blade is made from thick stock 80Crv2, which is ground to a fine zero convex edge, making it very sharp. While the Persian influence can be felt in the robust point which is supported by a swedge.

    The handle offers a comfortable grip, especially for those with larger hands, without snag points or hot-spots. Importantly, it is comfortable to use in forward, reverse, and while not completely ideal, Pikal grip is also usable

    The Tier 2 Custom Bishop gives you the option of choosing a multitude of mostly aesthetic options to build your own, personal knife. You can make it as simple or as complex as you like! You also get to select from sheathing and mounting options to fine-tune the knife to your personal carry style. For an in-depth look at all choices available to you, head to the Tier 2 Custom Options page.

    We only make provision for a limited number of Tier 2 Custom Bishop blades per month. We do this to ensure that we do not take on too many custom orders at one time, so that we can ensure the work is not only of a very high standard, but also gets completed on time. In general build time is estimated at 4-8 weeks. The range is mainly depending on the complexity – Synthetic scale handles are the simplest and quickest, while tsukamaki takes a lot longer. Likewise, materials we have offered are generally what we keep on hand and what is readily available. However occasional delays can happen – we will always keep you apprised if this is the case.

    Specifications & Options

    Steel: 80CRV2
    Hardness: 61Hrc
    Overall Length: 230mm / 9.05″
    Blade Length: 110mm / 4.33″
    Blade Thickness: 5.6mm / 0.22″
    Edge Geometry: Convex

    Blade Finish: Matte Black Cerakote | Satin Hot Blued | High Polish Hot Blued
    Handle Style: Synthetic Scales | Wood Burl Scales | Tsukamaki
    Handle Pattern: Various Options
    Sheath Material: Kydex
    Sheath Styles: Full Sheath | Fold-Over Sheath | Pocket Hook Sheath
    Mounting: No Mount | DCC 5.1 HLR Gear Clip | Ulti-Clip | Soft Loop
    Design: Gen 3



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