The Bishop – Tier 2 Tsukamaki – Gaijin

The Bishop – Tier 2 Tsukamaki – Gaijin


The Bishop is a conventional style forward grip fighting knife based on a Persian style knife with a stout upswept point. Elegant and tough!

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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 Tsukamaki version gives the Bishop one of our most unique finishes. The Tsukamaki handle is something we have worked on for many years, using traditional (and non traditional) Japanese materials and techniques to produce a modern take on the traditional Japanese sword handle. We use high quality silk and leather Ito (cord) and high grade Samegawa (ray skin) to create these exquisite pieces.

This Tsukamaki handle is called “Gaijin”, a Japanese word translating roughly to “Outsider”. This configuration blends modern materials with the traditional Tsukamaki. The fittings are made from Carbon Fiber which as been given a satin polish. The Samegawa is black lacquered, and the wrap completed with Black silk ito. The blade of this Bishop is polished to a satin finish and given a cold blue chemical etch to create a dark blue patination on the blade.

The Bishop comes with a full Kydex sheath for secure concealed carry and is fitted with a Discreet Carry Concepts 5.1 HLR Gear Clip as standard.


Steel: 80Crv2
Steel Finish: High Polish Blued
Hardness: 61Hrc
Overall Length: 230mm / 9.05″
Blade Length: 110mm / 4.33″
Blade Thickness: 5.6mm / 0.22″
Edge Geometry: Convex
Edge Rating: Medium Fine
Handle Material: Silk, Samegawa and Carbon Fiber
Handle Pattern: Tsukamaki
Sheath: Kydex
Mounting: DCC 5.1 HLR Gear Clip


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