The Shrike – SH150

The Shrike – SH150


The Shrike is the quintessential Ironside Edge Works defensive knife. Tier 2 takes it to the next level of finishing!

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The Shrike was initially conceived by designer Gavin Coleman in early 2017 as a purpose made defensive knife during his involvement in the development of The Maul system. The experiences of this development and combative exploration was a major influencing factor in the design of the Shrike, and after several design evolutions it remains one of the most formidable defensive EDC knives on the market.

The Pikal style was chosen for the Shrike due to its simplicity of function, but also its devastatingly destructive ability. The Pikal configuration offers the user the ability to deliver severe damage to an opponent with very base, and quite instinctive movement patterns. This style of knife has since become a hallmark of Ironside Edge Works’ and one of our specialties.

The Shrike has been designed with an ergonomic handle which allows for fast indexing on the draw, without snag points for concealed carry. The shape of the handle offers the user a secure and natural grip, which helps to drive the point of the blade with a neutral wrist. The blade is free hand ground from thick stock to ensure a point that can be driven through thicker materials, and survive the rigours of combat. The edge geometry is a flat ground on an inward curve blade, with a fine edge that does severe damage to organic soft tissues

This Shrike is serial number SH150 and has been finished with a high end Tsukamaki handle. The blade has been high polished and blued to achieve a deep dark colouring, but the handle is where this one really shines. matte black leather ito has been used to give this Shrike a handle that just wants to be held. Adorned with highly polished black buffalo horn fittings on a black liner, and blended in black carbon pins, its a very dark ensemble. Except for the bright colour of the crimson samegawa underneath the leather ito which pierces through.

The rest however is up to you. We have intentionally left the knife unsheathed so that you can choose your preferred sheath type and mounting option when buying this knife. The sheathing process can take 7-10 days, but ultimately you get exactly what you want, tailored to your carrying style.

This is the type of Shrike we just love to make, and this is a great example up for grabs.


Steel: 80Crv2
Steel Finish: High Polish Blued
Hardness: 61Hrc
Overall Length: 185mm / 7.20″
Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95″
Blade Thickness: 5.5mm / 0.22″
Edge Geometry: Flat Ground
Handle Material: Black leather ito, Buffalo Horn, Samegawa, G10
Sheath: BuyersChoice
Mounting: Buyers Choice


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