The Shrike – Tier 2 Custom
The Shrike is the quintessential Ironside Edge Works defensive knife. 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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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.
The Tier 2 Custom Shrike 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 Shrike 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.
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