The Shrike – Tier 2 Custom

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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    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.

    • Actual colour and figuring will vary from piece to piece. On ordering we will send you a selection, if available, of actual burl scales to choose 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 size of the nodes will vary, however we try our best to match the node size to the handle size to keep good proportions.

    • 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 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.

    Specifications & Options

    Steel: 80CRV2
    Hardness: 61Hrc
    Overall Length: 185mm / 7.20″
    Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95″
    Blade Thickness: 5.6mm / 0.22″
    Edge Geometry: Flat Ground

    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 5



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