The Sever was inspired by the now legendary Clinch Pick, but has undergone several evolutions to become what it is now… a defensive knife in a small and compact package, making it ideal for every day defensive carry and a formidable combative tool in its own right.
The Sever comes in both the Double Edge or Single Edge blade configuration, and is usable in both forward and pikal orientations quite readily. Like all our defensive knives the Sever has been considered carefully in its role, and has been given blade designed to suit that job. Made from thick stock the blade’s profile and point is robust enough to withstand the rigours of combat.
The handle shape is probably the biggest influence taken from the Clinch Pick. The short, stubby style handle gives the user a very secure grip, while still being very compact and easy to conceal carry. The handle scales are shaped to ensure that it isn’t too rounded in cross-section, and with texture applied, ensuring it doesn’t rotate easily in the hand, a criticism of these style of handles. As importantly, its very comfortable to carry Inside the Waist Band (IWB), or can be easily mounted for Outside the Waistband (OWB) carry using Soft Loops
Sever SV076 is a rare example. Since our very beginning here at Ironside Edge Works we have adhered to a Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi. We pursue perfection in our craft but also understand that perfection is unattainable, and that imperfection is more often than not where beauty truly lies. Not very often, but occasionally when working with natural, unstabilized materials, the materials will break during the build. Sometimes these breaks are catastrophic and require starting over, but a lot of the time they can be salvaged. Repairing broken items is a Japanese art known as Kintsugi, which aims to repair objects with gold so that they are not only stronger than they were before, but also more beautiful, highlighting the breakage and owning it instead of hiding it. Sever number 076 features one such Kintsugi repair.
The knife features a double edge ground blade, which has been finished with a Satin Antique etch. This pairs really well with the colours on the handle. The blade has been appointed with a polished brass liner and pins, and a natural white bone scale in Anso pattern. This is where we find the Kintsugi repair, the gold repair rejoins the broken pieces of the scale. This repair is stable and stronger than it was originally, and we think adds a touch of character to the knife.
This Sever is sheathed in a full Kydex Sheath and can be fitted with Soft Loop or IWB Clips to your preference.