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 , a combatives system which focussed itself around the use of knives. 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, and our most popular model.
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 hasn’t been tampered with in terms of its fundamental design. It features 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.
Shrike SH223 is a first. This knife features an Antique Etch finished, standard 1 3/4 edge configuration blade. The interesting part is the satin polished bone scale and black G10 liner, which make up the composite bolt-on scales. The scale is finished entirely by hand in the Tsuka texture and satin polished, with softened edges for maximum comfort.
The bolt on scale is a new feature of our scale handle knives. This allows the scales to be removed for maintenance, and even refinishing the blade in the future, giving the blade a much longer life-span.
Made to be dependable and tough this Shrike comes with a Fold over style Kydex Sheath and can be fitted out with Soft Loop or DCC HLR Clip mounts.
This is a beautiful blade and handle combo, harking back to the origins of Ironside Edge Works. Make it yous today!