The Shrike

The Shrike

(1 customer review)


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 , 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 Tier 1 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. The blade is free hand ground from thick stock 80Crv2, with its original 1 & 3/4 Blade Configuration, 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 in those drag cuts so intuitive in Pikal work.

The Tier 1 range finishes the blade in Matte Black Cerakote for a durable and user friendly blade, with little required maintenance. The handle options include Black G10, OD Green G10 and Carbon Fiber, which are textured in the Tsuka pattern, the original pattern which was first seen on a Shrike way back in 2018. The Shrike is housed in a Fold Over Kydex sheath with your choice of IWB or OWB Mounting.

The Tier 1 range is designed to offer an affordable utilitarian defensive knife option to those looking for an expedient solution. These knives are made in batches and sold in drops which are announced on our Social Media channels. If we don’t have what you’re looking for now, keep an eye out for the next drop!


2023 Specifications

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
Handle Style: Synthetic Scales 
Handle Scale Patterns: Tsuka 
Sheath Material: Kydex
Sheath Styles: Fold-Over Sheath
Mounting: DCC 5.1 HLR Gear Clip or Soft Loop
Design: Gen 5


  1. Hello my name is Adam. I purchased custom Shrike in Oct 22 and received the knife in Dec 22. The knife makers were very responsive to my request for order status.
    The Shrike I received was exactly as described in Ironside Edgework’s (IE) videos and with the options I selected when ordering.
    The Shrike I received is done very well!! Fitment, grinds, etc. are very good.
    This Shrike will meet my needs perfectly.
    I believe it is worth the money I spent and I’d recommend anyone wanting these specific type, purpose designed/made knives to purchase from IE.
    Best regards

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