The Shrike is by far our most popular model. The original Ironside Edge Works knife that launched the brand is a defensive EDC powerhouse. The dedicated Pikal blade is robust, in the sweet spot size-wise for EDC and devastatingly effective.
The Tier 1 Range is our most utilitarian option, aimed at users who are looking for a Defensive EDC or tactical use knife that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, and want a knife with little to no frills. The Tier 1 Shrike is still an entirely handmade knife however. With a freehand ground blade with a Matte Black Cerakote finish, and in this instance, hand sculpted Carbon Fiber scales for a touch of added class.
The blade is ground in our standard Shrike 1 & 3/4 Double Edge configuration, with the primary edge flat ground on the Pikal side, with.a smaller supporting edge 3/4 up the spine. The Shrike is made from thick stock 80Crv2 and hardened to around 61 HRC, making it a very robust blade with a tip profile that ensures it can withstand punching through tougher materials, and a razor sharp edge that will pull through material with ease.
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 working life-span. The scale is entirely hand finished in either the Tsuka Pattern or Dune Pattern textures, and is shaped from a solid slab of Carbon Fiber.
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.
The Tier 1 Shrike is a formidable blade that offers functionality with some hand crafted style in a proven design trusted for years by civilians and professionals alike.