The Shrike is the quintessential Ironside Edge Works defensive knife. The first knife designed and produced by the company since 2017, the Shrike is purpose built to be ergonomic in hand, easily carried and devastatingly effective…

A Vicous Little Bird...

The Shrike was initially conceived by designer Gavin Coleman in early 2017 as a purpose made defensive knife. During this time Gavin was heavily involved in the development of The Maul system with co-founder Schalk Holloway. The experiences of this development and combative exploration was a major influencing factor in the design of the Shrike.

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.

The Shrike itself is made intentionally handle heavy. This weight bias towards the user’s hand gives the knife a certain security, as well as adding a small amount of mass to the strike. The handle itself is profiled to be extremely ergonomic, and user comfort has become a hallmark of our work because of this ground-breaking design.

The blade length is kept optimal, just under 3 inches in length. While many opt for larger blades, we feel this is a practical and usable length. Allowing most people to easily conceal carry the knife, with the blade length remaining wholly functional for its purpose. The bevels are hand-ground to a working edge of around 0.5mm, and honed on Japanese whetstones to a highly polished, razor sharp edge.

Lastly, we sheath the Shrike in a custom pressed Kydex sheath made to your personal preference for daily carry.

The Shrike is our best-selling model for a reason. It is where it all started and is a Divine Companion to many around the world.


Overall Length: 175mm / 6.90 in

Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95 in

Blade Thickness: ~5mm / 0.20 in

Hardness: 60-61 Hrc

Edge Geometry: Flat (Single) / Hybrid (Double)

Sheath: Kydex

Total Weight: 220g / 7.75 oz (Blade Only)

Designer: Gavin Coleman

Please Note: Specifications are approximate. Each blade is entirely finished by hand and minor differences in specifications are to be expected.


  • Neutral Tip Index when held in Pikal Grip
  • Will easily penetrate organic medium and most clothing
  • Double Edge adds some versatility in Forward Grip
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Easily Concealable for most Average to Large Frame People
  • Kydex Sheath offers secure retention and all day comfort.


Blade Steel:
Bohler K460 | M390

Blade Configuration:
Single Edge | 1 & 3/4 Edge | Double Edge

Blade Finish (May be depending on Blade Steel Chosen):
Satin Oxide | Satin Blued | High Polish Blued | High Polish Patinated


Carbon Fiber Scales:
Patterns: Tsuka Pattern | Tsunami Pattern | Grooved Pattern | Kobayashi
Liners: Brass | Copper | Bronze | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Pins: Carbon Fiber | Brass | Copper | Bronze | Titanium | Mosaic

Wood & Burls:
Species: Walnut Burl | Elm Burl | Roobos Burl | Japanese Maple Burl | African Blackwood | Ancient Bog Oak
Patterns: Chequered | Kobayashi
Liners: Brass | Copper | Bronze | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Pins: Brass | Copper | Bronze | Titanium | Mosaic

Ito: Black Silk | Brown Silk | Burgundy Silk | Navy Silk | Gold Silk | Dark Green Silk | White Silk | Black Nubuck | Brown Nubuck | Black Leather | Brown Leather
Samegawa: White (Natural) | Antiqued | Black | Crimson | Gold
Fittings: Carbon Fiber | Black Buffalo Horn | Red Buffalo Horn | Bone | Titanium | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Liners: Synthetic Black | Brass | Copper | Bronze | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Fitting Pins: Carbon Fiber | Stainless Steel | Brass | Titanium | Mosaic

Kydex Sheath: Full | Fold-Over | Pocket Hook

The Sheath is supplied with both IWB Clip & Soft Loops to mount in your preference.



The Shrike is priced from $400.00 + Shipping (DHL)

Final specifications and options will determine the final, actual price.


If you are interested in ordering The Shrike, custom made to your own specifications, please get in touch! Someone from our team will be delighted to send you a Prospectus and discuss your requirements.

We Will be Delighted to Discuss Your Requirements