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…

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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 Robust working edge of around 0.5mm, giving it a sharp edge that will withstand the rigours of combat.

The Shrike is made to be a hard-use defensive knife. The thick steel stock ensures both the tip and edge are well supported and can hold up to the stresses of combative use. This is not a delicate paper-cutter, but designed to rip through organic matter and not roll or ship when hitting bone or harder clothing materials like zippers, buttons and buckles.

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 Grind (Single Edge) / Flat + Convex Hybrid (Double Edge)

Edge Rating: Robust

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
  • Made from Robust Stock with a Robust Edge to Withstand Rigors of Combat


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


The Shrike is available in all of our Custom Tier’s. It is also the first of our models to be made in Production form which will be available soon.

To find out more about our Custom Tier system please click here.

Tier 1 Restrictions:

Tier 2 Restrictions:
Not available in Aogami Steel

Tier 3 Restrictions:



The Shrike is priced from $300.00 + Shipping

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!

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