The Shrike is the quintessential Ironside Edge Works defensive knife.
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 focused 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. 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 rigors 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 Shrike is housed in a Fold Over Kydex sheath with your choice of IWB or OWB Mounting.
Oal - 7 ¼” full tang fixed blade
Blade - 2 31/32” (2 ½” sharpened) flat ground, matte black cerakote, 1 & ¾ double edge 80CRV2
Handle - 4 ⅜” Black G10 scales, Tsuka texture with Carbon fiber pins
Weight - 6.4 ounces (Trainer 6.4 ounces)
Source - New from the maker
Handmade in South Africa
Comes with kydex sheath and trainer blade with kydex sheath, COA