We aren't interested in cranking out a new knife every month just to sell product. When we produce a knife, it's because the design does a job, and does it better than anything else out there. Introducing the Shrike, our first new release in five years and Mike's finest design yet. This blade feels sleek, comfortable, and nimble in the hand like no other knife on the market today. Every effort has been made in both design and materials to reduce weight without sacrificing performance. The 1/8" thick O1 Tool Steel blade is 3.6" long with an overall length of 7.75" giving you lots of working edge and a narrow profile for turning easily in wood. The handle is supremely comfortable in all bushcraft grips and sports our signature thumb ramp. The scales are fastened with aluminum Corby Screws instead of stainless steel to further reduce weight. Like all our knives, the Shrike features a scandi grind for a razor carving edge with maximum durability. It is then finished with a high polish which not only gives the blade a custom look but also dramatically increases the corrosion resistance.
While most sheaths these days are made from six ounce or thinner hides, the Shrike comes standard with a handmade sheath of ten ounce leather made by Moss Custom Leather that looks and feels like a fitted gun holster. In addition to leather, we also offer a kydex option. These sheaths are made for us by Matt Townsend of Valhalla Custom Kydex. They are of the highest standard possible and include a nylon belt loop attachment which can be removed and replaced with other common carry styles.
This knife's namesake is a small but ferocious bird that is famous for impaling its prey on thorns or barbed wire. The gray green scales and black liners of our knife match the colors of this beautiful and formidable animal.