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Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife

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Item #: KA1482


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The TDI Law Enforcement Knives are designed for Low-Profile or concealed carry. Designed by John Benner, owner of Tactical Defense Institute as an "off-hand" knife that draws like a pistol, it can be used very efficiently as a "last-option" defense.

The drop point blade measures 3-11/16" and is made of AUS-8 stainless steel at 57-59 Rc., with a non-reflective black powder coating. Available in plain edge blade style. The handle is designed with an angle just right for easy access and a grip for a firm hold. Comes complete with a hard plastic sheath that is fitted with flexible cordura straps to mount to and duty belts, tactical vest, and more. Overall length 7-9/16". Made in Taiwan. Suggested retail $65.25.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point/Plain
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Epoxy
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    6.4 oz
  • Sheath
    Glass Filled Nylon
  • Origin


Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.

KA-BAR is best known for their military production knives. They were chosen by the U.S. Marine Corp. as the primary knife producer for World War II. They also have traditional pocket knives, as well as many options for law enforcement.

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