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Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement - Serrated

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Item #: KA1481


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The TDI Law Enforcement Knife was designed to be used as a "last option" knife. In extreme close quarters encounters where a suspect is attempting to take an officer's handgun, or an officer cannot access his handgun, the TDI knife is readily available. When worn on the pant belt the entire unit - knife and sheath - is well concealed. Designed by John Benner, owner of Tactical Defense Institute as an "off hand" knife that draws like a pistol. The reversible glass filled nylon sheath can be worn on either the right or left side of the officer's pant belt.

Made with a non-reflective black powder coated AUS-8 stainless at 57-59 Rc. and a textured Zytel® handle. The entire package, including sheath, weighs only 3.1 oz. Knife measures 5-5/8" overall.

Suggested retail $65.43.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point/Combo
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    3.1 oz.
  • Sheath
    Hard Plastic
  • 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.

$ 48.95