This is a discussion on A Layman looks at the KA-BAR TDI within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by basher052 Does it give you any trouble when sitting, poking into the old cookie depository? It doesn't poke me, but as I ...
It does contact my skin throughout the day, but it does not bother me nor irritate my skin at all.
If it did poke you in the stomach, I think that could be alleviated by sliding it toward 9 or 3 o'clock, depending on which side you were it. Not necessarily going all the way to 9 or 3, just far enough to where it would ride alongside your stomach rather than poking it.
I too (grudgingly) went aftermarket for a sheath to fit the smaller TDI knife. Got a couple of good kydex benders around here, one of them fixed me up. Bonus with his design is that you can use it as a pocket carry as well as on the belt.
The sheaths that come with the bigger TDI models are pretty decent in my opinion. Only trouble with the large knife is printing, so (again, less grudgingly) I went with a different local sheath/holster guy and he made a belt rig with just a bit of handle-forward cant.
The large knife goes along anytime I'm in places the predators come bigger than people. If the Glock 20 don't stop 'em maybe the knife will...hope I don't have to find out.
good stuff folks learned some some interesting things with this thread, thanks I'll be back!!
Last edited by jweiss; July 7th, 2010 at 12:14 AM. Reason: Addition
"Just because your paranoid doesn't mean their not out to get you !!!" Henry Kissenger as a wise man said to me strive to own one of every type and caliber
I agree it is very important to have a blade that can be deployed quickly to aid in weapon retention. Anyone that grabs my gun in such a way I can't shoot it is gonna get the good news from my knife.
Have you tried the ankle holsters for the TDI? Thats what I've been leaning to buy. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I also carry the small (original) TDI as my weak side knife. I've found what works best for me is the belt clip reversed and I carry "backward" around 7:30. Although I am a little heavy I can sit for long periods, drive for hours, walk, run, work around the house with little to no problem of it digging into my body.
The straight blade without having to "deploy" a folder is a big advantage should the need arise or if my strong side is damaged.