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    This is the ankle rig for the Kabar TDI

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    I have a knife that is similar in design to the TDI called the TOPS Knives Scorpion's Tail. I carry it at my 1100-1130 on my belt for easy access from either hand, if I'm on my back, and/or in a "bearhug" style hold. Without a doubt, the TDI is a great knife. Many of my buddies in the service carried them and swore by their reliability.

    Sorry to hear your's came "some assembly required".
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    I tend to be particular about the edge on my knives. In addition to other methods, I use a 30x jewelers loupe to check the edges.
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    Guantes,
    I just picked up the same blade and was also disappointed with the factory edge. I have to say that I consider (any) Ka Bar to be a utility blade, not a high end tool. Working the edge a bit is not a big deal for me, especially on a $30.00 knife.
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    Luvmy40,
    That is very true, I was just somewhat surprised.
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    Tagged for future pic of my setup.
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    An Austin, TX officer was almost killed recently when a suspect grabbed his TDI from his belt and stabbed him in the throat after a foot chase. Just a reminder that your pistol isn't the only thing you need to defend against a grab by an assailant.

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    The retention and control of any personally carried tool or device are the opposite of the deployment and application of that device or tool. It is the other side of the coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychophipps View Post
    An Austin, TX officer was almost killed recently when a suspect grabbed his TDI from his belt and stabbed him in the throat after a foot chase. Just a reminder that your pistol isn't the only thing you need to defend against a grab by an assailant.
    I would not carry this knife on duty. That is why I always carry folders. Kershaw makes good pressure release blades that you can deploy with one hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by black knife View Post
    I would not carry this knife on duty. That is why I always carry folders. Kershaw makes good pressure release blades that you can deploy with one hand.
    Although I have no issue with officers or anyone else carrying a knife for SD, I have a question for officers who do carry knives.

    In a lifetime of reading news stories I have seen stories of BGs getting whacked with batons, beaten with fists, sprayed, tazed, shot with a primary, shot by a BUG, but I honestly don't ever remember reading about an arrestee being stabbed during a scuffle.

    Have any of the participants here actually cut a suspect, held one at knife point, have first hand knowledge of an officer needing to use a knife? Just curious. And, if you don't have first hand knowledge of it, are there any good documented news stories about it happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman23 View Post
    I've been looking at those and have some interest. Although, reading through what I can find on UT knife laws....I'm not so sure it would be allowable as a concealed EDC knife. Anyone here from UT that carries one or knows if it is allowed?
    Snowman, I carry this knife on and off duty, it's awesome. I found nothing in Utah code forbidding such a knife, where are you seeing that it may not be allowed?

    Guantes, sorry to hear about your edge quality. When I purchased mine, the edge was great, now it's even better. (I like to sharpen knives....what can I say?)

    On duty I carry mine at 9:00 on the inside belt, inside my flashlight. (I hope that makes sense) Very easy to access with either hand. Off duty I carry it OWB at 7:00 always under an un-tucked shirt.
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    SML,
    I hear you, I'm a "sharpener" too.
    Why the switch from 9:00 to 7:00 when off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychophipps View Post
    An Austin, TX officer was almost killed recently when a suspect grabbed his TDI from his belt and stabbed him in the throat after a foot chase. Just a reminder that your pistol isn't the only thing you need to defend against a grab by an assailant.
    Good point and that's my feeling too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    SML,
    I hear you, I'm a "sharpener" too.
    Why the switch from 9:00 to 7:00 when off?
    I prefer to OC my gun, but ALWAYS CC my knife (off duty). I have a really hard time concealing the TDI at 9:00, but it's invisible at 7:00. The accessibility drops with the position change, but the knife is a "last resort" weapon for me.
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    Gotcha, thanks.
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