KaBar TDI--any reviews???

KaBar TDI--any reviews???

This is a discussion on KaBar TDI--any reviews??? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think I'm going to buy this knife soon: http://www.lapolicegear.com/katdilawenkn.html Any owners care to review?? also..anyone ordered from lapolicegear.com??...

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    KaBar TDI--any reviews???

    I think I'm going to buy this knife soon:

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/katdilawenkn.html

    Any owners care to review??

    also..anyone ordered from lapolicegear.com??


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    I purchased one about two months ago and after a week it resides in the box. The idea is neat but with the pistol grip angle I found myself continuing to draw it with my "trigger" finger pointed, as I would with a pistol. The blade is sharp and appears to be as strong as the other K-Bars but I still have found it uncomfortable to use with a trigger finger pointed out. For me I'll stick with my CQC-7 or a fixed blade but this one will go on eBay soon.

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    interesting....any opinions about serrated vs. not??

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    It has a good reputation, but I've made other choices. I may pick one up for yuks-n-grins, eventually though.

    Personal opinion: I don't like serrations. Most styles are hard to maintain, and even ones that are "easy" to stone take a significant amount of time- which usually means they won't get proper attention. For what it is, serrations are superfulous, to me. The TDI is a stabber/deep slasher. If you insert the blade and rip, I don't know that serrations really offer much more...... If it will be an EDC/utility blade, I might be more inclined for serrations. Just me......

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    Personal opinion: I don't like serrations. Most styles are hard to maintain, and even ones that are "easy" to stone take a significant amount of time- which usually means they won't get proper attention. For what it is, serrations are superfulous, to me. The TDI is a stabber/deep slasher. If you insert the blade and rip, I don't know that serrations really offer much more...... If it will be an EDC/utility blade, I might be more inclined for serrations. Just me......

    My same feelings!

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    you left off the starting quote, I just noticed it and added it, hope you don't mind, I think that's what you intended. - Tangle

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    Quote Originally Posted by fed_wif_a_sig View Post
    I purchased one about two months ago and after a week it resides in the box. The idea is neat but with the pistol grip angle I found myself continuing to draw it with my "trigger" finger pointed, as I would with a pistol. The blade is sharp and appears to be as strong as the other K-Bars but I still have found it uncomfortable to use with a trigger finger pointed out. For me I'll stick with my CQC-7 or a fixed blade but this one will go on eBay soon.

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    I'll buy the knife from you....IF it's in top condition, non serated, and under $27 shipped.

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    I carry the larger version on my Maxipedition pack... I"m thinking about getting this version as well, but we'll see.

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    I will let you know on Monday weither it will still be for sale. Another member of my mma gym who is a knife fighter is going to play with it this weekend and let me know if she wants it.

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    Fed_wif_a_sig has a point:I keep trying to grip mine thumb forward like I do a conventional knife.Gotta say tho:it's up to Kbar's standard of workmanship.

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    Again, I have not played with one: does the sheath lend itself to "reverse" draw, with the edge up, blade protruding below your fist? That was the first method of deployment that occured to me- use with hooking/twisting punches.

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    Rob72:Seems like that'd work but I'll take a traditional straight or T-grip punching dagger over the TDI.A crossdraw slash like with a kukuri delivers a lot of power but seemed to me to defeat the purpose of the TDI.Like fed_wif_a_sig I put mine back into the box (mine's serrated if anyone's interested).
    *Shrug* Good knife;just not for me.

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    I don't have a TDI, but have seriously considered getting one.

    Rob, I'm pretty sure it lends itself to "reverse" draw. Actually I think that grip is also called the "ice pick". That was one of the reasons I liked it - that could be lightning fast to deploy that way - well, if you didn't slice yourself in the process.

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    - well, if you didn't slice yourself in the process.
    i was thinking about that...with little knife fighting training. i figured wearing that thing on my belt there would be a decent chance i'd slice my 'love handle' in process of drawing! haha

    we'll see..i would be carrying this knife instead of a BUG....I know that might not make sense to most people...
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    Something,

    A tip: you're leaving off the [quote] at the beginning of your quoted text and it's not showing up as a quote. I notice you have the slash quote at the end, so I assume you are trying to make it look like a quote.

    If you want to, you can edit your post and add the [quote] and see if that's what you intended.

    Oh, and I meant to add: That'd give a whole new meaning to the phrase "trimming the fat".

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    I dont like the sheath. Last year there was someone who made a better concealment sheah, for it. I dont have the link anymore, but I wish I did.

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