Ka-Bar TDI

Ka-Bar TDI

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    Ka-Bar TDI

    As a member over at the M&P forum, I entered a monthly contest and won! My prize was a new KA-BAR TDI. I had never heard about this knife until I won it so decided to do a little research. The sheath can be converted to RH or LH and from what I gather, it's designed to be worn on your off-hand side as a backup if your pistol becomes disabled or lost. It's about a $30 knife most places.

    As in the review, the handle seems a little small in my hand but I have big hands and if it were bigger, it would be harder to conceal. The knife angle - it is designed to be used defensively in a punch/stab motion.

    If you're interested, here is a review of the knife:
    Ka-Bar TDI: On the Street at Officer.com



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    A very popular knife hereabouts, it seems. Several forum members carry one.

    Here's a previous thread:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...se-family.html


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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Very nice knife, dvickery. I have wanted to get one for a while now.

    Unfortunately, my state law says that ANY knife with a fixed blade is illegal I believe you can technically be arrested for a "knife" with a 1/2" (or less) blade, and it probably doesn't matter if it's truly sharp or not. For this reason, I am considering finding a good folding knife and having a sheath made to carry it in the open position (concealed, of course). I have not found a law against this practice. Maybe someone will respond that I am dumb to think this is not the same thing... or maybe someone can point me to case law where a judgement has been made.

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    It is a very nice defensive implement. I have two.
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    They are a pretty slick little knife. I don't carry mine since I prefer a push-dagger but the TDI would be a good alternative if I couldn't carry the PD.
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    Ya i have one on my hip EVERYDAY. I use it like I would my mastercard and I never leave home without... Its an amazing knife and mine came sharp as all get out... They make a belt clip to help with easy on easy off
    KA-BAR Knives: KABAR TDI Law Enforcement Clip Only, KA-1480CLIP
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    Does anyone have a picture of one on the belt?
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    DISCLAIMER: MY BELLY IS REALLY BIG BUT WORKING ON IT!!! also this is on my left side just taken in a mirror




    Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'

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    Now thats a knife..
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    Nice knife. I actually considered one for self defense but based on earlier threads, including your comments KenpoTex, I went with a push knife/daggar (Cold Steel Safekeeper III) for my a self-defense knife. Also carry a regular folder for everyday use since push knives definitely have just one use...
    The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle.'

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    I like mine alot !!!
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    I wear mine every day at about 7 o'clock, handle facing out. So comfortable doesn't poke me and is easy to grab. Very sharp, easy to use, and a great knife overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead45 View Post
    I like mine alot !!!
    +1.
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    Than to live forever, begging on your knees.

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    Captain Crunch already posted my thread about my TDI. I LOVE it! I carry it pretty much every day and now I got the TDI LDK.

    I CAN'T STOP!!

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    I carry mine on my pants belt which is under my duty rig. Great knife.
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