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There is a self defense company here in ohio called TDI they have a 3 day course and they offer close combat training as well as alot of other training. they have designed a knife for LEO's that is available to civilians. I bought one the other day and I love it.

Here is a little background of the knife:

It was designed to be worn on your weak hand side. The design was to stop someone from taking your weapon off your hip. if they reach for your gun you are supposed to pull knife with weak hand, grab BG wrist and cut upwards from bottom to top of wrist, can also be used for throat in self defensive. They make 2 blades one straight, one seraded. I have enclosed a link to their site so you can check out the knife. I recommend the TDI classes in Ohio as well as the knife.

https://www.kabar.com/product_detail.jsp?productNumber=1480

you can see the finger spot behind the blade that is where your "pinkie" finger should rest so when holding the knife if you swing like you are punching the blade should be on the bottom side of your hand to slash the neck,face,wrist.
 

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I also have this knife but never found a good way to keep it covered while still being able to draw it quickly. Been sitting in my drawer since.
 

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Good description of how to carry it.

An added benefit if carried around 10-11 (for RHers) is that it can also be accessed by the RH if the LH is busy or injured.

I have a small one similar to Retsup's. I tried the larger one but found the large knife holster extremely poor. It printed more than any firearm I own.

Love the small one--unable to make the large one work with the supplied holster.
 

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Oh yeah, the ubiquitous Ka-Bar TDI. Very popular little "hidden surprise" favored by a lot of our forum members.

It's been on my "short list" of EDC accessories to get in the near future.

Congrats on getting a very cool and very sharp little cutting tool.

I would take retsup99's lead and get a box of bandaids to go with it.
 

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I thought about this knife but I have never had a "Fixed blade" knife yet, so I didnt get it.

I read a lot about it and it seems to be a great knife!
 

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I thought about this knife but I have never had a "Fixed blade" knife yet, so I didnt get it.

I read a lot about it and it seems to be a great knife!
you ought to give it some more consideration. Legalities aside (not an issue for you in MO with a CCW), fixed blades are far superior to folders for...well, pretty much everything.
 

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I have a Kabar fighting/utility knife. Its great if you spend any time in the woods. They're literly bombproof.

Maybe there will be a TDI in my stocking this X-mas.
 

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you ought to give it some more consideration. Legalities aside (not an issue for you in MO with a CCW), fixed blades are far superior to folders for...well, pretty much everything.
So what you are saying is that if you have CCW in MO you can carry this knife? Early in my gun shopping days I ran into this knife and guy behind the counter said he can only sell it to LEOs and Military.
 

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Good description of how to carry it.

An added benefit if carried around 10-11 (for RHers) is that it can also be accessed by the RH if the LH is busy or injured.

I have a small one similar to Retsup's. I tried the larger one but found the large knife holster extremely poor. It printed more than any firearm I own.

Love the small one--unable to make the large one work with the supplied holster.
Grady...get a metal belt clip for the kydex sheath for your large TDI will make it easy to conceal!!
 

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So what you are saying is that if you have CCW in MO you can carry this knife? Early in my gun shopping days I ran into this knife and guy behind the counter said he can only sell it to LEOs and Military.
According to RSMO ch. 571 (the weapons chapter), your CCW exempts you from the law against carrying concealed firearms, knives (which in missouri law is anything larger than a folder with a 4" blade) or Blackjacks (pretty much any impact weapon based on how they define "blackjack").
Here's the link to the chapter:
RSMO-Chapter 571

Read the "definitions section" (the definition of knife is #12)
Then read Section 571.030 (the Unlawful use of a weapon section) and scroll down about 1/2 way to read the exceptions (section #4).


All that said, your city may have ordinances against certain knives, I know some cities/towns in the St.L area do. If that is the case, you're out of luck as the state law only prevents cities from enacting restrictions on CCW of firearms.

As far as the guy saying he couldn't sell to you...he's either lying, or an idiot (or both).
 

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Fixed blades are very nice and are superior to folders. I carry folders a lot more than fixed I would love to get a TDI and incorporate it to my system. About the box of bandaids.... they make a training version of this knife, down fall is that it costs just about as much as the live blade.

Again as I always say train with what you carry... my fingers and hands are worth a lot more than 50 bucks or so.
 

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Grady...get a metal belt clip for the kydex sheath for your large TDI will make it easy to conceal!!
Do you have a link or a picture of a metal belt clip? I can't picture what you mean.

I would appreciate a better way to carry the large TDI. It's a great weapon to carry if one can do so legally and concealed.
 

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KA-BAR : 1480CLIP That is on the regular TDI but works great on the full size replaces the nylon and velcro stuff.
The belt clip for the small TDI fits the holster for the large TDI?

I'll consider that. Does it keep the knife close to your body?

I currently use the belt holster for the small TDI that is threaded onto the belt. It holds the knife handle very close in to the body. Too bad they don't make such a holster for the large TDI.

Thanks for the link to the picture. It makes more sense now.
 

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I actually put the kydex on the inside of my belt with the clip on the outside of the belt very tight and secure.
 
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