KA-BAR 1481 TDI Law Enforcement Knife - Serrated Edge - CUTLERY SHOPPE

Ka-Bar 1481 TDI Law Enforcement Knife - 2.3" Serrated Edge AUS-8A Blade - Molded Belt Sheath 02-1481

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Ka-Bar 1481 TDI Law Enforcement Knife - Plain Edge AUS-8A Blade - Molded Belt Sheath 02-1481

In extreme close-quarter encounters where a suspect is attempting to take an officer's handgun, or an officer cannot access his or her handgun, the TDI knife is available as a "last option" knife. When worn on the pant belt the entire unit - knife and sheath - is well concealed. Designed by John Benner, founder and owner of Tactical Defense Institute. Hard plastic sheath and reversible black metal belt clip (1480CLIP) included.  Fits maximum belt height of 1.75", width of 1.25" and thickness of 0.25".

  • Blade Steel: AUS-8A
  • Rc Hardness: 57-59
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Scales: Black Zytel
  • Blade Length: 2.3" (58 mm)
  • Overall Length: 5.625" (143 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3 mm)
  • Sheath Material: Molded Plastic
  • Clip Material: Metal - Reversible
  • Weight, Knife: 2.8 oz. (79 g)
  • Weight, Sheath: 2.2 oz. (62 g)
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • Made In: Taiwan

Designer - John Benner:
Only a 33-year veteran police Lieutenant could truly understand what makes a knife effective for close-quarters defense. While serving as President and Chief Instructor of Tactical Defense Institute, John Benner saw time and time again what he already believed to be true from first-hand experience: In a conflict, fine motor skills deteriorate and gross motor skills are most effective for fending off assailants. Benner then set out to design a low-profile fixed blade knife for law enforcement, military and security personnel that could be drawn quickly and efficiently in times of duress. After more than a year of prototype samples and in-field testing, the Benner-approved TDI knife was put into production. The same basic principles that founded that first knife were incorporated into all future TDI models, which now complete an expansive line of tactical knives.

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  • 5
    TDI Knife

    Posted by James M. Coombe on Aug 10th 2011

    I own a bunch of these and as a backup defense knife its hard to match its design and price. I have known John Benner going on 26 or so years and have been to TDI more times than I can count. Everything John does is well executed. this knife also is great for slicing up cardboard that I use on my archery range. Its easy to use this knife in desperate situations since you basically punch with it I have given a bunch away to police and sheriff friends of mine. For the money its a best buy in my book