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KA-BAR Original TDI Zytel Handle Fixed Blade Knife

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Designed by John Benner of the Tactical Defense Institute, the Ka-Bar TDI is a close-quarters combat knife. The compact size and curved frame provides agility and maneuverability in tight spaces. It features a full-tang drop point blade with textured Zytel scales and a tactical black finish. The friction lock has a reversible metal clip that can be worn inside a belt for concealed carry.

Why choose this knife?

  • Uniquly designed for self-defense in close quarters situations
  • Versatile drop point blade available with plain, half-serrated, or fully-serrated edge
  • Ergonomic curved handle with finger groove
  • Extensive jimping along blade tang perimeter
  • Black powder coating improves corrosion resistance
  • Comes with sheath and reversible belt clip

Why not?

  • Short blade is not ideal for large cutting tasks
  • AUS-8 steel has poor edge retention
  • Curved handle decreases leverage power

Next level knife: Ka-Bar TDI/Hinderer Hinderance Fixed Blade Knife

Pro tip:
Jimping is a term used to describe the small notches cut into the back of a knife to prevent your fingers from sliding onto the blade during use. Jimping improves overall control and is especially useful when working with thick gloves.

Sheath also sold seperately: KAB9-1480S-5


Knife Edge:Plain Edge


Blade Length:2.31 inch

Handle Length:3.3"

Handle Material:Zytel

Sheath:Hard Plastic

Best Use:Tactical

Blade Style:Drop Point

Blade Finish:Black

Blade Thickness:0.125"

Knife Hand:Ambidextrous

Knife Type:Fixed Blade

Options:Black - Plain Edge

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