Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
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Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481

SKU #: KB-tdi
MSRP: $59.39
$33.99
Description
In extreme close-quarter encounters where a suspect is attempting to take an officer's handgun, or an officer cannot access his 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 black metal belt clip (1480CLIP) included. Belt opening is approximately 1.75" wide and the clip flexes easily (and without stressing the metal) up to approximately 0.25".

Specifications:

  • Weight: 0.20 lb
  • Steel: AUS 8A Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Fixed Blade
  • Lock Style: N/A
  • Measurements: Blade length 2.3125"; Overall length 5.625"
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Edge Angles: N/A
  • Handle Material: Zytel ®
  • Shape: Drop Point
  • HRC: 57-59CR
  • Stamp: KA-BAR/TDI
  • Butt Cap/Guard: N/A
  • Pocket Clip: No
  • Made in Taiwan
  • NSN: N/A
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125
  • Reviews
    Ka-Bar Knives TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1480 1481
    33.99
    5 Stars based on 53 Review(s)
    Matt Robinson
    Delmar maryland
    4 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great knife
    March 1, 2017
    Great knife, fits good in your palm, very good in sticky situations
    Pros:
    Great design
    Cons:
    Not made in America

    Deputy N.D. Zalva
    Bryson city ,NC
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    awesome
    January 19, 2017
    I love this knife. I placed it on the inside band of my mag pouch on my duty belt for quick easy access incase of an emergency yet many people don't even see it.

    Adam
    Charlotte, NC
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great item
    December 31, 2016
    Great knife

    Derick
    Bayou La Batre, Alabama
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great Tactical EDC Knife
    November 16, 2016
    The weight and grip on this TDI feels incredible, Sharp out the box, more than what I expected from this knife. Big fan of LAPG, I'll stick around.
    Pros:
    Delivery, Sharpness, Retention, Point, Thickness, Length, Weight, And the handle feels great in the hands.
    Cons:
    Nothing, you will not regret it.

    Vernon
    Columbus , Ohio
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great knive
    November 2, 2016
    Great strong backup knive. A little bit too small for a 6'4" man so passing it to my wife and ordering the bigger size.

    Russell
    Little Rock
    5 Stars

    Great kabar
    October 22, 2016
    Very sharp and well made!

    Marty
    Brunswick
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great product!
    September 8, 2016
    I carry this knife on duty and it fits comfortably under my duty belt while still easily accessible.

    64North
    Alaska
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Peace of mind
    July 28, 2016
    What I like best about the karambit style is that it can be drawn like a gun--use thumb to push on the grooved area and the knife slides right out of the sheath. I have two for myself, one tan and one black, to match clothing, and bought three for gifts.
    Pros:
    Blends with clothing Easy to draw

    Jonathan
    Lexington, South Carolina
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    great last line of defense
    April 26, 2016
    fits perfectly on my interbelt it sits directly behind my mag pouch I can reach it with both hands, and it's easy to draw and easy to re-holster.
    Pros:
    lightning fast and Laser Sharp
    Cons:
    haven't found any yet

    John
    California
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Awesome knife.
    April 17, 2016
    It replaced all of the folding knives I used to carry.
    Pros:
    Love the design. It's made for when You really need to get out of a jam.
    Cons:
    None.

    Luis
    ,
    4 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Design to be learned
    February 12, 2016
    I have wanted to get one of the 1480 knives in my hand for some time. Now that I have one, here are my thoughts: Right off the bat the design feels good but its functionality seems something that needs to be learned with use. I noticed the end of the choil rubs on my pointer finger making it slightly uncomfortable. Not a big deal as this is a defensive knife and you’re not going to be worrying about a little finger irritation when you are defending yourself against an assailant. However, comfort would still be great along with functionality. My initial thought on the blade is that it is pretty small. It seemed bigger in the hands of some people on videos reviews I have seen. So it makes a big difference once you get it in your hand when you can see and feel the weight and size. Being a defensive knife I feel the size is adequate for close quarter slashing and jabbing So being so short it almost feels like an extention of your hand. The factory sheath leaves something to be desired and I will be looking for aftermarket goods to replace it. Even after tightening the screws on the sheath, the blade was still able to come out when turned upside down and shaken roughly. For now though the sheath belt clip does hold well and its low profile when canted makes it a comfortable and concealable wear. In the end as with any new tool, I think it is going to need practice. I will now get to figure which side of my belt I want to carry it. What will feel more comfortable in terms of regular draw or cross body draw? And as silly as it sounds, I think some shadow boxing here and there with this tool could help when learning to feel comfortable with this knife. Over all I think it was a great buy.
    Pros:
    Interesting design Comfortable to wear Sharp right out of the box Any new knife or tool is fun to have
    Cons:
    Unable to get a good seated hold when drawing from the sheath. Sheath is too loose Choil rubs on the pointer finger Made in Taiwan

    Ed H
    El Paso, TX
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great for weapon retention
    February 12, 2016
    The knife works great hidden inside the knife holster that comes with the knife which can go on the inner belt. Easily removed to assist with weapon retention.
    Pros:
    Sharp durable angled knife, study knife holster, easily concealable on or off duty.
    Cons:
    Description on website does not say the knife comes with a knife holster so I ordered holster clip and now need to return it for a refund.

    Erick
    California
    4 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Awesome knife
    January 28, 2016
    This a great weapon retention knofe so far as I can tell. Thankfully haven't had to use it but I have practiced deploying it and I like how you get a positive grip right away. The only bad thing I have to say is that it came with a nick in the blade. It wasn't large enough for me to go through the hassle of returning it though.
    Pros:
    Came sharp from factory.
    Cons:
    There was a nick in the blade when I received the knife.

    Ryan G. Cleveringa
    Lincoln, CA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great for whatever
    January 14, 2016
    I keep this knife on my duty belt and use it anytime I need to cut something. It is easily accessible and works great.

    Ricky Hawkins
    Texas
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    The Best and Great Design
    January 13, 2016
    It is a great knife for off duty or on duty needs if you wish to have the extra back up if by chance the time comes to that. Well made and great choice if you are like myself who always have carried a knife.
    Pros:
    Well Made, Well Thought Out Design and Very Easy Knife to Carry. Outstanding Service From LAPG and Fast Shipping.



    Q&A
    Ask a Question
    By a.d. chapman on January 10, 2013
    does the sheath come with the metal belt/boot clip?
    on January 10, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, the sheath has a metal belt/boot clip attached to it.

    By Ed Moe on December 18, 2012
    delivery time?
    on December 18, 2012

    Answer:
    Delivery time depends on where you are in the world. If you go to the Customer Service tap and click on Shipping Info, you can see the estimated shipping times for the U.S.

    By Gary on December 18, 2012
    Does knife have a sheath for neck carry?
    on December 18, 2012

    Answer:
    This knife does not have a sheath for neck carry.

    By Andy on July 17, 2013
    Are there any state restrictions to carrying this knife consealed?
    on July 17, 2013

    Answer:
    We are not sure of the knife laws for each state, and most of the time the laws vary by county. So your best bet would be to contact your local police/sheriff station and ask them what the knife laws are for your area.

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