Ka-Bar Knives TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife
Ka-Bar Knives TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife
Ka-Bar Knives TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife
Ka-Bar Knives TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife

Ka-Bar Knives TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife

SKU #: KB-1478
MSRP: $20.94
With an overall profile about the size of a credit card, this knife can be concealed just about anywhere. Pin it under a tactical vest strap, carry it in your wallet or lash it down with your boot laces. This backup knife is intended to be readily available as your "Last Ditch" attempt at defense when all other weapons have been removed. Sold with a hard plastic friction sheath and black cord.


  • Weight: 0.15 lb
  • Steel: 9Cr18 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Fixed Blade
  • Lock Style: N/A
  • Measurements: Blade 1.625"; Overall length 3.625"
  • Grind: Flat
  • Edge Angles: N/A
  • Handle Material: 9Cr18 Stainless Steel
  • Shape: Drop Point
  • HRC: 58-59CR
  • Stamp: KA-BAR/TDI
  • Butt Cap/Guard: N/A
  • Pocket Clip: No
  • Made in Taiwan
  • NSN: N/A
  • Blade Thickness: 0.078
  • Reviews
    9 Reviews
    56% (5)
    11% (1)
    22% (2)
    0% (0)
    11% (1)
    67% Recommend this product (6 of 9 responses)
    By Quinn
    September 29, 2016
    Well built, good sheath
    I carried this on a paracord lanyard for a month or two. It is well built, solid, good sheath. I may try putting it on a boot, but for now it was just too small. I understand the blade size is small for its purpose, but handle never had a very good grip in whichever grip position I tried.
    Consgrip too small
    By Sticks
    April 8, 2016
    Nice little knife
    ProsSharp compact
    By jason
    stanford, ky
    January 30, 2016
    love this product
    Hid great behing magazine pouch.very sharp
    By Mike
    Aurora NC
    December 9, 2014
    Not bad
    Good quality...
    ProsThreads onto boot laces pretty good.
    ConsMuch smaller than it looks on site...
    By Erich Weidner
    Pleasant Prairie, WI
    December 8, 2014
    Great for the price
    Nice little knife. Compact and handy to put in pocket to conceal.
    ProsRazor sharp. Compact size.
    ConsComes out of sheath. Needs to be locked in more securely.
    By Bo
    United States
    November 11, 2014
    Fell out of sheath and Lost
    I used this as a boot knife in my 5.11 boots. I laced through all the holes (good thing is the laces fit right through the holes so no drilling) and during a one day shooting competition that consisted of walking and running, the knife fell out and was never seen again. There was no crawling, climbing, jumping or other body movements. All I did was walk, run and sprint.
    Pros5.11 laces fit through the sheath holes
    Consnot enough friction in sheath, lost the knife
    By Richard Dennis
    Oilton, oklahoma
    June 27, 2014
    Great little knife
    This knife is great small fits anyway from your boot to bag I have big hands but it fits perfect very sharp and handy you can use it camping or self protection
    By J.D.
    Southeast Georgia
    June 10, 2014
    Ka-Bar TDI LDK
    Great little blade and very sharp as well.
    ProsSharp blade
    ConsI replaced the accompanying black cord with a better quality parachute cord.
    By Ekaterina
    cleveland ohio
    January 15, 2014
    awesome product!
    i own one. i love it. got few as gifts.
    2 Questions & 6 Answers
    Chuck Newton
    from Hayward, WI asked:
    January 9, 2017
    Have one. Like it very much. Nice and tight in the case. My question..... how are you suppose to hold it? I can't find a comfortable way. Thanks.
    5 Answers
    I rest the cut out immediately behind the blade over my index finger and then rest my thumb over the top arch, where the grooves are. It's not the most comfortable blade to hold, but it's designed to be a last resort weapon that can be easily concealed and offer aid in getting out of a bad situation.
    on January 9, 2017
    from Pennsylvania
    This is a last-ditch knife, not a primary go-to knife; a bare-bones, no-frills version of Ka-Bar's TDI Law Enforcement Knife. I suggest you get that one if you want something that feels good in your hands. The Last Ditch is more of a stabbing knife than a slashing blade so hold Saber-grip, pointing towards the front, edge down, or Karambit-style, pointed down, edge-up.
    on January 9, 2017
    from NV
    Here's a link to an article by the guy who designed the blade.http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/carrying-and-using-the-ldk-knife
    on January 9, 2017
    from Montclair, NJ
    The way I was told to hold it, was to make a fist and the blade should be next to your pinkie knuckle. I used the para chord that came with it and weaved it into the handle to make it more comfortable.
    on January 10, 2017
    from Nunn, CO
    It really depends on your knife fighting level. But rather than try to explain it here, go to www.pekiti.com/what-is-the-best-grip-for-knife-fighting. Also "What is the best grip for knife Fighting" by Tuhon McGrath. This page literally covers beginners to experts. Depending on the size of the Kabar, I have a large one and a small one, and I try to use it as a Karambit. If it's a desperate situation, hurt the assailant with any grip and get out of there. Best of luck.
    Peter Trevino
    on January 14, 2017
    from Riverside, CA

    from Oskaloosa, Iowa asked:
    May 16, 2014
    Does this come with a clip for a boot or inside a duty belt?
    1 Answers
    This item does not include the clip for a belt or a boot unfortunately.
    Customer Service
    on May 21, 2014

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