Ka-Bar Knives TDI LDK Last Ditch Knife
SKU #: KB-1478
67% Recommend this product (6 of 9 responses)
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
April 8, 2016
Nice little knife
January 30, 2016
love this product
Hid great behing magazine pouch.very sharp
December 9, 2014
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.
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
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
June 10, 2014
Ka-Bar TDI LDK
Great little blade and very sharp as well.
ConsI replaced the accompanying black cord with a better quality parachute cord.
January 15, 2014
i own one. i love it. got few as gifts.
2 Questions & 6 Answers
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.
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
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
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.
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?
This item does not include the clip for a belt or a boot unfortunately.
on May 21, 2014
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