KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife, 2.31" Plain Blade, Zytel Handle - 1480
When you're in trouble and need something to defend yourself in a pinch, reach for the KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement.
This knife is one of the collaborations between John Benner of the Tactical Defense Institute (TDI) and KA-BAR. Benner is the chief instructor at TDI and a 37-year veteran police Lieutenant, so he knows a thing or two about self-defense.
The TDI Law Enforcement, with its uniquely curved blade, is designed to be used when all else has failed. As a self-defense tool, the original idea behind the TDI Law Enforcement was to offer police officers protection from someone reaching for his or her firearm. However, it's also found life among civilians as a versatile fixed blade.
Its resemblance to a pistol is no coincidence. The knife, which is typically worn on the pant belt, can be quickly drawn like a firearm to immobilize an assailant.
The 2.31-inch drop point blade is made from AUS-8A stainless steel and coated with a black finish. This iteration of the TDI Law Enforcement has a straight edge, but it also comes in a serrated version.
The black Zytel handle features a deep finger groove along with a textured grip to allow for a secure hold. An included glass-filled nylon sheath attaches to the belt.
Don't get trapped in a close-quarters incident without the TDI Law Enforcement.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (AUS8)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Pocket Clip Included||No|
|Sheath Material||Glass filled nylon|
Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.
Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.
He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.