Ka-Bar TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire Fixed Blade Knife
The TDI/Hinderer knives are design collaborations between Tactical Defense Institute President and Chief Instructor, John Benner, and custom knife maker, Rick Hinderer, owner of Hinderer Knives.
Based on their combined experiences as a veteran police Lieutenant and Fire Fighter/EMT, John Benner and Rick Hinderer have designed knives for real-world emergency situations--sure when gripped and ambidextrous for a multitude of mouting and application options.
The Hell Fire features a recurve Tanto blade. Locking hard plastic sheath and reversible black metal belt clip (1480CLIP) included. Fits maximum height of 1.75", width of 1.25" and thickness of 0.25".
- Blade length: 3.56"
- Overall length: 7.25"
- Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
- Handle Material: Ultramid
- Knife country of origin: USA
- Sheath country of origin: Taiiwan
- Blade thickness: 0.188"
- Blade width: 1.250"
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel (1095)|
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.