by David Crane
While we’re primarily "gun guys" here at DefenseReview, occasionally we like to report on tactical edged weapons (a.k.a. tactical knives) when we come across interesting and/or utilitarian examples. At shot show, DefenseReview got to handle the KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife, which is a compact, lightweight fast-deployment fixed-blade knife designed and developed by John Benner, owner of Tactical Defense Institute (TDI) for up-close-and-personal use as a last-ditch defensive tool. Sometime after SHOT Show, DefenseReview received a plain-edge model from KA-BAR, for review. While I fortunately have not had to utilize the TDI Law Enforcement Knife for its intended use, it would appear to be perfectly designed for that use.
very easy to carry in the polymer/kydex-type belt holster/sheath that’s supplied with it. You just have to adjust/position the holster/sheath properly so the handle doesn’t dig into you anywhere (side, hip, etc.), which can happen to you when you’re in a seated position. However, since the handle is relatively small and angled off the blade at roughly a 45-degree angle, this (potential) problem is mitigated.