KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1482

Sale priceR 1,595.00


A larger version of the very popular TDI Law Enforcement Knife. In extreme close quarters encounters where a suspect is attempting to take an officer's handgun, or an officer cannot access his handgun, the TDI knife is available as a "last option" knife. When worn on the pant belt the entire unit - knife and sheath - is well concealed. Designed by John Benner, founder and owner of Tactical Defense Institute. Sold with hard plastic sheath that is fitted with flexible Cordura straps to mount to pant and duty belts, tactical vests, and more (fits belts from 4.44cm - 6.97 cm). 



  • Overall Length: 19.05 cm
  • Blade Length: 9.20 cm
  • Blade Thickness: 4.8 mm
  • Blade Material:AUS-8A
  • Hardness:57-59 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length: 9.84 cm
  • Handle Material:Zytel
  • Color:Black
  • Sheath:Kydex
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Designer:John Benner
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Parallel Import: Yes

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Venter Combrink
KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1482

The fact that this knife's grip is the similar to a fire arms' grip make for muscle memory whether it is knife or gun that needs to come out of the holster for use.

Excellent overall

The knife itself is pretty good. Fit and finish is obviously not custom-made levels of perfection, but it's a great choice if what you're looking for is an EDC knife for primarily self-defense and odd do-it-all capability.
Keep in mind that the knife is somewhat on the larger side, but if you have larger paws like I do, it fits pretty much perfectly in hand.

My one complaint would be the Kydex sheath. It ships with velcro straps, which depending on how you intend to carry might make perfect sense. If you plan on carrying it concealed though, you will need to either alter the sheath, or get another one. In my case, a pair of Ulticlip SLIM 2.2s was the ticket, but you may want to get a claw of some sort as well to prevent the handle from printing through your upper garment.

Overall, it's a great product.

Large Kabar TDI

Super efficient supply and customer service! Thanks! I love the Kabar TDI large. Very positive, natural feel in the hand. The standard kydex sheath and belt loops are average. Once I've upgraded the sheath this Kabar will be my EDC.

Chad Hutchinson
Best prices and service in SA

The Knife Guy always delivers quality at the best local prices. Only place I buy knives from.

Great knife and well made. Perfect design for self-defense and just as good for edc tasks.

KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife 1482

i never leave home without it

Estimate shipping

You may also like

Recently viewed