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KA-BAR 9406 TDI Self Defense Walking Cane 39" Overall - 2-9406-8

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Part Number: KA9406
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA9406: 9406 TDI Self Defense Walking Cane
KA-BAR Knives
A cane can be a vital defensive tool where traditional weapons are prohibited. The black powder-coated 0.100-thick 5052-H32 aluminum self-defense TDI cane measures 39" and can be cut shorter for fit.

About the Designer
John Benner - Only a 33-year veteran police Lieutenant could truly understand what makes a knife effective for close-quarters defense. While serving as President and Chief Instructor of Tactical Defense Institute, John Benner saw time and time again what he already believed to be true from first-hand experience: In a conflict, fine motor skills deteriorate and gross motor skills are most effective for fending off assailants. Benner then set out to design a low-profile fixed blade knife for law enforcement, military and security personnel that could be drawn quickly and efficiently in times of duress. After more than a year of prototype samples and in-field testing, the Benner-approved TDI knife was put into production. The same basic principles that founded that first knife were incorporated into all future TDI models, which now complete an expansive line of tactical knives.
  • Overall Length: 39"
  • Tube Diameter: 1"
  • Tube Wall Thickness: 1/8"
  • Hook Radius: 2-1/4" (inside diameter)
  • Material: 5052-H32 Aluminum
  • Coating: Polyester Powder Coat, Black
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 016281

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
4.735 (49 reviews)
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Bruce S
Santee, CA
Feb 25, 2015
Pros: Durability, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: Finish, None
Finally, a near indestructible cane that fits the bill....!
I am a disabled Vet who has finally come to the realization that I have reached the point that I need a reliable cane after many falls... This cane does it all as far as I am concerned, and the ONLY reason I gave it a rating of 4 is due to the inadequate finish, it easily chips or scratches detracting from the canes appearance overall. It is just too bad that the management at Ka-Bar doesn't understand that it is reflecting poorly on their product.. I believe this could be solved very easily with a good appliance epoxy type of paint at little if any additional cost, and will upgrade my cane when it gets too "dinged" up. The knurled grips are great in my opinion as is the cane overall...Just for the record, when I repaint it I also intend to wrap the knurled grips in a light synthetic chord as well. If anyone has any questions as to how I intend to wrap this area drop me a line at and I'll send you the basic instructions. .
5 out of 5
Goose Creek, SC
Dec 16, 2014
Pros: Durability, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
Still My First Choice Out The Door!
I've had my Ka-Bar Defensive cane over two years now and it is still doing great! I early on used a little Loc-Tite glue for a rubber tip, mainly not to lose it if I swung it on someone and lost it. I carry it all the time, i get sudden migraines from a TBI, and knowing I have an extra edge is good to have. It's held up perfectly and has that nice heft to remind you how well it can sweep and strike.
4 out of 5
T. Pasquinelli
Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Durability, None
Cons: Finish
Walking cane KA-BAR
This can was made perfect for a taller individual, because of my height I had to cut it down 3 1/2 in. But that gave me a chanse to what I think is an improvement, I added a few oz of clear caulking agent down the tube then covered it with a steel slug w/ liq. Nails. And last but not least a larger rubber tip from an old crutch. 1 in. I let it settle in its downward position and wha la a bit heavier and stronger cane! Excellent for use in HOP KI DO Application! The con that applied to me was placement of the lower grip could have been about 3in. Higher.
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