KA-BAR 2485 TDI/Hinderer Hinderance Fixed 3.5" Wharncliffe Tanto Blade, Zytel Handles


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KA2485: TDI/Hinderer "Hinderance" Fixed Blade
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The original TDI series of knives changed many law enforcement officers’ idea of what an edged backup weapon could be. With input from tactical knifemaker Rick Hinderer, these models are gonna change all those minds all over again!
The Original TDI Knife was designed by John Benner, founder of Tactical Defense Institute. A former Police Lieutenant, Drug Task Force Coordinator, and SWAT Team Tactical Field Commander, Benner has more than 30 years' experience in the law enforcement field. He has developed courses for raid tactics, defensive tactics and knife programs that are currently taught to law enforcement, military and civilian groups.

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 respective experiences as a veteran police Lieutenant and Fire Fighter/EMT, John Benner and Rick Hinderer have designed knives for real-world emergency situations - where a sure grip and quick draw are paramount. Features an ambidextrous friction-fit glass reinforced nylon sheath which can be attached at multiple angle to fit anyone's personal preference.
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Overall Length: 7.25"
  • Handle Length: 3.75"
  • Blade Shape: Wharncliffe Tanto 
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van, 56-58HRC
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Sheath Material: Glass Filled Nylon with Black Metal Belt Clip
  • Weight: 5.6 oz. 
  • Made in the USA
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
3.500 (2 reviews)
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3 out of 5
Roanoke, Va 24015, Va
Nov 03, 2016
Pros: Weight
Cons: None
ok, but.....
All right, I got this mainly because it was a Hinderer collaboration. Honestly, if you look at Rick's FXM models, it is almost a copy of his wharncliff offering---just a cheaper steel. What I don't like----the sheath is terrible, not adaptable to any but one carry method. Just less than one needs. Also, blade sharpness, the blade was toothy. Under 10x mag, it looked like sharpening at Ka-bar was only partly done. I remedied that with a lot of time and a fine stone and stropping. Just plain, a knife that needs work and a new sheath. For that 3 stars only.
4 out of 5
Toby G.
New York
Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
great knife. could use a better sheath
Normally a knife of this caliber would be an automatic 5 because it's an American made ka- bar. I'm giving it a 4 because the sheath needs some improving in my opinion. Would be great if it was tek lok compatible as I'd like to wear it in a horizontal position. The knife itself is outstanding. The design is perfect and it's very balanced. It just feels great in the hand. It has become my new edc blade and with a little tweaking on the sheath will be a sure daily carry blade.
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