KA-BAR 2486 TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire Fixed 3.5" Recurve Tanto Blade, Zytel Handles


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KA246: TDI/Hinderer "Hell Fire" 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: Recurve 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.
4.500 (6 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Midwest City, Ok
Jun 16, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Not perfect
Fit and finish are good, design and sheath are top notch. Blade arrived surprisingly dull. VERY unlike Kabar.
3 out of 5
Frankie S
Middletown, Ohio 45044
Sep 18, 2015
Pros: Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
nice knife cheap steel
Overall a good knife. not very sharp cheap steel.
5 out of 5
Houston, Tx
Aug 20, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Another Ka-Bar great
Ka-Bar is one of my favorites and this doesn't disappoint. One solid piece, with great weight and balance.
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