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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 experiences as a veteran police Lieutenant and Fire Fighter/EMT, John Benner and Rick Hinderer have designed knives for real-world emergency situations--sure when gripped and ambidextrous for a multitude of mouting and application options.
The Hell Fire features a recurve Tanto blade. Locking hard plastic sheath and reversible black metal belt clip (1480CLIP) included. Fits maximum height of 1.75", width of 1.25" and thickness of 0.25".
Made in the USA.
|Weight||0.35 lb||Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 3.563"; Overall length 7.25"||Grind||Hollow|
|Edge Angles||20 Degrees||Handle Material||Ultramid®|
|Pocket Clip||Y||Made in||Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in Taiwan|
I received this knife from Ka-Bar as an exchange for another knife in the TDI line up that didn't "cut it." The knife is an Ohio designed, U.S. made, full-tang tanto. It is carried on the off hand side primarily as a handgun retention aid and extreme close quarters "last ditch" backup weapon. The ergonomics of the knife are excellent. It's beefy design instills confidence. The retention device is great - the only down side to that is you must take a forward grip on the knife drawing from the sheath, as if you acquire a reverse grip, you can't hit the release button. This knife would easily be a "five star" rating, but the clip for the sheath is weak and easily let's go. I replaced it with a Tech Lock and now have an almost "perfect" set up. Kudos to Ka-Bar, TDI and Rick Hinderer for making an excellent American-built product.
We are pleased to offer the TDI/Hinderer knife collection, a series of 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 eperiences as a veteran police Lieutenant and Fire Fighter/EMT, John Benner and Rick Hinderer have designed knives for real-world emergency situations, sure when gripped and ambidextrous for a multitude of mounting and application options.
We ship all orders via UPS Ground. Orders Placed Monday - Friday will ship within 48 hours when possible. Allow up to two weeks for regular delivery. Deliveries to P.O. boxes, FPO or APO addresses, will be sent via USPS; there is no tracking for these orders.
Should you want to return your item, please ship to the following address with a note explaining the reason for return.
KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
200 Homer Street
Olean, NY 14760
Include your name, address, phone number and email so we can promptly return your product. Be sure to cover the entire blade and tip of the knife with original protective cardboard sheaths and do not ship knives in envelopes. KA-BAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items. After your KA-BAR item is received in Olean, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the processing and return of your products.
$106.52 (with TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire)
Sheath made in Taiwan