KA-BAR Shipping Notice

Exit

Please Note:

Due to a large volume of orders we will need additional time to process and ship orders. Thank you for your patience.
  1. All Products
  2. TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire
ITEM: 2486

TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire

(2)
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 mounting 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.
Compare Product
ITEM: 2486

TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire

(2)
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 mounting 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.

Handle Color: Black

$111.85
Sheath Included In Stock
Sheath Included: 2486S
Add A Belt Clip
Belt Clip +$10.95
Belt Clip #1480CLIP Reversible black metal belt clip fits all TDI and TDI/Hinderer fixed-blade knives (except the LDK 1478BP and 2484), the Becker Necker BK11, the Becker/ESEE Eskabar BK14, and the Becker/ESEE D'Eskabar BK24 (discontinued). Sold with fasteners for mounting. Fits maximum belt height of 1.75", width of 1.25" and thickness of 0.25". Use T6 Torx Wrench to change fasteners. $10.95
  • Technical Specs
      • Weight
      • 0.35 lb
      • Blade Type
      • Fixed Blade
      • Blade Length
      • 3.563 inches
      • Overall length
      • 7.25 inches
      • Edge Angles
      • 20 Degrees
      • Shape
      • Recurve Tanto
      • Tang Stamp
      • KA-BAR/TDI/Hinderer
      • Knife Material
      • 1095 Cro-Van
      • Grind
      • Hollow
      • Handle Material
      • Ultramid®
      • Rockwell Hardness
      • 56-58
      • Knife Country of Origin
      • United States
      • Sheath Country of Origin
      • Taiwan
      • Blade Thickness
      • 0.188 inches
      • Blade Width
      • 1.25 inches
  • Designer Information
    • Rick Hinderer

      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 (pictured left), 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.

  • Ratings & Reviews
    • Write a review
      • Lyle Yates
      • I live in North East Ohio, so I love that this knife was designed in Ohio and is Made In The USA! It's a heavy duty, no holds barred, full-tang recurve "tanto" (a Kamasu-Kissaki style tip), style blade that is razor sharp right out of the box and will do exactly what it's designed to do, and so much more. I carry it on off hand side primarily as a handgun retention aid, that is, maintaining control of a handgun while it is holstered and while it is in the hand. I also use it as an off hand close quarters self defense tool and general purpose EDC knife. It's comfortable to wear and easy to conceal, both ideal attributes of an EDC knife. The ergonomics of the handle are excellent, aiding in easy and accurate indexing resulting in powerful pressure cuts, fast short distance and full arms length cuts, pushing, stabbing, jabbing, twisting and prying, all capable in both a forward and reverse grip. The recessed thumb jimping on the spine is ideal and just adds to its favorable grip, both forward and reverse. The pommel tapers to a round, blunt point and can easily be used to function similarly to a Kubotan, to inflict painfully effective techniques on pressure points. There's really no part of the knife that can't be used in some way or another. It's hefty design is practical and feels great in the hands. The retention device on the sheath is superb, easy to use and with a little practice can be manipulated to release the knife using a reverse grip. The sheath itself is a top of the line, solid design and fits around the blade nicely. The clip for the sheath serves its purpose perfectly whether it's worn with or without a belt and even secures the knife nicely on a boot and even thin pajama type pants. There is a tab on the inside of the clip that prevents the sheath from being pulled from a belt or waistband in the event that someone tries to take it from you. It can be removed from the sheath via the 4 screws and repositioned to carry the knife right side up vertically, upside down vertically or horizontally. It is also ambidextrous. All in all, the Ka-Bar TDI Hellfire is a knife I can use with confidence and I applaud the collaboration of Ka-Bar, TDI President and Chief Instructor, John Benner and custom knife maker and owner of Hinderer knives, Rick Hinderer for making such a practical, high quality American designed and built product that is available to everyone.
      • MIke Moran
      • 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.
Review TDI/Hinderer Hell Fire #2486 Rating:
By submitting this form, you indicate your acceptance of our Privacy Policy
Ek Knives Logo KA-BAR Squadron Logo State and Union Logo