Ka-Bar Small TDI Law Enforcement Fixed Blade Knife (2.31" Black) 1480

Item #BHQ-6468
MSRP: $61.95
Our Price: $43.95
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  • Overall Length: 5.625"
  • Blade Length: 2.31"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: AUS-8A
  • Hardness: 57-59 RC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.32"
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 5.60 oz.
  • Sheath: Polymer
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: Ka-Bar
  • Model: TDI
  • Model Number: 1480
  • Designer: John Benner
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Black drop point blade made from AUS-8A steel.
  • Black contoured Zytel handle.
  • Black sheath for secure carry.


In extreme close quarters encounters where a suspect is attempting to take an officer's handgun, or an officer cannot access his handgun, the TDI knife is available as a "last option" knife. When worn on the pant belt the entire unit - knife and sheath - is well concealed. Designed by John Benner, founder and owner of Tactical Defense Institute. This knife has a black coated blade, black handle and sheath, and black metal belt clip.

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Customer Reviews

It’s great!
Jayden H. on Mar 14, 2019

This certain knife looks scary, easy to clip onto pants, belt, etc. and easy to grip. As far as I’m concerned, great for EDC and self defense.

Matthew C. on Jan 5, 2018

This knife is one of my favorite EDC blades ever. It’s easy to conceal (if you want to) and super easy to remove from the sheath once clipped to your waist.

EDC for days
Alex A. on Jan 19, 2018

90% reccomend but I wouldn't pull it out in public because it does look pretty serious.. I work at a Tire place opening boxes and doing hard work all day. This thing can take some serious work and keep on going FEELS AMAZING in the hand because of the handle shape where the index finger goes and its for right handed and left handed people too! Shealth is molded and feels great to take out and put back in with a solid clunk for feed back its locked into place. great belt clip aswell. Sharpness isn't hair shaving sharp but definately skin flaking sharp and will impress you greatly with zip ties and stuff like that. Sharpens real nice and will stay sharp for a long time.

Great EDC!
Kevan P. on Jan 19, 2018

I have three of these knives in different colors and one with serrated blade. They are on my belt and pack every time I deploy for disaster recovery. Great for self defense and general use too.

Mike B. on Jan 8, 2018

Good to have but really good just for defense. Not gonna pull this out to open a box or cut a zip tie

Nice item
Nicolo N. on Apr 16, 2020

Absolute perfect size. Just wish they had a deep carry pocket clip!

Great EDC/Self Defense Tool
Brian M. on Aug 30, 2020

The sheath clips on easily to a belt, has great retention, and conceals the knife easily under just a t-shirt. The knife is just the right size, and feels great in hand.

Amazing self defense
Ricardo A. on Jan 8, 2018

Nice self defense knife for the money, has nice zytel grips that feel comfortable in any hands.

Great knife!
Kalani M. on Jan 5, 2018

I love everything about this little fixed blade! The sheath and clip are awesome and allow you to mount the knife on your belt where you need it. The ergonomics of the knife make it feel natural and comfortable in your hand. For self defense this is a great knife and I use it in my edc rotation very often.

Nice knife
Wesley C. on Jan 5, 2018

One of the best knives in hand and the knife has a fast, strong retention in the sheath

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