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My new every day carry thing

Draws like a gun, cuts like I knife

The Ka-Bar TDI knife. I got it from Amazon here. It’s wonderful. The knife does not come with the listed sheath, which people have complained about, but a newer one with a reversible clip. I like the knife a lot. Quick to draw and easy to handle. And you draw it like you draw a gun. And I carry it on my left side. It’s designed to be an emergency tool or a weapon retention tool. I’ve found it handy for all manner of things. That it’s a quickly deployable weapon is just a bonus.

I did reverse the clip so that when I carry it left handed, the sheath goes inside my pants. Like most things, it’s better in your pants.

Here’s a video demo:

Highly recommended.

10 Responses to “My new every day carry thing”

  1. P. Allen Says:

    The factory sheath really sucks. There is a company called Infight Access that makes a great replacement.

  2. cayton Says:

    Serious Question: What’s the benefit over a traditional fixed blade?

    I ask because the blade angle looks less useful for normal cutting activities.

  3. The Duck Says:

    I found I liked the ankle model better, and redid the sheath for the belt

  4. Jailer Says:

    Have had one for a while now. It’s always on me and what I carry when I can’t carry.

  5. nk Says:

    My fixed blade knife that I sometimes carry is an older version of the small Gerber Guardian. It has a folded leather sheath with a steel belt clip and two plastic springy things to keep the knife in place. It is probably my “fastest opening” knife. You put your thumb on the bend of the clip and flick the sheath off. You can look for it later and it’s totally quiet.

    (I am not a big fan of double-edged knives. There are times when I want my thumb or palm on the back.)

  6. guy Says:

    “The knife does not come with the listed sheath, which people have complained about, but a newer one with a reversible clip.”

    Could you take a good picture of the sheath your knife actually came with? I’ve got one of the bigger TDI’s that I would love to carry, but the clip on it is more dangerous than the knife itself. The factory sheath itself is perfectly fine, just the clip(which is detachable)is awful.

    I’ve looked at after market sheaths, but none really thrilled me.

  7. nk Says:

    The Guardian is the one on the right. I don’t think Gerber makes that sheath, anymore. Pity.

    The Boltlock on the left, I put the Flicket on. The Boguszewski on the bottom, I replaced the opening stud for clumsy fingers. The Boguszewski is the one I said I hadn’t had to sharpen since I bought it in 1996.

  8. nk Says:

    Sorry. This link should work.


  9. Huck Says:

    I carry a Benchmade ATS-34 Emerson Spec War Model (3 1/2″ blade) that I’ve had since 1998. I didnt like the clip so I removed it and I carry it on my belt in a leather case for a M1911 .45 magazine. It’s the best folding knife I’ve ever had and it’s still doing great after 14 years. 🙂

  10. Phenicks Says:

    I wish they made a decent knife holster for pocket carry for us who wear suspenders and not belts.