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KA-BAR 1489 Large TDI Law Enforcement Training Knife 3-11/16" Dull Edge Blade

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Part Number: KA1489
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1489: Large TDI Law Enforcement Training Knife
Ka-Bar® Knives

The ideal training knife for up-close confrontation demos. A rounded, unsharpened edge and bright red handles set this knife apart from standard production pieces.

  • Weight: 0.4 lb.
  • Blade length 3-11/16"
  • Overall length 7-9/16"
  • Shape: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • HRC: 57-59 CR
  • Steel: AUS 8A SS
  • Made in Taiwan
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.667 (3 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Brock L
upstate NY
Dec 20, 2011
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
A must-have training tool!
The weight feel and ergonomics of this knife are exactly like the real tdi large, it has taken my training to the next level, an absolute must have for anyone seriouse about using the tdi for self defense!
4 out of 5
Dec 11, 2010
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Dull knife too sharp
I really like that Kabar wants to promote training by creating a dull(er) version of a knife. I bought both the sharp and this trainer together. The sharp I use on duty; obviously the trainer is for practice. It's fine for impact training on a non-living target or for maybe 1/4 speed, no power training with a live partner. The "dull" edge is squared, not rounded, and of too thin a thickness. I feel you can easily cut or maybe more accurately rip someone's skin if you're not real careful. Only reason I didn't give it a "5". Everything else about it is great.
5 out of 5
Houston, TX
Jul 30, 2009
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Mandatory for any TDI owner
In advancing my knife training, I have found that it is imperative that you have a dull trainer for any live blade that you use. It was a long time coming, but finally TDI has a large trainer!
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