The KA-BAR TDI/Hinderer Hinderance is a design collaboration between TDI and Rick Hinderer that results in a modified Tanto that looks an awful lot like a super cool modified Wharncliffe. KA-BAR tells us, “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.”
For a small to mid-sized knife, the Hinderance is a beast. It features a 3.56” modified Tanto with an extraordinary 0.188” blade thickness and an overall length 7.25”. The carbon steel blade is 1095 Cro-Van, which means it’s 1095 carbon steel with a bit more chromium and vanadium added to it. Both these things add to the wear resistance and toughness of the steel, resulting in a 1095 carbon steel that holds its edge just a bit longer. It’s flat ground with a 20-degree angle and 1.25” wide.
The offset Ultramid handle has a great grip and a significant choil. The thumb ramp has a significant amount of jimping on the spine. Finally, it comes with an ambidextrous hard plastic sheath with a black metal belt clip.
- 1095 Cro-Van, Black Epoxy Powder Coated
- 3.56” Modified Tanto
- 0.188” Blade Thickness
- 56-58 HRC
- 1.25” Blade Width
- Ultramid Handles
- Lanyard Hole
- Hard Plastic Sheath with Reversible Belt Clip
- 5.6 Ounces
- 7.25” Overall
- Made in the USA
Whether it’s for daily carry or self-defense, the KA-BAR TDI/Hinderer Hinderance is a great knife that’s wicked cool looking. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.