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KA-BAR TDI at SHOT Show 2015

I dropped in on John Benner at KA-BAR’s booth at SHOT Show.  Mr. Benner is the founder of the Tactical Defense Institute.  He designed the TDI law enforcement knife that KA-BAR builds.  Benner has 37 years of service as both a soldier and a police officer.  We had a great talk. You may remember that I wrote an article about the original TDI knife in 2012 in which I was not pleased with its sheath from a law enforcement perspective.  In March of 2014, KA-BAR introduced two new TDI knives, the Hellfire and Hinderance, which had locking sheaths.  I pronounced, “Problem solved!”  But with the reservation:  I wanted to know … Continue reading

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Hogue/Elishewitz EX-01 Extreme Folder Review

Hogue Inc., founded in 1968, is a company best known for quality firearms-related accessories.  Aaron and Patrick Hogue now run the family business.  In 2009, Hogue expanded their product line to include Hogue Knives.  They immediately sought out and brought aboard a legendary knifemaker in Allen Elishewitz. The collaboration of the Hogues and Elishewitz resulted in the EX Series of Extreme Folders in 2010.  Upon seeing the finished knives, I bought an EX-01 late last year and have been infected with the pride of ownership ever since. Texan Allen Elishewitz began making knives in 1988.  He has been a Recon Marine, is a martial artist, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree … Continue reading

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