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Edge/Equipped TDI Sheath

Edge/Equipped just introduced the new E/E TDI Sheath. The sheath was created with LAG Tactical and packs some nice features into an affordable package.


It is designed to work primarily as an inside-the-waistband sheath with the two included coated nylon webbing soft loops. However, the sheath is sized so that it can also be used with a single soft loop wrapped around the body of the sheath for outside-the-waistband carry. Both methods of carry allow the wearer to access the knife with either hand.

LAG Tactical takes great care to round and polish the edges of their kydex which makes this sheath very comfortable. The opening is flared to make it easier to sheath your knife. The design is also aggressively dished out near the first finger groove to allow the wearer to establish a full grip while the TDI is still in the sheath. The retention is moderate to allow the sheath to work with both generations of TDI Law Enforcement Knives.

The goal was to keep this affordable since one of the goals of Edge/Equipped is to offer affordable, ready-to-carry defensive knife options. The sheath is available for $36.95 individually or it can be purchased with a TDI at a special package price.

Review: FIN Designs Ka-Bar TDI Sheath

I am a big fan of the Ka-Bar TDI and I know several of you are, too. It is inexpensive, compact, and intuitive to use. It also happens to be one of the easiest to carry fixed blade knives of all time. The sheath that comes with the TDI knives is functional but it is bulkier than it needs to be and could have better retention. Thankfully, there are numerous kydex benders who make excellent sheaths for the TDI. One such kydex bender is Peter Janda of FIN Designs who has been making kydex for the TDI longer than just about anyone.

FIN Designs TDI Sheath

The FIN Designs Ka-Bar TDI sheath is designed to be carried inside the waist band. The sheath itself is a pancake design with small rivets that keep bulk to a minimum. The retention is set fairly aggressive. It does a great job of retaining the TDI. It provides excellent ease of access thanks to an aggressively dished out grip area which allows the wearer to bury their index (or pinky finger in reverse grip) deeply into the finger choil of the knife.

The belt clip is where most of the magic happens. The clip serves to both keep the sheath on your belt during the draw and keep the grip of the TDI tucked into your body for concealment. The clip is made from kydex and shaped so that it flairs widely to one side and the curls back to the middle of the sheath where it hooks under the belt. This creates a wing of sorts that uses your belt’s tension to pull the handle close to your body. The hook that grips the bottom is fairly long and has never failed to retain the sheath during my practice draw strokes even with a narrower belt than intended. It is an extremely clever and functional design that is also very easy to install or remove from your belt.

FIN Designs TDI Sheath Front FIN Designs TDI Sheath Back

The fit and finish is good enough overall. There are no sharp edges, in fact great care has been taken to soften the edges. However, the edges are a little rough in spots. It does not affect function. The rivet work could be a bit cleaner as well but mine has held up well to daily use.

It is considerably more comfortable to wear than the original sheath. It has a very rounded profile that prevents hot spots well. I wear mine in the appendix position and mostly forget that it is there. The sheath also conceals very well. It basically completely disappears under a light shirt thanks to the clip design.

I am extremely pleased with this sheath. It is reasonably priced and very functional. The clip design is what makes the whole thing work and it certainly does work. Check out FIN Designs to see all the available options.

FIN Designs TDI Sheath with Belt FIN Designs TDI Sheath IWB

Ka-Bar TDI Raptor Sheath from Veil Solutions

I am a big fan of the Ka-Bar TDI as a compact, easy to carry, and extremely affordable fixed blade knife option. I know several of you are as well so I try to highlight the various sheathing options that I come across. I recently came across Veil Solutions and their Raptor sheath.


The Raptor sheath is designed to carry the TDI in a somewhat horizontal position on the belt with the handle facing in toward the wearer’s center line. It is formed from Kydex and features a Pull-the-Dot style belt loop which can be switched to either side and can fit belts up to 1.75″ thick. They offer it in a number of colors.

If you don’t already have a TDI, Veil Solutions can add one to your order at a very attractive price. They will even stipple the handle for an additional $5!

Check out Veil Solutions.

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