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Ka-Bar TDI vs. CRKT Neckolas

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Truffle8Shuffle, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. I'm trying to decide on a small fixed blade for occasional weak-side carry and have come to these two knives. I've read plenty of things about the TDI from people who carry them and it seems most people are happy with it. I haven't read anything about the Neckolas but really like the design and the sheath.

    My only question about the Neckolas is if it can be belt carried tip-down at all? It seems the way the clip is oriented it only allows for tip-up carry.

    Anyone have any input on the Neckolas, good or bad? I currently carry a CRKT My Tighe assisted opener and love it, just looking for something to carry weak-side.

    https://www.kabar.com/product/produ...yId=1,7,9&categoryName=Product Search Results

    http://www.crkt.com/cgi-bin/crkt.pl...nbr=81&prrfnbr=66&sesent=0,0&search_id=307889

    TIA :wavey:
     
  2. ashtxsniper

    ashtxsniper TX Open Carrier

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    Go with the TDI it is leaps and bounds better than anything by CRKT.
     

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010

  3. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    I carried the KA-BAR TDI (the one you have in the link) for a little while on my support side behind my spare magazine carrier.

    Pros- The handle is very ergonomic and easy to reach with either hand (although the orientation of the edge will be different depending on which hand you use, obviously). This alone, makes it better then a straight blade in this application.

    Cons- The handle is thin and kind of cheap feeling. Getting a good hand-filling grip on it is tough and I imagine if it were to become "wet" it would be apt to slip from your grasp due to the lack of traction.

    The belt clip is just terrible. It flexes and stays open after not much use. I cannot count the number of times I have needed to remove it from the sheath and pound it back down with a hammer to get it tight again.

    I have never carried a neck knife so no opinions there. I now carry a TOPS Wolf-Pup at 12 o'clock and couldn't be happier. Check out the TOPS line of knives, you do get what you pay for. :)
     
  4. Thanks!
     
  5. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Yes. The TOPS products are superior in every way. The Micarta handles have a much better grip and the belt clip on the sheath is about a thousand times more durable.

    Not to mention it is one thick and sharp piece of American made steel. These knives are made for some serious "social work".

    The only problem is you probably won't find (specifically) a Wolf-Pup online in stock anywhere to order. After a friend showed me his I had to have one for myself, and I searched thoroughly but to no avail. I called TOPS and they made me one, wait time was about 2 weeks but it was well worth it. :)

    http://topsknives.com/

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  6. Just ordered it, THANKS! The first few places I found were, indeed, out of stock, but I finally got it from here for $49.88 plus $9 for shipping. Can't wait to get it! :supergrin:
     
  7. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Cool deal. Let us know how you like it.

    It's a small knife, but packs alot of punch if you know how to use it. I carry mine every day. :)
     
  8. Will do. Thanks again for letting me know about it as I hadn't heard of TOPS before. :wavey:
     
  9. Billy2

    Billy2

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    I have been looking for a weak hand knife for a long time. I have tired the tdi and I just can't hide the thing well enough. I am looking at a waved spyderco endura to fill this role. The wave feature is lightning quick and the clip on the spyderco can be mounted on either side of the knife.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8h9dw2kYRA