The KDI Protector series of knives was created by Karl de la Guerra and crafted by Richard Osborne, founder of Terrapin Bladeworks.

The most important feature of all the knives in the

Protector series is that they are custom made.

The handle of each knife is specifically measured

and designed to fit the user's individual hand.

Because of the intricate customization of each knife,

delivery time will vary from six to eight weeks. 

The Protector comes in four versions:

The Protector - Bodyguard

Designed with several features for concealed carry,

this knife features a resin infused burlap handle that

becomes sticky when wet.

The Protector - Presentation Series

This custom knife features a dark Cocobolo wood handle and comes in a dark wood presentation box suitable as a gift for promotions, graduation or retirement.  This knife is laser etched specifically for

the occasion.

The Protector - Tactical

This knife has features that are specific to the SOF / SWAT operator.  Shorter than "The Bodyguard", it is

designed not only as a knife but to be utilized as a 

multi-tool when needed.  It comes with a MOLE style

sheath for placement anywhere on your gear, belt or holster.  Features a black anodized blade with no markings on the knife.

The Protector - Trainer

This is the featured trainer designed to go with this line of knives.  Made from G-10 fiberglass reinforced resin.

Note:  All knives are made with 01 Tool Steel.


"I have Richard's Protector knife and solid G10 Trainer.  In my 20+ years military/law enforcement/martial arts experience I have never had a better CQB knife."

Marcus Gearr

June 31, 2017

The Protector - Bodyguard

The Protector - Presentation Series

Welcome to Team KDI

Karl de la Guerra, Inc.

KDI Protective Services

of South Carolina

Conference Security Management

Tactical Operations Training

(704) 607-8762

Richard Osborne presenting Karl

the first version of the KDI Protector.

The Protector knife is designed for open or

concealed carry with a sleek Kydex sheath 

for both the Bodyguard and the Tactical.


The Protector - Bodyguard   $275.00

The Protector - Presentation Series   $350.00

The Protector - Tactical    $290.00

The Protector - Trainer    $45.00

Knife designer Richard Osborne presenting

The Protector - Presentation Series to the

2015 South Carolina Training Officer of the

Year at the annual SCTOA convention in

Myrtle Beach.

The KDI Protector

 A custom knife by Terrapin Bladeworks

The Protector - Tactical

KDI Logo T-shirts

We are happy to make these team shirts available to you!

Available in S - M - L - XL - XXL

Each shirt is $15.00.  Shipping by USPS is $8.00.

When ordering, use the PayPal button below, then send us an e-mail at with your t-shirt size.

Introducing the KDI Collection

If you've seen something from KDI that you like, this is the place to get it!  


The Protector - Trainer