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Shield Badge Holder Knife

Purpose Built

An ideal tactical backup for patrol duty or private security, the 5.11 exclusive Shield Badge Knife Holder conceals a single edge spear point push dagger crafted from AUS 8 steel. Quick and easy one-hand pull-out makes the Shield Badge knife holder an excellent last line of defense, and a hidden compartment at the rear has room for a back-up handcuff key. Built to accommodate shield badges with vertical attachment pins, the Shield Badge knife holder includes a break-away neck chain and belt mounts for multiple carry options.

 

Overview:

  • Secures a hidden defense knife behind your badge
  • Covert storage for a back-up handcuff key (key not included)
  • Break-away neck chain and belt mounts included

 

Specifications:

  • AUS 8 steel blade with black oxide coating
  • Accommodates shield badges with vertical attachment pins
  • Designed in partnership with Mike Vellekamp

 

$42.99
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Shield Badge Holder Knife

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$42.99

Purpose Built

An ideal tactical backup for patrol duty or private security, the 5.11 exclusive Shield Badge Knife Holder conceals a single edge spear point push dagger crafted from AUS 8 steel. Quick and easy one-hand pull-out makes the Shield Badge knife holder an excellent last line of defense, and a hidden compartment at the rear has room for a back-up handcuff key. Built to accommodate shield badges with vertical attachment pins, the Shield Badge knife holder includes a break-away neck chain and belt mounts for multiple carry options.

 

Overview:

  • Secures a hidden defense knife behind your badge
  • Covert storage for a back-up handcuff key (key not included)
  • Break-away neck chain and belt mounts included

 

Specifications:

  • AUS 8 steel blade with black oxide coating
  • Accommodates shield badges with vertical attachment pins
  • Designed in partnership with Mike Vellekamp

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
3.7

(based on 4 reviews)

73 %

Pros

  • Great knife (1)
  • Knife Is Handy (1)
  • Seems sturdy (1)
  • Professional appearance (1)
  • Very simple to use (1)

Cons

  • Seems Stiff On Waist (1)
  • Hard To Install Badge (1)
  • Tools required (1)
  • No Cuff Key (1)
  • Only One Shape Holder (1)

Best Uses

  • Daily Wear And Display (1)

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5.0

great product

By JP

from Baton Rouge, LA

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Great product, had to bend the tabs down some to allow my badge to fit but it works great. Only thing that is a little inconvenient is that the belt clip attaches from below the belt instead of sliding down from the top. I havent had it pop off the belt yet, but its almost slipped a couple times.

 
3.0

Badge holder

By Ben C.

from Lodi CA

Pros

  • great concept
  • Very sturdy
  • Great knife

Cons

  • No instructions
  • Hard to use

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

It is nearly impossible to put the badge on the holder. I bent the badge pin trying to put the badge on. I suppose I may not have had as many problems, if there were some sort of instructions. Better yet, maybe a less complex way of attatching the badge to the holder. Just saying.

 
4.0

Cool new badge holder

By David

from Indiana

Pros

  • Professional appearance
  • Very simple to use
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Light Weight

Cons

  • No Cuff Key
  • Only One Shape Holder
  • Lack Of Concealment

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Best Uses

  • Daily Wear And Display

The catalog entry of this new item intrigued me so I decided it was time to try something better than my old plain leather badge holder and neck chain. This new 5.11 Shield Badge Holder knife seems to be the answer. It seems to be a very durable design made of hard plastic enforced by metal rivets and eyelets. It arrived in a neat package with a black bead chain and additional hardware to attach a plastic belt clip, which I have not used. As a matter of fact, I would be very hesitant to use this holder with the push dagger clipped to a belt. I simply use the bead chain around my neck for plain clothes duty.
Attaching my shield was a little tricky at first since there are two flanges integrated into the holder which apply opposing pressure to the back of the badge to help keep it in place. When I first put on the shield, there was too much pressure on the back of badge causing the pin to bend from stress. I figured out by pushing down on the flanges on a hard flat surface "broke them in" and relieved the excessive tension on the badge. It holds my shield very well now.
The hidden cuff key compartment on the back of the holder is very nice and quite clever. I had to find an old plain cuff key which did not exactly fit the cut-out design due to length, but it seems to work okay. It would have been nice if the good folks at 5.11 just included the cuff key they intended for use. All the other useless belt clip hardware was included, but why not the cuff key? Come on, guys! That's a lousy way to cut a corner.
The push dagger is an absolutely wicked design (which is a good thing). It is made of AUS8 steel and coated in black. One edge is dull and the other has a single side "chisel-grind" blade which comes to a fiercely wicked sharp spear point. It draws very quickly and easily from a friction-hold sheath integrated into the bottom of the holder. When sheathed, the handle of the push dagger is exposed at the bottom of the holder which allows for ease and speed of drawing. However, I believe it would be better to sacrifice speed and ease of drawing for a more concealed design. Perhaps a 2.0 version could incorporate a completely concealed knife.
From an officer safety standpoint, it is imperative to keep in mind the ease of getting to the knife should you need it, and on the flip-side of the coin, it could be easily taken and used against you by a bad guy. Cautious use and weapon retention is the key here. Be good, stay safe. Hope it helps.

 
4.0

Could use a few improvements

By Darin

from KS

Pros

  • Knife Is Handy
  • Seems sturdy

Cons

  • Seems Stiff On Waist
  • Hard To Install Badge
  • Tools required

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

I would like the product alot better if you did not have to disassemble the case using tools to install the badge. Makes changing the badge over to different carriers a huge hassle.

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