Teddy S. Kardin Profile
Teddy Sutadi Kardin founder of the company by the name of T. Kardin Indonesian Knives is a Bachelor of Engineering Geology Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Primary school education up to Bachelor traversed in the city which is also the hometown. For those who pursue a field of exploration, knife become an important requirement for the exploration of nature. With his experience as a nature lover, namely the Association of jungle explorers and mountaineers Wanadri is very popular in Indonesia, even to foreign nationals.
Love of nature has been seen as a child, was born in North Bandung hilly and mountain become playgrounds at the same event forge themselves. Wandering in the woods, hunting or camping is an activity that is often done.
Organizations that have been followed, among others:
- Student Regiment
- The Club Indonesia
- ITB Sky Diver
First occurred in 1988 Prabowo former commander of Kopassus trust him to teach the soldiers navigate, at that time the navigation is still a difficult thing among our military. Teddy Kardin involvement with the Army is also in military operations in East Timor. In the event of hostage researchers Lorentz ’95 expedition in the jungle Jayawijaya, Prabowo also asked Teddy Kardin help Kopassus to free the hostages from the hands of the OPM leader Kelly Kwalik. With his expertise in the field of navigation the operation was a success. After the operation Teddy Kardin again requested to Borneo, where he led 40 commandos for jungle tracking. In the event there are also elite forces (Special Forces) United States who participate learn Survival and Navigation. The contribution which eventually Teddy Kardin crowned as an honorary citizen of the Special Forces Command (Kopassus).
Not only in the Army, Special Forces (Paskhas) Force and Mobile Brigade (Brimob) also asked Teddy Kardin to share knowledge in the field survival and navigation for their troops.
Military Contribution in, among others:
- Pre Preparatory Task Analysis Map
- Jonif Linud 328, 330, 312, 327, 321
- Brimob Jabar, Paskhas, Kopassus, Rajawali Year 1987-2004
- Operation of East Timor as TBO – Analysis of Airborne Ops Jonif 328 1988
- Survival Instructor – Sanjak Latgab Kopassus – Special Air Service Australia Year 1991 – 1993
- Analyst Ops hostage release Wapenduma – Papua
- Latgab Kopassus – Special Force in tracking
- Expedition Mahakam – Barito and exercise Sanjak Survival in Kalimantan
- Analyst Ops for Koopskam Aceh Task Force I and the Raider 300 2004
Expedition / Research Geology:
As a geologist, from 1976 had explored the archipelago to study Geology especially petroleum exploration and has been working for oil companies such as Pertamina, Indonesia Elf Aquitane, Mobil Oil, Huffco Brantas, Humpuss Patragas etc.
In each of the activities mentioned above Teddy Kardin always accompanied by a knife and a knife that is admired them is Buffalo Skinner and a Bowie knife legendary as James Bowie an adventurer who was killed at Fort Alamo Texas for his courage to fight as he drew his dagger long, written in history with great and heroic that is known until now with Bowie Knife – his.
Background of love towards the knife Teddy Kardin try pioneered the establishment of handmade knife workshop in Bandung. In the early 1990s trying to seriously pursue the manufacture of knives. With hard work and experimentation that endlessly strives to make knives with high quality. The hard work was not in vain, within a few years of production Knives Teddy Kardin known by lovers of blades and gained recognition mainly quality, sharpness, strength, beauty and neatness skills of its employees. Currently Teddy Kardin workshop already has 40 (forty) employees who are able to produce ± 300 blades within 1 month. The blades are produced, among others, Survival knife, Skinner, Kukri, Commando, Special Force, Hunting Knife, Dagger, Katana, kitchen knives, including knives, traditional Cleaver, Badik, Rencong, Saber and others. The raw material for the manufacture of blades in use today are: O1, D2, 440C, ATS-34 berth AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) as well as Damascus steel that is well known by lovers Knives.