ZERO TOLERANCE: ZT0450
The original Zero Tolerance 0454 was an award-winning collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. But it was also a very Limited Edition knife.
So ZT is doing something about that with the new 0450. While based on the original’s streamlined form and high-performance function, this new and more compact version will be much more readily available. With its 3.25-inch blade and lightweight-yet-stronger-than-steel titanium handles, the 0450 has a sleek and sophisticated look that, we think, makes it a perfect EDC.
ZT built it with an S35VN stainless blade that sharpens to a razor edge, holds it well, and can be resharpened easily. The knife opens smoothly and easily with the KVT ball-bearing opening system and built-in flipper. A titanium frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert ensures solid lock up. Polished pivot hardware just adds to the 0450's refined good looks.
- Made in the USA
- Based on the award-winning 0454
- Manual open, KVT ball-bearing system
- Frame lock
- Reversible (left/right), deep-carry clip
|Blade Steel:||S35VN, stonewashed & satin finish|
|Handle:||Titanium, stonewashed finish|
|Blade length:||3.25 in. (8.3 cm)|
|Closed length:||4.1 in. (10.4 cm)|
|Overall length:||7.4 in. (18.8 cm)|
|Weight:||2.9 oz. (82.2 g)|
See my review on the ZT0452. All the stuff I said in that review applies here. Fits the hand very nicely. Beautiful grind on the blade. Fit and finish are excellent. Love the red standoffs! I usually choose a larger knife for EDC but I just find this one in my pocket a lot. Pocket clip is excellent. It doesn't need to be deep carry, especially ona knife this size. I like deep carry pocket clips but they can make it a little harder to get the knife out of the pocket. Flips like a rocket... as long as you keep your finger off of the lock bar. Actually, that's the one thing I have against this knife. I had to train my index finger to move back and rest on the pocket clip while flipping, otherwise this thing is hard to get open. I think ZT could change the detent pocket in the blade. It appears to be a straight sided hole that was dug out by an endmill. I won't remove a star though. It only took a minute to figure out how best to open it, but I definitely think it's worth mentioning.