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Zero Tolerance: ZT0452CF - Carbon Fiber - Framelock

RRP: $275.00 (You save $55.00)
$220.00 In Stock: 25

Product Description


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.

To make this amazing knife more readily available, ZT has created a new-for-2015 version based on the original’s streamlined form and high-performance function. The 0452CF is the same size as the original 0454, but with a carbon fiber front scale and S35VN dual-finished blade. S35VN sharpens to a razor edge, holds it, and can be resharpened easily. The 0452CF opens as smooth as butter with the KVT ball-bearing opening system and built-in flipper. A titanium frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert ensures solid lock up.

As a final touch of class, the 0452CF features handsome 5-spoke pivot hardware. From office to outdoors, the 0452CF is ready to go wherever you're ready to take it.


  • Made in the USA
  • Manual open, KVT ball-bearing system
  • Frame lock
  • Reversible clip (left/right), deep-carry
  • Steel: S35VN, stonewashed & satin finish
  • Handle: Carbon fiber front, titanium back, stonewashed finish
  • Blade length: 4.1 in. (10.4 cm)
  • Closed length: 5.2 in. (13.2 cm)
  • Overall length: 9.3 in. (23.6 cm)
  • Weight: 4.6 oz. (130.4 g)

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  1. Exceptional!

    Posted by Gearhead on 29th May 2015

    This knife stands up against the competition. I own many knives. Customs, mid-techs, high and low end production knives as well. I don't say this to boast, but to let you know that at least I think I know what I'm talking about. :) I can count on my fingers the amount of knives that I have where there's not at least one thing about them that disappoints me. This knife is among the cream of the crop.
    I have a few Kershaw knives and I find them to be a good value. I have to say though that until recently, nothing in the ZT line really grabbed me. A friend bought a 0560 a few months ago and I liked it, but not enough to pull the trigger on one for myself. Now, things are a bit different! I bought the 0620CF ZT/Emerson and was impressed!
    The first time I saw the original 0454 I almost fell out of my chair! What a knife! I have been waiting patiently for a production version...and it's finally available.
    The construction/fit & finish is excellent. 10/10
    Lock up-40% ish. In my humble opinion 10/10
    Blade centering-perfect. 10/10
    Blade grind/finish. 10/10
    Size & weight. Again, my opinion 10/10
    Other thoughts:
    The clip is a great size. Not too big like so many are.
    The custom pivot looks awesome, and doesn't require a custom wrench.
    I love it! So much so that I'm about to order the 0450

  2. New Favorite

    Posted by Unknown on 17th May 2015

    I ordered mine from KSF on the first release. I wasn't sure how much I would like it because it is a larger knife. As soon as I pulled it from the box it was my new favorite. I had been carrying a 0560BW. The 0560 had been my go to knife and it seemed no matter what I bought, I had a tendancy to go back to it. The 0452cf was a game changer, it replaced the 0560. I have zero regrets and no buyers remorse from picking one of these up. If its in stock and you are on the fence about it, take a chance because I am sure you will love it!