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.
In stock and available for immediate shipment!
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
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
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!