Zero Tolerance: ZT0452GL Sprint Run - Glow Carbon Fiber - CPM-S35VN
The original 0452 was a collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. This Sprint Run version has all the style of the original—plus a glow-in-the-dark carbon fiber front.
Shine a light on the 0452GL and the carbon fiber front scale glows. Without the added light, all you see is discreet black carbon fiber. The blade is S35VN, which sharpens to a razor edge, holds it, and can be resharpened easily. For enhanced performance and blade protection, ZT gives the blade a black DLC coating. The 0452GL 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.
The 0452GL features a handsome 5-spoke pivot and a deep-carry pocketclip. From office to outdoors—and daytime to dark—the 0452GL is ready to go wherever you're ready to take it.
- 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, black DLC finish|
|Handle:||Glow carbon fiber front, titanium back w/ black DLC finish|
|Blade Length:||4.1 in. (10.4 cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.156 in. (0.396 cm)|
|Closed Length:||5.2 in. (13.2 cm)|
|Overall Length:||9.3 in. (23.6 cm)|
|Weight:||4.6 oz. (130.4 g)|
I received this knife in about three days after ordering. It is a quality tool with the subtlety of a Ferrari. After shining a 4000 lumen light on the handle for about one minute, the handle glowed well for about 30 seconds, then slowly faded out after about 4-5 minutes. The glowing handle is really just the side show. The main attraction is this well centered, 4.1" blade (illegal to carry in my state of CT) that is great for piercing and slicing; the two main tasks of any knife. It deploys smoothly and quickly, and can be easily deployed, unlocked and closed all with one hand. I like the deep carry clip. In comparison to the original, Limited Edition 0454 this knife is based on (which I sold on eBay for 3x what I paid), the CF scale is rather flat. The CF scales on the LE model (both scales on the LE are CF) are more rounded and feel fuller in the hand. But this knife is adequately comfortable. My only conflict is with the price. $260 is a lot of cash for a shiv. But, hey, I ponied up. You know what they say about a fool and his money...