Zero Tolerance: ZT0562TI - Hinderer Design - All Titanium Frame - CPM-20CV
The popular 0562 from Zero Tolerance and Rick Hinderer just got a new titanium handle.
In addition to the titanium handle, the 0562TI offers a premium CPM 20CV steel blade with Rick's exclusive Hinderer "slicer" grind. This blade grind gives you both slicing efficiency and a tough point. The 20CV powdered steel blade provides high wear resistance and corrosion resistance—enabling a hair-popping edge that lasts for a long time, even under hard use. For good looks, ZT gives the blade a stonewashed finish on the flats and a machine satin finish on the grinds.
The knife opens with a flipper and moves out of the handle on our smooth KVT ball-bearing opening system. KVT's "caged" ball bearings surround the pivot and make opening the knife nearly frictionless; just pull back on the flipper and add a roll of the wrist and the 0562TI is ready for action. For secure lock up during use, ZT uses a frame lock with hardened steel lockbar inserts and lockbar stabilization so the lock won't overextend. Machined pockets on the inside of the front handle scale relieve weight and make the big 0526TI easy to carry.
The unique pocketclip, which attaches to the inside of the handle rather than the outside, is reversible (left/right) and enables extra-deep carry in the pocket. ZT uses matte black hardware to accent the steel-and-titanium look, which makes the 0562TI exceptionally handsome.
- Made in the USA
- KVT ball-bearing opening
- Reversible deep-carry clip
- Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
|Blade Steel:||CPM-20CV, stonewashed & satin finish|
|Handle:||Stonewashed Titanium front & back|
|Blade Length:||3.5 in. (8.9 cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.156 in. (0.396 cm)|
|Closed Length:||4.8 in. (12.2 cm)|
|Overall Length:||8.3 in. (21.1 cm)|
|Weight:||5.3 oz. (152 g)|
The 0562 from Zero Tolerance and Rick Hinderer is a match made in heaven – well, actually at their factory in Oregon, USA. The sturdy blade and sure grip that you get on this model make it a favorite hard-use blade for knife enthusiasts across the globe.
The blade of the ZT 0562 is one tough drop point, and the Hinderer exclusive “slicer” grind gives it great cutting efficiency and durability. The steel of choice is Crucible’s powdered stainless steel. Their particle metallurgy process breaks the steel down to a fine powdered form, then forges it back together to form the most homogeneous steel possible. The stonewashed steel finish goes along with the durable nature of the 0562, helping to hide wear and scratches as you use the knife.
Due to the smooth actions of the KVT ball-bearing opening system, the knife moves out of the handle with precision. Once deployed, the flipper tab doubles as a built-in guard at the front of your grip. In the open position, the blade is locked in place by a titanium frame lock with a steel lockbar insert. The lock side of the handle also has a stabilizer in place so that the frame cannot be overextended when you disengage the lock.
At the end of the handle is mounted a deep-carry pocketclip that can be switched to right or left side carry depending on your preference. The clip’s low profile and deep carry position helps make this sizable knife much more pocket-friendly and helps to conceal nearly the entire body of the knife until it’s time to use it.
The handle ratio on this knife is very generous, comfortable for even the largest hand sizes. The shallow finger grooves in the front of the grip help to add extra security and comfort during use. The spine of the handle slopes downward so that the whole thing is nestled naturally in your hand, and your thumb can rest securely on the jimping grooves found on the spine of the blade.
Made in the USA, the ZT 0562 is just one of many excellent knives in the Zero Tolerance brand. Rick Hinderer continues to design and manufacture durable blades that are up to the task of being an everyday carry knife. Just as their box states, these are “proudly overbuilt” and will serve you well.