Zero Tolerance Knives and Rick Hinderer team up again to create the new Zero Tolerance 0566. More compact than its larger brothers, the 0560 and 0561, the new 0566 is built for pure performance in an EDC-perfect size.
On the performance end, the blade is pure ELMAX powdered steel. With almost no impurities in the steel, the 0566’s blade can be sharpened to hair-popping levels—and also offers excellent edge retention, strength, and toughness. For a secure grip, the front scale is textured G-10. The back is all stainless steel with a sturdy frame lock and lockbar stabilizer. The 0566 offers Zero Tolerance's quad-mounting system so users can choose tip-up/tip-down, left- or right-handed carry. And because it's a deep-carry clip, the knife will sit comfortably deep in the pocket.
For Rick Hinderer style in an easy-carry size, the new 0566 fits the bill.
Posted by Cameron on 24th Apr 2014
I have the bigger version of this knife, which is a thing of beauty. It has a titanium frame and an ultra smooth unassisted frame lock. It also cost $260. But I found it to be too large for an EDC, being a 4 inch blade. So I ordered this model as soon as it came out, expecting the same knife, only smaller (3.25in). It is different in a couple of ways. The flipper opener is assisted, which I tend not to like since it makes the knife seem aggressive. However, it has worked well. The frame seems to be made of steel, rather than titanium, so it is much heavier for its size. That probably accounts for the large price difference. It was sharp when it came, but it had a really heavy grind, that I felt needed changes, so I convexed it, which made a world of difference. I know it is usually a bad idea, but I really felt it needed it. I have been using it hard on remodeling, scraping adhesives, wood, plaster etc. I even have been intentionally abusing it a bit and it is just fine prying paint cans open. It's a brute. I actually hammer brads with the frame. The Elmax is great and really does take a wicked edge. Overall, tough, heavy, great steel, but needed some lovin up to get hedge I needed.