Zero Tolerance: ZT0801BW - Flipper - Blackwash
Zero Tolerance and custom knifemaker Todd Rexford join forces to produce the Zero Tolerance 0801. It starts with a blade of ELMAX powdered steel. ELMAX enables ZT to produce a blade with a razor edge, excellent edge retention, strength, and toughness. A blackwashed blade finish hides hard-use scratches and makes maintenance easier.
The 0801 handle is lightweight and durable titanium with machined grooves for a secure grip—and a great look. The titanium handle features a secure frame lock that, thanks to the titanium, is extremely strong. The blade deploys using the built-in flipper. Just pull back on the flipper and the razor-sharp ELMAX blade rotates out of the handle on ZT’s glass-smooth KVT ball-bearing system. No springs required; just simple, one-handed opening. Easy. The 0801 pocket clip is designed for deep carry and is reversible for left- or right-handed carry. Decorative pivot hardware completes the 0801's handsome look.
If you like the looks of all blackwash, all the time, the 0801 is the right choice.
- Made in the USA
- Manual open, KVT ball-bearing system
- Frame lock
- Reversible (left/right), deep-carry clip
|Blade Steel:||ELMAX®, BlackWash™ finish|
|Handle:||Titanium, BlackWash™ finish|
|Blade length:||3.5 in. (8.9 cm)|
|Closed length:||4.7 in. (11.9 cm)|
|Overall length:||8.2 in. (20.8 cm)|
|Weight:||5.8 oz. (164.4 g)|
The blade to handle ratio is great. The action on the knife is smooth. The blade centering and lockup on my particular 801BW was perfect. The lock could not be pushed or overextended and the elmax blade so far has held up great. I had read and watched many reviews before buying the knife. Many raising concern over some of the above but it seems many of these concerns have been addressed by ZT. This is a big reason why I waited to buy the knife, giving ZT some time to iron out issues with production and it seems from the knife I bought they did. Only down side to this particular knife is the weight. I personally can overlook this as I find a 3.5 inch blade a preferably edc size for me and the work I do. I also really like smooth operating titanium frame locks so the weight is a trade off I can handle. If I go light I take my benchmade 940. Also have to say KnivesShipFree is an awesome website for buying knives. 192 Bucks for well made, American crafted knife with these materials is outstanding. Do check out various reviews before spending your hard earned money as informed buys are always the best.