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Sell my 0301 for a 0550?

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Greenhead556, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Greenhead556

    Greenhead556

    64
    Sep 6, 2011
    I'm trying to decide weather or not to sell my 0301 for an 0550. The only thing that's making me want to hang on the the 301 is I think I read somewhere that ZT is going to discontinue it eventually, I could be wrong though. I really like the looks of the 0550 and the fact that it's not a recurve blade.

    How do the two stack up? What would you do?
     
  2. jimw451

    jimw451

    Oct 11, 2011
    Even if they eventually discontinue the 0301, I think there's enough floating around out there to keep most of us stocked for a very long time to come. I think you'll have plenty of opportunity to replace the 0301 if wanted, OR just save up for the 0550 and have both!

    Edit: What would I do? Have both! ;)
     
  3. TX180SX

    TX180SX Gold Member Gold Member

    903
    Feb 14, 2011
    I will back that, get the 550 but don't sell the 301. :thumbup:
     
  4. mongomondo

    mongomondo SUPPRESSING FIRE

    Sep 17, 2006
    I think the 550 is better in every way. It's lighter, it's manual, and has no recurve. It's also WAY cheaper. You can get them for about $150
     
  5. Avira

    Avira

    174
    Dec 31, 2011
    If you feel that the 301 is not for you, sell it to get the 550. If you plan on getting a 301 to replace the one you will be selling to purchase the 550, don't.

    I recently gifted a knife from my collection to a dear friend because they liked it alot. Right now, I can't even find a online retailer that has it in stock.
     
  6. LazyKenshi

    LazyKenshi

    15
    Oct 11, 2012
    Keep the 301 and save for the 550. 301 is a good blade
     
  7. Apec

    Apec

    Oct 30, 2007
    The 550 is cool, but I skipped it over entirely for a 0560.

    But if you're into smaller knives and you really don't have a use for the 0301, why not? If you really find it hard to like the knife, don't worry about keeping it - get the knife you really want.
     
  8. Greenhead556

    Greenhead556

    64
    Sep 6, 2011
    It's not that I don't have a use for the 0301 I really just like the looks of the 0550 and also that it's a manual. Nothing wrong with the speed safe though because I have a blur and like it on that knife. Another plus of the 550 is the blade steel...I forgot that it was S35VN as opposed to the S30V of the 301
     
  9. kpiol

    kpiol

    207
    Jul 7, 2012
    Both. Definitely.
     
  10. Razor

    Razor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    You will be sorry if you sell the 301. I alway have been. I have one now and it is staying here!
     
  11. simplespeed

    simplespeed

    736
    Jan 12, 2011
    I say make a trade for a 550 or 551 if you can find one. If you can only have one i say the 550 over a 301.
     
  12. BobSig

    BobSig Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2011
    First I say, get both.

    But if some force is stopping you from having both knives, I like the 0301 better. I like a/o, and I really like the flipper. The thing is a beautiful beast.

    The 0550 is a good knife too, but just spend $150 and own both of them.

    Ive learned its a bad idea to sell a gun, you will miss it. I think its a bad idea to sell an awesome knife, you will miss it.
     
  13. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    I've got a 0301 and two 0551's, and could not bear to get rid of the 0301 for one of them. It is a unique knife.
     

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