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First ZT?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jazub, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    I've never owned or even handled a Zero Tolerance knife. Anticipating a new knife order to celebrate a move to a new city happening this week.

    Parameters of this purchase are: most awesome. Which ZT folder is sicker of the sickest of the sicker of sick?

    Leaning toward 0562cf or 0900. What say you ZT lushes?
     
  2. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    0562cf but I would wait for the new ZT0456.
     
  3. scottabrandeberry

    scottabrandeberry Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    If you don't mind searching for a discontinued LE, I strongly recommend the 0600/0600BLK.
     
  4. Of those two, I'd get the 0562cf
     
  5. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    From those two I would go for the 0562cf. I had one and really liked it a lot. However, I think you should check out the 0452cf as well. very very cool blade, and its my only remaining ZT. I still carry and use it regularly. I think that says something. YMMV.
     
  6. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Sickest of the sick...I'd say 452CF or 0095BW for productions.
    As far as limited editions go, well, there's a lot of sick there. My choice would be a 0392BWBRZ.
     
  7. rogerxd45

    rogerxd45

    271
    Mar 12, 2009
    i just got the 0804cf and the 0095bw and they are both awesome. the 0804cf is the best knife ive owned. my previous favorite was the 0801 which was also designed by todd rexford just like the 0804cf

    the smoothness of the action on the 0804 and 0801 are unparalleled. they both even beat out my $500 Brad southard Tolk. recently i did a little "house cleaning" on my knives. i got sold most of my high end knives in order to just buy a couple great knives. I figured i would rather have 2 or 3 $300-$500 knives instead of 10 sub $200 knives. The only high end knife of mine to not get sold was the ZT0801. that should tell you how much i like that knife. words cant describe how great the 0801 and 0804 are. you really need to try one in person and you will instantly see what im talking about.

    ithe 0095BW is probably the coolest looking knife of mine. so far its a great knife, its just not quite up to the awesomeness of the 0801/0804.

    ive never been disappointed in a ZT knife, im sure it happens now and then but you pretty much cant go wrong with any of the ZT offerings they are all increadable knives and some of the best production knives on the market. most the ones ive had have been "midtech quality". I had a ZT 0770cf-m390 and that one wasnt quite midtech level, although i think the reason i didnt feel it was as good as my other ZT knives was because it was spring assisted which isnt seen very often on high end flippers. I think a high end flipper should be manual on bearing so you can feel the quality everytime you open it.

    here is my recommendation in order from best down of in production ZT knives
    1. 0804cf
    2. 0801
    3. 0095
    4. 0808
    5. 0562
    6. 0909

    i havnt held any of the 04xx series knives but i hear they are really good
     
  8. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    0770cf would be the one I bought today if I bought a ZT.

    Of the two, 0562cf, and also like the 0452cf suggestion above.

    The 0900 makes sense if the new city has any city ordinance requiring a sub 3" blade for carrying...
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  9. silvercrank999

    silvercrank999

    279
    Oct 2, 2014
    I'd get the 0562cf of those two.
     
  10. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Awesome. Some new considerations. Thanks ZT people!
     
  11. jugornot

    jugornot

    51
    Dec 15, 2015
    What size knife do you want?
    The 0452 is a pretty big knife that feels pretty light and has a thinner blade than most ZTs.
    The 0770 line is a much smaller line that is very light.
    There are very thick zts like the 0301
    do some research and find the one you like.
     
  12. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Easy....start with these.....

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    Sickest heavy duty... 0562CF , 0909, 0095, 0630, and maybe 0561.

    Sickest look and length.... 0452CF. (Or 454 if you can find/afford one).

    Sickest Gentlemenly..... 0770CF, 0450, 0450CF, 0808

    Smooth out the Wazoo.....0801, 0808, 0804CF, 0456
    Ah, who am I kidding, they're ALL SMOOTH.

    Sickest Fixed.....0121, 0180

    Sickest DLC..... Anything with Tiger Shark Stripes.

    Did that help? I thought so. [emoji12] happy shopping.
     
  13. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    The 0801 is my favorite so far, nothing wrong with the 0562cf at all though.
     
  14. Basp2005

    Basp2005

    658
    Dec 6, 2015
    Zt 0777
     
  15. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I don't know if fixed blades are an option but I really like my 0121.
    As far as folders go, I have the following: 0301, 0303, 0350 x2, 0900, 0566, 0630, 0550 x2, 0200 x2, 0750.
    They are all great knives and would recommend all of them for collecting.
    As far as users go, the only one I wouldn't carry is the 0750 because its shape makes for limited comfortable positions to hold it.

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  16. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    I have a 450, 452 CF and a 562CF...........I couldn't choose a favorite!
    They are all AMAZING!!!
    Good luck!
    Joe
     
  17. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    I'm still voting for the 0452cf.
     
  18. zacklx

    zacklx

    142
    May 29, 2015
    If you want the sickest of the sicker of sick, you probably should look for one of the limited editions, like the 0777, 0888, 0392, 0600, 0454, 0801CF, etc.
    But if you want one that is readily available, you can't go wrong with a 0801 or a 0562CF.
     
  19. Spyder59

    Spyder59

    Dec 26, 2014
    Me too:
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  20. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    That's really nice. Did I mention that I like the 0452cf?
     

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