Kershaw and ZT 2020 lineup

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Silent H, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    As a kind of an 0301-03050 era ZT fanboy so it is a pain for me to acknowledge there is so trune in this statement :)

    Nevertheless, let's see what the future will bring to us.
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  2. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Could be. I've always been a budget guy so I'm only vaguely aware of those high-falutin ZT knives. :p
  3. onionfan


    Nov 29, 2008

    My only point was serval higher end Kershaws before then and while ZT was still military style. Never high end like CRK but lots of USA made stuff that was as nice as a Spyderco. Lots of cool steels etc.
  4. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    There are a lot of inexpensive Kershaws in 8Cr13Mov (or worse) that I'd love to see in better steels. It doesn't have to be a super steel like S35VN or M390. I'd be happy with seeing a few models promoted to VG-10, N690, or even 14C28N at a reasonable price. The Fraxion, Atmos, and Clash come to mind.
  5. Halfneck

    Halfneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Only 2 that caught my eye were the composite bladed Dividend and the Butterfly knife. I like my M390 Dividend and the composite blade version just looks neat. The Butterfly knife I hope is of a good quality as the price looks affordable.
  6. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    isnt there someone here who is a rocket scientist? :) my memory is going bad as I'm getting older.

    that aside I'm not too excited but there are a few that peek my interest.
  7. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Oh snap! We got Stephen Hawking in dis bee-otch!!!!
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  8. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    ZT was started in 2006. Kershaw is not a “budget knife company” and as a fan since the 90s as you’ve mentioned, you should remember models like the Random Task, Volt, Tilt, Speedform, Ti Bump, and most recently Ruby. Whilst Zero Tolerance is KAIs higher end line, Kershaw has always been the name synonymous with quality items.

    Yes, they do produce what many would call “budget knives” but they also produce knives like the Link in steels like m390 and their ever popular Launch line. They offer knives for various price ranges as well as other items like the Kickflip for skateboarding or the Ration for your on the go eating needs.
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  9. Dknight16

    Dknight16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    No new Hinderer design. Sinkevich is pretty so so. ZT has mostly nothing. Disappointing.

    Spyderco has nothing particularly interesting either. Looks like a really quiet year for me.
  10. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
    I like the Payout and the Tumbler because of the D2 blades.

    Most of the others use too low-end blade steel though.

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