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Lovin’ Zero Tolerance!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Seadaddy1970, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I agree with you about that chunky bastard. Out of my 16ish ZT's, it's the 0456 that I just can't bring myself to leave behind. More often than not recently, I've been carrying more than one knife just so I can have the big chunk for work, and something else to feel pretty. :D

    Though I haven't added a new ZT for some time. The 0470 has been on my hit list for a while now. And while I really do want it, I've also gotten hooked on WE. Also well made with knockout looks.
     
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  2. Texan42

    Texan42 Gold Member Gold Member

    167
    Nov 6, 2018
    I just kinda recently got into knives, about 9 months ago ( gun guy here ), and have now purchased about 30 of them. I started off with Spyderco and Benchmade, and then saw a 0562CF in the display case.....that did it. Started buying more ZTs, especially the Hinderer collaborations, and have been happy with each one. Downside is it made me want to buy actual Hinderers. Bought the Eklipse, Half Track, Full Track and recently the XM 24, which hasn't made the wife too happy.
     
  3. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    For me its the opposite. I started off with a couple of low end Kershaw and spyderco, then quickly went to ZT and Benchmade. Accumulated 10+ ZTs in a short period. Then upgraded to Hinderer. Then settled back and turned to Spyderco. My interest now turns more to slicey utilitarian folders and decreases on flippers on bearings with thick blades, which most ZTs are.
     
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  4. Rob72

    Rob72

    195
    Oct 5, 2005
    I generally like Emerson's designs, but find his customs & mid-techs to be way behind in fit and finish, compared to the ZTs. I don't have the 640, but the 620 & 630 are regular carry. The 300s are for when I want a bit more scoop or draw, so they're more my field & hiking carry.

    Yeeeaaah, buddy. The 452. It hits the sweet spot!:cool:
     
  5. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    897
    Aug 15, 2016
    Dang it, now the 0452CF is on my list.
     
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  6. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    I know this is a ZT thread but what the heck. We're talking knives; gotta take the conversation where it goes.

    Anyway, I've got the 4" M21-14SFG pictured in the quote above. Just bought it because I thought it looked "cool." It was the last of the 4 knives that I bought from this CRKT/Kit Carson designed family of knives. Never thought to try to wave it; gotta give that a try.

    The 1st CRKT/Kit Carson that I bought (which is also the 1st CRKT that I ever bought) and that's still my favorite is the 4" spear pointed plain edged M21-04G. Also have a smaller 3.5" spear point combo M16-13Z and the 4" tanto combo 14Z for variety. Of the 4, I'd consider selling the 13Z because it's too small. LOL! ;)

    Really cool looking knives for a very reasonable price. You can buy 2 or 3 for every ZT you buy. Quantity over quality for sure but a lot of fun to play w/and carry nonetheless. :)
     
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  7. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    I had the knife I pictured. It was pretty solid for a CRKT.

    Unfortunately knives that have a double guard attached to the blade are fairly uncommon. The grail knife of this type is probably the Hinderer Maximus which you can also wave open with one guard and flip with the other.

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  8. Irch

    Irch Gold Member Gold Member

    46
    Dec 23, 2018
    The first ZT I ever brought home was the Anso 0220. It’s a very plain looking, big, heavy knife that many here would probably dislike. Right out of the box it had one of the slickest actions I’ve ever owned. I vacillate between three or four knives for EDC, and the ZT is always in the rotation. The big ZT just works for me.
     
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  9. nwmetalbug

    nwmetalbug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Just picked this one up.
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  10. Brandon Bishop

    Brandon Bishop Gold Member Gold Member

    284
    Apr 1, 2019
    I do think they are a great value. Keep in mind they are made in America and it is extremely hard to find good workers. Most places are having to increase wages to retain the great workers they need to run their companies. With that said I think most American businesses are raising their prices to offset the raise in labor costs.
     
  11. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    ZT is a company that I want to like, but so far my only experience is the 0450,which is awful in my hands.

    Just ordered a 0620, maybe that one will be better.
     
  12. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    The 0450 is an ergonomic challenge for some folks, though it works fine for me and is one of my all time favorites

    They’re great knives, even if only a portion of ZT’ catalog interests me. I hope you find one that suits you!

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  13. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Really wish it could have fit my hand, because it is one of the best looking knives I own, and the flipping action is just great.
     
  14. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I don't understand people not liking how the 0450 fits in hand? Yes, I own more ergonomic knives but the 0450cf is one of my favorite EDC and probably my favorite ZT I own. But, I do have smaller hands.......
     
  15. brando555

    brando555 Gold Member Gold Member

    270
    Sep 26, 2018
    Getting kind of crazy isn't it? 20 years ago it felt like everyone was replaceable, now if you're the type that shows up to work everyday and does your job halfway decent they treat you like royalty.
     
  16. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I think I'm going to eventually grab an 0562ti. I've been carrying my 0562cf all weekend and wow, this thing still blows me away. Such great action, lockup and really disappears in the pocket with the factory clip. Not to mention it's a gorgeous knife!
     
  17. KVT

    KVT Gold Member Gold Member

    612
    Feb 17, 2019
    They’re great knives!!
     
  18. WadeWilson

    WadeWilson Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    It’s been mentioned a couple times but, the 0640 doesn’t get nearly the praise it deserves. I liked that it was new without a flipper. The action is beautiful, love the steel, love the subframe lock, and I think the green carbon fiber looks way better in real life than in pictures. Just feels good in hand and carries very slim. It’s been my daily for a good while now. Anyway, just my thoughts. ZT is fantastic.
     
  19. Texan42

    Texan42 Gold Member Gold Member

    167
    Nov 6, 2018
    have you had the chance to flip a 0562ti? Don't know exactly why, but my Ti version flips better than my g10 and cf versions.....both the feel and sound.
     
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  20. soc_monki

    soc_monki

    267
    Apr 5, 2019
    I pulled the trigger on a 562cf yesterday, can't wait for it to come in! Found one used, looks to be in really good condition so I figured I'd give it a shot. Love my 566cf and 770cf (both deassisted), and was looking at a 220 and 470, but I love the hinderers!
    Still wish Kershaw would put out an Atmos XL. I really love the standard Atmos, and my Natrix CF and XL CF, just want a bigger Atmos! 470 is the atmos design but I just want a Kershaw version of it I guess lol!
     
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