New ZT0562CF Won't Flip

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by exmaxima, May 2, 2015.

  1. Landshark99

    Landshark99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I am so tired of the constant self-righteous complaints about one brand or another. Or how clever one is because they know the “true value” of one brand over another. How one would never spend that much for a knife or whatever else, and how they used to own some brand but would never own one again, I do not care. If you like the brand buy it, if not don’t. Knife collecting is like anything else we all have opinions, some worth hearing many not so much.
  2. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Completely disagree... Everyone who I have showed my Thorburn knives to, have been able to flip them like they were knife pros. The way he balances the detent, lockbar, and flipper tab axis is not something you seen on many knives. Thorburns do flip like a rocket.

    I did push the lockbar over, but it didn't require a lot of pressure. Like I said previously, the lock stick is ridiculous under normal use. Imo, a well designed lock should be able to withstand pretty reasonable amounts of pressure without sticking or late lockup. CRK comes to mind for a well-designed lock, and so does Carson.

    Framelocks expose the locking mechanism, and if they can't withstand external forces, that is a flaw imo.
  3. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    That is why I carry a you know what.

    As far as Thornburn. I met him a ECCKS last year and he was a delight and so were his fantastic flippers. They are the best.

    But G buddy, take it easy on ZT. They are not that bad. They are still the hottest thing going from what I can see.
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  4. The Aflac Duck

    The Aflac Duck Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Yep, I love the ceramic detent/lock, and the 21's carbidized lockface is unmatched by most makers. If ZT made locks like CRK, I'd be able to look past an overly strong detent. But for my use, ZT falls short mainly due to (very) bad lock geometry.

    It's no lie that ZT makes cool designs, nobody can put a Hinderer, RJM, Rexford, Sinkevich design in your hand besides them. But those small details are a deal breaker. I guess a lot of people haven't tried pushing on their locks. That is the first test I check for a Framelock, since that is what the lock will be enduring.
  5. RIPtastic

    RIPtastic Banned BANNED

    Jan 20, 2015
    I dont understand spending $500 bills on a "limited" production knife. With knives like CRK, Hinderer, and even Strider theres no reason for me to buy those ZT's. I would rather own the real deal Hinderer Eklipse than the 0392 especially being cheaper.
  6. nwmetalbug


    Jun 10, 2012
    Blade steel, blade shape, full Ti handle.bearing pivot all come to mind
  7. presz


    Nov 12, 2005
    To each their can't just leave it at that. No paper pushing here either. I'm a Bricklayer by the way.

    And just a heads up you won't need two hands to close them if you don't see just how far over you can push the lock bar. No way you just flipped either of those open and then shot the photo. Lots of knives the lock bar can be forced to over travel.

    Once again if there is a knife that I don't like i just don't buy them any bad mouthing them in every thread that is posted.

    Blues doesn't like ZTs....................we all get it. Hates might be a better word.

    I'm not overly fond of most Benchmades, I've moved on.

    I like what I like and buy what I like. What I don't like I sell and move chance someone else will do the same.
  8. bodog

    bodog Banned BANNED

    Dec 15, 2013
    Benchmade has a subforum where most of the talks about their knives happen and the outright love and jealousy concerning benchmade fans don't really spill out of their forum.
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  9. asdf12345


    Jul 4, 2014
    I wasn't able to push the lockbar farther over on my Sebenza, on my Benchmade & Emerson liner locks, or on my Microtech liner & framelocks. For a mechanism on the whole to have so much flex and slip that it can be pushed over to the other scale is neither normal nor desirable.
  10. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Some people buy a knife and love and use it.

    Some people buy a knife, don't like it and just sell it off to try something else.

    Some people buy a knife that happens to have a defect, they just send it in and have it fixed.

    Some people buy a knife that has a defect, don't send it in but just bitch and complain about it.

    Some people have unrealistic expectations and just troll and bash relentlessly.

    Some people have a life, some don't. each their own.
  11. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    Kai packed up their toys and went to another arena where "never is heard a discouraging word." Nothing but positive talk there so why load up our general forum with their fawning love of everything ZT?
  12. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013

    I have absolutely no dog in this fight, but found this curious and had to ask. Just for example, I've got a 700 adjusted to 3lbs, an Winchester .22 pert near that, and a 1911 that came as and breaks just under 5lbs...

    You're claiming pulling a trigger is a strength-building exercise?
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  13. asdf12345


    Jul 4, 2014
    Some people have a knife with an issue serious enough that the knife is difficult or uncomfortable to use, like a detent so strong the knife will not open with one hand.

    Some people are frustrated that they are now unable to resell the knife to an individual because of said issue.

    Some people would rather not have to ship brand new knives on their dime and wait for weeks for warranty service that has been described as spotty.

    Some people have high expectations for a knife they paid $240 and waited 10 months for.

    Some people order a knife, wait 10 months for it to arrive, and then are disappointed when it has an issue that should have been caught by QC in the first place and will now require further wasting of time and money to fix.
  14. bodog

    bodog Banned BANNED

    Dec 15, 2013
    I normally shoot a pistol with an 8-10 pound trigger pull. I dry fire on a pistol with 12 pound trigger to get used to the heavier springs. A knife shouldn't take more than 12 pounds of pressure to open. I don't know how much they required because I honestly couldn't flip it with one finger. I kind of felt like a puss. I thought it was just me but a dude came up right behind me and he had the same problem with the same knives.
  15. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    ..............and then there are those that
  16. asdf12345


    Jul 4, 2014
    I'm sure there are others who don't appreciate having their time and money needlessly wasted just so they can earn some extra imaginary brownie points with forum members.
  17. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    My posting has nothing to do with brownie points, although some brownies do sound good right about now.

    You bring up the worst case scenarios and other peoples opinion and extort them as fact that ZT has major issues.

    This is just ridiculous. Any manufacturer who puts out as many knives as KAI/ZT does will have bad knives slip through the cracks.

    And you expect every single knife to be absolutely perfect. Its simple really, its just a knife. If it has an issue send it for repair.

    If you don't like it sell it. Waiting 10 months for a knife, blah blah blah........ If it isn't right, send it back and have it fixed.

    Its not rocket science. Its just a knife. You make it sound like its the end of the world and ZT should shut down.

    Ridiculous really........
  18. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    I'm suffering from deja vu all over again. There have been about a hundred threads about another company which read almost exactly like this one. Is it a coincidence that company also left our neighborhood and went "where never is heard a discouraging word"?
  19. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    So true........

  20. asdf12345


    Jul 4, 2014
    No. In fact I always mention that most knives from any successful company will be problem free. Otherwise they would be quite literally out of business.

    Yes, when you buy a ZT chances are you will get a great knife with no issues. However, it does seem that a higher proportion of ZTs knives have issues that go beyond the cosmetic. It is a combination of manufacturing processes and improper QC that cause knives with functional problems to be sold. Lack of care & attention in either or both can result in a higher proportion of a particular company's knives having these problems.

    "If you don't like it, sell it" and "just send it back" are tiresome excuses. I'm buying a product because I want that product. If that product comes with a defect and I am forced to sell it, then I have to mark it down due to the defect, plus I don't have the knife that I initially paid money for. If I send in the knife for an issue to be repaired (an issue that should have been caught by QC in the first place), I assume the shipping risk and fees and have to wait weeks for the knife to return.

    Neither of those cases are what I would call a positive experience.

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