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The other ZT no one is talking about! ZT0456

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by whitty, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. redfeenix


    May 12, 2011
    IMO the 0456 was the most eye catching design of ZT for 2016.

    I don't think it's fair people are judging this knife so harshly..... I'm sure once most handle it, they may see the light. Most people that have seen me use it are taken by its looks when I use it in public and makes for a good conversation....to me its like a mini 0888, praise doesn't get any higher than that!

    Also, that pivot needs to be seen in person...pictures do not do it justice.
  2. shqxk


    Mar 26, 2012
    Exactly what I thought. Too gaudy for my taste.
  3. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Good looking knife but the weight is a factor for me. My ZT 561 is really pushing it for EDC and it's slightly lighter
    I like the lighter ones.
    Last edited: May 2, 2016
  4. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Despite some of the mixed reviews, I've got one on the way--super excited! I like the solid feel of a heavier knife anyway (one of my favorite things about the manix 2 is the solid liners and additional heft)! Will report back my thoughts when I have it.
  5. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    I hope you are right about people seeing it in person. I was starting to wonder if I was just completely off the mark on this one as I absolutely love it and truly thought others would too.
  6. holy_crap


    Apr 9, 2014
    I love the 456. I can even stand the previously mentioned "rim job" on the pivot. The only thing that keeps me away is the freakin' blue colour.
    It is everywhere. Every company that wants to add some "wow" to their titanium folder lineup goes straight for the blue. Too boring for me. Thats why i bought 0450cf.
    All i can do is wait for ZT to make it in some new version next year.

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  7. threefeathers


    May 25, 2005
    i haven't seen them before, I really like the looks.
  8. flowfaster


    Nov 11, 2015
    For me I really like everything about the knife except the pivot. I do not mind beefy/ heavy knives, in fact the ZT 301 is still my favorite knife.

    The pivot is just too ornate for me. Not saying it's bad or ugly just saying that it's not for me.

    IMO I wish they used the pivot from the 0770CF or 0562.
  9. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Since blue is my favorite color, it's a plus for me. As I said before, the only deal breaker for me is the all metal scales, both sides. I've had too many of those slip around in my hand when my hands are sweaty or there's any other moisture present.

    I rarely consider a knife that doesn't have G10 or some textured scale on at least one side!!

  10. NYOutdoors


    Oct 24, 2011
    I really just think it's not a good looking knife. It doesn't do anything for me, which is strange for ZT - I usually like their designs, though I don't own any of their knives anymore.
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I like the ZT 0456 a lot but ultimately not to carry! Nice blade shape, premium steel, blue accents and great contoured 3D titanium milling. It feels great in the hand and flips great. However, at 6.3 ounces for a 3.25" blade it's just too heavy!

    ZT 0456 with Blue Anodized Aluminum Hardware and ZT 10th Anniversary Blue Anodized Aluminum Pen!

  12. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    This is actually one of those orders that I'm really anxious for....have to wait till the end of the week. [emoji16]. Hope I survive.

    I really like the blue accents, and think it's very complimentary to the design. I'll be able to verify that in a few days. But now it looks like I'll need to pick up that pretty blue aluminum pen also. You know, just to round out my color coordinated outfit....


    Oh, and this would look nice with everything.....


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  13. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    I keep hoping for the 606cf. disappointment every time
  14. BlindOne


    Apr 7, 2014
    I love the looks of the 456 but I just bought that anodized 0095 from you. :)

    It looks like the 456 is a touch bigger than my 770 and weighs over twice as much. Is it the 456 thick in the hand?
  15. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    comparison photos


  16. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I felt that it also was a little like a beefy 0770 too, thanks for the images.

    how thick is the edge just above the bevel? if someone can measure that, I know that's sometimes kinda hard to do, but it's a good bit of info to know.
  17. scottabrandeberry

    scottabrandeberry Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I have one on the way. Though I would like for it to be bigger (I tend towards the larger models; I edc a ZT0600), it's not a deal breaker that it is the size that it is (my favorite backup/secondary edc is a ZT0900). I like the blue accents. I seem to recall hearing that they are blue DLC coated Ti. Which is correct? Anyway, really looking forward to checking this one out!
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  18. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    @whitty - this post unexpectedly made me look at the 0456 more recently and it has started to grow on me.
    I've been wanting an all Ti handled 2016 ZT models and looks like the 0456 and 0220 is now the likely candidate(im a sucker for thick blade and 0095 unfortunately has much thinner blade than i expected). Can you help:

    1. Show a size comparison pic of the 0220 and 0456? I follow ur instagram ;)
    2. Tell me whether the pivot & the clip of the 0456 is Ti or Aluminum?

  19. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    ZT website says the blue backspacer is made of aluminum. I thought the pivot and clip were also aluminum but I'm not sure now so I made an inquiry to ZT.
  20. insta9ves


    Apr 3, 2007
    Yeah i saw a youtube video saying there are aluminum but don't remember which one. I kinda hope the pivot is Titanium/Coated steel, but most likely it's the same as the backspacer. Bummer if that's the case, as i have a weird habit(more like OCD) of cranking down my pivot screw, and Al is just bad choice for pivot and clip in general.

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