Which ZT is most like a hinderer?

miltmaldo

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I guess if want the slicer blade The0562 will work but the balde and the handle of the 0392 come the closest the XM . IMO.
 
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The 0562 is very close from a skinny no choil XM-18 3.5 slicer
I think it should be your pick

i prefer the 0393 over the 0562 but it is less close to an Hinderer than the 056
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SVTFreak

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It depends. Several zt’s share different aspects.
closest to XM to me will be the 0550.
To me, it’s this. The essence of being solid. It is, however, missing the flipper. The 0550 is about the toughest of them and closest (minus flipper) to the spanto/spear point xm. The 0562 is closest to the slicer profile xm. And the 0392 is closest to the eclipse style.
 
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I've never owned a true Hinderer but I'll agree with some others in this thread, you can't go wrong with an 0562. I love my 0562cf so much I'm contemplating picking up an 0562ti eventually.


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johnnytoxin

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Do tell...horror story?

Not for me personally. Do some reading in the Feedback forum and you will find plenty of horror. I won’t do business with anyone who even mentions friends and family as an option.
 

ErocSD

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as stated the 0562 and 0566 are closest to XM18... I'm a skinny XM fan personally but the regular has it's place as well. the good news is you can sell them easily if you don't like it, they move pretty fast on the marketplace and there is lots of customization options.
 
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I really wish the ZT 0566 wasn't assisted. I realize you can easily de-assist one but I just don't like doing that to my knives. Bummer
 

metsfan

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I’d have to say overall, the 560/61 is most like an XM...but long since discontinued so that doesn’t help. After that, it’s either the 566 or 562. The 566 is the closest in profile but you don’t want assisted so the 562 will be your best bet.
 

abbazaba

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I agree that you should buy a used XM off the exchange and get that itch scratched, rather than mess around with the 0562/0393 and still wishing you had a Hinderer.
 
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