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Zero Tolerance 0550/0551 Goodness

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RamZar, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Only knife I've ever wanted more than one of. I have a plain stonewashed but really eyeing that sexy blackwashed version.
  2. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014

    I've been working the detent a LOT and avoiding lock pressure. It is still diamond strong blade retention. I may drive the 2 miles to KAI to see if they can loosen it. I'd like to be able to open it without having to go through a Tai Chi routine and 30 point checklist.

    The more I handle it, even with that detent, the more I love it. It is an absolute brute.
  3. rayban


    Apr 14, 2007
    Here's a new (to me) carry option for my 0550...
  4. DREW78


    Feb 23, 2006
    Rbid-you just made me laugh with your Tai Chi comment!

    Rayban-sweet looking rig! Who made it?
  5. rayban


    Apr 14, 2007
    Thanks..I did.;)
  6. Schuey2002


    Feb 25, 2003
    I would love to see an all DLC-black version added to the lineup..
  7. CRH


    Jan 17, 2004
    I remember a few years ago when the TSA was worried about somebody dismantling an airplane with their pocket knife. Oky docky........... Bring it on! I'll need a few drinks first. Good thing I look good in hand cuffs. :eek:
  8. Spyder328


    Feb 12, 2012
    They do (well, did) make a DLC model, but the blade was the only thing that had the DLC
  9. Spyder328


    Feb 12, 2012
    Made a little edit when I was bored :D

    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014
  10. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I think Schuey2002 meant DLC on the titanium as well because the 0550BLK is only DLC on the blade. It would be like they start the 0550BW as just not stonewashing it after applying DLC to both the blade and the titanium. I think it'd look great!
  11. Spyder328


    Feb 12, 2012
    Yeah, I just figured I would point that out in case Schuey2002 didn't know of that model :) Yeah I think it would look good all DLC'd out. But I personally like the two tone of the TI and DLC. I was gonna buy one but I was afraid I wouldn't use it because it is a limited edition and I would be afraid of losing it or damaging it, so I just got the regular stonewash. I must say, it is tied with my 0566 for my favorite carry :D
  12. DedRok


    Sep 2, 2011
    Where are the pictures of the third gen with the steel insert?



  13. Schuey2002


    Feb 25, 2003
    Yeah, that is what I would like to see them make.. :thumbup:
  14. Spyder328


    Feb 12, 2012
    Got my stand offs today :D

  15. GuestWho101

    GuestWho101 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    These have probably already been posted, but I thought I would show them together seeing as they're my first ZT 0550's. They are just gorgeous beyond words and I'm all ready looking for my third in another special configuration! I think the sickness has taken full effect, somebody help me. :D

    Order of Receipt:

    ZT 0550-------> First Gen with LSCF Scale and Bronze Standoffs

    ZT 0550BLK-------> Second Gen with Purple Gator Textured Micarta Scale, Purple Pete Gray LBS, and Bronze Standoffs




  16. filtrum


    Jun 25, 2014
    somebody plz explain to me what is that when the box doesn't exist, what if i buy such knife. i mean, something wrong with it? i heard some word explaining it but don't know what does it mean. i can't find that topic now... sorry for poor english.
    i mean some ones didn't never have a box. right from factory.
  17. cross1178


    Dec 27, 2013
    I think you are referring to a factory blemish or blem as they call it. Most of these don't have a box and usually are marked xxxx on the blade instead of a serial number. Usually it's considered a blem over cosmetic issues.
  18. celtic11


    Dec 28, 2012
    Kershaw/ZT sells what they call "blem" models from the factory without a box. These are knives that typically have some sort of cosmetic issue which doesn't affect the function of the knife. These knives are sold at a discount and do not carry a warranty. I'm assuming this is what you're talking about. These are marked with 4 X's somewhere on the blade.

    Otherwise obviously some people just don't keep the box and then when they sell it they sell without the box. But from the factory the blem models are the only ones that don't come in a box. Hope this helps.

    Here is a pic of the X's on a blem Kershaw Blur.

  19. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    Love my 0551! Glad to see this thread still going.

  20. Spyder328


    Feb 12, 2012
    This is correct. The knives that do normally have a serial number still have a serial number btw

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