Zero Tolerance Current/Upcoming/Discontinued Models

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RamZar, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    I'd definitely want the less-than-overbuilt 0230 if it didn't have that goofy Anso hoop thing. I don't know why I hate the way that looks, but I do.
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  2. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Nice design and materials
    Not a fan of the lanyard loop either but than is a detail
  3. South paw draw

    South paw draw Yep.....I'm a idiot. Platinum Member

    Sep 23, 2019
    My freaking hero. This is my favorite knife ever. 20191016_204855.jpg
    0561 Gen 1 and gen 2.

    But the things I would do for you collection.
  4. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Not what I was expecting. At least it shows ZT still has a pulse.
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  5. jon48c

    jon48c Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2019
    Nice! Haha, I went on a bit of a crazy spree these past couple of months. The 0560s are my favorite as well!
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  6. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    I love my 561. but the 550 is my go to for hard (ab)use.

    I wish the blade on the 230 was a little longer and didn’t have the tacky loop. And this is coming from someone who will most likely own a 223 some day, if I can find one for the right price.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
  7. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Totally agree. It should've been flush with the handle plus it could be a hot spot when holding it.
  8. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    New ZT 0230 which is ZT's first slip-joint knife with 20CV steel 2.6" sheepsfoot blade and CF handle weighing just 1.8 ounces.

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  9. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    My blackout has a warped blade. Bummer because it's perfect otherwise. Hopefully can get a replacement!
  10. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Let's try to keep this thread just about Zero Tolerance knives and not Kershaw.

    Thank you.
  11. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I guess at least ZT is trying but it’s a pass for me.
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  12. Gideons

    Gideons Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    I guess to answer my own question... ZT knives are now "proudly precision built". It does appear ZT has actually changed their mission statement.
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  13. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    No Jordan - this is probably the only time I disagree with you. That is an ugly and disappointing ZT :thumbsdown:
  14. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    Fair enough, I'm really into modern material slipjoints, and have had a good experience with my double detent Viper slipjoint, so I am pretty optimistic about this one. Everyone has their niche or two.
  15. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    The Viper Dan Slip Joints with either Drop Point or Wharnie blades and a choice of Micarta, G-10, Wood and CF handles plus adequate N690 stainless steel and priced in the $110-$150 range are great! The ZT 0230 is slimmer and lighter with excellent steel and at $180 not too bad.
  16. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    Agreed, considering the materials and ZTs excellent fit and finish, $180 is a solid price.
  17. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    It does seem that ZT has changed it's viewpoint on what type of knives it should build, given the most recently released 0230, 0022 and 0223, but these are NOT the types of knives that drew me to the line and motivated me to start collecting their knives.

    The question is whether this change in philosophy will help them grow their business w/customers who appreciate this change in focus or diminishes their business by losing customers who were drawn my their initial design approach and do not like/appreciate the change.

    So far, at least among us here, it appears the result is more the latter. I for one do NOT like the change and the only ZTs I've bought in the past and continue to buy now are the older and earlier versions of their knives that were "proudly overbuilt."
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  18. KVT


    Feb 17, 2019
    Let's see a new Hinderer collab, ZT. Not this crap.
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  19. Gideons

    Gideons Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    Exactly, that is why I checked out to see if they updated their business slogan/motto (which they did). To me, it would make more sense if they kept ZT the same with it's original purpose of premium tactical knives, and created a premium EDC/small knife off-shoot company to ZT. Like they did with Kershaw and ZT back in 2006.
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  20. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Agreed, because of no pocket clip I'm out.

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