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ZT 0230!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RobertK, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    scroll up :D
  2. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Whoops, sorry I missed that.
  3. rabbivj

    rabbivj Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    I’ve seen em for 180...


    Aug 22, 2006
    I can’t imagine m’y Life witouht this blade. I just have 17 ZT, si antihéros one is a minimum even if I drill not hunderstood why their is no clip on it
  5. 8-Fingers

    8-Fingers Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    Traditional knives shouldn't have clips, modern traditional knives don't need them as well, that is what the 5th pocket is for, otherwise as shown by Jordan, put in a slip.

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  6. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    Honestly don't get all the clip comments. It's ZTs first foray into the slippie world, and I think they did a really good job.

    Better steel than a base Proper, too. I hope they sell a ton of these. As far as the blade shape, I love the straight sheepsfoot style. I hope to nab one of these soon.
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  7. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Sure, but a company has to follow the trends of the market.

    The community seems to be moving away from the tanks that ZT made their name on, so they have to follow.

    Thankfully their QC seems better than Benchmade :D:D
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  8. sechip


    Feb 27, 2013
    Wait, what?
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  9. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    I'd say some community members, or the freshest members.
    I'm still an irreducible tank lover:) Adamas and ZT 0301 are some of my all time fave.
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  10. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Nothing wrong with a tank or 5. Don't get me wrong.
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  11. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Tanks are great... Love my 801ti, 562cf, 456cf, 0095... But I bought 2 0470s because imo the 470 is that good. Lots of blade in a small package. I don't see why people are getting up in arms about zt expanding their catalog, except for the 223.

    I probably won't buy the 230, but it is definitely interesting and I would like to check it out. I'm just not it's target consumer.


    Aug 22, 2006
    Sorry my phone made modifications....
    I mean I love this knive even without clip
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  13. sechip


    Feb 27, 2013
  14. Frankopee


    Aug 29, 2017
    I like the lack of the clip (and holes) since being such a compact knife I might carry in places where I shouldn't. It's about as threatening as a Swiss Army Knife.
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  15. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I'm a ZT fan. Overall I like it. Like the blade shape. Love the steel choice. Not a fan of the carbon fiber as I feel it's over done these days and it's beginning to be like black G10, on every knife you see. Secondly, $200+ for a slip joint is pushing it in my opinion.
    Lastly is the overbuilt thickness of the blade. The apple test is my gauge on a slippie so this is a no go for me.
  16. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    The reason I was wondering about a pocket clip on the 230 is that my Boker Tech Tool has spoiled me a bit. The Tech Tool offers good edc steel with a minimal tool set and offers a pocket clip. Kinda like folks who wish SAKs had a pocket clip option. It's just a convenient way for me to carry a knife. I'm not too concerned about the traditionalness of it tbh. Good steel, nice walk and talk, modern design on a classic edc. If ZT is moving away from monster tactical folders, then I am more interested in these than yet another piece of high end pocket jewelry. I think I could easily get by with a 303 monday thru friday on the job site and the 230 on the weekends. I would just prefer a pocket clip as I find it more secure than fifth pocket carry or needing to craft a pocket sheath when a simple clip would do the same thing.

    Not a deal breaker for me though. My local ZT store doesn't have them in yet.
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  17. RobertK

    RobertK post tenebras lux Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    I believe price everywhere is 180. You’re right, it’s not a good Apple sliced. Still loving it but it is thick in the blade.
  18. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I'd like to check it out. :)
  19. Jordan@DLT

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

    Jul 22, 2014
    I've carried mine for a little while now, really enjoying it. The blade shape is perfect for my daily tasks and the ergos overall have been excellent, plenty of room for my L/XL glove size hands while still being featherlight. And, a nice little bonus feature I found is that its pretty easy to open with one hand if you are open to a two step process. Finally, I like to engrave something on my user knives, this one seemed perfect for the American Flag, I think it looks great on there. I highly recommend this model, its my favorite ZT in quite some time.

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  20. Boozoo Chavis

    Boozoo Chavis

    Oct 18, 2003
    No clip, blade stock too thick for a slippie, over priced, imo. For those reasons, I'm out.
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