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ZT 0393glcf--Talk me out of it

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The latest eye candy knife lust hit. This knife is just cool. I really have enjoyed my other Hinderer/ZT collaboration, the 0562cf. I have been drooling over Hinderer XM-18's and the Maximus. But man, the price....

The collaborations seem to give the best of both worlds. Hinderer design with ZT mass production cost savings. I love the blade shape, weight and size seem to be right up there with what I normally carry, and the steel looks good to go. Let's face it, the glowing carbon fiber is a gimmick, but I'm a sucker, admittedly. ZT's customer service has been exemplary so far, so no worries there.

So tell me why I don't need this knife, or it's a bad idea. Granted, this is like going to a crackhouse to find people to talk me out of using drugs, but....
 
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The 0393 is my favorite ZT so far
I have had 10-15 ZTs over the time and the 0393 is the only one I still own
Even next to real Hinderers , I like it ;)
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I was afraid you'd say that...:)
That is an impressive collection of Hinderers right there. I do think this knife would be a worthy addition to the treasure trove, but the idea of a real Hinderer is kind of appealing as well. The Maximus sure looks like a cool design. Until I price them, then the value of the ZT really shines through.
 

ferider

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Get a Hinderer, you'll end up buying one anyways. :)

Seriously though, it's a good knife. But the new Hinderers have a slight edge, when it comes to build, etc. Also, I don't like Spantos much, so I'm biased ....
 

rje58

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I really like my non-GITD ZT0393! I much prefer the way it looks, compared to the GITD model. As a knife, either one is great. At $280, I do think the GITD is a tad overpriced. At $225, the regular 0393 was a deal, IMO. If you can find a secondary market or new old stock regular 0393 at a good price, that would probably be your best value.

If you can afford it, get whatever you want! You can't go wrong with an 0393.
 
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Get a Hinderer, you'll end up buying one anyways. :)

Seriously though, it's a good knife. But the new Hinderers have a slight edge, when it comes to build, etc. Also, I don't like Spantos much, so I'm biased ....
It IS a bit unusual as far as blade shape goes, but that is part of the attraction. Not sure if there's a hidden reason for the blade shape, but it's wicked looking for sure. Is there some alleged advantage to that particular blade?
I do fear I'll end up with a Hinderer anyway...People sure seem to like them.
 

hhmoore

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Talk me out of it
No. And I don't appreciate you putting that much pressure on me. Man up, and make a decision already...buy it, or don't.


Or


WTF is wrong with you? Are you seriously thinking about buying another knife. Where are your priorities? Don't you know there's a pandemic happening? Talk about irresponsible behavior. I mean, seriously, it's great that you've got the money; but how about thinking about somebody besides yourself for a change. Buy some food for people that really need it...or scroll through pages of Go Fund Me and contribute to somebody's cause. Another f*ing knife. And a ZT 0393, no less. Some people's kids, smfh...


(How'd I do?)
 

ferider

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It IS a bit unusual as far as blade shape goes, but that is part of the attraction. Not sure if there's a hidden reason for the blade shape, but it's wicked looking for sure. Is there some alleged advantage to that particular blade?
I do fear I'll end up with a Hinderer anyway...People sure seem to like them.

Here is knifeart.com on the Spanto blade shape: "The Spanto shaped blade is a hybrid of the tanto and the spearpoint, which means that it not only has the ability to slice but also an excellent ability to pierce and a thicker edge for heavier tasks. This blade shape is easily ground into sharp edge but has a thicker tip for durability. Spanto was developed in 2004 by Rick Hinderer and at the time said, "Makes for a VERY strong spearpoint style of blade....the profile is of a spear point but the grind is a tanto."

I don't care much as I actually use the tip to cut stuff, for example carving the core out of an apple. But everybody is different.

Cheers,

Roland.
 
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What you missed is that this hobby is supposed to be fun with something for everyone.

I was just playing along with the OP's request to talk him out of buying it, I don't actually think there's anything wrong with GITD scales. I figured the "buy the same knife in a different color" part would've been a sufficient signal that I wasn't being serious, but I guess it was too subtle...
 

soc_monki

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I'd just go for a Hinderer. I still like my 0562cf, but compared to a Hinderer? No contest. I think the slicer xm-18 is even thinner behind the edge to boot. They do need reprofiling though. But so do ZTs usually.

On the other hand, the ZT Hinderers are excellent, so you really can't go wrong!
 
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