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ZT bring back the .........

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by houtex, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    If memory serves me the 0560 series was around $160-$180 range.Considering all the machining on the Ti side,I always thought that was a pretty great price.
  2. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    The 560 was a great price at the time for a knife of that quality and materials. If I didn't already own one I'd say bring it back.

    Of the zts I don't currently own I would say the 550 and 200. I always regret selling that 550. Great none flipper. I'd buy a new one on the spot. Zt would need to improve the flipping action on the 200 for me to be seriously interested (which I assume they would). Had 2 of them and the flipping action wasn't good.
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  3. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I could use the 560 BW and a 550 BW with G10 instead of plastic ... would buy both in a heartbeat.
  4. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    I had four different 0560 variations and still have two... What a great knife. No idea why they disco'd it other than maybe it was too expensive to manufacture?

    0630 is the only one I would currently buy if they brought it back.

    I'd love to see another 0392 limited edition, maybe with a solid CF non-lock side?

    How about a 0452ti in full DLC? Same for the 0562ti.
  5. Mistman68

    Mistman68 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2019
    0560, 0561 and 0550's are still available if you look around. I picked up a NIB 0560 a few months back to go with my 0561. Tempted to get the 0550, NIB $199. Old stock, prices on the 056X's are over $300. I don't mind them w/out the lock bar inserts. The 560 had some bad lock stick at 1st but after a day it's gone, the 561 has a tiny bit. It's better than the lock-bar skittering across the blade ramp under pressure.
  6. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    I was thinking the 0500 MUDD would be a great comeback. Even better if they could produce it for around $200. The price they command nowadays are usually more than the production Hawk’s, which is nuts.
  7. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    The 0560 versions without the lock bar insert are great, and lighter because of the extra milling on the inside of the handle that the later versions didn't have.
  8. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Just one for me. The 999.
  9. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    The regular price of ZT 0560/0561 was ~$260. The discounted price after being discontinued was ~$200 (I did not recall anything lower than that although my memory could be wrong).

    As for why they were discontinued, well, I assume the market was saturated (many pieces were sold such that I saw ser. # of larger than 12,xxx). It's just like another big and sexy knife Benchmade 710. After they were discontinued, they would be missed badly by at least some folks. They are no doubt iconic knives but they are a bit too big for many knife users. I never carry my ZT 0561 or Benchmade 710.
  10. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    I want to see them bring back the 0180 or some other fixed blades in tough steels. Their folders do very little for me.
  11. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Early on they were far more inexpensive. I bought one nib from a dealer for around $160.
    skyhorse and sharp_edge like this.
  12. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    The 0610ST (or a plain edged 0610 but I'm not sure if they ever made PE version before).
  13. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
  14. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    I'm pretty sure mine was $160 new as well.
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  15. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    0550, 0620/0630, 0900 are the one I would like to see back

    Even if the 0640 now replace my now gone 0550, the 0550 is a great design

    Strong frame lock + washers = usually a great combination for ZT
    Julian Williams and WadeWilson like this.
  16. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    0560/0561 with lockbar stabilizer. Titanium frame 0566.
    115Italian likes this.
  17. KVT

    KVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    This. And kill the assist.

    I'm convinced ZT hates us and only does what ZT wants to do now.

    As time passes and I see the recent stuff coming out of ZT, my attitude has really soured lately.
  18. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    The Benchmade 710 is another great knife that I should have bought a second.
  19. nwmetalbug

    nwmetalbug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Surprised no one said 0780.
  20. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    That was my grail ZT when it was 1st announced in Sandvik 14C28N steel. Saw a prototype at BLADE and I was anxiously waiting. Then the steel got changed to S30V and the price went up. Release dragged on & more & more people got excited about a "Super Skyline". Then it was released and sold fast. People were waiting for the next release & the secondary market was good. Then owners started complaining about problems with it. Lots of posts made on this forum about the various issues. In the end it got dropped pretty quickly.

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