Zt0804cf or zt0456bw

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by nick_30, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    I generally like larger folders(808 loco, 560bw, have been edcing a contigo for a year)
    I need help deciding on my next purchase
    This knife will be used and not a shelf queen. I have read and watched a lot of videos and threads but not really between the two.
    What's y'alls thoughts between them?
  2. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    They are both great knives. The 804CF is discontinued so you can probably get a great deal on it right now. The 456 is my personal favorite from the entire ZT line up. It is smaller but packs a heavy and big feel punch. The 456BW was a sprint run so if you find one at a good price I would say jump on it. To my knowledge they are gone from all the dealers but there still could be some out there I don't know about. Good luck and let us know what you decide.
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  3. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    If you don't mind scratches on the all black of 0804cf, I would go for it. The price cannot be better.
  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Since you prefer large knives, then the 804 is what you want. I've got a 456, love it. The handle is a little short in the hand, but other than that, it's a great knife. The 804 never appealed to me.
  5. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    You know, the 808 loco and the 456 and pretty close in size, 1/2" diff in closed length and a 1/4c shorter blade but the 808 if it was in a super premium steel like 20cv, 204p, or m390, it would have been my grail knife, ergos were PERFECT on that knife but I do not like s30v at all.

    The only reservations I have about the 804 are the pocket clip function and screw in titanium construction
    Also, from what I can see, most all dealers say they have the 456bw in stock but like the 452m390blu, they said the same thing and were all out but one place
  6. Nautique


    May 15, 2016
    The screw in titanium complaint is for asthetics or durability? I believe that started with the 030X series & I've never seen any issues.
  7. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    Ahhh....ok, cool thanks
    Btw....does anyone happen to have a contego, zt 456 comparison pic?
  8. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Highly recommend the 0804cf especially since they just removed map pricing on them. The 456bw will be harder to find but I've seen a few on ig but they are not cheap. The 456bw is heavy in comparison to the 0804cf but iirc the 804 is longer?
  9. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    I've also got the 0095s90vblk on my radar as well now...
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  10. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    I think i have decided on the 456bw, it reminds me a lot of the 808 contego and I loved the ergos and shape of that knife
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  11. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Good call on the 456bw. I have both 456 models and they are absolutely beefy folders: extremely heavy duty and capable, they feel great in hand, smooth and solid action, premium steel(s), unique but appealing design, versatile blade shape/grind.

    Very pleased with mine overall.
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  12. Ruso


    Mar 1, 2017
    ZT should really look at their naming conventions. So much "l337 speak" hurts my eyes.
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  13. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    Instead of starting a new thread I thought I would just post this here

    Has anyone had any experience with
    ti connector hardware.
    I'm looking at the set for the 456 and was wondering what the quality was like and if they anoed in different colors? More specifically green
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017
  14. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
  15. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    Well, just ordered a 456bw....now the wait...
  16. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    Here are some prelemanary shots, I have ordered a toxic green ticonnector hardware set for it and will have a video of it on YouTube later[​IMG][/URL][/IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
  17. nick_30


    Aug 21, 2011
    [​IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] for some reason it's not letting me post the pics?!?
  18. SuckSqueezeBangBlow


    Apr 23, 2017
    Bump/Necro,. How did you go with the hardware swap? Love to see some pics.

    I've been carrying my 0456bw on holidays and it has some incredible details that I previously missed. I want to change the clip as the factory one really detracts from the overall fit and finish of the knife.
  19. KVT


    Feb 17, 2019
    Holy necro.
  20. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017

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