I won’t lie. I have a weak spot for Zero Tolerance Knives, and I’m hoping for a very ZT Christmas this year. There’s just something about a ZT that makes my little heart go pitter patter. Whether it’s the silky smooth action of their manual flippers or the sturdy feel in my hand, Zero Tolerance just gets me. So, dear loved ones, here are just a few – ahem – suggestions that would make this a very, merry ZT Christmas for me indeed.
ZT Christmas Pick – Model 0630 with Black G-10 and Titanium Handles and Satin Coated S35VN Stainless Steel Blade
Item Number: ZT630 Price: $144.99 (reg. $200)
I’m going to start you off easy, folks. This is a $200 ZT on sale for roughly $145. It doesn’t happen often, and the ZT 0630 is nothing to sneeze at.
The powerful up swept tactical blade, excellent for slicing cuts, is made of CPM- S35VN. This blade is tough and chip resistant, and it enables ZT to sharpen the blade to a razor edge. Of course the 0630 features the patented Emerson “wave shaped feature” that enables the knife to be opened as it is removed from the pocket.The 0630’s handle features a G-10 front scale with a titanium back. A titanium frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert ensures lock up security. The reversible pocket clip lets you carry comfortably left- or right-handed.
Features: CPM-S35VN Stainless steel blade. Thumb disc. Emerson wave opener. Titanium handle with G10 front scale. Reversible pocket clip. 3-5/8″” Clip point blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 8-1/2″ Overall. 4-7/8″ Closed. Made in the USA.
ZT Christmas Pick – Model 0460 with Carbon Fiber and Stonewash Coated Titanium Handle and Satin Coated S35VN Stainless Steel Blade
Item Number: ZT0460 $180.00
No lie. I’ve literally coveted this knife since I held it at Shot Show last January. Any time I’m near one, I pick it up and play with it. It isn’t the shape, size or weight of the rest of the ZT line, but oh my, is it sweet. It just feels perfect in your hand and the action on the manual flipper is incredible.
The Zero Tolerance 0460, designed by Dimitry Sinkevich, is made with the consumer in mind. The blade steel is made from high quality S35VN stainless steel which enhances the toughness and rigidity of the blade and makes for a super sharp edge. The handle is made from a combination of sleek looking bronze colored carbon fiber and a stonewash coated Titanium back frame. A matte black anodized aluminum back spacer adds a handsome decorative touch.
Features: Satin coated S35VN stainless steel blade. Bronze carbon fiber and stonewash coated Titanium handle. KVT ball bearing opening system with blade flipper. Titanium frame lock. Tip-up carry pocket clip. 3-1/4″ drop point plain edge blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 4-7/16″ closed. 7-1/2″ overall. Made in the USA.
ZT Christmas Pick – Model 0055 with Bead Blast Coated Titanium Handle and Satin Coated S35VN Stainless Steel Reverse Modified Tanto Blade
Item Number: ZT0055 Price: $220.00
Okay, I get that this one looks like some kind of Klingon weapon – that’s what makes it even better. It’s not only a modern look, it’s got modern function as well. It features Gus T. Cecchini’s SLT hidden flipper tab. While the knife is closed, the flipper is concealed. When you’re ready to open it, pull back on the SLT. A spring flips the tab up into position. Then just pull back on the tab and the 0055 opens just like any other ZT. The hidden SLT ensures there’s no flipper tab poking up along the spine or beneath the handle to interrupt the sleek lines of the 0055.
The Zero Tolerance 0055 is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This knife offers dramatic aerodynamic lines on both blade and handle. The dynamic blade is made from S35VN stainless steel, which provides enhanced toughness and resistance to edge chipping with no loss of wear resistance.
Features: Satin coated S35VN stainless steel blade. Bead blasted coated Titanium handle. KVT ball bearing opening system. Titanium frame lock. Reversible titanium pocket clip. 3-3/4″ modified tanto tip plain edge blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 5″ closed. 8-3/4″ overall. Made in the USA.
ZT Christmas Pick – Model 0095BW with Blackwash Coated Titanium Handles and BlackWash Tungsten DLC Coated S35VN Stainless Steel Blade
Item Number: ZT0095BW Price: $220.00
The 0095BW Titanium Flipper from Zero Tolerance offers a dramatic design and top of the line performance. Premium quality materials include an S35VN blade steel blade and titanium handles. The S35VN blade provides a reliable edge and added niobium gives this powdered metallurgy steel improved toughness over S30V without loss of wear resistance.
The harpoon style blade is paired with a titanium handle offering a wide and comfortable grip. A titanium frame lock with a hardened lockbar insert secures the blade open safely. It is equipped with a KVT ball-bearing opening system that allows you to open the knife with speed and efficiency. The 0095BW’s pocket clip is reversible for left- and right-handed tip-up carry, and a decorative, two-toned pivot adds a nice finishing touch to this impressive folding knife.
Features: S35VN stainless steel blade. BlackWash tungsten DLC coating. Titanium handles. BlackWash coating. KVT ball bearing opening system. Blade flipper. Reversible tip-up carry pocket clip. Framelock. Decorative pivot hardware. 3-1/2″ drop point blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 5″ closed. Made in the USA.
ZT Christmas Pick – Model 0920 with Machined Titanium Handle and Stonewash Coated CPM-20CV Stainless Steel Blade
Item Number: ZT0920 Price: $240.00
Based on Les George’s Harpy, the 0920’s design is practical, functional, and extremely clean. The blade is CPM-20CV stainless steel with a stonewashed finish. This powdered metallurgy steel is considered one of the “super steels” for its top performance, offering outstanding edge holding capability and corrosion resistance. The blade has a scooped spine, top swedge, and a slight recurve for cutting versatility.
The titanium handle is fully 3D machined so that it fits and fills the hand comfortably. Machined texturing adds grip and the bead-blasted finish contrasts handsomely with the stonewashed blade. To help ensure this big folder is easy to carry, the insides of the handles are machined with weight-relieving pockets.
Features: Stonewash coated CPM-20CV stainless steel blade. 3D Machined bead blasted Titanium handle. Titanium frame lock with hardened steel lock bar insert. KVT ball bearing opening system with blade flipper. 3-15/16″ clip point plain edge blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 5″ closed. 9″ overall. Made in the USA.
Look, you can’t go wrong for me with any ZT knife you choose. If you want to see more, you can always find them here. I’m just hoping that somebody’s reading this, and it turns out to be a very ZT Christmas at my house.