ZT 0308We’ve heard the rumblings and carping on the internet about the smaller, more pocket friendly knives from Zero Tolerance. Well, grumble no more. The ZT 0308 is not small, and it doesn’t practically disappear in your pocket. It’s a big, beefy workhorse of a knife with all the action and comfort you could ever want from a ZT. Not only does it harken back to previous ZT builds, they even added a couple of touches to please the aftermarket knife tinkerers out there.

The 0308 features a stonewash finished 3.75” CPM 20CV drop point blade with a harpoon style spine and a blade thickness of 0.156”. This manual flipper has a KVT ball bearing pivot system for the fast, smooth action you know and love. It also has a solid pivot with a custom nut that ZT tells us, “enables in-the-field adjustment with .5-inch wrench.” This means you can quickly and easily tighten or loosen the pivot without minimal fuss.

ZT 0308The front handle is coyote tan G-10 with just enough texture to provide outstanding slip resistance. The back handle is machined titanium with a bead blast finish. All that mean’s it’s super easy on the pocket while still remaining fairly slip resistant. Not only that, this knife feels just solid in hand and is big enough to be comfortable for those with larger hands.

The 0308 is a framelock with a hardened steel lockbar insert. It has a lanyard hole for attachments, and an ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip that ZT tells us is, “[c]ompatible with many after-market pocketclips.” It’s 5.2” closed and weighs in at just under 7 ounces.

ZT 0308ZT 0308 Details

  • CPM 20CV, Stonewash Finish
  • 3.75” Drop Point
  • 0.156” Blade Thickness
  • Manual Flipper with KVT Ball Bearing Pivot System
  • Framelock with Hardened Steel Lockbar Insert
  • Textured G-10 Front, Bead Blast Finish Titanium Back Handle
  • Ambidextrous, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
  • Lanyard Hole
  • 6.9 Ounces
  • 5.2” Closed
  • 8.9” Overall
  • Made in the USA

If you’ve been longing for an old-style ZT, you should absolutely check out the ZT 0308. It’s a solid knife with a great action that’s proudly overbuilt in the USA. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.