Zero Tolerance Tactical Response Knife
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- Ambidextrous Opening, Locking Liner, Thumb Stud
- Steel: 154CM stainless-steel with Tungsten DLC coating
- Handle: 3D machined, G-10 in matte black
- Blade Length: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Closed Length: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Weight: 7.7 oz
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Considering the relatively low price tag compared to the rest of the ZT line-up, and the renowned quality that you get with ZT knives, I would say that the ZT0200 is one of the best-valued knives you're going to find on the market today. There's just so much to like about it. I'll do a pros/cons rundown below (this review will be a bit lengthy, but I like to be thorough when it comes to product reviews).
[+] It has a FLIPPER! Definitely my favorite way of opening knives, since it uses the least amount of motion and repositioning to open a knife from tip-down pocket carry. The angled flipper on the ZT0200 is easily accessed with either hand, and protrudes just enough to flip open with gloved or gloveless hands, without getting in the way or snagging on things while it's closed.
[+] 4" blade (one of the few flippers on the market with a 4" blade) For me, the larger the blade, the better.
[+] Durable Tungsten DLC coating (non-reflective, and the coating doesn't wear even with heavy usage)
[+] A beautifully designed drop point blade with a nice recurved belly for easy slicing. I think drop points are perfect for a wide variety of tasks, from skinning to chopping, and when the occasion dictates, it can stab without a significant risk of breaking the tip of the blade. On the ZT0200, a swedge along the top also allows the blade to easily travel through tough mediums when stabbing.
[+] 154CM blade material (a nice balance between edge retention and ease of sharpening). I feel that the often-used S30V is too cumbersome to sharpen properly in a pinch out in the field, while medium-grade steels like AUS8 have noticeably less wear resistance.Read more ›
* Blade: Hard and thick blade that can withstand the extreme combat environment.
* Handle: Ergonomically designed with scales for good friction. Although the knife is very big, it fits perfectly in my small hand.
* Sharpness: Despite the thickness, you can shave with it. Only issue is that sharpening the curved up part of the blade. Fixed angle knife sharpener can't easily reach the edge.
* Belt clip: Not pretty but functional and can be re-positioned for left handed person and for tip up/tip down carry.
*Lock: Very very solid with absolutely no blade play.
* Opening: After a little practice, it can easily be opened with a flicker of your thumb. Or if you prefer, you can use its index finger flipper to open it very easily.
*Pivot screw: This is the biggest drawback. You need a small crescent wrench to adjust the tightness.
* Customer Service: Yes, you can rely on Kershaw for repair and sharpness. Kershaw is the only company that I trust when it comes to knife sharpening and repair. I have many different types of tactical knives and this knife comes to the top because its quality and the company's relatively outstanding customer support.
All in all, this is a combat ready knife.
That started me on a hunt for a new folding knife. Tried out the Kershaw Needs Work for a little while and while a great little knife it was just that, little. It wasn't up to the same range of tasks due to its smaller size.
At any rate I ordered this one and it's exactly what I was looking for to substitute for the Al Mar SERE 2000.
Other reviews have used words and phrases like . . . "Well built", "Like a tank" and so on, they were all telling the truth. This is a large, very well made tank-like folding knife. If Rambo or Crocodile Dundee were to have a folding knife this would be the knife they'd have. The other reviewers weren't lying and they summed it up well.
The blade, hinge and liner lock are massive. The scales are very positive. Even when your hands are wet and freezing from rain and sleet and are all bloody because you're field dressing a deer in the back field by the pipeline it won't slip out of your hand. The entire knife reeks of quality.
• 154CM is good steel, holds an edge well and has good corrosion resistance.
• G10 scales won't slip out of your hand even when wet and freezing.
• Hinge and liner-lock are very sturdy.
• The S-shaped blade geometry of this knife aids in cutting after the hump on the belly of the knife as it catches whatever material you're cutting.
• My knife came fairly sharp from the factory. Not scary sharp, but pretty sharp.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just recieved this in the mail and the first thing i noticed is quality. Ive used everything from Kershaw and Benchmade all the way up to some of the higher quality Spyderco... Read morePublished 2 months ago by zachary
I was really expecting more from a knife that cost 140.00. The pocket clip was so tight I couldn't even think about putting it in my pocket, I tried to take it off to take some of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by GARY W. HOLMES
Zero Tolerance has discontinued this venerable knife, and I have to wonder if they're coasting a little with it toward the end. Read morePublished 5 months ago by depscribe
What an awesome knife! I've wanted this for several years and now I finally own it. It's everything I thought it would be and more!Published 5 months ago by Nicholas Mitri