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Zero Tolerance Combat Folding Knife

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  • Quad Mounting System, MOLLE compatible
  • Steel: S30V stainless-steel with Tungsten DLC coating
  • Handle: 3D machined, G-10 and Titanium
  • Blade Length: 3 3/4 in. (9.5cm); Closed Length: 5-1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Overall Length: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm); Weight: 8 oz
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Product Description

Designed by ZT and Strider, this combat folder is equipped with SpeedSafe® manual assisted opening for easy, one-handed blade deployment. Just push on the ambidextrous thumb stud or pull back on the blade protrusion and the knife is good to go. An S30V stainless steel blade with matte-black Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating provides extreme durability and wear and corrosion resistance. The Tungsten DLC coating enhances hardness and reduces friction drag. 3-D machined, G-10 scales provide a secure, all-weather grip. A 3/8-inch hex head pivot shaft nut makes field adjustments possible with minimal tools. Includes a quad mounting system for tip-up, tip-down, left or right-handed clip carry.

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  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
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  • ASIN: B0017SC9H6
  • Item model number: ZT0300
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,339 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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The 0300 is my first ZT knife. I have a dozen or so benchmades and a couple of busses so I think I can spot a quality knife and the 0300 passes that test easily. As others have said it is a heavy knife. I wouldn't vote against it as an EDC but it will not be my EDC. I think of it more as a knife for the woods or any other situation where a knife of this cost, quality, durability, ruggedness are required. That said the scales and jimping are perfect. It's like Ken Onion and the guys at Strider read the minds of everyone interested in knives. The S30V blade is of course of high quality and comes from the factory with a very good edge. And by very good I mean that despite high marks there is room for improvement as it was not shaving sharp. But I quibble. The frame lock works perfectly and the blade action is perfect with no discernible play or wiggle. I would keep watching the prices on amazon as the swing a lot. The 0300 is now 20 dollars more than when I bought it 4 weeks ago. I have noticed that if you are patient and check frequently you can get some great knife deals on Amazon. All in all I a very happy with this knife. I would be happy with it on any of the remote trips I take around the world. Definitely recommended.
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I'm not legitimately involved in law enforcement or military operations as the disclaimer on the box says I have to be, but I do like to hack up giant fruits and vegetables at work, and packing my 12" chef's knife and cleaver in a knife roll every day somehow just feels sillier and more pretentious than carrying around an oversized "combat" knife which I am not trained to use in any combative way.

I'm sure that sounds silly to the Guns & Ammo crowd, but anyone who's ever tried to cleave a kabocha squash will tell you that you need a seriously heavy knife that will not give in any direction if you don't want to end up in the ER. This one does not disappoint in any regard. The blade is as seriously heavy as you can get in a folder and there is absolutely no moving it once it locks into position. The handle fits the hand nicely, and its scales keep it from slipping even when your hands are covered in mango juice and pumpkin guts.

Deploying the blade requires virtually no effort for such a husky beast. I'm not a huge fan of the Ken Onion curve, but it's not pronounced enough to make sharpening terribly difficult. I could live without the black coating, too, but whatever.

While I probably don't *really* need anything this expensive or overbuilt it's a quality tool. It's sturdy enough that I'm tempted to hammer it into a coconut, but it's probably not worth the risk.

Just beware that Amazon likes to ship these via the Post Office, so if yours never shows up even though you paid for two-day shipping, some dude from India will tell you to wait a couple weeks before he'll do anything about it.
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I am very pleased with the ruggedness of this knife. The blade was sharper than any new knife I have ever owned and I have owned hundreds. I have began to put this knife through the tests and so far it has far exceeded my expectations. It performs as well as any 600$ custom knife I own. The ZT has now become my EDC. I really enjoy the assisted opening feature. This feature gets bad reviews on the web but mine functions flawlessly.

Do not hesitate to buy.
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THis knife is easily the bet one I have purchased to date. That includes Spyderco and Victorinox, It comes from teh factory sharp, and has stayed sharp through the 2 months I have used it. Definitely worth the cash outlay. The only criticism I have is that the screws that hold down the belt clip are a tiny, tiny torx head while the rest are Philips. Why not just use the same all around? I called the company and they sent me a tool at no charge.
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This knife is a brute. Strong and built tough. I love the textured grip, it makes for a great feeling knife, it also gives the knife that solid feel. The speed safe blade opening is a bit slow, but this is understandable considering the size of the the piece of steel used. This would be my knife of choice if I had to choose a survival knife. Is it worth 236 bucks? Yes and No, it's not really out of line considering other high end offerings by other manufacturers, although to me the price is a bit steep. I was lucky enough to get in on the 20 percent off deal, it sure sweetened the pot!
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it'll be too biased to say this is the BEST folding or spring assisted knife out there. i own knives ranging from U$37 to U$485 (yes it's a Chris Reeve), i'm not claiming to be an expert because of this, but ZT0300 is priced pretty reasonably as long as they stay below the U$220 range (i wouldn't pay anything more than that)
S30V steel, well is a top tier steel in my opinion along with the VG-10s; 154cms; S35Vs; and the San Mai iii
who's to say which one is better, unless you mount all those steels w the same handle, same make etc. bottom line, they're pricey, but you get what you pay for.
G10 handle is really grippy.
it's a hefty knife, some would say, it's not for EDC, personally it's w me (inside my pocket all the time) "gives you a different swagger" some would say.
NO BLADE PLAY. a bit slow to deploy compared to other makes, like Emerson's (not the same type)
if you find this knife to be too big for your taste or too pricey, you can get the ZT0350 instead, and yes i own both of them. Not a Kershaw fan, as i said, i own several makes and models. Downside of the 350 is, it's a linear lock.
Got my ZT from Thomson Tools via Amazon, they're my go to guys for Kershaw ZTs
No complaints so far.
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