Kershaw ZT ZeroTolerance Knife
Zero Tolerance 0450 Sinkevich Titanium Knife
The Kershaw ZT Zero Tolerance Knife, model 0450 is a version of an award-winning collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. It is a version of the 0454 knife, which was a very limited edition. If you don’t have the 0454 knives, I think Zero Tolerance 0450 is the next best thing!
Zero Tolerance 0450 Titanium Folding Knife
The blade came razor-sharp, I especially liked the S35VN stainless blade, and have found it to hold its edge-sharpness, a long time.
- Blade Length: 3.25″ (8.3 cm)
- Handle Length: 4.1″ (10.4 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.4″ (18.8 cm)
- Closed length: 4.1 Inch (10.4 cm)
- Blade Steel: S35VN Stonewashed and Satin Finish
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Weight: 2.9 Ounce (82.2 g);
- Designer: Dmitry Sinkevich, based on the award-winning 0454 knife
- Manual open, KVT ball-bearing system frame lock
- Reversible (left/right), deep-carry clip
- Made in the USA
Using the Zero Tolerance 0450
I especially liked that the Kershaw ZT Zero Tolerance Knife is made in the USA.
One thing I took note of was that the Zero Tolerance 0450 Folding Knife was difficult to open, at first. It seemed that the flipper mechanism takes some time to break in – solved after a few dozen open repetitions. The KVT opening system is a caged ball-bearing system which is why they made the detent on the knife a little stiff. The stiff detent is what biases the blade towards a closed position, and can make it a bit hard to open at first. If dropped (for instance, if the flipper hits the floor) it can open since there is no spring.
I carried this knife for 60 days as an EDC. It is a really nice looking and working knife, the fit and finish of the stonewashed handle, clip and polished pivot hardware make this knife almost too good-looking to use daily.
The lightweight and compact frame on this knife were quickly noticed and much appreciated. It has a classy design element that doesn’t blow the budget! The 0450 is a compact and extremely comfortable, every day carry [EDC] knife.
The Kershaw ZT Zero Tolerance Knife sells for approximately $16o online here: Zero-Tolerance-0450-Sinkevich-Titanium