I am still finding Blade Show 2013 photos in my cache. This is a prototype for the Zero Tolerance model 0801CF, which is based upon custom knifemaker Todd Rexford’s Singularity. One’s eye immediately gravitates to the 6K twill weave carbon-fiber overlays and the bronze-hued PVD coating on the titanium handle.
0801CF’s frame lock has a strong stainless steel insert inside the titanium handle. Black hardware, including the right/left tip up deep carry pocket clip, lands on the surface of the grip.
Bohler Uddeholm M390 powdered metal technology stainless steel is ground to make the drop point blade. Its Rockwell hardness is in the 60-62 range. The M390 blade glides on a KVT ball bearing system, which is an important touch for a flipper design. I can attest to the smoothness of the action.
The 0801CF will be a limited edition knife with a price commensurate to its materials, design, and craftsmanship. MSRP is tentatively $400.00. Of course, you will find it for less….
In space, a singularity is the gravitational center of a black hole. At the center of a cutout hole in the left handle of the 0801CF is the Zero Tolerance brand name. I guess that is somehow apropos.