Zero Tolerance and Dmitry Sinkevich have a new knife out for 2015. Well, not new, but a keen variation. Introduced at SHOT Show 2015, the ZT 0452CF flipper is a play on the ZT 0454, Best Overall Knife at Blade Show 2013. It really helps to start with good bones.
Replacing the previous knife’s composite blade are 4.1 inches of S35VN, finished in nicely contrasting satin and stonewash. The 0452’s edge circles open on a slick KVT ball bearing system and is held fast by a titanium framelock. The pivot hubs have a machined five spoke pattern.
The new 0450 carries on series’ left side carbon fiber scale, but the 0452CF’s tip up pocket clip is reversible. Despite the ZT/ Sinkevich’s 9.27″ overall length, it weighs just 4.64 ounces due to generous carbon fiber and titanium.
If you close your eyes, the 0452CF’s action is just as sweet as its predecessor’s. However, a change in materials and manufacture have lessened the 0452CF’s price to a scoach more than half to that of the 0454. An MSRP of $275.00 buys the 2015 version. Considering the Made-in-USA craftsmanship, that is a lot for a little.