Most of the readers know I really like ZT knives. This new ZT is a beauty of a design from a collaboration between ZT and Dimitri Sinkevich a noted Belorussian knife maker. This new knife known simply as the 0456 has Titanium handles with blue aluminum accents and pocket clip. The blade opens with the KVT ball bearing system ZT uses on many of their knives.
The blade itself is CTS-204P steel which stands up to a lot of wear and resist corrosion well. CTS-204P is a knife steel with a significant carbon content which aids in the strength of the blade and it’s cutting power. The blade shape is very strong and has a bit thicker blade than is usual for this size knife. The blade is the same design found on Dimitri’s custom knife named “The Pole”.
The flipper is large and makes the blade very easy and fast to open. This blade came from the factory with a good edge on it and that edge held up well through a fair amount of cutting over several weeks. After those few weeks of use I used a natural Japanese stone to bring the edge back to shaving arm hair sharp. It really didn’t take a lot to get there.This is a good size daily carry knife and with the ease of opening wouldn’t make a bad defensive tool.
Made in the USA
KVT ball-bearing opening system
Reversible clip (left/right, tip-up)
Titanium frame lock, hardened steel lockbar insert
Custom blue backspacer, clip, and pivot hardware
Steel: CTS-204P, two-tone finish
Handle: Titanium, stonewashed & satin finish
Blade length: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
Overall length: 7.7 in. (19.6 cm)
Weight: 6.6 oz. (187.1 g)
From ZT Knives
Zero Tolerance and Belarusian custom knife maker Dmitry Sinkevich have teamed up to produce the 0456. The 0456 offers the premium cutting power for which ZT is well known in a knife with standout looks that are just waiting to be shown off.
Based on Dimitry’s popular custom knife, The Pole, the 0456 features the 3-D rayed handle contours and custom blade shape that defined the original design. The high-quality CTS-204P blade steel is wear and corrosion resistant and takes an exceptional edge. The blade’s premium quality is matched only by its good looks—with an appealing two-tone finish that’s stonewashed on the flats and satin on the grinds. The 0456 opens with ZT’s KVT ball-bearing system for a quick, easy blade release. A titanium frame lock, with a hardened steel lockbar insert, firmly secures the blade open during use.
The 0456 deftly balances handsome appearance and solid utility. On the appearance side, the pivot hardware, custom aluminum backspacer, and left/right reversible pocketclip are finished in a brilliant blue. On the utility side, the 0456 offers top cutting capabilities and excellent edge-holding performance making it the perfect tool to take along with you on any bold adventure.