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Zero Tolerance 0560BW Folding 3.75" ELMAX Blackwash Blade, Black G10 and Titanium Handles

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Part Number: ZT0560BW
Manufacturer: Zero Tolerance Knives
Retail Price: $300.00
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ZT0560BW: Model 0560BW - Hinderer Design
Zero Tolerance Knives
Based on Rick's crave-worthy XM-18, the Zero Tolerance 0560 is one completely amazing knife. First, the blade. It's pure ELMAX® powdered steel for the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness a hard-use knife demands. High wear resistance in a steel usually means low corrosion resistance. Not with ELMAX. With this advanced steel, you get both properties—which makes it an excellent blade steel. The ELMAX blade rolls out of the handle on the KVT ball-bearing system. With KVT, a series of ball bearings surround the pivot point so blade deployment is rapid, incredibly smooth, and your blade is ready when you need it.

The handle is 3-D machined G-10 on the front, and lightweight, strong 3-D machined titanium on the back. The titanium frame lock, with lockbar stabilizer, ensures a rock-solid lockup every time. To ensure this big bear of a knife carries at a comfortable weight, ZT has skeletonized the liner and machined pockets in the titanium handle and frame lock, too. And to top it all off, the 0560 is equipped with ZT's new deep-carry pocketclip and Quad-mount system for tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed carry. The 0560 features a black front handle scale.

Blackwash is the New Black

Zero Tolerance introduces blackwash. A blackwashed knife is like a battled-tested tool or a favorite pair of well-worn jeans. Blackwashing gives a ZT that already-broken-in look that's just plain cool. Although a few custom knifemakers have been using this process, Zero Tolerance is one of the first major manufacturers to use it on production knives. Knife components are Tungsten DLC (Diamond-like Carbon) coated, then tumbled to produce the distinctive ZT blackwash finish. Like any coating, it will wear eventually, but with blackwashing, who cares? Additional wear just adds to the blackwashed look.
  • Blade length: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
  • Closed length: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Overall length: 8.8 in. (22.4 cm)
  • KVT ball bearings
  • Titanium frame lock
  • Quad-mount (tip-up/tip-down; left/right hand) pocketclip
  • Steel: ELMAX®, Tungsten DLC blackwashed
  • Handle: 3-D machined G-10 front, 3-D machined titanium back
  • Weight: 5.8 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171036151

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Extremely fine grained powered metal that strikes the balance between edge holding and corrosion resistance perfectly. Much more likely to get a rolled edge than have a chip develop.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Richmond, VA
Apr 20, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Weight, None
Excellent customer service, design flaw ...
This is a BIG and heavy (even with milled Ti frame) knife and unless you are a outdoorsmen in the field, it's over the top as a EDC knife and really, too damn expensive for hard use thumper. If you are a typical cardboard warrior in a warehouse or a pencil pusher in the office, whipping this pocket machete out just makes you look like a doofus. Aside from that rant, the knife is gorgeous and build quality is excellent. Most knife fans usually have a ZT in their collection and this is good as any ..... BUT with my copy, the titanium lock was very sticky; no amount of lube or adjustment corrected the problem. This is a fairly common problem with Titanium frame lock WITHOUT the stainless steel insert from many manufacturers. I told ZT that I wanted this corrected by having a SS insert put in the frame lock. They said, well ... will see. They returned the knife with SS insert and the sticky lock up problem is solved. It's a design flaw because Ti is rather soft (compared to SS) and when compressed in the lock area, the higher coefficient of friction causes it to slide less easily than SS to SS. ZT and some other manufacturers tries to mitigate this by putting an angle on the blade tang. Problem with that is if the knife is billed as hard use knife, ala ZTs, hard wack on the top of the blade spin may cause the metal to slide when the frame/liner lock is contacting the blade tang at an angle and subsequently cause the knife to close on the user. Search YouTube and you will see examples of this. I also have ZT 0550; my copy has a SS insert but most 0550 does not. I would never buy another Titanium frame lock knife if it does not have a SS insert in the lock. Buy with CAUTION as if you get one with a sticky lock, return it or send it to the manufacturer for repair.
5 out of 5
Pacific Rim
Mar 31, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
You get your money's worth
It is easy to browse right through the ZT knives on this site, since a couple pictures here and there do not convey the outstanding, muscular high quality each ZT possesses. I have personally owned and used four different models including the 0560, and every time I pick one of them up I feel the rock-solid build that leads to rock-solid performance in both tough and delicate tasks. Finding heavy-duty knives that look similar from afar yet cost a fraction of the price, such as those made by Schrade, is simple enough to do. Schrade knives are a bargain for their price too, but they simply lack the top-notch materials, design elements, fit & finish of even the cheapest ZT model. Buying a ZT like the one above is buying a lifetime's worth of safety upon stability upon effectiveness, far outclassing other knives that are simply heavy-duty. If you have never owned or used a ZT knife, you owe it to yourself to buy one (even one on the less expensive side) and experience for yourself what a few words, specs, and pictures can never deliver on their own. You won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Austin, Tx
Mar 29, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Second times a charm
So round two, got the knife in. It showed up hair popping sharp, dead center in the handle, and smooth as butter. Knife Center did right and verified this one was all good before shipping.
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