Zero Tolerance 0450CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles


MSRP* : $245.00 | You Save* : $49.00 (20%)


ZT0450CF: Model 0450CF Folding Knife

Zero Tolerance Knives

Zero Tolerance provides a dark, refined alternative to the original 0450 with some extra flair.

This sophisticated ZT is a smaller option in the ZT family, yet offers a robust combination of durable, premium-quality materials. The blade steel is CPM-S35VN for exceptional toughness, wear resistance, and edge retention. The S35VN blade is DLC coated for matte-black good looks and enhanced performance. The front handle scale is carbon fiber, balancing the knife's solid construction with lightweight convenience. The DLC-coated titanium back handle offers a secure frame lock—so you can always cut with confidence.

As an extra visual touch, ZT has added two emerald-green anodized-aluminum tube spacers that are especially eye-catching, standing out against the black handle. The 0450CF takes advantage of ZT's KVT ball-bearing system to enable smooth, easy opening for either left or right-handed users. A left/right reversible, deep-carry pocket clip rounds out the 0450CF's basic feature set.

While it's a smaller, more gentlemanly knife, the 0450CF proudly lives up to the overbuilt standards for which ZT is well known.


  • Jimped flipper tab
  • Hardened steel lockbar insert
  • Custom green aluminum barrel spacers


  • Blade Length: 3.25" (8.3 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.1" (10.4 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.4" (18.8 cm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black DLC
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber with Titanium Lock
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearing System
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 2.4 oz. (68.0 g)
  • Designer: Dmitry Sinkevich
  • Made in the USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Zero Tolerance 0450CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handlesrated 4.625 stars out of 5 (8 reviews)
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Zero Tolerance 0450CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jul 04, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Terrific little knife
What a great little knife! First impressions: it looks even more compact than described. The blade is dead centered. In general, I dislike carbon fiber, with two exceptions: pipes on Ducati motorcycles, and a very few knife scales. This is one of those knives. Thank you, ZT, for not adding color, which to my eyes looks tacky. The all-black pattern has a beautiful but slightly subdued chatoyancy. Pure class. The scales seem smooth at first, but then you realize there is just enough texture to give a great grip.The green back spacers are a nice touch, although they have grooves that make them directional, and on mine they are oriented haphazardly. I'm sure I can rotate them if it bugs me.The blade flies open with a thumb flick, no wrist action needed. Lockup is solid (about 50%), no play in any direction. My immediate impression was, what a solid little package this is! The blacked out blade looks fantastic, and fits with the dark theme. With unlined carbon fiber and titanium, this is obviously a very light tool. I happen to appreciate a little heft in a knife, but this feels substantial yet light. I have large hands, but this little knife fits very well and will probably be carried a lot. The blade came fairly sharp, but needed a few strokes on fine and ultra fine Sharpmaker stones. After that, it push cut paper, and slid through cardboard like nothing. I found it easy to close. The clip is fine, but I'm not very picky. Overall, a great knife from ZT.
Zero Tolerance 0450CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Mesa, AZ
Jun 02, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Very Nice Upscale Small EDC Knife, But. . .
My first impressions are consistent with other reviews, but one major deficiency (in my view) forces the loss of a star. And that is, NO TIP UP CLIP OPTION, which is odd and frankly disappointing on a $200 knife. It seems that the default clip position on many/most other knives is tip up, but for some reason ZT has chosen to eliminate even the option on an otherwise very nice EDC knife.
Zero Tolerance 0450CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sep 06, 2017
Pros: None
Cons: None
Lock bar detent fixed on newer models
pros: - weight- style- blade and handle materials- fit and finish- action!cons: - does not come with deep carry clip from the factoryPicked up this knife 8/30/17 and the detent will not prevent me from opening the knife with a finger on the lock bar unless there is substantial pressure. Looks like they've somewhat fixed the detent issue. This knife is a near perfect EDC.
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