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Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles


MSRP* : $300.00 | You Save* : $60.00 (20%)
Part #: ZT0452CF | Zero Tolerance Knives
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ZT0452CF: Model 0452CF
Zero Tolerance Knives
The original Zero Tolerance 0454 was an award-winning collaboration between ZT and custom knife designer Dmitry Sinkevich. But it was also a very Limited Edition knife.

To make this amazing knife more readily available, ZT has created a new-for-2015 version based on the original’s streamlined form and high-performance function. The 0452CF is the same size as the original 0454, but with a carbon fiber front scale and S35VN dual-finished blade. S35VN sharpens to a razor edge, holds it, and can be resharpened easily. The 0452CF opens as smooth as butter with the KVT ball-bearing opening system and built-in flipper. A titanium frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert ensures solid lock up.

As a final touch of class, the 0452CF features handsome 5-spoke pivot hardware. From office to outdoors, the 0452CF is ready to go wherever you're ready to take it.
  • Blade Length: 4.10" (10.4 cm)
  • Handle Length: 5.20" (13.2 cm)
  • Overall Length: 9.3" (23.6 cm)
  • Blade Steel: S35VN Stonewashed and Satin finish
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber Front Scale with Titanium Frame Lock
  • Designer: Dmitry Sinkevich
  • Weight: 4.6 oz. (130.4 g)
  • Made in the USA
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.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles4.769 (26 reviews)
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Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
1 out of 5
Georgetown, Tx
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Very Disappointed
The good, the bad, and the ugly. First, the good. The quality of the steel and carbon fiber materials and fit and finish are excellent. This is a beautiful knife. Also, I like the size of this knife. Next, the bad. This knife blade came very tight and does not flick open easily as shown on so many videos. My newly arrived knife certainly does not resemble the one Shabazz demonstrated on his video. Finally, the ugly. Two things. First, the frame lock sticks hard and requires one finger in one hand to unstick while closing the blade with the finger on the other hand to close. I have opened it a couple hundred times and it has not broken in one iota. Next, the blades does not open or close smoothly. It grinds hard. Frankly, I am very disappointed in ZT quality control as this knife should never have made it out of the factory. I recently had to send a newly purchased ZT 0470 back to the factory with a blade centering and stripped screw issue, now I will have to send this one back for the above problems. I have the ZT 0562cf and ZT 9770cf which are fine, but that’s only 2 out of 4 that we’re good quality. No more ZT’s for me.
Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Nunyabiz, USA
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
With slight mod, the perfect EDC
I have pretty big hands, but not huge. If my hands were any smaller, this knife would be too large for daily carry. As is, it RULES. I use a heavier knife for the winter when I'm wearing bulkier clothes (a Maserin-Consoli Pitbull with a glass-breaker tip), but for warmer weather, this is light and thin enough to not be too obvious in shorts (at least with the deep-carry clip I got on, while still having enough heft to use as an emergency striking tool. After a few hundred flips, the action is silky and it opens fairly quickly for a non-assisted, medium-heavy 4" blade. The CF and titanium make for a light knife given the size. My only beef was the clip--the screws get in the way and a centimeter or so of the knife sticks out, so like I said, go to MXG and get the sweet titanium one (looks better anyway).Finally, the detail work on the titanium and the blade finish are really pretty and don't come across in the photos. If you own a Benchmade Osborne, a kershaw flipper or something similar and wish you just had more knife for self-defense, this might be the step up for you. It was for me.Note about opening it with a finger touching the frame lock as another reviewer pointed out: you're holding it wrong. Your middle fingertip should be in the recessed slot of the frame lock. Any further fwd on the knife, and no, it won't flip.
Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
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
Perfect folder!
What can you say about the 452 that hasn’t been said already? I’ve owned mine for about 1.5 years, so I know this knife intimately, and I love it dearly. It’s got all of zero tolerances typical qualities, superb fit and finish, top notch materials, perfect action, s35vn with a great heat treat. It’s lightweight. The handle is shaped perfectly, enough to give you a very secure and confident grip, without creating any hotspots. It’s got a slender profile so it doesn’t take up a lot of pocket space, but still has a full size 4” blade. I seriously can’t think of one single thing I don’t like about it. Someone could have a gun to my head, threatening my life and demanding that I say something bad about the 0452, and they wouldn’t get a thing from me lmao
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