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Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0566BW Assisted Flipper 3.25" S35VN Blackwash Blade, Black G10 with Stainless Steel Back Handle

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Part Number: ZT0566BW
Manufacturer: Zero Tolerance Knives
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ZT0566BW: Hinderer 0566BW
Zero Tolerance Knives
You wanted to see the 0566 in BlackWash. We're happy to oblige. Here it is with the finish that gives it the look of a favorite pair of well-worn jeans. But don't let the look fool you. This is a piece of precision machinery.

The blade S35VN stainless steel that's strong, wear resistant, corrosion resistant, and tough. This high-end steel ensures the user of a sharp, reliable edge that will last a long time. And with the BlackWash finish, the 0566BW has a discrete, matte look.

For a secure grip, the front scale is textured G10. The back is all stainless steel with a sturdy frame lock and lockbar stabilizer. The 0566BW opens quickly and easily with our assisted opening system.

The 0566BW offers Zero Tolerance's quad-mounting system so users can choose tip-up/tip-down, left- or right-handed carry. And because it's a deep-carry clip, the knife will sit comfortably down in the pocket.

Designed by Rick Hinderer and built tough by Zero Tolerance, the 0566BW is built for pure performance in an EDC-perfect size.

Please note: this model was first made with ELMAX blade steel; you may still find some of these blades in the marketplace. All current production is shipping with S35VN.
  • Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.25 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.156 in. (0.396 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.45 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.70 in. (19.6 cm)
  • Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
  • Quad-mount (tip-up/tip-down; left/right hand), deep-carry clip
  • Steel: S35VN, BlackWash finish
  • Handle: Textured G10 front, stainless steel BlackWash finish back
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (153.1 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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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David V
Woodstock, Ga
Jul 08, 2017
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
Have been debating on this one for a while because of some of the reviews I read. Finally saw one locally and got to handle it and decided to take a chance. Glad I did because this is a good one. Easy to open with the flipper, perfect centering, shaving sharp, easy to close for an assisted, feels great in the hand, 4 way pocket clip and S35VN steel, my favorite. I had read how some were having a lot of trouble opening theirs, but the only way I could make this one hard to open was by putting a lot of finger pressure on the lockbar. When I grip it the way I naturally do when picking it up, it has opened easily every time for me. As far as opening with the studs, I can't do it , but then the studs weren't designed to open it. They are a blade stop. Even ZT says that. I'm happy with mine the way it is. Bought mine from Knife Center because I wanted the Black Wash and they had it cheaper than the Stone Washed that I saw locally and Knife Center gives me points besides. I've saved a lot of money because of this and want to thank them for that. Thanks Knife Center for being what I believe is the best place overall to get what I'm looking for. Every once in a while, I'll see something a little cheaper some where else, but when you throw in the points thing, I don't think you can beat Knife Center. I tend to be loyal to the places that take care of me, and Knife Center does that. Thank you.
1 out of 5
Steven F
Rochester, Ny
Feb 17, 2017
Pros: None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
The only ZT I've ever returned
I had high hopes for the ZT0560bw. I own other Zero Tolerance folders, from larger/heavier to slender/lighter, and they are all well made, solid knives. Even the lighter "gentleman's knives" (0770cf, 0450) are built very, very well . Unfortunately, not so much for the ZT0566bw I just received--and just returned. I have a Kershaw Cryo; it's kind of like the baby brother to the Hinderer design. Because I'm a big ZT fan, I decided that I'd rather give the ZT0566bw a whirl, rather than the lower-line offshore version now offered as the Kershaw Cryo 2. The ZT version is most assuredly NOT just a bigger, better built, painstakingly fitted version of the Cryo, nor is it a smaller, more modest rendering of an actual Hinderer (handled one once). That's exactly what it was SUPPOSED to be. But it unfortunately falls well short. First of all, the 0566bw I received is the only ZT folder I've ever touched that exhibited lateral blade play when deployed and locked in place by the framelock. Second, this is the stiffest, hardest-to-deploy folder I've ever had in my life (and I collect folders and have handled a LOT of knives). The only other folders that have evidenced this stiff of an action have been very cheap offshore offerings, where one expects such things from time to time. There is no way that my wife would even be able to deploy this blade. I have very large hands (usually XXL gloves), and I practically sunk a hole in my finger opening it a number of times in a row. Deploying the blade some 30 or 40 times did not produce any appreciable easing of the stiffness. Getting this out of the "home" detent is simply brutal. In order to try to take care of the lateral blade play (see above), I tightened the pivot screw (torx #8) very slightly. It resolved the play issue. And it also made the mechanism even more unforgiving. Lubrication didn't help, either. Knowing of this issue, I'd knew that never carry this knife. Hence the return. It just wasn't up to the quality of every other ZT knife I have or have handled. It isn't even up to the quality of the Kershaw Cryo--and that's available in blackwash here on Knifecenter for $29.95! I'm not talking personal preference, here--it's very much a quality of manufacture issue...maybe even design. If you want a Hinderer-inspired design, I suggest the Cryo. Yes, it's from China, it's smaller, and it's a cheaper build and steel, but it's an insanely good EDC for the money. I'm sorry to say that there is no way I can justify the cost of a ZT0566bw, given the product. (I have yet to handle a Cryo 2, but that may be my next one to check out.)
5 out of 5
Chagrin Falls Ohio
Mar 07, 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
Superb knife
I've been carrying around an Emerson Super CQC-7 for 7 years now; a very similar knife in many respects, such as price, handle and blade size and a titanium lock. I just recently purchased this 0560 BW, and the quality is on a whole other level, it is easily the best pocket knife I've ever held for many reasons. This knife just exudes quality in all the right ways. The lockup is super tight, there is no blade play in any direction. I was worried about titanium on steel in this frame lock, as with the CQC-7; the lock wears away. These come with a steel lock liner which is a great addition, and will keep the frame lock in tact. For the brief amount of time I've had this blade, the Elmax steel is very sharp and is holding its edge very well so far. The ergonomics are extremely good on this knife, much better than the CQC-7 I'm comparing this to. It just feels very good to hold, and it stays secure in traditional or upside down positions. I've seen that some people have trouble with the thumb studs on this knife, but I imagine it's because they are trying to apply pressure to the blade at a 90 degree angle. If you apply pressure to the thumb stud at about 170 degree angle, it's actuates no problem, and is a viable actuating mechanism apart from the flipper action. My eye was never really caught on Zero Tolerance knives, but the fact that this is a Hinderer Design made me look, and it truly is a beautiful knife. I would recommend this blade to anyone. There's no real reason to not love this blade if you held it in your hand. If you've never really been a fan of ZT knives, this one will change your opinion without a doubt, it's an extremely nice knife.
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