Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Lock Type
Awesome knife for areas with restrictions!
I work in the Pentagon, and they have a 2.5" blade length limit. This has obviously knocked most of my favorite knives off the list of things I can bring with me. I decided to pick this up to have a knife from my favorite brand that I could bring with me. This 0022 has all of the things I love from ZT. Great materials, good tolerances, a rugged, but lightweight design, and great ergonomics. With the two finger grooves, it locks into the hand very well, despite only fitting three fingers on it. Some other small knives seem like miniaturized large knives, but this knife was obviously designed from the ground up to be comfortable and usable even at its reduced size. The blade is very pointy, and has a good belly too, so it is very useful despite being so small. It instantly became a hit with the Marines I work with, and there might be some more of these selling soon. The only weak point, and still a bit of a stretch, is that the lock is harder to disengage than my other ZTs. Of course, part of this is that my other ZT Framelocks disengage very smoothly, and this one is so short that it takes a little more force. Overall, this is instantly my favorite small knife that can be taken anywhere without an outright blade ban.