I recently acquired this Zero Tolerance 0460TI and was immediately drawn to its pronounced ergonomic design. Similar to the original 0460 by ZT the folder fits neatly into the hollow of your hand, giving you a comfortable and secure grip on the tool. Unlike the original 0460, this knife is all titanium; built for toughness the whole way through with a CPM 20CV blade and a titanium frame lock. CPM 20CV is fairly new to the market but is becoming popular among top knife brands. It is a tool steel that combines impressive wear resistance and edge retention with the added benefit of being highly corrosion resistant due to high levels of chromium.
The 0460TI has partial 3D machining on the handle which adds dimensionality and increases grip while the stonewashed finish and machine satin grinds give a handsome and clean look. The contrast of the matte black backspacer, black hardware and reversible, black pocket clip is well executed. For a simple color scheme, this blade has a sneaky sex appeal.
ZT is well known in the knife community and I believe they have stood up to their name with this new design. I always love buying products made in the USA and you can’t go wrong with a solid folding knife. This one is an EDC contender that won’t let you down. Unlike their little brother Kershaw, ZT blades run a bit more. However, you get what you pay for and quality is not cheap.
Sean Kennard is a Texas Law Enforcement Officer and serves as a SWAT Officer for his department. He is also the head defensive tactics instructor and holds various instructor certificates such as Krav Maga Force Division Instructor, FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical Breaching Instructor and various others. Kennard holds an undefeated Mixed Martial Arts record and is a practitioner of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Olympic weightlifting. He is a fitness and adventure enthusiast and enjoys the great outdoors.