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


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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
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 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handlesrated 4.767 stars out of 5 (30 reviews)
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Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Shelby Township, Mi
Sep 24, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: Overall Quality, None
Very surprised upon opening
I'm being generous with 4* rating.This is my first Zero tolerance knife, first slightly pricey at 240 on sale also. I've heard nothing but class leading build and fit/finish with Zero tolerance products. WOW was I surprised...Let me preface this before I get into it, I also had ordered a Kizer that was deeply discounted for a good price, nowhere near the cost of my American made🇺🇸 ZT 0452CF.To start - Box came in looking like it was in a dryer for a few hours bouncing around. Both tabs on the end to open the flap are "feathered". It makes me wonder if this knife was pulled out and put into box a few hundred times. Second - And its minor, I literally could not open blade with flipper! I know they are built with tight tolerances but holy crap. After I manhandled what I could grab with fingers and other hand pressing the flipper till finger turned purple, poof it opened. It does open now with flipper, I suppose thats only a half bad.Third and really the biggest problem I have, the blade has a chatter sharpening done to it. This blade did NOT go through a full sharpening, no flipping way. The "ruts" in the blade, assuming they are course stone scratches, are large enough for my cell phone to take picture of. I am NOT happy with this at all. I paid a premium price, for an American made knife, that is suppose to be of higher caliber manufacturing and got none of that. Fourth and I don't think its petty, upon opening the beaten box, my "high grade" knife comes out in little bubble wrap pocket, ok....My new Kizer, for WAY LESS money, came packed for presentation, you open the velvet feeling box, with magnetic folding doors, to your care guide and instructions in little envelope, knife below that snuggly set in A KNIFE CASE. Presentation...Something a ZT knife, that potentially could be one of your nice collection, should have. Maybe ZT should take pointers from China, because they're doing it wrong. 5*'s to Knife Center, good sales and quick shipping keeps me coming back.
Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Warwick, Ri
Jul 04, 2020
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
Smooth Flipper
I handled one and just had to own it. Although it’s comfortable in the pocket it’s still too big for me to consistently EDC. The one issue I had was with the pocket clip. The “deep carry” clip is too small to fit onto jeans. The screws end up getting in the way of the denim because the slip is too shallow. I swapped it with an aftermarket clip and called it a day. Pros for me are the action, ergonomics, and materials. The one con was the picket clip.
Zero Tolerance 0452CF Dmitry Sinkevich Flipper 4.1" S35VN Satin Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Apr 11, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, None
I currently own a 0456 and 0562 in M390 and use to have a 0452 which I gifted over a year ago. There is something special about the 0452 so I got another one for myself. Its a long knife even when closed but its light-weight and profile sits in the pocket like a smaller knife which is something I can't say for the 0456 and 0562 to a lesser extent. Pulling the 0452 out and flipping is like an unfolding magic trick where ones asks "where did that come from?". The 0456 is a work of art and has its days but is a tad thick and too heavy for EDC. The 0562 sits in between the 0452 and 0456 for daily comfort. The M390 on the 0562 is stellar, that blade shape is versatile and it's lighter, thinner and more comfortable for EDC than the 0456. The 0452 is my favorite of the three and the only time I don't carry it is if the pant pocket is shallow. I'm more comfortable flipping the 0562 at the office as the 0452 can be intimidating but a fair warning before extraction can help calm nerves. Putting that aside, I'd recommend this knife for EDC. The blade shape is the most versatile of the three and is the most comfortable in the casual pants pocket. The steel isn't as premium as the others but its blade length, grip comfort, weight and profile all make up for the difference. I also prefer the astetics of the 0452 over the 0562. The only drawback is the stock 0452 pocket clip which I replaced with a titanium deep carry as it blends in with the Ti scale and makes the 0452 less conspicuous. I'd want the 0452 on my person if I ever found myself needing a knife in a last ditch attempt at self defense which I hope never happens.
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