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.