While I have owned several of the ZT/Emersons and Kershaw/Emersons, I find them both to be too ZT and too Kershaw, and too little Emerson. And while I do like CF, the herringbone variety and dual color is not to my taste, nor the odd bevels on the handle near the pivot/choil. I think this knife would have been much cooler with g10 or micarta handles. But, if done that way there is probably no reason for it to have been a ZT release. It has to be "ZT-ified" or EKI could have just released it.