Thinnest ZT???

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Wow guys thanks for all the input definitely helps in narrowing down my decision for a new ZT! I should own a new 0566 within a month! I like the shape and look better than the 0770.
 
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Kinda late, but here are some shots of the 0566 with the 0770, Blur, Mini-Grip, and Delica. The Mini-Grip has a rounded handle, so it was a bit harder to try getting them aligned. The Mini-Grip is thicker than the 0566 though.

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Here's one of all the ZT's I have (click for higher res).



Here's me eye-balling it against a ruler:

ZT 0200 = 11/16" = 0.6875"
ZT 0301 = 9/16" = 0.5625"
ZT 0350 = 1/2" = 0.5"
ZT 0550 = 9/16" = 0.5625"
ZT 0560 = 17/32" = 0.53125"
ZT 0566 = 7/16" = 0.4375"
ZT 0750 = 17/32" = 0.53125"
ZT 0770 = 15/32" = 0.46875"
ZT 0780 = 1/2" = 0.5"
 
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Dude thank you so much for taking the time to do that that was a lot of effort. It definitely solidifies my choice in the 0566 looks perfect to me! Appreciate it!
 
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No problem... But just to muddy the waters... My ZT 0770CF came in today. Since it was still on my mind, I took a look, and it is the same thickness as the 0566. The 0566 is an incredible knife, and you won't regret getting it. But it now shares the thinnest ZT title with the 0770CF (at least of the ZT's I have).

Updated comparison pic (click for higher res):
 

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I thought the 0770CF would be thinner than 0770. Personally, 0770CF and 0770 are a major win over 0566 due to 0566 weighing 5.41 ounces and the 0770 weighing 3.72 ounces with 0770CF probably closer to 3 ounces. The stainless steel frame lock of the 0566 weighs it down quite a bit.
 
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I actually like a bit of heft on the knife. I know even the lightweights can be plenty strong for appropriate uses for a folding knife, but that extra heft does give it a more solid feel (even if it's just in my head). Regardless of whether it's actually significantly stronger or not, the feel of the knife in hand is great.

The larger ZT's (like the 0301) may weigh more (8 oz on that beast!), but it's more the size than the weight that makes a difference when riding in pocket. In hand during use, the weight is really not a factor. The only time it's particularly noticeable is when you're just trying to gauge and compare the weight of different knives in hand.
 

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Unless you have the 0300 in your running shorts or dress slacks compared to 0770CF. :D

Like most things it's conditional and subjective.
 
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Unless you have the 0300 in your running shorts or dress slacks compared to 0770CF. :D

Like most things it's conditional and subjective.

True, and preferences are going to vary from person to person. That said, I've tried carrying both a 0566 and PM2 in slacks. The PM2 is certainly lighter weight, but it's thicker and has a larger footprint. As such, it was actually more obstructive in pocket than the 0566.
 

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True, and preferences are going to vary from person to person. That said, I've tried carrying both a 0566 and PM2 in slacks. The PM2 is certainly lighter weight, but it's thicker and has a larger footprint. As such, it was actually more obstructive in pocket than the 0566.

Ditto on preferring folders that are fairly thin and narrow but to that I add light. Generally, Spydercos have width due to the hole design.
 
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This thread is making me super stoked about the 0566. Idk if I can wait till my next paycheck to grab it. Phew. Breaking a sweat here guys!
 
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Just to help fuel your fire... ;) The blade grind on the 0566 is absolutely gorgeous. It features a high flat grind that runs about 2/3rds the width of the blade, giving it good slicing performance. The full width of the blade stock is maintained up until the last 1/2" towards the tip, giving it quite a bit of strength. And the long swedge on the spine creates a bit of an optical illusion, giving the blade a deceptively thinner appearance. You can see it a little in the first pic I posted, but it looks much better in hand.
 
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