Zero Tolerance 0561 Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by LinuxHack3r, Apr 13, 2020.

Does this seem like a real Zero Tolerance?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. LinuxHack3r


    Apr 13, 2020
    I'm a longtime member of a different forum (more geared towards guns than knives). A member there has offered and shipped to me his 0561 to trade for an iPhone I have listed for sale.

    The iPhone is worth $150-$200 depending on where you look. This knife is no longer made or sold, so if it is real I'm all over this deal.

    If this is a fake, it's a very, very high quality fake. What concerns me is I see photos of this knife on the internet and it has "ZT" on the pocket clip.

    Real or fake? Can you tell?

    I've uploaded more photos to Imgur here.

    Those are very high resolution photos, you can click on them to zoom in.
  2. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Looks real, but I would not trade that knife for an old iPhone
  3. LinuxHack3r


    Apr 13, 2020
    Well...why not?
  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I’ve got two 560’s. One has the ZT logo on the clip, the other one doesn’t. I don’t recall which one is older, didn’t look at the serial numbers either.
    That one is the real deal.
  5. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Because $150 iPhone can be found anywhere, and it's older technology that will rapidly lose value.
  6. LinuxHack3r


    Apr 13, 2020
    Oh, right of course. That is my exact thinking...and that's why I want to accept the trade.

    Truthfully, I took your reply as the inverse as in THAT I SHOULD NOT TRADE MY IPHONE FOR THIS KNIFE.

    I'm glad we are in agreement.
  7. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Oh yeah, no, it's a good trade for you
  8. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Looks legit. That's a hell of a trade in your benefit, if you manage to go through with it.
  9. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Pretty sure the OP is getting this knife in question for one of his old Iphones. I'd do that trade anyday.
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  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    looks legit and well worth the trade.
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  11. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Yes, I know that. Why else would he be asking if it was a fake?
  12. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Pre lock bar insert ZT0561
  13. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Well it depends on which generation of iPhone. As for the 0561, it looks real.
  14. steelhead seeker

    steelhead seeker

    Aug 1, 2014
    It looks like they sanded the logo off the pocket clip. It's all scuffed up.
  15. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Looks just like mine. However zooming in on the flip side, it appears the clip has been hand rubbed or brushed. The drag lines are obviously not uniform (as in, not original satin or blasted), so that would be why there is no logo. I would say it's a screaming deal. ZT has been really great in the past by sending out new clips if that is wanted. But you just may like the brushed look on it. The clip logo can take a beating if used. Others just don't like the frontal billboard when carried.
  16. MeritedEdge


    Jan 3, 2018
    That looks like the real deal to me. I’d be all over that trade if I were in your shoes.
  17. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Looks real to me. At some point that iPhone won't be worth much more than a paper weight .;)
  18. Addicted_to_Knives


    Nov 29, 2018

    Have several ZTs including this model. This is 100% legit & real. That's a great trade value you are getting for it, i'd trade in a heartbeat an older iphone 7 for it.
  19. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Knife looks legit, serial # matches up with pre lockbar insert, just looks like he buffed/scratched off the logo on the pocket clip!! Good trade in your favor I'd say!!
  20. Mikel_24


    Sep 19, 2007
    Get it! I would!

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