Zero Tolerance Current/Upcoming/Discontinued Models

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RamZar, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

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    Sep 4, 2018
    I'm also not a big fan of the tiger striped blades, but I'm sure they're popular and ZT knows what sells. I like the looks of the 762 but not sure about the bright blue with all the satin and CF. The 990 is definitely my favorite out of those 3.
     
  2. Therom

    Therom

    Nov 13, 2013
    The tiger stripe 0308 looks very good but I am really not enthusiastic about these models

    No chance I drop my 0393 for one of those
     
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  3. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    As initial thoughts:

    I like the 0762, largely because I favor it's blade shape. Modified Wharn-ish with some belly. I think that combined with the handle angling slightly away from the blade, it has potential to be an excellent performer. I could do without the holes in the scales. I bet the ergos will be good.

    I'm quite excited to experience the 0990's locking mechanism. Say what you will about ZT design (some of their stuff is a hard "no" for me), IMO their execution tends to be very good. In the end, I doubt the 0990 will be my kind of knife, but my opinion has been known to change once I handle something at a dealer.

    I've never been a big fan of the 300 series, but the 0308 looks better with them than without.
     
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  4. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Kershaw/ZT's 2021 theme - Embrace the holes
     
  5. KVT

    KVT

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    Feb 17, 2019
    Meh...
     
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  6. Dr Blazer

    Dr Blazer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2018
    I don't like the tiger stripe on 0308, but I actually like the other 2. I don't love them and have a crazy desire for them, but I'd like to see and play with both of them. I can see them growing on me... but there are too many other knives that are ahead of these on the knives I want to see and play with list, partially because so many different knives have been produced over the last few years. So, it won't be easy for anyone to stay at the top.

    That being said, ZT will always have a place in my heart and I try to cheer for them.
     
  7. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    No thanks. Ugh. Maybe they are going for a different demographic these days.
     
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  8. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
     
  9. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    ZT starts at 37:05


     
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  10. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Three new ZTs introduced today!

    ZT 0762 with a 20CV steel Sheepsfoot 3.4" blade, KVT, TDS, Sub-Frame Lock, weighing just 2.9 ounces and a street price of $320.
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    ZT 0990 with a 20CV steel Spear Point 3.25" blade, KVT, Inset Liner Lock, weighing just 2.9 ounces and a street price of $220.
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    ZT 0308BLKTS with a 20CV steel Drop Point 3.75" blade, KVT, Titanium Frame Lock (Hardened Steel Lockbar Insert), weighing 6.9 ounces and a street price of $320.
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  11. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

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    Sep 4, 2018
    The prototype 0762 with the black and white CF and no blue on the show side looked a lot better. Hope they do a sprint like that some day.
     
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  12. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

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    Sep 4, 2018


    Nice overview video on the 0990 from GPKnives. looks like a prototype piece with mismatched pivot hardware and unmarked clip.
     
  13. Blackfish775

    Blackfish775 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2014
    I like the 990, though that video makes it look a little chunky. Hopefully the local will get one in, so I can get in hand before I make a decision.
     
  14. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 8, 2018
    Oof. I don’t like what they’re doing and can’t see how they can compete with WE.

    They’re sticking to this futuristic, edgy design, but it’s just not coming together well.
     
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  15. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    0762 looks a lot like the Spydiechef IMO.
     
  16. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    I think the video Ramzar posted below pretty well supports that thought. A guy in a suit, taking pictures of his ZT next to some nice whiskey (ostensibly to post to Instagram), and the knife sitting behind his computer keyboard. Nothing wrong with that; I spend five days a week working indoors and generally have to find occasion to hard-use my knives throughout the workweek. That said, their new knives don't appeal to me much, nor have they for awhile now.
     
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  17. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Yuck! ZT has been consistently disappointing with their new stuff for a long while it seems like to me anyway! The 640 was the last model that appealed to me. Before that it was the 56x model. To each his own I guess. I would have liked ZT to a.version of the new Kershaw Strata or the XL...
     
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  18. Blackfish775

    Blackfish775 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2014
    Mine was the 0055. I think that getting away from producing consumer grade versions of the knives that are propelling the custom/maker market is a bad choice. I couldn't get a GTC Airborne, so I was excited for the 0055.
     
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  19. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
  20. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
     
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