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Zero Tolerance Current/Upcoming/Discontinued Models

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

  1. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Any thoughts on the holes in the ricasso area of the blade?
     
  2. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Its part of the new ZT series of "Passive Tactical 0perator Tools" (PT0T). Assume a scenario where the enemy captures you and takes your knife. Now imagine the enemy uses your knife for food prep...like cutting a PB&J sandwich. They'll soon die due to the colonies of virulent bacteria that live in the blade holes.

    Mission accomplished, even in defeat.

    That should be the new ZT logo...
     
  3. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    There. Fixed it for you. ;)
     
  4. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    434
    Feb 16, 2013
    Isn’t a ZT question but a Kershaw one. Anyone hear that the knockout is being discontinued? Aaron over at Gideons Tactical said it was in FB post of his today. I emailed Kershaw to ask but haven’t heard back yet.
     
  5. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    $300 seems a little much, any idea why it's higher than their other models?

    Also I really don't like the little holes in the blade. It's like the knife is perforated and just waiting to snap off.
     
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  6. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    The hole cost money to drill man...

    Edit: it’s a joke
     
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  7. goldie

    goldie

    Feb 18, 2000
    That 0223 is the worst model ZT has come up with. If it didn't have that ZT logo I would think it was an Mtech .And at $300 it sure doesn't help the situation.
     
  8. cistercian

    cistercian

    290
    Apr 22, 2015
    It is like a gonzo version of those snap off utility blades. I strongly dislike it as well.
     
  9. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    On the plus side, I have bought several knives this year I ended up not caring for, but this is one in which that won’t be happening.
     
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  10. cistercian

    cistercian

    290
    Apr 22, 2015
    Winning!
     
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  11. Apalachicola

    Apalachicola

    37
    Jun 24, 2019
    “Enough of the prissy knives! People say we make pocket jewelry! Produce something repellant!”

    “Will do. I’ll throw in some random holes in the blade.”
     
  12. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2016
    All the talk of the 223. Who's gonna be honest and tell us they bought one? I know someone on here did. If not cause they like zt just out of curiosity. Come on we won't judge, let's see some pics. :D:D:D:D:D
     
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  13. KVT

    KVT Gold Member Gold Member

    613
    Feb 17, 2019
    I’m gonna be 100% honest here. I will never own one. :)
     
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  14. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2016
    Somebody will, they just won't own up to owning it.:D:D
     
  15. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    942
    Feb 20, 2018
    I will happily buy one if i can ever grab it for under 200 bucks.

    Other news, just traded for a 0850 and i love it.
     
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  16. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    If they end up doing a satin or stonewash version I will give a second look. Until then I won't.
     
  17. soc_monki

    soc_monki

    267
    Apr 5, 2019
    Plenty of people on Instagram eating it up. They can have it. I love my 0470 and 0562cf, but the 223 needs some redesign to make it appealing. I don't care how quality the materials are or how smooth the action is. It looks cheap.
     
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  18. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    The 0223 is definitely a hard sell at $300. I can kinda understand where the costs are coming from - the handle design, the milling, etc - but that doesn’t make it any easier to stomach a price tag that puts it within spitting distance of a Hinderer.

    Couple that with a design that could be charitably described as divisive, and... you have a short-lived model. Should have stuck to the prototype design and also made it a 4” blade.
     
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  19. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    I'm waiting for their next M-Tech collab knife after the 0223.
     
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  20. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    The 0223 will be discontinued quick.
     
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