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ZT 0223

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by evltcat, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Keep coming up with the same numbers..

    Pharmagator likes this.
  2. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I do not get the holes at all. The handle with the partial scales looks uncomfortable. I like the blade shape.

    eon blue apocalypse likes this.
  3. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I like everything about the idea and dislike almost everything about the execution. The G10 mimicking stacked leather is an awesome idea, I love a nice clip point and a high end utility focused folder as a tribute to a mass produced, inexpensive workhorse of a military knife seems like a great idea to me. Unfortunately, this ain't it, folks.
  4. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    Yea, this knife should be right up my alley, clip point, opening hole, 20CV, but the execution is lacking. if they got rid of the stupid holes and the sawback, and thinned down the blade stock, this would be a must buy for me. Now, I might wait and pick it up when they discontinue it in a year or so.

    It kinda reminds me of the Case Sharktooth Flipper: https://knifenews.com/case-looks-backwards-and-forwards-with-2019-releases/
  5. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Is it tacticool or tactical? Zt doesn't even know.


    It looks like they tried to go back to there roots style wise. But in suburbia I have no reason to carry anything tactical
    Lapedog and Huntnow like this.
  6. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    I will buy this when it’s massively discounted in a few months.
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  7. Julian Williams

    Julian Williams

    Apr 22, 2019
    That's what I was thinking. Its like they wanted to go back to their hard use roots, but then decided to incorporate all these modern design trends that completely clash with that objective.
    4mer_FMF and Mo2 like this.
  8. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    mdrgn79, Pharmagator, Mo2 and 3 others like this.
  9. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Lots of great points of view. I literally may sell it a week after buying one, but I'm still digging it in all its "Fugly" glory. ;)
    Pharmagator, Dadpool and Lapedog like this.
  10. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    "Does tacticool come with CPM 20CV blade steel, titanium handles, KVT ball bearings, and a limited lifetime warranty against defects?"

    Yes. Yes it does.
  11. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    edit: double post
  12. Gravy

    Gravy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2014
    At least they're releasing new designs but I mean..... This has the same aesthetic as the knives you see at gas stations. Hard pass
    mdrgn79, jeepin and Mo2 like this.
  13. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    At least they know they'll sell one to Glenn.
  14. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I don’t get ZT
    They manage to spoil some great designs they have in more innovative ways every years for one time
    insta9ves and Julian Williams like this.
  15. skyhorse


    Jan 30, 2010
    It will make for some fun youtube broken blade videos .
  16. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    As long as you like it, that's what matters. The only real reason I commented on it is because it's so close to being something I would really, really like.
    Pharmagator and evltcat like this.
  17. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    Same here, before I saw those holes, this was going to be a must buy, now I might consider buying it on sale after it's discontinued.

    I'm guessing the holes add +5 speed and -30 drag for real high speed low drag operators
  18. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    The original "mission statement " for ZT was all about building serious , hard use combat and service knives for "life or death situations " .:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    What the heck happened to you , " Zero Tolerance " ? :confused:

    Revised mission : "Now we build very expensive ironic Rambo Homage Joke knives that serve only to make fun of our military / first responders and our own original commitment " :mad::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    That's just sad . :(
  19. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Going a bit far there. Shall we point out the joke knives of other major companies? The marketing silliness? Seems to me there is a large company that, in those departments, would out weigh all other companies combined.
    Pharmagator likes this.
  20. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Chris Reeve? I kid, I kid! Put down the pitchforks and torches
    Pharmagator, BigKurtHaze and evilgreg like this.

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