Posted December 28, 2011 by Howard
Rick Hinderer Model from Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance produces some fine knives. They are all American made and are an extraordinary sample of American high quality manufacturing and design. This new model, the ZT0550, is one of their finest. It is a full size folder with a frame lock system. The blade is an aggressive shape using the newer style triabngle style with a wide base. The blade material is the top quality S35VN that a lot of custom makers use. There are four positions for the pocket clip. That frame lock is a massive system. The back side of the handle is titanium and the locking section of the handle folds over to lock the blade open. It’s really secure.
Here is more info from Kershaw, the makers of all Zero Tolerance:
The Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0550 features a bullet-tough blade of Crucible’s S35VN stainless steel with stonewashed finish. The steel is designed to offer increased toughness over S30V, yet be easier to machine and polish. It offers high wear resistance and resists edge chipping. It’s chemistry includes niobium, vanadium and chromium carbides and offers an exceptionally uniform distribution of those carbides, too. In other words, this high-performance knife can take whatever you can dish out. Designed by Rick Hinderer.
* Blade: Vanax 35, stonewashed finish 3.5 in. (8.8 cm), 0.156 in. thick
* Scales: Textured G-10 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
* Overall: 8.125 in. (20.6 cm)
* Lock 6AL4V Titanium frame lock
* Weight 5.8 oz.
* Made in USA