This time on Steal of the Week we’re going to be checking out the 0200 from Zero Tolerance knives. This beefy flipper was designed by the incomparable Ken Onion, and his ridiculously rugged take on the folding combat knife is a force to be reckoned with.
This is a hand-filling handle with some heavy-duty 3D-machined G10 over some ultra thick liners. The G10 has a cool grenade-like texture that provides some really great traction. The ergonomic shape and massive size make it a comfortable hold for folks with large or gloved hands, and there’s ample jimping for precision cutting tasks. With no hotspots to speak of, handling in general is a pleasure with this model.
There are two blade deployment methods present here. Primary is the flipper, which allows for an easy if not especially swift deployment. The secondary method is the dual thumb studs, which allow for just as nice an action as the flipper, using either your thumb or an atypically productive flick of the middle finger. If you’re not happy with the action you can loosen or tighten the pivot with a basic wrench or socket, making it easier to adjust in the field than the standard torque screw.
The blade is a distinctively Ken Onion recurve shape that makes for some really great slicing action. This is a wide blade that comes in at 4″ long and is made from 154CM stainless steel with a black DLC coating. The handle’s thick liners mean a heavy-duty liner lock to keep the blade extended.
You can carry this model just about any way you want thanks to the four way pocket clip. It’s a nice thick piece of stainless steel which enables a really secure, certain carry. Also present is a lanyard hole to aid you in finding this knife in deep pockets or a tactical bag.
Ken Onion is one of the best designers in the business and nobody overbuilds quite like ZT, making the 0200 one formidable flipper. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com