Posted August 5, 2013 by Nick
The Model 0300 was Zero Tolerance’s first ever knife, co-designed by Ken Onion and Mick Strider, and it became an immediate success in the realm of hard use folding knives. ZT has separated themselves from the competition by using only the best available materials and manufacturing stout tactical knives to some of the tightest tolerances in the industry. The handle of the 0300 is a large 5-1/4″, made from machined G10 with a titanium frame lock. It’s got great jimping for your thumb in both the forward and reverse grips, much like a Strider Knife, which is functional even with gloves on. The 3-3/4″ S30V blade features the new Blackwashed finish which is best described as a DLC (diamond-like carbon) finish that been tumbled (or stonewashed) for a non-reflective, broken-in look. The Model 0300 was such a popular design that it spawned a smaller brother, the 0350 with all G10 handles, that continues to be among the most popular knives ZT manufacturers. Blackwash is the same finish as the Acid Stonewash by Brous Blades and seems to be where manufacturers are heading for a durable, non-reflective finish on high end knives. Check out the new Zero Tolerance 0300 at www.knifecenter.com.
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Our flagship knife looks great in our new blackwashed finish. The 0300BW looks like it’s been serving you for years—like a battle-tested tool or a favorite pair of well-worn jeans. Blackwashing gives it an already-broken-in look. To make a blackwashed knife, knife components are Tungsten DLC (Diamond-like Carbon) coated, then tumbled to produce the distinctive ZT blackwash finish.
The 0300BW has all the features you expect from your ZT: extremely solid construction, premium materials, and sophisticated ergonomics. The blade is built of tough S30V stainless steel blade designed to provide the perfect combination of durability, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. The blackwashed finish provides a non-reflective surface and helps emphasize the lines of the blade.
The 0300BW is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening making it easy to deploy its big, beefy blade—just pull back on the flipper. Believe us, with a blade this massive, SpeedSafe supplies an assist you’ll appreciate.
The 0300BW’s handle is 3-D machined G-10 in the front with a blackwashed 3D-machined titanium back. The titanium frame lock provides a secure blade lock up during use. With or without duty gloves, this enables a very firm grip. The solid grip enables a quick transition from forward to reverse grip time and again. Heavy jimping on the thumb ramp further enhances the grip. A 3/8-inch hex head pivot shaft nut makes field adjustments possible with minimal tools. ZT’s Quad-mount pocketclip enables for tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.