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Read on to see the best new knives that hit our shelves in the last week, including a last-minute surprise from Zero Tolerance, two rare and refined Hinderer Knives, an award-winning design from Fox Knives, and a do-it-all fixed blade design from Condor. Let’s take a closer look.

Zero Tolerance 0235

The first notable knife this week is so new we didn’t even know it existed last week! Meet the ZT 0235, the third collaboration between Zero Tolerance and Danish knifemaker Jens Anso. Like the 0230 before it, it’s a pleasantly surprising departure for the brand, who built their reputation on overbuilt tactical knives. The 0235 is decidedly lightweight, and in fact doesn’t even lock! It’s not technically a “slipjoint,” but uses a double ball detent system to safely hold the knife open and closed. There’s a crisp half-stop, and once you get the hang of it you can even “flick” the blade closed in one fluid motion. Leave it to ZT to make a non-locking folder with a fidget-friendly action! 

The 0235 has a 2.6” blade made from premium 20CV steel, and has a bit more belly and a finer point than the 0230 that came out late last year. One other notable change is the addition of a discreet deep carry pocket clip, which should make the 0235 an even more compelling everyday carry for anyone who wants a non-locking folder that doesn’t sacrifice high performance modern features and materials.

ZT 0235 Specs: 

  • Blade Length: 2.60″ (6.6 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.80″ (9.7 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.30″ (16.0 cm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.121″ (3.1 mm)
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint with Double Detent
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: None
  • Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 g)
  • Designer: Jens Anso
  • Blue Anodized Aluminum Backspacer
  • Made in the USA

Hinderer Eklipse Tri-Way & Non-Flipper 3” XM-18

The next item on this week’s list is actually a double feature. Both of these knives were notable enough (and rare enough) to warrant inclusion. We just stocked the brand new Hinderer Tri-Way Eklipse, and the Tri-Way Non-Flipper 3” XM-18. Let’s start with the Eklipse. 

The Eklipse was always one of the best flippers in Hinderer’s lineup, but the addition of the new Tri-Way pivot makes it better than ever: fast, sure, and satisfying. The 3.5” tanto blade is ground from 20CV, and is currently available with either Hinderer’s rough-and-tumble “working finish” or a more reflective stonewash treatment. The handle might look a little restrictive with its two finger scallops, but it doesn’t feel like it – we have come to expect unimpeachable ergonomics from Hinderer and the Eklipse is no exception.

Turning to the Non-Flipper 3” XM-18s now, it’s worth noting that this is the first time we’ve had them in stock, ever. And again, the addition of the Tri-Way pivot makes these an absolute pleasure to operate. In fact, I might just prefer these to the regular 3” XM-18s, because you get a little more room on the handle without the flipper tab breaking up the space between the finger choil and the handle. The red G10 variants came and went in a flash, but as of publishing this we still have it in orange, black, and OD green.

Hinderer Eklipse Tri-Way specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.50″
  • Cutting Edge: 3.375″
  • Closed Length: 4.75″
  • Overall Length: 8.25″
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.165″
  • Blade Style: Harpoon Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Orange G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.54″
  • Liner Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 5.1 oz.
  • Designer: Rick Hinderer
  • Made in the USA

Hinderer Non-Flipper 3” XM-18 Specs: 

  • Blade Length: 3.0″ 
  • Cutting Edge: 2.75″
  • Closed Length: 4.125″
  • Overall Length: 7.125″
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.140″
  • Blade Hardness: 60-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Black G10 Face Scale with Titanium Lock
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41″
  • Liner Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Lockside Finish: Stonewash
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Designer: Rick Hinderer
  • Made in the USA

Fox Radius G10

The Fox Radius turned heads when it took home Knife of the Year at BLADE Show 2019, and these brand-new G10 variants are the most affordable yet! The heart of the Radius is its unique button lock / thumbstud mechanism, which allows you to fluidly open, unlock, and close the blade all with your thumb. It’s quite intuitive, and one advantage I noticed immediately is the fact that you can operate the knife without ever having to put your finger in the path of the blade. It would also be an excellent choice for those who like to carry their knives loose in a pocket or bag – since the knife is locked closed until you press the button, there’s virtually no way for it to deploy accidentally. Bravo to Fox Knives for their innovation!

Fox Radius G10 Specs:

  • Blade Length: 2.95″
  • Overall Length: 7.28″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16″
  • Blade Material: N690Co Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Backspacer Material: Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Button Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Designer: Denis Simonutti
  • Weight: 3.70 oz.
  • Made in Italy

Condor Bush Slicer

The Condor Bush Slicer is the ultimate camp kitchen knife. Combining the balance of a cleaver, the belly of a chef’s knife, and the strength of a survival knife into one versatile tool, the Bush Slicer does it all and more. It even lifts hot pots (and opens bottles) with the notch cut into the spine of the blade!

These are handmade in El Salvador by Condor Tool & Knife from reliable 1095 carbon steel, and come equipped with a comprehensive custom sheath system that holds the knife silently and securely and can be mounted anywhere for comfortable carry with the included leather drop loops.

Condor Bush Slicer Specs:

  • Code: 65005
  • Manufacturer Part Number: CTK5005-6.5
  • Blade Length: 6.4″
  • Overall Length: 11.8″
  • Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1″
  • Blade Style: Slicer
  • Blade Finish: Natural
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 19.7 oz.
  • Designer: Julio Diez
  • Made in El Salvador

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