Today we’re going to be taking a look at the latest sprint run from Zero Tolerance, the 0462TAN, that you can snag over at KnifeCenter.com.
When you think of Zero Tolerance the terms “overbuilt” and “American-made” instantly come to mind, and not just because it says so on the box. The moment you get one in your hand and start working with it, you can feel the undeniable quality of their knives.
The ZT 0462 has been a huge hit, taking all the wonderful elements that ZT is known for while adding unmistakable style from Russian designer Dmitry Sinkevich. The sweeping profile makes a dramatic statement when you pull it out of your pocket. The 0462TAN sprint run takes that sexy design and gives it a new look and feel by changing up some key elements.
Nothing drives a knifemaker like a little competition, which is why great knife brands like Benchmade and Spyderco thrive off of a good-natured rivalry. They are constantly pushing themselves to create the greatest knives by using premium knife materials and the top knife manufacturing processes available, all so they can edge out the rest to take home the crown for the best knife. Two specific knife models have reached the apex of that goal: Spyderco’s Paramilitary 2 and Benchmade’s Griptilian.
While they may not have identical price tags, we chose the Griptilian and the Paramilitary 2 because they’re both American-made knives, the same general size, intended for similar tasks, and equipped with comparable locking mechanisms. Speaking of great knife locks…
The Griptilian comes equipped with an AXIS locking mechanism. The lockbar extends through the frame of the knife and is completely ambidextrous, and it allows easy one-handed operation.