When we heard that Zero Tolerance was going to be offering their awesome 0350 in ZDP-189 steel, we were blown away. Then, they announced a composite version with an S30V spine and a ZDP-189 cutting edge, and blew us away again.
Offered in a satin finish, these gorgeous knives allow the user to clearly view the delineation between the two steels. ZDP-189 is one of the highest-performing stainless steels in the knife industry today, prized for its hardness and edge retention capabilities-and results in a WICKEDLY sharp knife (as my index finger discovered while writing this blog entry).
Designed by Ken Onion and manufactured in the USA, the composite 0350s offer the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opener, allowing smooth one-handed opening. These knives sport textured G-10 handles an adjustable quad-carry pocket clip. They’re available in both plain and partially-serrated edges. Individually numbered, these limited-edition knives are going fast, so pick one up (carefully!) at www.knifecenter.com!
Here’s the word from Zero Tolerance:
The Zero Tolerance 0350 is slightly smaller and slightly lighter than the 0300—10% to be precise—but just as aggressive. The 0350 is fully equipped with SpeedSafe® for one-handed assisted opening. Even in combat gloves, you can easily deploy the blade using the large, ambidextrous thumb stud or blade protrusion. The blade is made of composite steel with a spine of stainless steel fused with a cutting edge of ZDP-189 stainless steel. ZDP-189 steel is one of the knife industry’s hottest, hardest and highest performing knife steels today. 3% of its structure is pure carbon which makes the steel harder and in turn furthers its edge retention capacity. Textured, matte-black G-10 scales provide a secure grip. Includes a quad mounting system for tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed clip carry.
- SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
- Quad Mounting System
- Limited Edition and Individually Numbered
- Steel: Composite Steel with a spine of S30V and ZDP-189 Cutting Edge
- Handle: Textured G-10, matte black
- Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.25 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.625 in. (11.7 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.75 in. (19.7 cm)
- Weight: 5.6 oz.
- Made in USA