Zero Tolerance spring assisted knives are very high quality, and because of that, they can be a little more expensive. While there are cheaper brands out there, a ZT is a great option if you want a spring assisted knife that’s going to be high quality, sturdy, and dependable. Here’s a look at two Zero Tolerance knives that are great options if you’re in the market for a new spring assisted knife.
The ZT 0350SW is a Blade HQ exclusive, due to the stonewash finish on the blade. The knife allows for one-handed opening, thanks to the SpeedSafe assisted opening system. Thumb studs and a blade protrusion flipper provide two methods for quick and easy blade deployment. The flipper serves as a finger guard while the knife is in use. The handle is grippy and features textured G-10 scales. This knife is also fully ambidextrous.
KAI’s Ken Onion and Strider are the brains behind this Zero Tolerance. This is a solid, sturdy knife that features a titanium framelock in addition to SpeedSafe. The knife pictured above has a Tungsten DLC coating with a tiger stripe, which is something you see on some Strider knives. The jimping allows for added comfort and control, and another neat feature of this knife is the 3/8″ hex pivot shaft nut. This addition means that making adjustments to the knife can be done with minimal tools out in the field. This ZT also makes easy work of one-handed opening, has a G-10 handle, and is fully ambidextrous.