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Zt for heavy use

Discussion in 'Knives' started by scottandrews6, May 12, 2014.

  1. scottandrews6

    scottandrews6 Loaded Pockets

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    So I always really liked the look of zt knives but never wanted to pay for that much. I use and abuse my knives no prying but they get dirty and such fast. Are they worth edcing reguraly . will they hold up to a lot of stress how's the warranty all that guys help me out :)

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  2. baja820

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    The 0350 is a stout folder that will handle what ever you throw at it, and its not crazy expensive. KAI is really good about warranty and taking care of the customer.
     
  3. UCChris

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    Well, Kershaw's warranty is outstanding! Zero Tolerance is owned by KAI, so is Kershaw. I'd assume that they have similar, if not the same, warranties. I finally got to hold a ZT0300 and man, is that thing toughness defined. I'd have no problem EDC'ing one as a beater, even with the price. They can take it.
     
  4. Caveman
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    Look up the kershaw guy.
    Good prices, but don't have regrets buying a blem that has been carried for years.
     
  5. Havoc

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    ZT's warranty is phenomenal. They'll even replace a damaged or broken blade for a small fee ($20-$25). I botched a wave mod on mine and they replaced the blade no questions asked.
     
  6. Leverdoug

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    I'm just spitballing here, but if you don't have one already maybe grab a Kershaw Cryo or Cryo II, aren't they close to one of the ZT models? I just got mine for $35 and it seems tough as nails. Just my .02.


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  7. D552

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    I have a ZT0350 and a Cryo. Both have seen lots of use and abuse. Both have performed very well.
     
  8. bud760
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    Most of my beater knives are kershaw and zt's. They take a beating and I love most of their designs.
     
  9. Benja510

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    Highly recommend zt. They have had my back with any warrantee issues. They will replace any blade for 30 bucks if it breaks, and will replace pocket clips for free, no questions asked. I bent the clip on my 0550, emailed them for a new one, and they sent me two clips. One for the Gen 1 and one Gen 2 since I didn't specify which model I had. Pretty thoughtful of them.

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  10. kdurt

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    My ZT 200 has been my go to beat it to death hard use folder. Open construction makes blowing it out with air a breeze after washing.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    You could probably chop a small tree down with the 0560
     
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  12. scottandrews6

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    The Kershaw thermite is like 0560 correct ? That's a sharp looking knife no pun intended can there be scales made for it ?

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  13. warrenwrench

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    No, the 0560 has a much thicker blade made out of better material. The frame is titanium on the 560 and it does not have assisted opening. In my opinion that is apples to oranges comparison.
     
  14. Wydern

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    A hard use ZT?

    *All of them*
     
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  15. Liberteer

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    I have a zt0560 I use at work everyday. I work in a steel mill. And it has held up beyond any expectations. I would def say they're worth the money.


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  16. Prometheus_9

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    I don't think he's a member here...but this gent named Adam loves his 0600, carries it everyday, and still hasn't broken it. He's a ford mechanic, and if he hasn't broken it, you won't either haha!

    I have an 0560CBCF, 0801, 0700, 0200, and I have owned a 0566. They're excellent knives, the warranty is outstanding, and the people behind the knives are a pleasure to know...now for some shameless pushing of my favorite dealer - buy from kershawguy! Dave Anderson is one of the best. :)
     
  17. SamHill

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    Zt knives are good to go for hard use! I have owned a couple of them over the years. Still have my 0301, and love it!
     
  18. z0mbiSl4y3r

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    I love every one of my ZT knives. If i wasn't saving for my grail knife right now, I'd be ordering more models (Right now I have the 801,556,350 and 770)