Some knives just call out to you. It’s not something you can control. You walk by and they just whisper, Hey there, come check me out. You know you want to. Everybody’s doing it.
Such is my experience with Zero Tolerance’s Limited Edition 0427. I couldn’t help but to stop by and, well, drool a bit.
The 0427 looks as though it was pulled straight out of Blade Runner (or insert your favorite Sci-Fi film). From the unique blade curvature to the bronze-colored handles, the 0427 appears to be ahead of its time.
- KVT ball-bearing opening system
- Dual opening: flipper & manually using hole in the blade
- Titanium lock, hardened steel lockbar insert
- Single position clip (tip-up, right)
- Steel: CTS XHP edge/CPM154 spine, two-tone satin grinds & PVD upper
- Handle: Titanium with carbon fiber insert, bronze PVD coating
- Blade Length: 4.2 in. (10.7 cm)
- Closed Length: 5.3 in. (13.5 cm)
- Overall Length: 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)
- Made in USA
- MSRP: $600
But the ZT 0427 is more than just new-age eye candy, it’s an engineering marvel.
Designed by renowned knife maker Dmitry Sinkevich and the Zero Tolerance team, the 0427 can be deployed using the flipper or the finger hole — with equal ease. That’s correct. It’s both a flipper and a traditional folder!
ZT and Sinkevich were able to pull this off by using the Tuned Detent System™ (TDS), which utilizes a ball bearing to strike the exact balance between the two deployment systems so that one can either open it manually (using the finger hole) or using the flipper.
And if two deployment systems aren’t cool enough, the blade on the 0427 is comprised of two steels! CTS XHP on the cutting edge and CPM154 on the spine. The CTS XHP is a high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel that takes a razor’s edge and holds it. The blade finish is a two-toned satin finished off with black PVD on the upper.
To round out this impressive knife, the handle is machined titanium with burnished bronze PVD coating and carbon fiber inserts. There is also a titanium lock with a backup lockbar insert for extra sturdiness (What is a lockbar and why does your knife need one? Find out here).
This knife appears to have it all, and then some. To get more info on this limited edition folder, check out the Zero Tolerance website.