So, you have decided to go with a folding knife over a fixed blade. Perhaps you are looking for something that provides ease of access and easier carrying to add to your arsenal.
The only folding knife worth buying is the one that is built to last. It is still possible to pay a lot for a folding knife only to end up with a knife that underperforms and quickly becomes more of a liability to carry than any help at all.
Zero Tolerance has become a go-to-choice for good-looking quality knives for an expanding cadre of knife enthusiasts. Zero Tolerance has a solid offering of knives that all live up to the high standards set by the parent company KAI.
Whether you are looking for a good-looking folding knife that is practical and durable or a flipper that won’t lock after heavy use, here are five reasons Zero Tolerance folding knives should be on your wish list.
- Great Value for the Money
Zero Tolerance folding knives come in an array of configurations and styles. Most ZT knives fall into a similar price bracket with the same trusted quality, no matter which look or feel of the knife you choose.
The difference between a good folding knife and a great folding knife that is perfect for you could mean a difference of $50 to $75. However, even though there has been a general upward shift of prices in the market, ZT prices have remained consistent.
What you get, then, is a knife in the sweet spot between accessibility and quality. Considering their reputation for exceptional build quality, the investment is a great value.
- A Real Beast for the Real World
Despite their growing popularity amongst enthusiasts and collectors, plenty of ZT blades see real use in real-world situations in the hands of police officers, soldiers, and first responders.
These knives are perfect for both self-defense and heavy-use purposes. Zero Tolerance folding knives combine high-quality materials with high-end machining, so you get no warping or lock stick, no matter the task.
Dealers love Zero Tolerance knives as well. The Zero Tolerance 0456 was the winner of The KnifeNews Dealers’ Choice Award for the Best New Manual Folder 2016. The KnifeNews Dealers’ Choice Awards recognizes extraordinary achievement in the production knife world.
These are not knives that get called “a real beast” by their fans for nothing. Nor is it a coincidence that ZT blades have a reputation for being “over built.”
- New Kids on the Block
Zero Tolerance is a comparatively new brand in the knife market, yet they have managed, in a relatively short time, to cement their place in a competitive sector. As new players, they bring a youthful exuberance to the knife game, expressed in sleek designs and smart choices.
A key reason Zero Tolerance knives have become fan favorites so quickly is the responsive nature of their offerings. Many fan suggestions on build and material find their way into their latest offerings.
Another smart choice they have made is in their collaborations with legendary designers such as Ken Onion, Rick Hinderer, and Dmitry Sinkevich. We hope they never lose this new-comer energy.
- A Patriotic Choice
One of the special things about Zero Tolerance is the way they are showing their support for the people who helped carve out their niche in the market. It bears repeating that many Zero Tolerance knives find their way into the hands of heroes who sometimes put them to real use in all-too-real situations.
Too often those same heroes find themselves in need of a helping hand. Zero Tolerance is a proud partner with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). ZT donates a portion of the proceeds from every sale of a ZT knife to the PVA. This is very cool, in our book, and it makes purchasing a Zero Tolerance blade that much more rewarding—they couldn’t have picked a worthier cause.
- Hey, Good Looking!
Okay, we’re just going to come out and say it. ZT knives are pretty; I mean REALLY pretty. We all know a folding knife is not intended to be an accessory to complete your tailored look, but if you can look good while getting the job done, then why not? Even ZT’s chunkier offerings have something trendy, modern, and all-around likable about their design.
Whether you want or need a folding knife, you should consider Zero Tolerance. What you get is a well-built knife that you will be happy to pay good money for every time. ZT knives get both the seller and the buyers’ stamp of approval.
They have already made a mark with smart collaborations, so they are poised to go up from here. We love they proudly support American causes, and, yes, they look oh, so very good.