The Zero Tolerance Model ZT0200 folding knife was designed and created by one of the divisions of Kai USA Ltd., known as Zero Tolerance Knives, which specializes in research and development of knife designs designed for use in various power structures, fire and rescue units.
Folding knife Zero Tolerance Folding Model ZT0200, 154CM TDLC Coating, G-10, review, description and features.
In 2008, based on weekly tests conducted by US SWAT officers, the ZT0200 was recognized as the best in the Patrol knife category (Tactical Response Magazine, January 2008)
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The axis of the blade, the diameter of which is 5 mm, is fastened with a nut by 10, the thread pitch on the axis under the nut is quite small, so even minor backlash can be removed very easily. The handle back is not covered by anything at the top, which facilitates the cleaning and maintenance of the internal cavities of this knife.
Due to the shape and size of the handle, working with a Zero Tolerance ZT0200 folding knife is convenient both with a bare hand and a gloved hand. At the base of the knife’s butt there is a profile notch that creates additional emphasis for the finger, which increases the convenience of working with the knife when performing power operations.
The clip on the ZT0200 has four mounting options on the handle, very rigid and noticeably shorter than on other knives. Due to these features, it may initially be difficult to carry a knife in a trouser pocket, however, the problem is solved if the clip is removed from the mount, slightly bent and put back into place. These features of the ZT0200 knife clip, however, like all other Zero Tolerance folding knives, are explained by their military orientation.
They are more oriented for wearing MOLLE mount systems, which are now sewn onto most military equipment. In order for the knife to fasten quickly, hold well and easily take off on this tape, its clip must be stiff, and in size not much wider than the tape itself, and not like in some other knives, whose soft and long clip is completely not adapted to this accepted standard of fasteners, the knife hangs and some kind of retention reliability is not at all.
The ZT0200 folding knife is brought into working position with the help of a double-sided pin located on the blade or fin, which in the folded position protrudes above the back of the handle, and when the blade is open and fixed it plays the role of a stop. After opening, the blade is placed on the locking liner, which prevents its accidental closure. To improve the convenience of using the ZT0200 knife, a self-made self-expanding and self-tightening lanyard was made and attached to it.
The knife Zero Tolerance Model ZT0200 is quite functional and is able to perform almost all types of camping, domestic and kitchen work, the blade size is enough for everything. It is not surprising, but when working on products, when the blade is immersed to its full width, its coating somewhat slows down the cut. For example, it is very clearly felt when you cut slightly frozen or hardened bread, in this case even a slight creaking is heard. To edit the cutting edge of the knife blade in the field, use a small sharpener or ceramic moussat.