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Zero Tolerance Knives, Gibbs uses them

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Zero Tolerance Knives, Gibbs uses them

I saw a knife on NCIS and thought it looked cool based on size, blade style, and assumed toughness. Did some looking around and found them, Zero Tolerance knives. It is owned by the same company that makes Kershaw. Does anyone have experience with this product is it a good knife? I really liked the 0350st.

www.kershawknives.com
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:08 AM   #2
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I caught that, too. Neato.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:14 AM   #3
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:20 AM   #4
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I saw a knife on NCIS and thought it looked cool based on size, blade style, and assumed toughness. Did some looking around and found them, Zero Tolerance knives. It is owned by the same company that makes Kershaw. Does anyone have experience with this product is it a good knife? I really liked the 0350st.

www.kershawknives.com

I can personally attest to the longevity and overall durability of the Kershaw line. As to this particular sub-brand (or co-brand) i cant comment.

The S30V steel line is always a good one, and the blade style is really easy to get used to (similar to the junkyard dog by kershaw.)

Judging by the blade images i looked up;
IT appears to be a chisel grind, nice sharp and VERY long lasting edge. Not hard to sharpen.
Also the 'para-tanto' (as it is sometimes referred to as) grind of the overall blade will give you a very strong tip, so if used as a thrusting weapon it will be harder to damage or break.

But as Ive always said as a knife nut and Blade salesman, nothing beats holding a knife and getting a feel for it first. Try and find a retailer and try out the grip, every hand is different.


Hope any of this helps.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:17 AM   #5
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I own a Zero Tolerance ZT-301. This brand, in my opinion, is one of the best buys out there for production knives. They are owned by KAI, the parent company of Kershaw. Ken Onion, who designed many of Kershaw's grooviest knives like the Chive, Leek, etc. designed the Zero Tolerance line, along with Strider Knives.

S30V steel is awesome and used in many high quality/expensive knives. The titanium frame lock on mine locks up like a bank vault. There is absolutely no play in the knife whatsoever. The assisted opening feature...I love it! It is real slick to open, but still very safe.

The 301, which I have, is a very large knife for a folder. I do EDC it frequently, but it is large for some. That's why they came out with the 350, which is about 30% smaller, I think.

At any rate. The knives are true performers. Excellent materials used, and designed by some of the best knife designers today. I don't think you'll be disappointed. I love mine.

I've attached a pic of the one I have. Ranger green G10 handle in front. Titanium in back. Tiger stripe blade.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:00 PM   #6
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Gibbs knives

I too am trying to find out the type of knife that Gibbs gave to Director Vance in the hospital so that Vance could protect himself. Does anyone know what type it was?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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I had a kershaw spec bump which appears to be the same knife but with a recurve blade. That was by far my favorite knife of all I've ever owned. Unfortunately it's gone now. I think it was stolen
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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I too am trying to find out the type of knife that Gibbs gave to Director Vance in the hospital so that Vance could protect himself. Does anyone know what type it was?
Its a zero tolerance 0302.
Zero Tolerance 0302 Coyote Brown Folder (Plain) Knife at The Kershaw Store
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i have a kershaw RAM (awesome knife btw) and the ZT knives are just as good.

the ZT knife made by grant and gavin hawk is really nice, i would buy one if they offered it in a full plain blade.

you really cant go wrong with kershaw and its companies

here is the ZT knife i want if they ever make a plain edge
http://www.kershawknives.com/product...d=496&brand=zt

and this is the kershaw knife i have
http://www.kershawknives.com/product...&brand=kershaw
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I was just the the eastern sports in outdoor show yesterday in Harrisburg PA and Cold Steel had a booth there and saw that knife. They are really cool and very good quality knives. The show us the pamphlet of the torture test they do on them. They are known for the locking system of knife. They said the typical knives break with 50 lbs on them but they test theirs with over 100 lbs.
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