It seems I've caught the knife bug after reading through the Cold Steel forum. I got my Kershaw Blur a little over a week ago and I just got my newest addition in today, the ZT 0566. Lots of folks in here seem to have the 0350 and they seem to really like it, which is what piqued my interested in the ZT line. Although I liked the 0350, I wanted something a little bit lighter and a little bit thinner. The 0566 seemed to fill that need. Here's my first impressions:
- The build quality is great. It's noticeably heavier than my Kershaw Blur, but I really don't mind the weight and once it is clipped to my pocket, I don't really notice it.
- The clip seemed to have noticeable wear compared to rest of the knife. The clip appeared to be a shiny black in the pictures that I've seen of this knife, but mine appears to be a matte black and looks a bit worn. This doesn't bother me though
- While I like that the knife feels so sturdy in the hand, it's a real b*!tch to open with the flipper. I've never had a knife with this kind of opening mechanism before, so I'm not sure if this is typical for this style of assisted opening mechanism, or it is common to the ZT line, or if mine is just super tight. When I first tried to open it, it was so stiff that I thought the blade was stuck and I really had to force it to open it.