New from Zero Tolerance is the Sinkevich Designed 0470. This is another home run by Sinkevich. Smooth titanium with a beautiful marbled carbon fiber inlay. The blade is smooth as butter due to the KVT bearing system. Perfect size for everyday carry, light enough for any pants. This is going in my pocket for sure.
|Blade Style:||Drop Point|
|Handle Material:||Titanium w/ Marbled Carbon Fiber|
|Lock System:||Framelock with Steel Insert|
|Pocket Clip:||Reversible Tip Up|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
On a whim I decided to get myself a new ZT, but couldn't decide between the 0462 and the 0470. I wanted a Sinkevich design, and I love the Persian look of the 0462, but it ended up looking a bit to sinister to carry around at work. So I went with the "gentleman's" Sinkevich. I've had a few days to use it, and it's a great design. Lighter than my 0562cf, but still more solid than my Benchmade 940. It's pretty as hell with the marbled carbon fiber insert. As far as cutting action, it slices better than the 0562, but not quite as good as my Spyderco PM2 (but what does?). Not as hard use as other ZT's, it still handled basic EDC tasks like box breakdowns, food prep (slicing some apples and potatoes), and even when I needed a fine-tipped blade to remove some silicone caulk. Like my other ZT, came out of the box almost hair-poppingly sharp.
It's a nice, light-for-ZT package that I wouldn't deploy with, but I'd feel more than comfortable carrying around town. Overall, the knife is another great addition to my collection, and the service from Northwest Knives was great. They let me try out several different ZTs to get a better feel for what I wanted. I'll be back there for a Sebenza and a 0456 sometime soon.