Photo Gallery: Five Hot Folders and Automatic Knives from Kershaw and ZT

Photo Gallery: Five Hot Folders and Automatic Knives from Kershaw and ZT

Over the years Kershaw and Zero Tolerance  have come up with sharp designs that almost always surpass expectations. Whether it is a handy general-use folder or a fixed blade with a tactical flair, the brands’ knives not only look good, but also perform.

Kershaw and Zero Tolerance both also waste little time resting on their laurels, leading the way in cutting-edge innovation. And the brands have continued to do so recently with a slew of new knives certain to get enthusiasts, well, enthused. Here is a look at three sweet automatic knives from Kershaw and two manual folders from Zero Tolerance that cut to the quick of top-notch engineering.

Zero Tolerance 0452CF

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The original Zero Tolerance 0454 was a drool-inducing knife with one huge drawback — it was a very limited edition. The collaboration between ZT and Dmitry Sinkevich, however, has gotten a little less arduous to own. Zero Tolerance has introduced a version based on the original that is available to more than just a select few — the 0452CF. The knife has the same dimensions as the original, including a 4.1-inch blade. But there have been some tweaks, most notable a carbon fiber front scale and S35VN dual-finished blade. The 0452CF is smooth opening due to its KVT ball-bearing system and built-in flipper. It also features a titanium frame lock and hardened steel lockbar. MSPR: $275.

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