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Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0566 Assisted 3.25" ELMAX Stonewash Blade, Black G10 Handle with Framelock

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Part Number: ZT0566
Manufacturer: Zero Tolerance Knives
Retail Price: $180.00
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ZT0566: ZT0566 Hinderer & ZT Collaboration
Zero Tolerance Knives
A more compact version of the ZT0560.

Zero Tolerance Knives and Rick Hinderer team up again to create the new Zero Tolerance 0566. More compact than its larger brothers, the 0560 and 0561, the new 0566 is built for pure performance in an EDC-perfect size.

On the performance end, the blade is pure ELMAX powdered steel. With almost no impurities in the steel, the 0566’s blade can be sharpened to hair-popping levels—and also offers excellent
edge retention, strength, and toughness. For a secure grip, the front scale is textured G-10. The back is all stainless steel with a sturdy frame lock and lockbar stabilizer. The 0566 offers Zero Tolerance's quad-mounting system so users can choose tip-up/tip/down, left- or right-handed carry. And because it's a deep-carry clip, the knife will sit comfortably deep in the pocket.

For Rick Hinderer style in an easy-carry size, the new 0566 fits the bill.
  • ELMAX® stainless steel a high chromium-vanadium molybdenum alloyed steel that combines high wear resistance with corrosion resistance; also offers high strength and hardenability
  • Textured G-10 handle front contoured to enhance grip
  • SpeedSafe® assisted opening
  • Stainless steel framelock with lockbar stabilizer for extreme lockup security
  • Deep-carry pocketclip with quad mounting system for tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed carry
  • Blade: ELMAX®, stonewashed finish, 3.25 in. (8.25 cm)
  • Handle: Textured G-10 front, stainless steel back
  • Closed: 4.45 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Overall: 7.7 in. (19.6 cm)
  • Weight: 5.3 oz. (150.3 g)
  • Lock: 3-D Machined Stainless Steel framelock
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 087171035246

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Extremely fine grained powered metal that strikes the balance between edge holding and corrosion resistance perfectly. Much more likely to get a rolled edge than have a chip develop.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Dave P
Oct 03, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Have used this knife for several months know and it's the only ZT I've ever dumped for reasons already mentioned, flipper is very difficult to deploy blade and thumb stud just impossible. Beveled edge of of liner lock does not allow for a good purchase to disengaging the lock to close the blade is also quite difficult. Very disappointed in this one.
5 out of 5
Sep 08, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Solid Knife - try a few first
This is a perfect heavy duty EDC knife. You may see a lot of complaints about the weight of the knife but that is part of the design to make it "built like a tank." Make sure to get a few different 0566's in your hands before pulling the trigger if you can. I felt 4 of them up at a gun show and they were all fairly different. Mine can be easily deployed with the thumb stud and the lock is super easy to release. Sure it isn't a custom hinderer and will face classic production problem i.e. lemons/dull blades out of the box, but it will do the job without a doubt as a specific heavy duty EDC blade.
4 out of 5
Des Moines, Iowa
Jul 08, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: Weight, None
Tough EDC
I bought the larger model first, like many reviewers, and found it to be a little too large for EDC, which is a shame because it's a great knife. This model is less expensive and not quite as nice as the 560. The main differences are size, steel frame vs titanium and assisted opening. Having a steel frame makes this knife heavier than its titanium counterparts, but it is nearly indestructible. The assisted opener feels kind of aggressive, but it has worked well and assures a solid lockup every time, so I'm getting used to it. The Elmax blade steel is great, it's tough and takes a hair popping edge. I had to reprofile the edge when I got it, it was sharp, but the geometry was such that it would not cut a thing. I literally could not cut through the stem of a banana without force. After a bit of shaping, I got the edge I was looking for and am now very satisfied. I have now used this knife for six months remodeling an old home; cutting wood, scraping plaster and trimming wire. It is a brute. It is one knife I actually trust to use the back of the blade, since the lock is so solid. I have intentionally abused it, prying open cans and hammering brads with the handle. It has handled it like a champ. Overall, tough, heavy, great steel, just very solid. The downsides would be that I needed to reprofile the blade and, like many reviewers have said, the thumb studs are worthless. You will break your thumbs trying, just use the flipper.
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