Kershaw Zero Tolerance 0200
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Reviewers Paid: $140.00
Kershaw has a line of knives called Zero Tolerance. First off, they are made in the USA. Second, they are made very well; for real use and not looks.
The Zero Tolerance has a 154CM blade that [historically] should not have any issues with rust and holds an edge well. The blade is just shy of 4 inches which means I cannot recommend this as an Every Day Carry (EDC) to everyone because laws in your area may prevent you from carrying it. In the field, this knife is one of the best folders I've ever used. The 4 inch length is ideal in the field and I HIGHLY recommend it for this use.
The action of the knife (how it opens and locks) is very smooth. It is probably the smoothest knife I own. The lock is very solid and I have no issues with really using it hard because it has little chance in folding up. In fact, I'm impressed with the oversized pivot screw which is held by an actual nut like you'd see on a piece of machinery.
The liners are stainless and should have no issues with corrosion and should last a long time. The scales (outside part of the "handle") are G10 which are pretty much impervious to the elements. The serrations (should you choose this option) are actually scallops. It's the difference of serrations being pointy and scallops are rounded like a cake knife. The 0200's "scalloped" serrations are MUCH more likely to cut than tear, which normal serrations are sure to do.
This is a GREAT knife for the field. You can move the pocket clip to one of the 4 positions (tip up, tip down, left side, right side). It is made of element resistant material. It is made very tough. I do not believe it will let you down.
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Price Paid: $140