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ZT 0450CF Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade Knife

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Original price $198.98 - Original price $198.98
Original price
$198.98 - $198.98
Current price $198.98

Zero Tolerance Dmitry Sinkevich 0450CF Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade, Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles

Zero Tolerance provides a dark, refined alternative to the original 0450 with the 0450CF.

This sophisticated ZT is a smaller option in the ZT family, yet offers a robust combination of durable, premium-quality materials. The blade steel is S35VN for exceptional toughness, wear resistance, and edge retention. The S35VN blade is DLC coated for matte-black good looks and enhanced performance. The front handle scale is carbon fiber, balancing the knife’s solid construction with lightweight convenience. The DLC-coated titanium back handle offers a secure frame lock—so you can always cut with confidence.

As an extra visual touch, ZT has added two emerald-green anodized-aluminum tube spacers that are especially eye-catching, standing out against the black handle. The 0450CF takes advantage of ZT’s KVT ball-bearing system to enable smooth, easy opening for either left- or right-handed users. A left/right reversible pocketclip rounds out the 0452CF’s basic feature set.

While it’s a smaller, more gentlemanly knife, the 0450CF proudly lives up to the overbuilt standards for which ZT is well known.


  • Made in the USA
  • KVT ball-bearing opening system
  • Flipper
  • Reversible clip (left/right)
  • Titanium frame lock, hardened steel lockbar insert
  • Steel: S35VN, DLC coating
  • Handle: Carbon fiber front, titanium back
  • Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.121 in. (0.307 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.1 in. (10.4 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.4 in. (18.8 cm)
  • Weight: 2.45 oz. (68 g)

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

ZT 0450CF Flipper 3.25" S35VN Black Blade Knife

The knife is almost perfect in every way

I have had mine for a few days now. I should have never purchased a quality knife because once I handled quality, its hard to go back to $50 dollar knives. The knife is perfect in every way and is pretty much what I expected after reading reviews and watching videos. It has all the qualities I had on my "check list" of what I want in a well designed, quality EDC knife. Even though it is small and half the weight, the blade is as long as the blade on my ZT566, which by comparison, feels like a tank. I don't even notice it in my pocket, even when wearing sweat pants. My only frustration is that I absolutely cannot touch the lock bar when flipping or closing. If I don't touch the lock bar the action is wonderful. It flips like an assisted blade. But since it is a relatively small knife, I found it difficult to find a way to get a good grip for flipping while not touching the lock bar. For me, it took some practice to find the ideal placement of my fingers to have a good grip and not hinder deployment. That is why I did not give the knife 5 stars, which may not be fair because I should have expected that from a small frame lock that doesn't have a scale on the business side. Also, the pocket clip is sub-par, and not fitting for such an esthetic and high quality knife. I removed it within a hour of receiving the knife. I didn't like the way it felt and it was a distraction from the knife's good looks.

Overall, I think it is a very nice knife. At this price point, it seems I am getting nearly all of the benefits of a knife that is two to three times more expensive.

Two thumbs up!!

With a plethora of Benchmade knives in my collection; I went out on a limb. ZT? What is ZT? I have Zero Tolerance for an expensive EDC or any high quality blade that falls short of being high quality in aesthetics, form and function. After reading many reviews on the ZT 0450CF and having never seen a ZT outside of a glass case let alone having never handled one I went ahead and purchased my first ZT sight unseen. A blind date that's turning awfully fast into an exquisite love affair with my new EDC. While many have referred to this knife as being too small; I have to say it's on the smaller side but definitely not too small. I'm 6'1 and have reasonably large hands. This knife is constructed of carbon fiber on one side, titanium on the other, steel on the friction point of the locker and a blade made of S35VN steel which is honed razor sharp right out of the box. It's priced slightly less than a comparable benchmade if there was such a match and I think it's an awesome lightweight purposeful everyday carry that's easy to open with action that nearly feels like it's equipped with auto assist (it's not). It can easily be opened and closed with one hand. If you're like me and have become accustomed to the Benchmade axis lock and thumb bump opener then you will have a short adaptation period but will find that opening this knife with your pointer finger is easy and the opening action is like I said strong fast and locks right in place. As far as closing it, well that takes a little more getting used to and was nearly a turn off until I opened my mind to something more of a Spyderco lock system. You get used to it and find that the look feel and quality of this mighty little carrier all far outweigh any hesitation or resistance to change that you may have. Love this knife and I'm pleased to have it in the collection.

Even for the price I paid I consider it a good value.

It took me a couple of years of experimenting with lower-cost knives, from Kershaw to Cold Steel and Spyderco, before I knew exactly what I
wanted in an EDC knife. (Frame lock, preferably Titanium, G10 or carbon fiber presentation side, flipper with bearings, and one of the "super"
steels, such as S30 or S35VN. I don't think this knife can be beat in its price range for quality of materials, construction, design, and fit and
finish. Even for the price I paid I consider it a good value.