MAKER: Zero Tolerance Knives Design by Rick Hinderer
BLADE SIZE: 3.2" Long .156" Thick
TOTAL SIZE: 7.7"
BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless Elmax Steel - Stone Washed
HANDLE: Textured G-10, Matte Black
FRAME: Stainless Steel
WEIGHT: 5.3 oz.
The Zero Tolerance 0566 by knifemaker Rick Hinderer is an outstanding example of a quality compact every day carry knife that is expected of ZT knives. The 0566 model is a smaller version of the larger 0560/0561 models and also has assisted opening.
You will find that the handle, made of a black textured G10 front and stainless steel back, provides the perfect balance between ergonomics, comfort and grip. It is 4.45" long and has a deep pocket clip that can be positioned in tip up or tip down and right or left hand side providing you with multiple carry options. The transition from the blade to the jimping is smooth and the rounded corners of the grip add to the ease and comfort of use.
The plain edge blade is made from highly corrosion resistant stonewash finish ELMAX® powdered steel. Other benefits of using this type of steel for the blade that you will see include durability and wear resistance. The ELMAX steel provides you outstanding edge retention as well as the ease of sharpening. The 0566 is a perfect knife for all the dirty jobs performed with an EDC.
At an overall length of 7.70" and a weight of 5.3 ounces you will be able to utilize this knife to accomplish many tasks. The drop point blade is 3.25" long and 0.44" thick with a flat grind.
The knife handles well and deploying it from your pocket is made easy, smooth and fast with a superb spring assisted design, flipper and thumbstud opener. Flipper also serves as an integral index finger guard in the open position. A lock-bar stabilizer is incorporated into the knife design prevents over extending the lock bar.
Lanyard hole in the handle. Deep pocket carry pocket clip can be mounted blade tip up or tip down, right or left pocket carry.
If you are looking for the perfect EDC that offers durability, reliability and comfort then this knife is for you. The Zero Tolerance 0566 is the perfectly sized quality compact knife.
This one is a nice thin pocket sized ZT with a superbly sharp nicely shaped reasonably sized blade. I find myself preferring it over others that I carry. It cuts well in both delicate and coarse situations. Not overly expensive, but better than many more expensive alternatives. I like it.
Posted By: Dave DeVinny - verified customer 4 people found this review helpful
I have been waiting for this knife since I first heard about it and I'm not disappointed. The 0560 is a bit big for me to pocket carry but the 0566 is just about perfect. Nice size, easy to carry and feels great in my hand. The assisted opening is done perfectly, not too fast and not too slow. It looks just beautiful and the fit and finish is top notch. Thanks to Knifeart for having it in stock and making it so easy to buy. The ordering process couldn't be easier and it shipped the next day. All in all a great experience.