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Zero Tolerance Knives - Frequently Asked Questions

Are you considering purchasing a Zero Tolerance (ZT) knife? These quality knives are justifiably popular for their looks, performance, and moderate price point. We've created this list of Frequently Asked Questions in order to help you choose the right ZT knife to meet your needs.

Who makes ZT knives?

Zero Tolerance Knives is a division of Kershaw Knives -owned by Kai USA Ltd. All ZT knives are made in the USA.

Where are Zero Tolerance Knives made?

All Zero Tolerance knives are made in Tualatin, Oregon, USA.

What kind of materials go into making ZT knives?

Only top-quality materials such as carbon fiber, steel, and titanium.

Why are Zero Tolerance Knives so expensive?

ZT knives are the high-end, American-made division of Kershaw Knives. They utilize top shelf materials and high tolerance construction to product a knife that an outstanding value for USA-made Everyday Carry Knives.

What is the best ZT knife for an everyday carry (EDC)? 

Their most popular EDCs are the 0450 Titanium Flipper and the 0450CF Carbon Fiber Flipper, updated versions of a classic tactical knife.

What is the smallest ZT knife?

Currently, the smallest ZT is the 0022 Compact Flipper Folding Knife. 

What is the Gibbs knife?

It's the ZT 0301 Ambidextrous Flipper, sometimes called 'the Beast'.

What is the ZT slipjoint model?

The ZT 0230 Carbon Fiber Slipjoint Folder is the first knife of its kind from Zero Tolerance. 

What is the best ZT knife?

Zero Tolerance offers a wide range of knives, including drop points, flippers, spear points, and more. The best one for you depends on how you're planning to use it. You're sure to find one that fits your needs!

Where can I find a ZT authorized dealer? 

KnifeArt is one of only a few fully authorized Zero Tolerance dealers. Each ZT knife we sell is covered by our satisfaction guarantee and no-hassle return policy. Order online by 5:00 p.m. CST and we'll have it in the mail the same day! Standard shipping within the US or to Military APOs is free. We also ship internationally!

Does ZT have a lifetime warranty?

The original owner will receive Zero Tolerance's limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against manufacturing defects. 

Where is the warranty form for ZT knives? 

If you need warranty service, fill out the Zero Tolerance warranty form and follow the directions for sending your knife in for evaluation.