Zero Tolerance Anso 0235

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If you’re looking to EDC a more-traditional gents pocketknife, but you want something a step above what your dad or grandfathered carried around, you should take a look at the new ZT 0235. Unlike traditional knives of the past, the Zero Tolerance 0235 features the design chops and premium materials of a high quality functional everyday carry folding knife, with a classy aesthetic that speaks to its origins as a collaboration with knifemaker Jens Anso. The end result is a knife that is as sharp as it can cut, but with features that make it easier to carry in places and in company where wielding a large folder won’t do.

The biggest departure this knife takes from traditional knives is the premium steel composition of the blade: the ZT 0235 features a premium 2.6″ drop point CPM-20CV stainless steel blade that’s been hardened to an exceptional level for edge retention and wear resistance. Ergonomically it’s more traditional, with a two-handed nail nick opening and a slipjoint mechanism. But unlike olde systems, this Anso design features a double-detent mechanism that allows for a controlled open and close. This means it’s harder for the knife to close up on you while you have it deployed, but keep in mind that it doesn’t fully lock.

And because it doesn’t lock it’s far easier to carry this classy knife around where the alternatives might be more restricted. The carbon fiber scales on the handle mark a more modern bent to this gents knife, giving it a sleek and streamlined look. That, combined with the aluminum backspacer (in Anso’s signature blue) on the handle, makes for a super lightweight blade at 1.8 ounces in total. And unlike with your grandpa’s old-time knife, the ZT 0235 features a deep-carry pocket clip, which eliminates the need for a bulky leather holster or carrying case.

The ZT 0235 is one of the best modern gents folding knives you can carry today. Its design and aesthetic notes make it a solid choice if you’re looking for something that can perform at a level beyond a more traditional knife, without any fuss. Check it out and buy one today at the link below.

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