WINNER OF THE BLADE SHOW'S 2013 OVERALL KNIFE OF THE YEAR
Belorussian knife maker Dmitry Sinkevich partnered with Zero Tolerance Knives to create a limited edition ZT based on his custom knife, the Cardinator. The results were impressive, resulting in a big win at the 2013 Blade Show. In fact this knife was named as the 2013 Overall Knife of the Year. Among the 0454's innovations is the first three-part Composite Blade. The proprietary Composite Blade process combines several steels into a single blade. In this case, Zero Tolerance put CPM D2 on the cutting edge and spine while 14C28N stainless steel forms the angular design through the middle of the blade. The three parts are laser cut like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, then permanently braze welded together. This remarkable Composite Blade is paired with 3D-machined carbon fiber handles that are lightweight, yet incredible strong. For reliable blade lockup, the 0454’s Sub-Frame Lock has a titanium lockbar with hardened stainless steel lockbar insert. The blade opens manually with a flipper and the KVT ball-bearing system. Strong blade detent gives the opening a powerful, professional feel. Every detail of the 0454 is sculpted—from pocket clip to backspacer. A handsome, oversized pivot is the final touch on this impressive knife. For over ten years, Dmitry Sinkevich has been making knives that incorporate intelligent design, state-of-the-art materials, and have a strong emphasis on quality fit and finish. With Zero Tolerance’s own dedication to innovation, premium materials, and tank-like quality, the collaboration between ZT and Dmitry was a natural fit. Dmitry thinks of his knives as practical tools as well as works of art—and seeing his work, we’d have to agree.
Blade Length: 4.125''
Length Closed: 5.25''
Overall Length: 9.375''
Weight: 4.1 oz.
Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
Blade Finish: Stonewash & Tungsten DLC
Blade Steel: CPM D2 & 14C28N
Rockwell Hardness: 60-62
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Handle Material: Black Carbon Fiber
Fittings: Stainless Steel
Pocket Clip: R/H, Tip Up
Unique Characteristics: KVT ball-bearing system
Country of Origin: USA