Zero Tolerance Sinkevich 0450CF Flipper Knife Carbon Fiber (3.25" Black) ZT

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MSRP: $224.95
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  • Overall Length:7.375"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.40"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber, Titanium
  • Color:Black, Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:2.45 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Zero Tolerance
  • Model:0450
  • Designer:Dmitry Sinkevich
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Dmitry Sinkevich designed ZT 0450CF knife is a compact version of the award-winning 0454 folder. It has an S35VN stainless steel blade with a black DLC finish. A flipper and the KVT ball-bearing pivot produce reliable, quick one-hand deployment. The titanium handle has a sturdy frame lock and a stylish carbon fiber scale that contrasts nicely with the black blade. A reversible tip-up carry pocket clip rounds out the package. Add a Sinkevich designed ZT 0450CF to your collection today!

Note: the video is of the ZT 0450CFZDP-- the same model with different barrel spacers and steel. Other than that, specs are the same.


Customer Reviews

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Great choice for edc
Joel N.
Awesome light weight and compact carry knife that can get stuff done. Carbon fiber scale looks amazing and the action is buttery smooth right out the box.
Only issues are that the dlc coating on the clip, blade and lock side scale aren't great and the handle felt a little small for larger sized hands.
Other than those little gripes, the knife performs amazingly and I'd definitely would recommend picking one up.
Awesome EDC Addition!
Ben W.
I've had this knife for about 2 months now and it has quickly ranked itself higher than 95% of my other edc knives. The blade came perfectly centered and the fit and finish is superb. The design and ergonomics are awesome...and the action is extremely smooth...Like fidget spinner smooth. Found myself actively searching for the knife to flip while watching tv, working, even while driving..(not recommended). I will say that I wish the knife was a little bigger, as I have larger hands. This of course is not any fault of the knife, just personal preference. However, I will say that although it's a little small for my hands, it's so ergonomic and lightweight that I'm able to overlook the snug fit and still use it on a daily basis. I was a little apprehensive about the coated blade but it's held up very well so far. If you're even considering this knife, get it! It's a good value for the price considering materials, fit and finish, and overall design.
Good, not great for a lefty
Leischen N.
First BHQ is top notch! Fair prices, fast shipping and excellent customer service.
Second, Love the ZT Line of Knives, own six!
The 0450 is built with high end materials and well built as are all ZT Knives.

The 0450 is not a good piece for a left handed person. When the clip is mounted for left hand tip up, your thumb falls naturally against the lock bar. This significantly impacts deployment.

The 0450 is very light and feels good in the hand once deployed. However it does not feel substantial. As a result it feels like an $80 Knife rather than $180 knife. An 0350 looks and feels like a lot more knife for less money.

When deploying the blade right handed it is very fast and locks up solid.

A little buyer remorse from a lefty 🙁
Best EDC knife!!
Ronni B.
Came down to the 0450CF and the benchmade 940-2. I picked the 0450 because of the light weight design, blade material, and the biggest deal breaker for me was the action. The action is by far better than the 940 and i prefer the flipper over the thumb stud. Only wish i have is they make more color options and accessories for this knife. would love to see this knife in the color scheme of the 0452 with green barrels on it. I would buy it in a heart beat.
Awesome flipper
Jaret D.
Received this knife as a Christmas gift and couldn't be more pleased. I like that it's not a typical ZT (like my 0920). It just disappears in the pocket. Sharp out of the box and action like butter.
Outstanding flipper
Michael A.
My first blade from zt and quite frankly it has blown me away. The titanium and cf handle scales look and feel amazing in hand, the weight of the knife is extremely light which adds to how sleek it is. The green anodized aluminium spacers add a nice amount of contrast to the black blade and handle. The action on this knife is buttery smooth, this will be my edc for most of 2018.
spyderco f.
This knife is simply superb. Fantastic action, great looks. It is well worth the price. This knife has an action that rivals some customs. You cannot go wrong with this awesome blade!
Fires like a dream
Han L.
This blade fires every single time. The closing action is also smooth like butter. Construction is solid just like every ZT. The blade stays dead centered even after substantial use. This is my work horse. When I'm not certain about the situation I'm getting into on that day, I always put this knife in my pocket. The only improvement for me would be an OEM deep-carry clip.
Smoothest flipper under $200
Crystal A.
This guy really surprised me. I was so used to my shiro NeOn and had a sort of snobbish attitude toward ZT. I picked this guy up and was blown away. It has a great detent and fall shut action. It is easy to maintain and the perfect size for EDC.
Dan W.
Love this knife got it for my birthday great knife in every way possible smooth action razor sharp ecstatic are great very light way! Great price for a great knife!
Great EDC
Jacob S.
Addictive flipping action, perfect for EDC! Just a great all around knife!
Excellent light carry
David H.
This knife feels so light and small when folded but man the blade length makes full use of the space available, you would never guess a more than 3” blade was inside! This thing is classy with the carbon fiber and green barrel spacers. I have no problem flipping this knife, just make sure the pocket clip isn’t resting on the lock bar. It happened to mine once, so just untighten the screws on the clip, shift it over so that the clip is resting on the frame, and then re tighten the screws: problem solved.

This is the smoothest flipping ZT I have, great little folder!
Great knife
Chad B.
With the carbon fiber and the size the knife feels like it disappears in your pocket! The action is smooth with great fit and finish. An amazing knife.
Best $180
Philip y.
For anyone looking for a smaller edc and is willing to drop $180 on a knife, I dont know of any better knife. This one checks all the boxes. Value, materials, fit and finish, ergos and design are all very good. Best part of this knife is the deployment, it is quick and very satisfying. Many people who I've shown this knife to, think its assisted. Really wish they would make the cf with a satin blade more readily availiable
Feels like a custom
Michael D.
The fit and finish on my example was perfect. The carbon fiber looks great, and the DLC is shockingly durable. The knife flies open without fail, and drops closed. The blade just cuts and cuts. ZT nailed it with this one.
Great edc
Samuel S.
•super smooth action
•comes sharp enough to shave from the factory.
•really comfortable.
•nice to carry because its small and light.

•may be a little too small
My favorite small edc
Jon H.
I can't say enough about this awesome little knife. The KVT ball bearing pivot is as smooth as silk. Flips with VERY little effort. Locks up like a vault. The S35 blade holds an edge for a long time and sharpens up easily. Great knife for edc and light camp chores. Thanks ZT for a great knife.
Jack S.
This knife is awesome the detent is perfect making the knife very quick along with the bearings it pivots on. The carbon fiber and titanium frame lock make this knife extremeley light. I was surprised to find it was comparable in blade length and size to my benchmade 940 because of the weight difference. Overall this knife has been great and a favorite since I’ve had it.
Perfect EDC blade
ryan d.
Just what I was looking for! Most ZT knives are simply too big for everyday carry. I wanted something light, yet strong and that could still get the job done. This knife is the answer. Great ergos, fits perfectly in my pocket and weighs almost nothing! 10/10
Charles M.
Sent one of these back where I purchased it... it was extremely difficult to open. The one that replaced it was just as difficult. Of all my flippers this is hands-down the hardest to open. It certainly doesn't "flip." I can open it, but it all but tears my rotator snapping my arm to do so. Kept #2, but I don't carry it. Looks good in the display case though.
Buy it before it Doubles in Price
Neida R.
Zero Tolerance/Kershaw owned by Kai USA Ltd. Has a reputation for ending production of knives. Not saying this is a new Kershaw Tilt. But it reminds me of it.

#1. If it was $280 its still sell
#2. As others have said This is a new 2016 Paramilitary 2 challenger.
#3. Buy it if you can find it they will be sold Out til Mid 2017 soon.
#4. Don't be shocked if it goes out of production and its $400 soon.
#5. Show me another $180 S35VN Carbon Fiber knife at this Price point ?
Mike J.
This ZT is wicked. The design and size were the biggest selling points for me as I wanted a Sinkevich in a smaller form factor. The carbon fibre is nice and has the slightest of texture. The green pillars are a very nice attribute. The action is super smooth and has no issues opening. Opens with definitive authority and is very easy to close one handed. The bearings used are so smooth that the blade has a tendency to want to bite just from the smallest of a flick to put away the blade so watch the fingers. The lock up is rock solid and there is zero movement. Blade centering is spot on. Would buy again if I ever lost this.
Zach L.
Always wanted a ZT but always spent my money on Benchmade or Spyderco. After my girlfriend bought this for me for my birthday I wish I would have bought this knife forever ago! Super light and extremely smooth opening. Extremely sharp out of box and the green bushings look great when in pocket.
Would Buy Again
Sean V.
An excellent knife.

Blade steel, profile, and finish are all top notch. Titanium handle is likewise well built. The carbon fiber front scale is smooth, but with slight texturing- has to be felt to truly understand, but elegant and functional at the same time. No side-to-side or up-and-down blade play whatsoever. Locks up smooth, about 30% lock engagement- plenty of room to wear into. No slipping or disengagement of lock, even with spine strikes. Fasteners all tight, and thread locked. The detent is strong, but with the flipper and ball bearing pivot, the blade stays shut when you want it to, and deploys fast, and with authority. The force necessary to disengage the detent is sufficient to fully open the blade; try as I might, I couldn't manage to "short stroke" the opening- it snapped into place every time. Open handle, with green barrel standoffs, somewhere between lime and emerald green. A nice touch. Two-screw vertical pocket clip, tip up L/R only.

Only one thing stops it from being five stars: the blade is slightly off-center in the closed position. Not much, only a millimeter or so, but enough to be noticeable. Even with all fasteners loosened and carefully re-tightened, it's still there. the fit and finish is otherwise excellent, and it slight off center does affect operation whatsoever.

Would recommend this nice; an excellent EDC/dress knife, which will also work defensively in a pinch. Looks good, feels good, and works well. Personal preference, maybe a deep carry pocket clip would be a nice addition.
Amazing quality
sean b.
This knife is as sweet as the other 0450, only lighter. Flips open fast as lightning. It's so smooth and slick, when its open you check for blade play, and there is none. The lockbar insert makes closing a breeze. The carbon fiber is not too shiny, not too dull. Nice. It actually looks good with the green spacers. Blade is great. Top quality. The printing of the serial number and everything is crisp and defined. Would buy again.