Zero Tolerance 0456 Flipper Knife Titanium (3.25" SW/Satin) ZT

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Item #BHQ-34412


  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin, Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:6.56 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Zero Tolerance
  • Model:0456
  • Designer:Dmitry Sinkevich
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Custom knife-maker Dmitry Sinkevich teamed up with Zero Tolerance to produce this stunning 0456 Titanium Flipper knife. This knife features 3-D rayed handle contours and a custom blade shape that makes it a standout in any collection. The high quality blade is made from either CTS-204P or CPM-20CV steel, and comes in a sheepsfoot style with a two-tone finish. ZT's KVT Ball Bearing system provide smooth opening and a titanium frame lock firmly secures the blade in the open position. Custom touches include a blue anodized pivot, backspacer and reversible pocket clip. The ZT 0456 offers a collectible design that is well suited for any outdoor adventure!


Customer Reviews

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It's like a boiled Hebrew National hot dog...
Russ G.
...smooth and beefy.

If you were to just look at the specs of this knife w/o actually seeing it, you might reasonably think it poorly designed. At 6.5+ oz but only7 3/4" OAL, w/ a 3 1/4" blade, on paper it looks too heavy for its smaller size. Indeed, the approx 4.5" is just barely long enough for me to get all four fingers around it.

Somehow though, this knife is greater than the sum of its parts, because it is an absolute dream to use. A few guesses about the alchemy that brings the parts together: the sheepsfoot blade focuses your force with its weight and shape, so that it's a great slicer AND chopper, but the grind+finish keep it from binding like a blade that thick often does, the handle shape w/ the 360 milling is just the right diameter, for me anyway; the ano blue is a deep, rich tone not found on other production knives, and they put it on generously--this is a coollooking knife, literally.

Lastly, the 0456 has the famous ZT action, of course, but of the...11, 12??..models I now own, this one is the best of the best. And the best action of any ZT is like saying the best action there is.
Nice intro to higher end knives
gregory k.
I bought this knife early on in my collection, I have since sold the knife to buy more expensive knives. This knife is a good entry level knife to give you a feel for what a nice knife should feel like
Brandon P.
This knife has a lot going for it and is a genuine piece of pocket jewelry. The action is amazing, sits fat in the hand in a really good way for my large hands and the machining is phenomenal.
Ethan w.
This was the first ZT knife I had purchased for me it is the perfect size it has good weight and a hefty blade . The action is very smooth opening and closing will definitely be buying another ZT in the future
Amazing action
Isaac R.
This knife has a super smooth action and a great steel to go along with that. Lockup is perfect and the titanium gives it a good heft.
Form Over Function
Spencer M.
ZT is known for their overbuilt, bulky knives above all else, and in that regard, the 0456 fits the bill. Problem is, that's not what Sinkevich does best.

The positives are that the knife is beautiful no matter how you look at it. The color scheme is very distinctly Sinkevich, with the overall color being rather plain with flashy jolts of color here and there. This is not a knife that will keep it's low profile for long, and that's not a bad thing.

It's also a born slicer. The knife has a nice high grind and is all belly, with a blade steel perfectly suited for that very task. The blade stock is thick however, so perhaps slicing tomatoes isn't the task for it.

The best part of the knife is by far the action, though. Holy hell it's a sweet flipper!

Now for the bad, and the most obvious flaw when you pick the 0456 up is the sheer beef of it. The knife is thick and incredibly heavy for a pocket knife, and not in the way ZT's normally are.

Some very basic ergonomic features have been omitted for aesthetic purposes, I presume. There is no jimping along the spine of the knife, only smooth metal. The pocket clip isn't positioned particularly well either and contacts the hand during use. Worst of all is the smooth flipper tab - the finger is capable of sliding off the tab in slick conditions, which is frustrating. There is some jimping on top of it, but the finger doesn't touch that surface in a flipping motion.

Overall, I think Sinkevich stepped outside of what he does best with the 0456. For a good example of his talent, check out the ZT 0450 and it's carbon fiber variant. Both of those are excellent.
Chad B.
This knife has a different look - small but thick. It functions well and the fit and finish is spot on.
Phat EDC
William H.
At first I thought the scales where too wide for the blade length style wise. But I was wrong! I love this knife! Some knives are hard to open if the scales are thin width wise because it is too easy to hold the liner lock down. If you squeeze the liner lock portion of the inside scale down the blade is hard to deploy. On this one it is easy. The proportions of the knife are perfect for blade deployment even though the knife may appear stubby.
So close to perfect
Shawn K.
This knife has a super design and great fit and finish. Near perfect action and lockup, and excellent ergonomics.

It would be perfect if it had 2 improvements. First, I wish it had a sculpted titanium clip to match the attractive design of this knife instead of the bog standard ZT spring clip. Second, I wish the handles were screwed together with pin screws instead of being threaded directly into the titanium.

If this were pimped out with the right hardware and a sculpted clip I would buy 2.

Jan J.
I just got this knife and I fell in love with the knife. So fast & smooth in opening & easy to close . Fit&finish is on par with my custom knives , like my RJ Martin Q-36 , Bob Terzuola,StriderSnG,
Best I own, buy it
Jake A.
As the title suggests, the best folder I own. This thing flips out of the handle like an automatic. Very smooth, incredibly fast. The titanium handles aren't as slick as I feared. Knife is a little smaller than it seemed, but it still fits the hand wonderfully. Well worth the money. If they made a version that was scaled up an inch I'd buy that one too. Beautiful knife, perfect construction, incredible action. I have no non-opinionated complaints about this knife
Another Great ZT
Peter E.
Dimitri's collaboration with ZT is an amazing work of art. It is art that is functional and practical. The 0456 flipper tab is a little small and is rounded for a "button press" type flipper. The blade is stupid smooth and is a dream to flip and close. ZT never seems to disappoint.
One of my top four ZT knives
Justin C.
This knife really stands out from the others as it looks striking enough to be a limited edition in my opinion. the quality is so good that i cant find anything wrong with it despite its more complicated design. the blade comes sharper than any other manufacturer i have ever seen but nothing special for ZT who sets the bar for factory edges in my opinion. The KVT system is amazing as always from ZT. I hope to see more incredible knives like this one as standard edition knives in the future.
Co-caine Baby!
Mike B.
This knife is awesome! Very "substantial " would be an understatement. Heavyweight for its size, perfect for midsize hands. The sheepsfoot blade is thick and sharp. Great grind. And the action is stellar. Sometimes fires out like its spring loaded. Love the feel and function of this knife so much the I can ignore the blue accents. One thing that kills me is that the backspacer is a different shade of blue than the clip and pivot. The finish is a bit slippery but who cares. Awesome knife. Worth it.
Want another ZT
Eric P.
Too slick to be used. First zt and won't be my last! Awesome fit and finish and my friends are thinking of getting one too!
Collectible and Good Looking
Jeremy M.
It flips well, the blade is of an excellent design and steel and the titanium is milled excellently. The steel clip has a nice blue to it, though I'd prefer a lack of a ZT logo there; The steel pivot has a gorgeous PVD coating and the blue aluminum back spacer ties it together. Owning both, I prefer the 0220 for functionality, but the 0456 is arguably the best looking of ZT's 10th anniversary lineup and will likely be the most collectible of the non-limited edition offerings.