Zero Tolerance 0620 Tanto Emerson Knife (3.6" Black) ZT

MSRP: $249.95
Our Sale Price: $159.99!
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.50"
  • Blade Length:3.60"
  • Blade Thickness:0.16"
  • Blade Material:Elmax
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.90"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:6.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Disk
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Zero Tolerance
  • Model:0620
  • Model Number:0620, ZT0620, ZT620
  • Designer:Ernest Emerson
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This popular, and now discontinued model is on sale for a steal of a price! Get one while they last.

The 0620 folder is a collaboration between Zero Tolerance and Emerson Knives. This knife features the famous Emerson "wave shaped opening feature." The feature is designed so that the blade can be deployed as the knife is withdrawn from the pocket so it's ready for use instantly. The modified tanto blade is DLC coated for added protection and non-reflectivity. Lock up is secure with a solid frame lock with hardened steel inserts.

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Beautifully Robust
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Ben W.
08-02-2018
First off, this is a larger and heavier knife than your typical edc options. In fact, I carried the 535 Bugout for about 6 months before I purchased my 0620. Although they are very different, I can say that the 0620 carries very well for a knife of its size and weight, as I adjusted to it by the 2nd day of carrying it. The Wave feature is extremely satisfying and useful. Admittedly, the thumb disks and strong detent took me a bit to adjust to but after a few days I had it flying open like it was spring assisted. ZT is known for their lockbar insert which creates a sturdier lock up, perfect for a hard use knife like this. I will say that any pressure (from a finger when opening for example) on the frame lock will make the knife incredibly hard to open. So, I'd speculate that if you're having issues opening this knife because of the detent, then you must be unknowingly pressing on the frame lock. I figured this out fairly quickly and developed a finger placement specific to this knife to accommodate the frame lock insert. Keep in mind that you will have to learn how to "disarm" the Wave feature if you are in a knife-phobic area. As far as aesthetics, this knife is robust and has a very beautiful blend of organic and inorganic lines/angles that really transform the knife into a tough functional art piece. Awesome price point for what you're getting. I'm planning on getting another soon.
Awful detent
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jordan o.
08-01-2018
Awesome knife design and blade but the detent has two modes: impossible to move, and unsafe opening in the pocket. Sent to ZT twice and no improvement. QC on this knife just isnít there. Buy something else
Good knife
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Justin D.
07-13-2018
Great knife but the detent on mine so tight it takes both hands to open. Been playing with it trying to loosen it up but it just wont.
No Nonsense Hard Use Folder
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Sean V.
06-25-2018
I don't typically leave a lot of knife reviews, but I saw these guys pop up again on sale and thought I'd weigh in.

Credit where credit is due, ZT knocked it out of the park on this one, if heavily-built, heavy-use/tactical folder is what you're looking for.

Mine was wickedly sharp out of the box, and the edge cleans up well after use; this was my first Elmax blade, outside of a Microtech Mini-UDT, and it does not disappoint.

Lock-up is tight and sturdy; no up/down or side-to-side blade play, right out of the box. Fasteners all Loctited from the factory (why isn't that the standard everywhere?!), good in the hand, and lefty-friendly for guys like me.

The bad: at over six ounces, you'll never forget you're carrying it. It IS NOT a lightweight piece, even with all that titanium. This is an over-built, hard-use working knife; carry it accordingly, and you won't be disappointed.
Lives up to its name!!!!!!!!!
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Shad G.
06-22-2018
First ZT and it definitely will not be my last. This knife came shaving sharp. and I have flicked it over a thousand times literally. Looking forward to my next ZT.


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Amazing ZT
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Jacob M.
06-17-2018
This was my first ZT knife and all I can say is it lives up to the price, or rather, the quality well exceeds the price. I bought one from a different site for more $$ because of availability. Recently, I just bought another one from blade HQ as soon as I saw they were in stock! Just buy it, you wonít be disappointed.
Pride and Joy
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Jonathan S.
06-12-2018
This knife is heavy and intimidating. Itís wave-opening feature is ultra-reliable and dosenít disappoint. This was one of my first knives and certainly my favorite, by far. Well worth the money even before the discounts brought to us by Blade HQ. I recommend this piece to everyone who asks me about knives.
Outstanding
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Frank L.
06-12-2018
Great blade. Fast deployment. Wave works every time. Perfect ergonomics. Buy it!
All Business
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Patrick T.
06-08-2018
Whoa! Big, heavy, solid, sharp - not a dainty gentleman's knife by any means. Beautifully constructed - carry with pride.
Amazing knife for the money
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Alexander R.
06-06-2018
This is my first ZT knife. I have owned (and still own) several other knives from various manufacturers. This one puts them all to shame.
The box states "Proudly overbuilt in the USA." I think that is a very apt statement for this knife.
There is absolutely NO blade play when the knife is locked open. Nor is there any lock stick. The fit and finish are flawless. And the Elmax blade is wicked sharp. How sharp? I tested it out of the box and before I knew it I had a bald spot on my arm the size of a quarter. So yes, it is shaving sharp.
Keep in mind that this is a heavy, and heavy-duty knife. You won't want to carry this around in dress pants. It pairs with jeans or other tough fabrics to make full use of the pocket-opening "wave" feature. But the weight means nothing to me. I was looking for a knife I could trust 100% and keep in reserve for when things get tough. This knife fits the bill perfectly and I do not hesitate to recommend it.
My first ZT
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Grant M.
05-18-2018
This is the first ZT Iíve owned and itís amazing! The phrase built like a tank is the honest truth. I carry a knife everyday mainly for daily cutting tasks but this one also serves as a great self defense option. It really fits my large hands well and has outstanding fit and finish. The action is smooth with either the thumb disk or the wave feature. Definitely recommend this knife, especially for that price
Great knife - just buy it
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Dennis E.
05-16-2018
Purchased one from Blade HQ a while back and love this knife. Sturdy construction and awesome wave feature. My detent was extremely stiff (still is) but itís a non issue if you use the wave feature. Blade came sharp with excellent fit and finish. These are now discontinued and prices are ridiculously low for the quality so I ended buying 3 more!
Better than Emerson
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Johnathan B.
04-03-2018
Same balance as Emerson but the ZT is better. better blade in everyway, better tolerances, better wave function and so on. ZT is incredible!!! And at the price point wow! Iím not saying that Emerson doesnít make a great knife itís just not as good as this one. If ur in the market for a folder and are not collecting by the ZT over the Emerson. Hands down best choice!
Another Outstanding ZT
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Darren R.
03-23-2018
I like everything about this blade. It has the outstanding Emerson ergonomics with a better blade steel and overall fit and finish while also costing less at its current price. Mine flips open smoothly and locks up perfectly with no blade play in any direction and no lock stick. And while it is on the larger side for EDC use, I find it still carries well and the wave feature is nice. However and as a word of caution, I would note that the detente is much weaker on the 0620 than any other ZT I have handled (the blade can be shaken open with some effort), and while itís not a problem for me, it is something to keep in mind.
Lovely ZT
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Frank C.
02-02-2018
Prefacing this by saying I'm a fan of ZT. I own a few of their other knives. This is my first with the Emerson Wave opener however. It's extremely smooth and fast when deploying out of the pocket and took about 5 minutes to perfect the motion.

Elmax steel and razor sharp out of the box. As always, Blade HQ had quick shipping and great packaging so knife was not damaged.
My first ZT
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Pete R.
01-21-2018
This was my first ZT and man am I loving it! Solid lock up came super sharp perfectly centered absolutely amazing knife.
Great knife
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Logan W.
01-19-2018
ZT did it again with their great craftsmanship. Love this knife.
First Emerson Opener
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Matthew J.
01-17-2018
Smooth action whether deployed with the Emerson opener from the pocket or utilizing the thumb disk. Can get it out of the pocket and open with gloves on no problem, closing it with gloves is another story. Kind of wish the titanium lock side had a black coating to really murder out the look.
No lanyard hole but you can tie one around a spacer if you like, it does ride fairly deep. Definitely more tactical than EDC so doesn't get a ton of use but fun.
The best emerson design
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DJ S.
01-06-2018
Rock solid, you can't go wrong with this fighter of a knife. Not the best at slicing but if you need a knife to pry a door open and still cut this is the knife for you.
Great knife.
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Benjamin Z.
01-05-2018
I was absolutely blown away by this knife. Itís ecexuted so well and it carries very nicely despite its size and weight. The washers are very smooth and the action is perfect. The American Tanto blade is very useful and the elmax is very tough. If I had to say something bad- itís that I wish it had been done without the thumb disk. Thumb studs wouldíve done just as well.
Great edc
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Jon H.
01-05-2018
This is one solid knife. The elmax blade takes a super sharp edge and holds it for a long time. This knife has a tight detent and requires a long break in period. It's extremely difficult to open with the thumb disk until it is broken in. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
Tough!!
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Joe M.
01-05-2018
Tough and fast just what I was looking for. The 0620 from zero tolerance and Emerson knives can't beat this beauty its blacked out and has a nice stone wash on the flipside. I will say this Knife came perfect sharp centered and smooth action either deployed from the pocket our from the thumbdisk go grab one while there in stock.
Recent Purchase
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James C.
01-05-2018
I purchased this knife recently because Blade HQ had it as a special.
I am primarily interested in self defense.
I like a knife with this type of blade and size. I have a few that are similar, but cost a lot more.
The knife arrived quickly and in good shape. The knife had no issues out of the box. Balance is excellent, nice weight, and solid construction. Superior quality at a good price. The "Emerson Wave" works nice. I recommend this knife. I don't use a knife for work, but I can see how it would be a workhorse EDC.
Zero Tolerance 0620 At the Ready!
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Russell A.
01-05-2018
I received this folder as a gift last year and was very pleased with the weight, comfort in the pocket and it's performance. In fact, I didn't know that Blade HQ rated it as one of 10 Best Emergency/Rescue Knives for First Responders. (I too, work in the security business part time and have carried it in my pocket - "At the Ready!!")
I've used it from cutting rope/string to cardboard box and carried it on several hiking trips. An Excellent working, heavy duty knife that will not disappoint when the chips are down and you need something to cover your back!! The brand name truly matches the blade: Zero Tolerance - Taking Care of Business!!
I love this !
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Jesse F.
06-21-2017
This knife is absolutely built like a tank. Came sharp right out of the box. I love the g10, absolutely perfect. I love the weight to it and the blade shape is amazing. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a beefy knife
One of The Best Zero Tolerance's Out There!
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Jason H.
08-08-2016
This folder is outstanding! Absolutely one of the finest production blades I have ever purchased! Fit and finish is second to none! With this particular one you get the Emerson design features with the ZT build quality. I really dig that Elmax steel, the Emerson wave, and the titanium frame lock. 100% completely satisfied with my purchase! Thank you BladeHQ!
Like a katana in my pocket!!
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Stephen M.
07-08-2016
ZT 0620 Came nice and sharp and the wave shape feature works like a charm. I don't usually like a Tanto knife because they don't cut or sharpen how I like however the ZT 0620 works amazing I had no issues with it in any area. I'd Definitely would recommend this one!!
My new favorite knife
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Johnnie D.
02-21-2016
I couldn't be happier with this knife. The fit and finish is excellent and in hand you can feel the quality. This knife comes razor sharp out of the box and I love the Emerson wave function. I would recommend this knife.