I first saw Zero Tolerance in 2007 at Grey Group Training in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I was immediately attracted to the look of their knives. But their price point turned me off. So when I got the chance to review the 0470 model, I jumped on it.

Designed by Dimitri Sinkevitch and coming in at just over 3 ounces for a 3.4-inch bladed knife, this knife naturally falls into an EDC role. The weight is unnoticeable. This is due to the lightweight, but strong, construction materials.

The handle features a carbon fiber inlay giving the knife a very sleek, high-class look. The action is silky smooth and easy to activate.

I was once turned off on more expensive pocket knives. A few weeks with the Zero Tolerance 0470 in my pocket changed that. I’ve already ordered another ZT. Plus, as I say in the video below… if you’re gonna possibly bet your life on a 3 1/2 inch blade, you might wanna make sure that blade is worth a little something.


Author – Seth Lewis served as a reconnaissance infantryman in the 82nd Airborne with two deployments to Iraq as well as 18 months in Afghanistan doing High Threat Protection for the Department of State. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and is currently working as a security contractor for DHS and a firearms instructor