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ZT Factory Custom

In the knife world, the term Factory Custom is a bit of an oxymoron. Zero Tolerance’s new Factory Custom concepts blurs the lines between production and custom… at least a little bit.


The ZT Factory Custom knives will contain a mix of factory parts and handmade custom parts from the custom knifemakers themselves. In the case of their first Factory Custom knive, the Rick Hinderer designed ZT 0392, this means that Hinderer is providing the following parts for the knife:

  • Steel pivot screw
  • Titanium tube spacers
  • Titanium handle screws
  • Titanium clip
  • Titanium filler tab

The hardware will be electro-anodized a vivid blue color. Different colors will be available for purchase separately from Rick Hinderer.

Companies like Zero Tolerance are already collaborating with knife makers on their designs. This seems like a natural progression to further involve the knife maker in the process of creating the design. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.

Check out Zero Tolerance Knives for more details.

Broken Blade Repairs at Zero Tolerance Knives


If you break the blade of some knives, you don’t have many options other than to live with it or trash it. Zero Tolerance will replace the blades of their folding knives for just $30 if you break one during one of your “hold my beer and watch this” moments. If it breaks because of some sort of defect they will fix it on their dime. My experiences with Kershaw and ZT’s customer service have been incredibly positive. It is nice to know that there are companies out there who don’t see their gear as consumables that are worthless if they break.

Check out the broken knife policy at the Zero Tolerance website and good luck breaking a ZT blade!

Zero Tolerance JB1 and JB2 Shroud Cutters

I like to keep a shroud cutter/rescue cutter with my first aid gear and I am always on the lookout for a deal. A friend of JTT passed along that KnifeCenter has the Zero Tolerance JB1 and JB2 Shroud Cutters on sale.

The JB1 and JB2 have more features than the cutters that I usually use. They are made from 13C26 steel and have a DLC coating. The JB1 and JB2 feature two oxygen tank wrenches and a box wrench, a carbide glass breaker, and a very large cutting notch. They also come with a MOLLE style sheath.

Check out the ZT JB1 Shroud Cutter and ZT JB2 Shroud Cutter.

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