Review: Zero Tolerance 0566BW Hinderer Folder BlackWash Knife with SpeedSafe

Peter Stec
February 20, 2020

Zero Tolerance is a name that for those in the know, has a ring of ultra-high quality that is surely second to no other.  If you check out their website, you’ll see that most knives settle in around the $275 – $300 range!  That’s some major coin!  Why the fuss?  Well, there’s a reason!  Let’s take a look.

The Zero Tolerance Hinderer is a folding pocket knife that is growing in popularity.   It is a simple single-bladed knife with guaranteed durability, making it a great choice for anyone who uses this style of knife regularly.

Is the Hinderer for You?

Zero Tolerance knife is very well put together as well as it is made from great materials.  Because of this, the knife is going to have a higher price tag on it.  ZT is one of those high-end, nearly iconic names that assures quality.  If you are looking for a knife to throw around, to get dirty and to beat up doing rough jobs then you might look for something in a lower price category.  On the other hand, if you want a knife that is built well, that will last a long time with good care, cleaning and you are willing to pay for the great qualities that this knife has, then I would say it’s a good choice for you.

Durability

It is obviously important when you are looking for a knife to check to see how long it is going to last.  Not only how long it will last, but how well it will last.  The Hinderer is constructed to last.  It has a tightly constructed handle that houses the powdered Elmax steel blade.  I have read quite a few of the reviews on Amazon and everyone who has purchased this knife says that the knife is “built to last” or that it is “well made.”  This knife isn’t just going to fall apart on you.  The Hinderer is a great work knife for everyday outdoor or indoor purposes.  With good, constant care and cleaning The Hinderer has the potential to last a very long time.

Blade and Sharpness

The blade of the Hinderer is made from ELMAX powdered steel. With almost no impurities in the steel, the Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0566BW’s blade can be sharpened to very sharp levels-and it also offers excellent edge retention.  The Elmax steel is a high Chromium-vanadium-molybdenum-alloyed steel, which basically means the process which it went through and the components in it gives the steel these characteristics.   The steel has a high wear resistance, it has a high compressive strength,  good stability and it is corrosion-resistant.  These qualities in the steel make for a great knife blade.  This steel will hold a great edge and it has a lower risk of breaking or snapping.  The blade has a worn look to it to match its rugged style.

Handling and Grip

The handling of this knife is really nice.   The handle is made out of the 3-D machined, textured G-10 Front, stainless steel.  The 3-D machined handle is the golf ball-like texture of the handle.  It is very comfortable to hold and although it does have a different look to it than your average knife, it provides a better grip for hard use.  Textured G-10 is produced by inserting continuous glass woven fabric impregnated with an epoxy resin binder while forming the sheet under high pressure. G-10 is used often because its water absorption is extremely minimal and the materials are not electrically conductive. 

Competition

There are a lot of tactical knives that are made of great material and will last for a long time, but really the only knives that can be compared to the Zero Tolerance Hinderer are knives also made by Zero Tolerance.  There’s no question Amazon has the market on low price for a ZT knife.  Only BladeHQ.com can come close!

Technical Specifications

  • Speed Safe assisted opening System
  • Frame Lock
  • Lock Bar Stabilizer
  • Blade Length 3.25 inches
  • Closed Length 4.45 inches
  • Overall Length 7.7 inches
  • Weight 5.3 oz.

Are You Interested?

If you are interested in purchasing this knife just follow this link to the Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0566BW(Amazon).  I almost always buy my outdoor supplies from Amazon since they can offer the most competitive prices.  They are also very safe.  Don’t wait!! Purchase this knife before the prices go up!

However, BladeHQ often has sales that beat even Amazon, so it’s worth checking out every now and then.  Here are some links to get you started:

About The Author
Hey Knife Up gang! I'm Pete, and I'm just another man like you in a small rural town who loves the outdoors as much as the other million internet users that cruise sites like KnifeUp.com every day. The difference is that I like to share what I know and research what I don't totally know so that YOU can have all the info you need to feel confident and prepared for all things outdoors-related! And, for those who care, I have 42 years of wilderness canoeing and bushcraft experience in Northern Ontario and spend most of my Summers covered in mosquitos and fish slime, but hey, it's a lifestyle choice, eh?

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