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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:06 pm

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My first ZT...the 0470, just showed up at my work. I like that it's not some huge, overly built model that I always hear about ZT. It's pretty slender, extremely light and very nice looking imo. The marbled CF inlay is stunning! I got it used, and it has a couple scratches on the bevel from some subpar sharpening attempt. Nothing some time on the Sharpmaker won't fix (it still cleanly cuts paper) Looks like the previous owner got a little overzealous with adding lube to the pivot, that looks like it's attracted quite a bit of dust. I'll be taking it apart when I get home and give it a proper cleaning. Action is pretty good, but I know it can be better after I clean it up. Very comfortable in hand. I think it will be a keeper. Retails at $260, got this one for $155...I feel pretty good about it :)


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Looks great Rick! I carried mine again today. Cut up a couple boxes in the garage with it. It slices cardboard fine. I just touched up the edge on the SM. It was sharp before but it's really sharp now. I still can't get over how smooth the action is on it. I'm kind of surprised to hear the previous owner of yours felt the need to lube the pivot. I unlock mine and it closes with just a little shake.

For $155 I think you got a great deal. Same price I got mine for along with that 0809 that USA Made Blades anodized blue/green. That's another ZT I think you'd like. Same basic size and blade stock thickness as the 0470. I wouldn't pay the asking price for one but if you can find another deal like you did I'd think hard about not passing that one up either.

Like you, I'm not really interested in the overbuilt ZTs. However, I saw this 0801Ti on sale and ended up buying it. I thought it was smaller like the 0808. Just a newer version. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box to find this tank haha. I actually really like it. It's a bit on the heavy side but it actually carries well. About the same size as the Shaman but the blade isn't as tall and it has more edge length

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I messaged with the previous owner and he said he did take it apart once to try to fix a centering issue and he used mineral oil to lube the pivot. He did a great job of not stripping any screws, which I've read this knife has given some people some problems, so I'm thankful for that! After a good cleaning it now drops closed with a little shake as you said. Very smooth and quiet. Action is much better when opening as well, lockup is louder..which I like.

Turns out centering wasn't really an issue, it was actually VERY unevenly ground bevel on the show side that made it look that way. Very surprising on a knife that retails this expensive. I applied Sharpie to the bevel on both sides, put in my CBN rods in the 40 degree slots. 10 passes on each side and the clip side wore off perfectly...show side was barely scraping the shoulder. Very disappointing. Spent a couple hours yesterday and today and finally got the bevels even and shaving arm hair off the CBN rods. I'll take it to the brown rods tomorrow. Just glad it's even now.

I'm also surprised at the blade length on this thing! Longer than a PM2, but a smaller knife overall. I dig it!

Don't be showing me models similar to a Shaman, you know I love my Shamans!! I don't need any more...at the moment :p
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearrowland » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:05 pm

I know right? They're amazing knives!
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearrowland » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm

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Here's a relatively rare bird, a Victorinox Mauser knife. The combination tool is straight off the 108 mm lineup, consisting of a can opener/caplifter, straight edge screwdriver, and saw (covered by a blade guard that came with the knife). Two blades, an awl and a corkscrew round it out.
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Enactive » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:56 pm

bearrowland wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm
Here's a relatively rare bird, a Victorinox Mauser knife. The combination tool is straight off the 108 mm lineup, consisting of a can opener/caplifter, straight edge screwdriver, and saw (covered by a blade guard that came with the knife). Two blades, an awl and a corkscrew round it out.
Cool. Thanks, Barry. Yours is the only one of those I've seen.

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:26 pm

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JE Made Zulu in contoured checkered titanium with brass inserts. S35vn.
Hard pull and a strong spring.
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:27 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
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Your back river collection has gotten so good that thing is perfect
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:46 am

My favorite non Spyderco I've ever owned. This thing is awesome! Lightweight, beautiful design and marbled carbon fiber inlays, milled titanium, 20CV steel with a lot of cutting edge on a smaller knife (Just shy of the length of the Military cutting edge) very comfortable in hand with great action. Even more special after spending a few hours reprofiling over the weekend so the bevels are even.

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2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Civivi Elementum

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearrowland » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks Enactive! They're fairly rare. They're really a German Army Knife with a clip point blade. I have the two layer GAK, which is a nice carry on a hike.
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Enactive » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:47 am

bearrowland wrote:
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Thanks Enactive! They're fairly rare. They're really a German Army Knife with a clip point blade. I have the two layer GAK, which is a nice carry on a hike.
I love the saw blade cover. I imagine a few of those blade covers have been lost or discarded (purposefully or not). I've always enjoyed a SAK or multitool with a wood saw blade.

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby Enactive » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:53 am

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This Waynorth Black Jack is my latest darling and for sure the most "precious" of my knives even though not the most expensive. It's just so shiny-- which i don't often go for. It still feels a lot like jewelry. I suppose that will change once i really carry it in earnest and put it to work. I considered buying a backup so that i would use the one more freely, but just couldn't justify that. It'll probably take a few weeks or months for me to "get over it." On the other hand, i imagine getting a dedicated pocket slip for it will encourage more carry.

Anyone have favorite slip makers? I've just begun shopping for one.

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:53 am

Enactive wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:47 am
bearrowland wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:29 am
Thanks Enactive! They're fairly rare. They're really a German Army Knife with a clip point blade. I have the two layer GAK, which is a nice carry on a hike.
I love the saw blade cover. I imagine a few of those blade covers have been lost or discarded (purposefully or not). I've always enjoyed a SAK or multitool with a wood saw blade.
I agree, the saw blade is very underrated and quite a shredder! I have the SAK Hiker, which my wife for some reason likes to steal quite a bit :p The Tinker is primarily mine...but yes, the saw blade is great. Cuts much better than I thought it would.
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2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby bearrowland » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:35 am

That saw blade rocks! It's saved me a couple times out on the trail from a cold campsite lol. I have a number of SAKs with a saw blade, but my favorite is the Hiker. It is a nice size to carry. Has anyone used the Spyder saw?
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:07 pm

Bestech Hornet. Just amazing what quality for the money!

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:08 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:46 am
My favorite non Spyderco I've ever owned. This thing is awesome! Lightweight, beautiful design and marbled carbon fiber inlays, milled titanium, 20CV steel with a lot of cutting edge on a smaller knife (Just shy of the length of the Military cutting edge) very comfortable in hand with great action. Even more special after spending a few hours reprofiling over the weekend so the bevels are even.


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That's truly an awesome blade Rick. Congratz man. :)

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:21 pm

Just ordered a Custom McNees. New model, they're not ready yet, but I'll be getting one of the first batch. I'm exited this will be my first full custom, and will be an edc work knife.
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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:41 am

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:59 am

That's one wild looking knife, all the way around!
20 :spyder:'s in 11 different steels
2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Civivi Elementum

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Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Postby MacLaren » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:04 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:59 am
That's one wild looking knife, all the way around!
Thanx Rick.
You would not believe how nice it is, for $63!!
Very well built and smooth as silk. A nice little cleaver for sure
Blade steel is D2


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