Zero Tolerance & Gustavo Cecchini Collaborate on the NEW 0055
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen—unless you’ve seen the exciting Airborne folder by Gus T. Cecchini of GTC Knives. And while the Airborne was where we started, the ZT-GTC collaboration took off from there.
The result is the new 0055, which offers dramatic aerodynamic lines on both blade and handle and ZT’s meticulous precision build. The dynamic blade is S35VN stainless steel, a formula that provides enhanced toughness and resistance to edge chipping with no loss of wear resistance.
It is rich in niobium, vanadium, and chromium carbides and ensures the 0055 has a sharp, long-lasting edge.
The handles are 3D machined titanium with a titanium frame lock and hardened steel locker insert. The custom backspacer is anodized aluminum in bright sky blue.
And yes, the 0055 features the SLT hidden flipper tab. While the knife is closed, the flipper is concealed between the handle scales of the knife, held in place with a torsion spring. When you’re ready to open the knife, pull back on the SLT. The spring flips the tab up and into position. Then the 0055 opens just like any other ZT. The hidden SLT ensures there’s no flipper tab poking up along the spine or beneath the handle to interrupt the sleek lines of the 0055.
The 0055’s blade glides out of the handle on ZT’s KVT ball-bearing system, ready for use. A bent titanium clip, left/right reversible, completes the 0055’s exemplary features.
• MADE IN THE USA
• KVT BALL-BEARING OPENING SYSTEM
• SLT FLIPPER
• TITANIUM FRAME LOCK, HARDENED STEEL LOCKBAR INSERT
• TITANIUM CLIP, LEFT/RIGHT REVERSIBLE, TIP UP
• $275.00 MSRP
STEEL S35VN, STONEWASHED FINISH
BLADE THICKNESS: 0.156 IN.
HANDLE TITANIUM, BEAD-BLASTED FINISH
BLADE 3.75 IN. LONG
CLOSED 5 IN.
About Gustavo T. Cecchini
Gustavo T. Cecchini is one of the most sought-after custom knifemakers today. He is well known for his innovative knife technologies as well as the striking lines of his custom designs. A Brazilian by birth and an agronomic engineer by profession, Gus is a self-taught custom knifemaker. He was named Best New Maker at the 2006 Sao Paulo Knife
Show—just two years after he started making knives in earnest. And Gus continues to electrify the knife industry today. From his patented custom pivot bearings to his “front frame lock” to his award-winning hidden pocketclip,