In the outdoors, a knife is one of the most important survival tools that should be found in any survival toolkit. A knife can be used for a lot of things. It can be used for hunting and preparing food and it can also be used in making fire and shelter at the campsite. Knives should not also be taken for granted. While it is true that knives can be used as a deadly weapon, to most outdoor survivalists, it is mostly used as self-defense for attacking predators.

There are so many survival knives in the market. The most common survival knives that are sold in the market today are those knives with fixed blades such as the Aitor Mod, Fallkniven, and the Gerber. Other knives that are also popular with outdoor adventurers include the machetes as well as the different brands of pocket knives.

With these different survival knives being offered in the market, let us look at this one particular survival knife, the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe and what it has to offer. And with its very reasonable price tag, is the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe survival knife really as good as it’s advertised?

Review on the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe by S-4 Supply Co.

Additional Information on the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe:

  • The knife is updated and is 10% smaller than the classic 0300
  • Nonserrated blade with tiger finish
  • Easy to open and deploy
  • S30V Stainless Steel
  • Tungsten DLC coated and textured with matte black G-10 handle
  • 3.25-inch blade length, 4.625-inch closed length, 7.75-inch overall length
  • Weight: 5.6-ounce
  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Made in the USA

The Blade

Let us first take a look at the blade of the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe knife. The material used in forging the blade of the ZT350 knife is the steel called  Martensitic stainless steel (CPM S30V). This material is considered by knife manufacturers around the world as one of the newest and best materials to be used in making the best survival knives.  The durability of the material used for the blade is also something to talk about. It is usually around 58-61 HRC ( HRC refers to the Rockwell Scale of Hardness, part C. where the higher the number, the harder the steel) and is more durable than the D2.  The Blade of the knife is also resistant to corrosion (since it’s stainless steel). And lastly, the blade of the ZT350 knife also comes with a Wolfram (Tungsten) black cover.

The Handle

The handle of the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe is made of laminated fiberglass (G10). Since it’s made of fiberglass, it is also lightweight. The knife’s structure including the safety is made of titan. The belt loop is also stainless steel.

All in all, the whole knife weighs more or less around 175 grams. The length of the knife is 20cm when it is opened and 11.7cm long when it is folded.

The Shape

The shape of the handle of the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe knife is squared. Even if that is the case, the shape of the handle is still very efficient and you can still grip the knife in two areas even with gloves on. The knife also has a powerful support spring and with just a press on one of the two opening systems, the knife will open in less than a second.

There are two opening system for you to open the knife. The first is by applying pressure on the flip-up on top of the knife and the second one is the standard system with the locking pins.

There is also a hole at the end of the blade where you can insert a string or a paracord strap in case you need one.  

Conclusion

When you handle the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe knife for the first time, you will be amazed at the excellent craftsmanship and detail that was put in assembling this beautiful survival knife. It is a solid, precise, and great all-around survival knife. The size of the knife is also perfect. It is neither too big nor too small. This makes this knife a great tool to carry wherever you go. The two opening systems of this knife is also excellent. The belt clips and the four positions are also great additions to this already well crafted and beautifully made survival knife. 

The only downside of the Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe knife is the absence of chamfer for opening by locking pin. The American screws require belt clip American Allen key for effective tightening are not also included in the item.

All in all, the Zero Tolerance ZT0350TS G10 Handle Folding Tiger Striped Blade with SpeedSafe knife is truly a great and effective AMERICAN made survival knife!