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Zero Tolerance 0220 Video Review

Pro Review

Build Quality
Edge Retention
Sharpness Potential
Final Thoughts

Premium materials, smooth deployment, and a stout design highlight what you can expect from the Zero Tolerance 0220.

Overall Score 4.5 Folding Knives

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The Zero Tolerance 0220 is a knife from a relatively new name on the scene – Jens Anso. This is a beefy design with a thicker handle and blade than most of my ZT knives. While I wouldn’t use a premium knife like this to pry things on the jobsite, it’s certainly more capable than most of filling that need.

The real story behind the 0220’s initial appeal is in the materials. Jens went with an S35VN blade and titanium handle. Those material choices make it superior in nearly every category most knife enthusiasts consider, but it also puts it at a higher price point – $285 retail.

Beyond materials, the knife has a very clean look to it along with just the right amount of color to keep it classy. An orange aluminum backspacer and blue ZT medallion offset the silver/gray handle, giving the knife a subtle nod to my beloved Florida Gators. As much as I’d love to say that it’s intentional to my sports considerations, it’s more likely a tip of the hat to Jens Anso’s Dutch heritage.

While the look carries with it a certain gentlemanly quality, the size will prevent it from living in the gentleman’s pocket knife class and this is really better suited as an EDC when you’re not wearing a suit.

Deployment is butter smooth thanks to ZT’s KVT bearing system and the blade locks open solidly with a frame lock that’s just as stout as the rest of the design.


There’s a lot more to talk about with this knife, so check out the video or our full written review for more details!

Zero Tolerance 0220 Key Features

Zero Tolerance 0220
  • Made in the USA
  • KVT ball-bearing opening system
  • Flipper
  • Reversible deep-carry clip (left/right, tip-up)
  • Titanium frame lock, hardened steel lockbar insert
  • Custom aluminum backspacer with built-in lanyard attachment

Zero Tolerance 0220 Specifications

  • Model: ZT 0220
  • Steel: S35VN, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Titanium, bead blast finish
  • Blade Length: 3.5″ (8.9 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.156″ (0.396 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.9″ (12.4 cm)
  • Overall Length: 8.4″ (21.3 cm)
  • Weight: 6.2 oz. (175.8 g)
  • Price: $285, $228 (Amazon)
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