Zero Tolerance and Les George have teamed up once again to create the new 0909. Les went back to his roots in designing the 0909, basing it on his popular Talos, which, in turn, was a production version of Les’ first custom knife, the FM-1.
The 0909's deeply rounded index finger contour, machined curves at mid-handle, and deep arc leading to the blade tip all combine to give the 0909 its distinctive look. This heavy-duty powerhouse features premium materials like CPM S35VN blade steel, G10 handle scales, and extra-thick liners. The blade is nearly four-inches of S35VN stainless steel that’s strong, wear resistant, corrosion resistant, and tough. This high-end steel ensures the user of a sharp, reliable edge that will last a long time.
The handle is built of 3D-machined G10, contoured for sure grip. Strong, lightweight, and resistant to temperature changes, this material makes an ideal knife handle. To back the G10 scales, ZT added extra-thick liners—like the ones found in our classic 0350 series. The beefy liners make the 0909 extremely stable and rigid, as well as providing a secure liner lock that holds the blade safely open during use. Finally, a reversible, deep-carry pocketclip allows the knife to ride comfortably low in the pocket for convenient everyday carry.
Production Years: 2016–2017
- Made in the USA
- Lanyard hole
- KVT ball-bearing opening system
- Reversible deep-carry clip (left/right, tip-up)
- Liner lock, extra thick liners
- Steel: CPM S35VN, stonewashed finish
- Handle: Textured G10
- Blade Length: 3.8 in. (9.7 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.156 in. (0.396 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.75 in. (12.1 cm)
- Overall Length: 8.5 in. (21.6 cm)
- Weight: 7.5 oz. (212.6 g)