Limited Time Only
We built the 0999 to challenge assumptions about production knifemaking. Like where carbon fiber can go. Or that the handle and backspacer should be separate. Or that a blade can only be made from one kind of steel. With the 0999, we put all options on the table. We challenged our design engineers to innovate. The result is a high-performance knife with a remarkably open and airy look—and some very unique features.
Let's start with the blade. It uses our proprietary Composite Blade Technology to combine two steels into a single blade. The 0999 has CTS-204P on the cutting edge with CPM D2 & carbon fiber on the upper part of the blade. The blade cutout holds a carbon fiber insert that almost seems to float in the space. The frame lock and backspacer are milled from a single half-inch thick billet of titanium. The blade opens with a flipper and the KVT ball-bearing opening system. There's a cutout in the knife bridge that lets the flipper "fly through" the bridge, while the bridge itself doubles as a blade stop.
The oversized pivot features cutouts that reveal the polished washer beneath. The handle is lightweight carbon fiber with a titanium overlay; this contoured design provides a comfortable grip. As a finishing touch, the custom pocketclip is milled from solid titanium, too.
Beginning at 9AM Pacific time Dec 7, 2016, these knives go on sale at the following authorized ZT dealers:
- Made in the USA
- KVT ball-bearing opening system
- Titanium clip
- Titanium frame lock
- Steel: CTS-204P/CPM D2/carbon fiber insert
- Handle: Titanium, carbon fiber overlay
- Blade length: 4.1 in. (10.4 cm)
- Closed length: 5.6 in. (14.4 cm)
- Overall length: 9.7 in. (24.6 cm)
- Weight: 6.5 oz. (185 g)