Zero Tolerance’s 0220 Anso Titanium Folder is a sleek, practical knife with custom touches that make it a must-have addition to any knife enthusiast’s collection.
Designed in collaboration with Danish knife- and toolmaker Jens Anso, the 0220 Anso Titanium Folder features a S35VN stainless steel modified drop-point blade, which is wear- and chip-resistant and features a razor-sharp edge with enhanced retention. The stonewashed blade finish hides hard-use scratches and looks particularly good when paired with the bead-blasted titanium handle. To enhance the 0220’s custom look and feel, Anso added a decorative pivot as well as a ZT logo medallion near the butt of the knife. The aluminum backspacer with built-in lanyard attachment is anodized in eyecatching orange for an additional flash of color. The KVT ball-bearing opening system allows for a quick, easy blade release, while the titanium frame lock firmly secures the blade in the open position during use. A reversible, tip-up, deep-carry pocketclip makes it easy to carry and deploy the 0220 whenever you need it. Zero Tolerance’s fully functional 0220 Anso Titanium Folder is excellent as both a tool and a collectible.
- Made in the USA
- KVT ball-bearing opening system
- Manual flipper
- Titanium frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert
- Custom aluminum backspacer with built-in lanyard attachment
- Reversible (left/right), tip-up, deep-carry pocketclip
- Steel: S35VN, stonewashed finish
- Handle: Titanium, bead blast finish
- Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
- Closed length: 4.9 in. (12.4 cm)
- Overall length: 8.4 in. (21.3 cm)
- Weight: 6.2 oz. (175.8 g)
S35VN Steel Blade
Crucible’s S35VN modifies the formula of S30V for enhanced toughness and resistance to edge chipping with no loss of wear resistance. Its formula promotes the formation of niobium carbides along with the vanadium and chromium carbides. It provides a sharper, longer-lasting edge.
KVT Opening System
- A manual opening system
- Enables smooth and easy one-handed opening of ZT’s heavier blades, even without a spring or torsion bar
- Uses ball bearings to enable the blade to glide out of the handle
The KVT opening system is a manual opening system that enables smooth, easy blade opening without the use of a spring or torsion bar to “assist” the blade out of the handle. Instead, the KVT system uses a series of ball bearings that surround the pivot point of certain Zero Tolerance folding knives. As a knife user pulls back on the flipper blade intrusion or pushes outward on the thumbstud, the ball bearings rotate so that the blade glides out of the handle then locks into place, ready for use.
Titanium is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant metal with high tensile strength. ZT uses it as a handle material, a liner, a lockbar, or as part of a performance-enhancing coating.
In a frame lock knife, the knife handle – its “frame” – consists of two plates of material on either side of the blade. To ensure a secure lock up, one or both of these plates is usually metal. When the knife is opened, the metal side of the frame, the lockbar, butts up against the backend of the blade (the tang) and prevents the blade from closing. To close a frame lock knife, the user pushes the frame to the side, unblocking the blade, and folds the blade back into the handle. Like locking liner knives, frame locks are manufactured so that the locking side of the frame is angled toward the interior of the knife, creating a bias toward the locked position. Both the blade tang and the lockbar are precisely angled so they fit together for a secure, reliable lockup. The thickness of the frame material blocking the blade open makes the frame lock extremely sturdy.