If any Zero Tolerance is Kershaw's flagship knife, it’s the 0300. It has all the features Zero Tolerance is known for: extremely solid construction, premium materials, and sophisticated ergonomics. This top-quality knife is equipped with the patented SpeedSafe assisted opening system.
SpeedSafe makes it easy for users to deploy the blade one-handed—using the ambidextrous thumbstud or flipper blade protrusion. The flipper blade protrusion is easy to access and with a blade this massive, SpeedSafe supplies an assist you’ll appreciate. In addition to SpeedSafe, the 0300 features a tough S30V stainless steel blade with matte black Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating. The S30V blade steel is designed to provide the perfect combination of durability, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. The Tungsten DLC not only provides a non-reflective camouflaged surface, but also enhances blade hardness and reduces friction drag.
The 0300’s handle is 3-D machined G-10 in the front with a matching 3D machined titanium back. The titanium frame lock provides a secure blade lock up during use. With or without gloves, this enables a very firm grip. The solid grip enables a quick transition from forward to reverse grip time and again. Heavy jimping on the thumb ramp further enhances the grip. A 3/8-inch hex head pivot shaft nut makes field adjustments possible with minimal tools. ZT's Quad-mount pocketclip enables for tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.
- Model Number: 0300
- Country Of Origin: United States
- SpeedSafe: Yes
- Flipper: Yes
- Blade Steel: S30V stainless-steel with Tungsten DLC coating
- Blade Length: 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm), .156 inches thick
- Scales: 3-D machined, G-10 in matte black and Titanium back
- Handle Length: 5-1/4 inches (13.3 cm)
- Lock: Titanium frame lock
- Weight: 8.0 oz.
- Includes SpeedSafe® Ambidextrous Opening System and a quad
mounting clip system for tip-up, tip-down, left or right handed clip
SpeedSafe from Kershaw
Knives revolutionized the knife industry when it was first introduced on
the Ken Onion Chive. First off a knife that features SpeedSafe
technology is not considered and automatic knife. The correct
classification is an “Assisted Opening Knife. There are two variations
of SpeedSafe. One being a “Flipper” where the user uses their index
finger to deploy the blade, and the other the user uses the thumb stud
found on the blade for deployment. Both variations require the user to
apply manual pressure to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar.
This is why a SpeedSafe does not meet the definition of being classified
as a switchblade. A SpeedSafe will not deploy with the push of a button
or by gravity alone. Once open, the blade locks safely into position
until the user releases it. A key advantage of a SpeedSafe knife is that
many of the models are ambidextrous, and can be opened just as easy by
either a right or left handed person.