Zero Tolerance and The Kershaw store are proud to offer the model 0301, a top-quality, hard-use knife equipped with the patented SpeedSafe assisted opening system.
SpeedSafe enables users to deploy the blade one-handed—using their choice of an ambidextrous thumbstud or an equally ambidextrous blade protrusion. In addition to SpeedSafe, the 0301 features a tough S30V stainless steel blade with ZT’s tiger stripe 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 tiger striping not only provides a non-reflective camouflaged surface, but also enhances blade hardness and reduces friction drag.
The 0301’s Ranger Green scales are 3-D machined G-10 in the front and titanium on the back for incredible mechanical strength, a super-secure grip, and a solid blade lock up. The 0301 also features a 3/8-inch hex head pivot shaft nut that makes field adjustments fast and easy with minimal tools. In addition, this dynamic folding knife comes with Zero Tolerance’s Quad-mount system so you can configure the knife for tip-up or tip-down carry, left- or right-handed.
- Model Number: 0301
- Country Of Origin: United States
- SpeedSafe: Yes
- Flipper: Yes
- Blade Steel: S30V stainless-steel with Tungsten DLC coating and Tiger stripes
- Blade Length: 3-3/4 inches (9.5 cm), .156 inches thick
- Scales: 3-D machined, G-10 in Ranger green and Titanium back
- Handle Length: 5-1/4 inches (13.3 cm)
- Lock: Titanium frame lock
- Weight: 8.0 oz.
- Includes a quad mounting system for tip-up, tip-down, left or right handed clip carry
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.