ZT 0305 and Kershaw Chive


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BullRunBear
May 12, 2014, 12:18 PM
Recently got a Zero Tolerance 0305 knife as a gift from my wife. I love this thing. It fits my hand, opens one handed better than I could have imagined, and carries well in my usual clunky jeans. I never realized how convenient it is to have that one hand opening feature. It is now my EDC.

Once in a while a smaller knife would be appropriate. Is the Kershaw Onion Chive or Leek as good as the ZT? Especially the speed opening feature and quality of the blade?

Thanks.

Jeff

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rcmodel
May 12, 2014, 12:58 PM
Probably not as good.

The ZT is a $150 knife, and the Kershaws are $50 knives.

However, the Leek & Chive are perfectly functional knives for the price.

My EDC for the last year is a Leek, and I really like it.

rc

tiamat
May 12, 2014, 01:01 PM
That about sums it up. I've also found that my leek's speed-safe spring has gotten dramatically weaker over a short period of time. I hear it's a common thing.

rcmodel
May 12, 2014, 01:09 PM
Free Replacement springs for your Leek are a click away.

http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/contact

They sent me enough parts to build two more Leeks when I requested a spring last year.
The replacement spring is still going strong.

rc

tiamat
May 13, 2014, 10:27 AM
thanks for that.

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