ZT0999: Limited Edition 0999 Factory Custom
Due to the very limited nature of this item and its high demand, it may oversell before it is unlisted. Therefore, no guarantees will be made that your order can be filled. Strict limit of one per customer. Any duplicate orders and/or multiple quantities will be cancelled. Internet orders only.
ZT 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, they put all options on the table. They challenged their 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 their 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 pocket clip is milled from solid titanium, too.
ABOUT THE FACTORY CUSTOM SERIES
Factory Custom is a new concept in knifemaking. ZT is bringing together handmade custom knife parts with ZT precision-manufactured parts to create a new class of ultra-premium knives that they're calling Factory Custom. While they’ve often worked with custom knifemakers to create some of their exceptional products, they’ve never had this kind of partnership before. Now, working together, they can create knives with true custom details, while producing quantities that would be impossible for a custom knifemaker. The Factory Custom series brings you knives that offer the very best of both worlds. Factory Custom knives will also enable after-market customization so users can make them one-of-a-kind items. In the future, you can expect to see Factory Custom partnerships that will bring you some genuinely remarkable knives.
- KVT ball-bearing opening system
- Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer with hardened steel lockbar insert
- Blade Length: 4.1" (10.4 cm)
- Closed Length: 5.6" (14.4 cm)
- Overall Length: 9.7" (24.6 cm)
- Blade Material: CTS-204P/CPM-D2/carbon fiber insert
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Weight: 6.5 oz.
- Made in the USA