With its black DLC-coated blade and handle, the 0055BLK is a dark take on the 0055. For extra-eye-catching style, it also features a dynamic machined pattern on the titanium handle. Based on the exciting Airborne folder by Gus T. Cecchini of GTC Knives, the 0055BLK offers dramatic aerodynamic lines on both blade and handle and ZT’s meticulous precision build.
The blade is CPM 20CV stainless steel, a formula that provides enhanced toughness and resistance to edge chipping with no loss of wear resistance and a sharp, long-lasting edge. The handles are 3D-machined titanium with a titanium frame lock and hardened steel lockbar insert. The custom backspacer is anodized aluminum in matte black, and the rest of the hardware is black.
The 0055BLK features Gus’ SLT hidden flipper tab. While the knife is closed, the flipper is concealed. When you’re ready to open it, pull back on the SLT. A spring flips the tab up into position. Then just pull back on the tab and the 0055BLK opens just like any other ZT. The hidden SLT ensures there’s no flipper tab poking up along the spine or beneath the handle to interrupt the sleek lines of the 0055BLK. The 0055BLK’s blade glides out of the handle on ZT’s KVT ball-bearing system, ready for use. The action is similar to a two-stage rifle trigger and is completely addicting. We speak from experience.
To complete this exemplary knife, we added a left/right reversible bent titanium clip.
Made in the USA
SLT spring-loaded tab
KVT ball-bearing opening system
Titanium frame lock, hardened steel lockbar insert
Reversible titanium clip (left/right, tip-up)
Steel: CPM 20CV, DLC coating
Handle: Titanium, DLC coating
Blade Length: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.156 in. (0.396 cm)
Closed Length: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Overall Length: 8.75 in. (22.2 cm)
Weight: 5 oz. (141.7 g)