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Kershaw/Zero Tolerance: 0560 2 years 1 week ago #3912

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Since a few months I am the proud owner of a Zero Tolerance 0560. I sharpened with my WEPS up to the 10K Choseras and it is wickedly sharp. See the knife database for the settings.

The 0560 is one of my favorite knives. It feels (and is) solid like a tank, yet is pretty light. In that respect it is quite different from other Zero Tolerance knives. I liked the 0300, which is also built like a tank - until I felt it. It is ridiculously heavy for a pocket knife. The 0560 weighs exactly the same as its smaller brother the 0550. And it has the great Hinderer look.



When I'm not at work, this knife is usually in my pocket.
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Re: Kershaw/Zero Tolerance: 0560 2 years 1 week ago #3914

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I've had a chance to handle a lot of these knives, mostly sharpening at shows and expos and also a few sent into the office. I agree with you Mark that they're super tough and light enough for a true EDC. Unfortunately, I don't own one. Yet. I plan on picking one up, I'd like to see how it performs, how it holds its edge. What can you tell us so far about the steel and edge retention?
--Clay Allison
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Re: Kershaw/Zero Tolerance: 0560 2 years 1 week ago #3917

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I am very happy with the Elmax steel of my 0560. I sharpened the blade up to 10K when I first got the knife at a 20 degree angle. I probably could have gone much lower, but that was about the factory edge and I wanted to test it.

I now have the knife for about two months. I’ve used it almost daily for the regular EDC tasks: boxes, plastic, paper, light woodwork. And… cutting chicken bones, since my girlfriend got one of her kitchen knives chipped doing that. (I asked her to use one of my fixed knives, but my 0560 is always nearby... :) ). The 0560 survived everything beautifully. The least I can say is that it doesn't chip easily.

I have stropped it about 4 times since then with 1 micron diamond stuff and it still performs like after the first sharpening: it shaves arm hair easily and cuts copier paper without any rags.

My only niggle is that I cannot get it really shaving sharp. And by shaving sharp I mean that it should comfortably shave facial hair. (Totally unimportant for normal use, but the WEPS has made me into a sharpening nut - thanks, Clay ;) .) In that respect it is a bit like S30V.

Which brings me to another topic: which are the steels that take the best edge? Which steels can you get to shave your face comfortably? [url=”http://www.wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=11&id=3706&Itemid=63”]Any ideas about that?[/url]
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Re: Kershaw/Zero Tolerance: 0560 2 years 1 week ago #3920

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Thanks for the review mark! That sounds like a sweet knife! I have the same question about the different kinds of steel... I am wondering which ones are more suited for a toothy edge and which ones, like you are asking, hold a finer edge (for the likes of shaving facial hair.

On a side note, i just ordered a spyderco manix xl in s30v i'll have to post a review on soon :-) also got a junglas!
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Re: Kershaw/Zero Tolerance: 0560 1 year 10 months ago #4804

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I have a couple of ZT 350's and a 360. I ordered a WE Pro Pack 2 which I have not received yet, but I have a question. The 350's are recurved blades and I wondering how the flat stones work on the edge in the valley of the recurve. Will I be limited to the curved stone that is offered as an accessory to sharpen this valley or recurved section of the bade? I kind of hope not because there are limited grit surfaces on the curved stones while I will have the full spectrum of flat stones. But I know there are a whole lot of ZT 350's out there and presumably being sharpened by WEPS. I have seen on the forums that many will not buy the WEPS because it doesn't work on recurves and I can not find any Youtube demos of a ZT350 being sharpened with a WEPS.

Would really appreciate hearing from someone with experience in this.

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Re: Kershaw/Zero Tolerance: 0560 1 year 10 months ago #4805

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It won't be a problem Scott... may I refer you to this thread dealing w/ that very issue.

You will be able to at least use the diamonds up to the 1k without issue, and the strops without issue, the only thing I can see giving you trouble is if you were to try and use the regular flat ceramics on it... the corners on the regular ceramics would shave off on the knife edge in that case. I would go from the 1k to the ceramics that are designed for the re-curves, and then on to the strops if you want a mirror edge. hope this helps...

oh, btw, here is a 0350 I sharpened...
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