CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Zero Tolerance 0562

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Great for EDC
  • Blade is legit
  • Carbon fiber is perfect
  • Action is the best
  • Comes "scary sharp"

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Weight

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Topic of the Week - Week of February 22, 2021 - Packing your fears
Through many others, I finally have been using the CRKT minimalist and actually just ordered a SpyderCo LadyBug (supposed to be about 15 g). I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who ditches a knife completely or goes the razor blade route, but I’ve definitely shaved a lot of weight over the years.
Zero Tolerance 0562
Almost perfect
Should be 5 stars but I have a problem with one aspect. This knife is amazing. It's beefy but somehow disappears in my jeans pocket and is amazingly weightless. Fit and finish is perfect. The deep carry pocket clip is awesome and vey discreet. I love everything about this knife except for the detent...
4/5
A
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Blade

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Zero Tolerance 0562
Post Fab Shop Carry
Hell yeah, 0562! One of my favorite knives, and, I think, the best Hinderer knife out there.
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4
FreyjaSturluson
2 years ago
reddit.com/r/EDC
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Handle

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Outer layer of handle wears thin.
The outer layer of the handle is so thin that it is worn through in multiple spots straight from the seller. It gives the handle of the knife a very shop-worn appearance right out of the box. It makes it look like someone has used the handle portion of the knife for a long time.
2/5
Amazon Customer
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Zero Tolerance 0562
perfect
I've always been a fan of Spyderco and Benchmade knives for different reasons, but the quality of this knife is unmatched in my collection. I really don't like smaller knives, as I use my knives for demanding work. 4" is typically my preference, with 3.75" being something I can tolerate(much of this...
5/5
Stephen
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Price/value Ratio

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Zero Tolerance 0562
Best Knife to Gift Boyfriend
For a knife between 200-300 euros the best brand would be Zero Tolerance. ZT makes really nice knives, really high quality. Epic materials and nice designs.
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0
bigtids
10 months ago
reddit.com/r/knives
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Material

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Good stuff, but room to improve
The design is killer. Potential to be one of the safest camping and survivalist knives one could get for its size. Two downsides I see: -Bead-blast finish is nice, but prevents the spline from being effectively used as a striker for ferrous rods. A quick run over the back with a sanding bit on my dr...
5/5
Rumble righteously
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Zero Tolerance 0562
Limited Edition 0562 Kicks off ZT's Revamped Special Factory Series | KnifeNews.com
There’s a new limited edition Zero Tolerance model available, the 0562BLGRY. This unique variation of the classic Rick Hinderer production collab initiates a new era of special runs from the company. The base 0562 is a well-known model, a modern classic in the hard use EDC genre. It followed in the ...
PositivePositive
7 months ago
knifenews.com
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Durability

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Zero Tolerance 0562
perfect
I've always been a fan of Spyderco and Benchmade knives for different reasons, but the quality of this knife is unmatched in my collection. I really don't like smaller knives, as I use my knives for demanding work. 4" is typically my preference, with 3.75" being something I can tolerate(much of this...
5/5
Stephen
6 years ago
amazon.com
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