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Kershaw ZT Hinderer 0562TI Knife Review


The ZT Hinderer 0562TI model has a titanium handle provides a sturdy frame that rides comfortably in the pocket. It’s not a small knife, and is clearly designed to get work done.

CPM-20CV steel blade

The ZT Hinderer 0562TI model is outfitted with a titanium handle and a satin finished CPM-20CV steel blade. CPM 20CV is a stainless steel with a high volume of vanadium carbides for exceptionally good wear resistance.

ZT featured Rick Hinderer’s special “slicer” grind, but on a premium stainless steel blade.

Super Smooth Opening Action

The ZT Hinderer 0562TI model opens with a flipper and the ultra-smooth KVT ball-bearing opening system. This is probably my single-most favorite feature on Kershaw and ZT knives.

KVT’s “caged” ball bearings surround the pivot and make opening the knife nearly frictionless; just pull back on the flipper and add a roll of the wrist and the 0562TI is ready to go to work.

You need to see how smooth this knife opens to believe it.

To ensure the blade is secure there is a titanium frame lock with hardened steel lock bar insert, and a lock bar stabilizer.

Deep Pocket Carry

The pocket clip is reversible and enables extra-deep carry. It attaches to the inside of the handle rather than the outside, is reversible (left/right) and enables extra-deep carry in the pocket. ZT uses matte black hardware to accent the steel-and-titanium look, this contrast makes the 0562TI exceptionally handsome.

Using the Knife

This is a fantastic knife with a razor sharp edge that stayed sharp until I cut some wire cable. The ball bearing roller system is incredibly smooth, and the blade lock engages solidly and disengages easily. For a large knife, it’s actually pretty easy to carry and that’s due to the light weight.[ 5.3 oz.] It has an excellent size to weight ratio.

The low carry pocket clip makes this knife almost disappear in my jeans pocket.


Made in the USA
KVT ball-bearing opening system
Reversible deep-carry clip (left/right, tip-up)
Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
Steel: CPM 20CV, stonewashed flats, machine-satin grinds
Handle: Titanium, stonewashed finish
Blade Length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.156 in. (0.396 cm)
Closed Length: 4.8 in. (12.2 cm)
Overall Length: 8.3 in. (21.1 cm)
Weight: 5.3 oz. (152 g)

Sells for $200 here:

15 replies on “Kershaw ZT Hinderer 0562TI Knife Review”

Think you got every talking point covered in this comercial? Perk well earned with all the hard work on your channel, no doubt. I'm just jealous I want free knives.

Have you ever had any issue with the blade opening accidently in your pocket? That's always my concern with the assisted opening knives.

My regular, everyday knife is a Kershaw Ken Onion Chive.

I tend to go for the smaller knives because I find the utility of the blade is on par with larger knives but it weighs less (in some instances), takes up less pocket space, etc.

I would like to see some trashed up knives. Seems a bit out of place here. Might be better on a farmers channel.

Well, what's the point of having a knife? I haven't had any uses for a knife in like 60 years. And whether or not it opens smoothly just doesn't do it for me. Might as well be talking about the color of your cars paint. Now show me some really well built cordless tools that will last forever and have great features and I might start drooling.

Rob… You could sell me a white dress that doesnt fit along with a ketchup popsicle in July… And i don't wear dresses.

I want this knife now… And i have a perfectly good knife already

… yep that the manufacturers is applying now in UK , zero tolerance to knives, after some punks start stabbing people.

Nice knife, but If I am going to carry one knife in my pocket, (and I do) it has to have a screw driver built in. Sorry, this one won't work for me.

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