ELMAX Blade, Hinderer-ZT Design and Toughness. No Tolerance and Rick Hinderer teamed up to construct the 0562 with its exclusive Hinderer “slicer” grind. The ELMAX powdered steel blade with flat-ground “slicer” grind offers both slicing efficiency and a tough point. ELMAX is a third-generation powdered steel with virtually no nonmetallic inclusions. This implies it offers an extremely consistent distribution of carbides for high wear and corrosion resistance. Absolutely no Tolerance sharpens it to a hair popping edge and the ELMAX ensures it holds that edge for a long period of time, even under hard use. The knife opens with a flipper and vacates the manage on our smooth KVT ball-bearing opening system. A washer with caged sphere bearings surrounds the pivot and makes opening the knife nearly frictionless; simply pull back on the flipper and include a roll of the wrist and the 0562 is prepared for action. The deal with has a G-10 textured scale in front and a stonewashed titanium back. For protected secure throughout use, ZT utilizes a frame lock with solidified steel lockbar inserts and lockbar stabilization so the lock will not overextend. The unique pocketclip is reversible (left/right) and allows extra-deep carry in the pocket. Made in the U.S.A. KVT ball-bearing opening; Reversible deep-carry clip; Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer; Steel: ELMAX, stonewashed and satin finish; Handle: Textured G-10 front, stonewashed titanium back; Blade Length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm); Closed Length: 4.8 in. (12.2 cm).