The Zero Tolerance ZT500 M.U.D.D. Grant & Gavin Hawk Plain Edge Knife. The 0500 folder is a larger version of the Hawk MUDD knife, designed by the father-son team of Grant and Gavin. The G&G Hawk MUDD has a 3-inch, ATS-34 blade while the ZT 0500 has a 3.6-inch 154CM blade. The 0500 blade is a stout 0.156 inches thick. Again, the blade finish is Tungsten DLC.
The 0500 saves weight by the use of 7075 aluminum handles strengthened by rough-texture G10 scales. In an age of heavily contoured handles, the 0500 has a mostly straight handle profile. However, it is surprisingly comfortable. The overall grip is improved by an angular index finger groove and a slight little finger groove. The vastly oversize pivot pin also adds to the index finger grip
.The 0500 uses a Hawk (internal tang) lock. Tang locks are the strongest locks and the least likely to be accidentally unlocked. The Hawk lock can be released by a right-hander’s thumb or by a left-hander’s index finger. The 0500 also comes with a reversible pocket clip so right-handed officers can carry the tactical folder in their left pockets.
One of the most unique features of the 0500 is its debris-tolerant design. Polyurethane seals and O-rings protect both the oversize pivot pin and the Hawk lock. The result is two-fold. The folder is simply impervious to dirt and sand. The blade also opens as smoothly as you will ever experience. With Box and Papers.