Based on Rick's crave-worthy XM-18, the new ZT 0560 is one entirely marvelous knife. First, the blade. It truly is pure ELMAX powdered steel, which is pretty much a practical choice for the extreme edge retention, high strength, and hardiness that a hard-use knife demands. It rolls out of the handle on the KVT ball-bearing system. This simply sees to it that deployment is rapid and it truly is ready when you absolutely need it. The handle is 3-D machined G-10 on the front, and equally 3-D machined titanium on the back. A framelock with lockbar stabilizer guarantees a rocksolid lockup every time. To make certain this big bear of a knife carries at a relaxing weight, ZT has skeletonized the liner and machined pockets in the titanium handle and framelock. And to top it all off, the 0560 is equipped with ZT's new deep-carry pocketclip. This knife comes with a black G10 front scale.