As a customer of ZT, I sent KAI an email awhile ago asking if they could make something like a tactical version of a Kershaw Skyline. Individually, I am sure I wasn’t the one who got them to produce the 0780. I am sure, however, that ZT/Kershaw listen to their customers.
The customers spoke out and they wanted slightly smaller, more EDC-able blades. They got those new Hinderer designs, the 0750, and the 0780.
This slim, tough construction is a perfect small/mid sized tactical blade. If you need a USA made, high quality folder that could function as a utility blade and a tactical blade that you could easily EDC, this is the one!
With super strong, typical, ZT liners, which are milled out, the weight is 4.1oz (115g), but you still get amazing lockup and a small-ish knife (3.5 inch) which is tough!
Further testing will show carry-abiliy and overall possible cons, but initially, this is HIGHLY recommended!