The Zero Tolerance 0801 knife is a fantastically good folder. I purchased one a while back, and it has proven to be a solid performer.
Minuteman has partnered with Zero Tolerance to produce an exclusive black DLC-coated version of the 0801 knife that is also tumbled to give it a stonewashed finish. The Minuteman mod of the knife, model MM01K, also lacks any branding on the blade, giving it a cleaner look.
The Minuteman MM01K is currently available for pre-order for $225, which Minuteman says is $54 less than its retail price. Minuteman has pledged to donate 25% of profits to charities that assist with US veterans and their families. The stock version of the knife is also still available for $169-192.
As with the stock ZT 0801, the MM01K is made in the USA and features a 3.5″ Elmax knife blade, KVT ball bearing pivot, titanium frame lock, and deep-carry pocket clip.
Personally, I think it’s a better buy to go for the plain-Jane version of the ZT 0801, which is currently $169 at BladeHQ. If you want to help out US veterans, you can send $20 to Wounded Warriors or another organization at anytime, and your donation would probably be higher.
But if you’re into blacked-out and stonewashed knives, the MM01K looks to be a decent price compared to the stock version.