TTAK Knife Madness Elite 8 game 3: Zero Tolerance vs. Hogue


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Welcome back sports fans to the Elite 8 of our Knife Madness Tournament. Today promises to be a high scoring affair as ZT and Hogue both try to join KA-BAR and Kershaw in the Final 4. Les George who designs for ZT and Kershaw and Allen Elishewitz are to my knowledge friends, they both are Marines, and both were active in promoting their respective Round 1&2 matches. I would not be surprised to see a bit of friendly rivalry expressed in the face-off between these two marquee brands.

Yesterday I asked for suggestions on how to handle the last 3 matches. On thing that was suggested was to pool the Final Four into one 2-day contest. I think that is what I will do, and I have reached out to representatives of the relevant companies to ask them for a paragraph explaining why they deserve to be crowned champion. Whether or not I can pull that off, I also want to include testimonials from readers who own and use the knives. So be ready when I put out the call after Tuesday’s match.

On to today’s match.


Zero Tolerance:

ZT knocked off Benchmade and Emerson in Rounds 1 and 2 respectively. Click on the hyperlinks for those matches. Round 1 was a full company profile, and Round 2 was content from YouTube. Today we bring you the best of ZT on Instagram. Both from their official page, and #ztknives.

#zt0750 #talon #custom #ambrosia #scales check out @worldofwoodcraft for more wood projects.

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Nice shot of a zt0301 coming to you from Holland @photogeert #zt0301 #zerotoleranceknives #ztknives

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#ZT0303 shot by @kombou #ztknives #zerotoleranceknives

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Hogue pulled the huge upset over Spyderco in Round 1, and won an exciting Round 2 match against TOPS. Click the links for those matches, or enjoy some knife porn from Hogue Knives’s official Instagram and #hogueknives


That’s it for today folks. Thank you for voting. Tomorrow brings you our final Elite 8 match between Morakniv and CONDOR. Should be another good one.

You can see all of our Knife Madness content here.


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  3. kurt grimes says:


  4. Jake says:

    Hogue all the way

  5. William says:


  6. Uncle Ed says:

    Hogue has the quality and the design

  7. Hurricane says:

    Hogue has a superior product

  8. Jodi Smith says:


  9. Josh-man says:


  10. Cubbie says:

    ZT. Just to buck the trend.

    1. ronnie jones says:

      ZT all the way

  11. Kristina says:


  12. Matt Knight says:


  13. Martin Gephart says:


  14. Troy schmidt says:

    Zt all way

  15. Peter says:

    ZT. Elegance without contrivance.

  16. Allen Elishewitz says:


  17. StickFighter says:


  18. Todd Crow says:


  19. J.C. Villegas says:

    Hogue, a Masterpiece, piece by piece!!

  20. Tzitziki says:


  21. Hugo O. says:

    Hogue Knives.

  22. Jerry Cardenas says:

    hogue knives

  23. Will M. says:

    Hogue Knives

  24. Gus Cecchini says:


  25. Neil Hogue says:

    Might be because I machined the first one. Hogue Knives of course!

  26. Bill says:

    Hogue Knives = Quality. HOGUE!

  27. knightofbob says:

    Hogue. Mostly because I’m more than a bit of a Benchmade fanboy, and resent the loss to a sub-imprint who shouldn’t even have been listed as a separate mark.

  28. Jon says:

    Zero Tolerance

  29. Flora says:


  30. Leeloopass says:

    Hogue !!!

  31. Patrick Doyle says:

    Hogue all the way!!

  32. Jennifer Seymour says:

    ZT all the way!!

  33. Karim says:

    ZT all day

  34. Nicholas says:

    ZT, never ceases to amaze

  35. Pat Hogue says:

    Hogue is the truth

  36. John Michael says:


  37. Art Leach says:


  38. Sara Carter says:

    Hogue-All the way.

  39. Jill Middleton says:


  40. Crystol says:


  41. Masteryoda says:


  42. Cadeyrn says:

    I’m still in for Hogue.

  43. Aaron Hogue says:

    We are a family business that builds these knives with a passion for quality. Our name won’t go on unless it is the absolute best product that we can make.

  44. cmeat says:

    zircon (encrusted) tweezers.

  45. Ashley Duenas says:

    Hogue! I enjoy using these blades.

  46. Paul Dandini says:

    Hogue Knives …true quality..

  47. Jim Bruhns says:

    Hogue Knives
    Made in America by American Craftsman!

  48. Becky says:

    Zero Tolerance — of course!

  49. Frank Bluedog says:


  50. Bob Flynn says:

    Hogue for life!

  51. Morgan says:

    Hogue inc

  52. Hailie Smith says:


  53. Jeffrey Minyard says:

    Hogue always

  54. Steve B Cooool says:


  55. Bill says:

    Hogue!! all the way!!

  56. Peter Ujvarosi says:


  57. Jeremy swofford says:

    ZT all day long

  58. Marino says:

    Like ZT

  59. Nelson says:

    Hogue…absolutely the finest knives made.

  60. Brian K says:

    I vote ZT

    Hard core Tissian!!

  61. Richard Claybourn says:


  62. David Sonby says:


  63. C Anders says:


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TTAK Knife Madness Elite 8 game 3: Zero Tolerance vs. Hogue

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