Kershaw Cryo (1555TI); 2.75” 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade and Stainless Steel Handle with Titanium Carbo-Nitride Coating, SpeedSafe Assisted Opening, Frame Lock, 4-Position Deep-Carry Pocketclip; 4.1 OZ.
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- Designed by Rick Hinderer and precision engineered by Kershaw
- 2.75-inch 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade features excellent toughness, edge retention and wear and corrosion resistance
- Great companion for any hiker, landscaper, backpacker, hunter, wilderness guide, electrician or anyone in need of a reliable everyday carry
- All-steel construction is coated with a matte gray titanium carbo-nitride, increasing the blade’s hardness, edge retention and overall lifetime
- Excellent everyday carry for numerous tasks including opening packages, stripping wire, removing splinters, cutting zip-ties, aggressive animal defense and making fire kindling
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From the manufacturer
Commitment to Innovation
Kershaw was founded in 1974 to design and manufacture tools that knife users would be proud to own, carry, and use. This has meant that every Kershaw knife must be of the highest quality. Whether it’s a hardworking pocketknife, a hunting knife, or a special collectors’ edition, Kershaw always chooses appropriate, high-quality materials and is dedicated to intensive craftsmanship. Along with extremely tight tolerances and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, this ensures that Kershaw knives provide a lifetime of performance.
SpeedSafe Assisted Opening
Assists you to open the Cryo quickly and easily. To open, just push outward on the thumb stud or pull back on the flipper, keeping fingers safely out of the way.
Locks the blade safely open during use. Prevents the blade from accidentally closing while you’re using the knife. Easy to reclose when you’re done. A very sturdy style of blade lock.
Lets you position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left-handed or right-handed carry.
Enables the knife to ride comfortably and discreetly low in your pocket.
Rick Hinderer and Kershaw Collaboration
If you’ve been craving a Rick Hinderer knife, but couldn’t quite part with the bucks, your last excuse has just disappeared. The Cryo is the result of collaboration between Rick Hinderer and the design and production engineers at Kershaw. And we’re sure it will satisfy both your Hinderer craving and the demands of your wallet.
A classic Rick Hinderer design, the Cryo is built of pure stainless steel coated with matte grey titanium carbo-nitride for a no-fuss look that lets the design shine through. Like all Rick’s knives, the Cryo benefits from Rick’s real world experience as a fire fighter and EMT. It’s designed to be a sturdy knife that’s still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand.
For secure blade lock up, the Cryo offers a tough frame lock with lockbar stabilization. The Cryo also features Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. Access it with either the built-in flipper or the thumbstud.
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Handle: 410, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Blade length: 2.75 in. (7 cm)
- Closed length: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
- Overall length: 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
- Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)
The Cryo was made in successful collaboration between custom knifemaker Rick Hinderer and Kershaw experts. The 2.75-inch blade, accessible with the built-in flipper or the thumbstud, is made of 8Cr13MoV steel, known for its toughness, edge retention and resistance to corrosion and wear. The Cryo is coated with matte gray titanium carbo-nitride, increasing the blade’s hardness, helping maintain the edge, increasing longevity of the blade, and providing a sleek no-fuss look. The Cryo offers a tough frame lock and lockbar stabilizer for secure blade lockup, SpeedSafe assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening and a user adjustable, 4-position deep-carry pocketclip for convenient low-in-the-pocket carry. Like all Hinderer knives, the Cryo is designed to be a sturdy, aesthetically pleasing knife with good in-hand feel. The Cryo is the ideal EDC with the tactical quality and hard-use looks of a Hinderer and the expertly engineered construction of Kershaw, at an affordable price.
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This Kershaw 155TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding knife is a fantastic knife. It comes very sharp but I have had it long enough that I have had to sharpen it and it holds the sharp edge fairly well. It is appropriately sized to conceal or carry in your pocket, whatever verbiage you want to use, in the state I live in. I suggest you check your local laws if you are unsure. It will prevent you from going to jail and that is a great thing.
I have several knives and I carry this Kershaw knife every day. This Kershaw Cryo knife fits in my pocket well and doesn't drag my pocket down much. There is a nice clip that holds it to your pocket if you want to carry it that way. It opens with one hand easily and is able to be closed one handed if you are careful. It has a locking frame which holds the blade very stable for use. I love this particular knife.
The finish is nice and hasn't worn at all in the 2 years I have owned it. Well worth the price you pay for it. I have seen many other knives in this price range and they are not normally of this high a quality.
I have read that this is a Chinese manufactured blade, although I am not sure. Supposedly the US manufactured blades are superior strength and quality but I have to tell you I cannot imagine it is significantly better for the average persons’ usage.
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I originally gave the Cryo a low rating because of the difficulty using the famous Kershaw speedsafe assisted opening (the flipper). Unlike my Kershaw Leek that smoothly and easily flips open, the Cryo took considerable pressure and was painful to my index finger. I assume it was just not made to proper specifications so returned it for a replacement. The replacement works much better.
The industrial strength and size of the Cryo is just what I was looking for in a weekend use knife. I particularly like that it does not stick out of my jeans pocket when clipped in place.
On a positive note, the knife looks well made and the finish isn't too smooth to be slippery. It's more of a matte feel and isn't as slippery as it looks. The blade should be easy to sharpen. It's also easy to grip with your four fingers around the handle, though most of the time I'm never gripping a knife like that.
Nothing really special here that I can see, above average knife though.
#2: blade is not centered and riding against side of the frame.
#3: blade thickness is much thinner then the other blade.
#4: frame is thinner as well with jimping only half as deep then the other knife. Also shape of the frame is (at edges are tapered off different)
#5: thumb studs are different ( one has 3 steps/ other 4 steps)/ Different shape pins- one is rounded / other flat.
even washers are different shade.
If I only would of bought 1 knife I probably wouldn't have noticed all these differences but now I am very glad I did.
It just blows my mind how can Kershaw send me 2 knifes that couldn't be more different in quality.
I will attach several pictures to this review so you be the judge.
Sending one of them back for a refund.