Kershaw Cryo Assisted Opening Knife (2.75" Gray) 1555TI

MSRP: $54.95
Our Price: $31.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.80"
  • Handle Thickness:0.37"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Cryo
  • Model Number:1555TI
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.80"
  • Handle Thickness:0.37"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Cryo
  • Model Number:1555TI
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Kershaw Cryo is quite the treat for those looking to get an inexpensive Rick Hinderer designed knife with a high-quality build. The Cryo was awarded the "Best Buy of the Year" at 2012 Blade Show and it gets 2 thumbs up from us at Blade HQ.

The Cryo is a framelock knife with a Hinderer lockbar stabilizer. The stainless steel blade and handle are matte gray coated with titanium-carbo-nitride. The assisted opening blade is deployed with a push of the ambidextrous thumb stud or flipper. The pocket clip is four-way reversible for multiple carry options.

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Ryan U.
04-06-2018
Quick, Smooth, Solid.
Amazing EDC
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Richard G.
02-04-2018
It's an inexpensive Rick Hinderer! I know it's lower quality materials, but this knife really can take a beating. I gave it to a friend (his first knife) and he seriously abused the knife. Surprisingly, as far as functionality goes, it just needed sharpening and the pivot slightly tightened. The abuse this knife took would have given other knives some serious blade play.

I did a simple knife pimping by swapping the 1555BLKST and 1555TI blades. Made both blades look 10 times better!

Build quality: 5 stars
Materials: 3 stars
Aesthetics: 4 stars
Personal likability: 5 stars
AWESOME EDC
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Anthony M.
01-29-2018
I edc this knife the most! It takes a nice edge and is a surprisingly good slicer.
Great EDC for the price
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Alex M.
01-23-2018
Great ergonomics and a great design. Perfect size for my hand and has a really sturdy feel to it. Pretty nice assist and you gotta love a deep carry clip. The pivot on mine does loosen a little with each flip but I'm sure that's a one off issue.
Good Budget Knife
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Jordan S.
01-22-2018
I feel like the Cryo is a great knife for a kid to start his pocket knife collection. It's small, spring assisted, and comes from a great brand like Kershaw.
Cryo for the win.
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Sean M.
01-19-2018
I love this knife. I EDC'd it for 2 years and even though I don't carry it on me anymore it still goes in me EDC bag, that way I know I always have a reliable knife in reach. Deploys super fast and for me has great ergos.
Solid budget knife
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John F.
01-07-2018
This was my first pocket knife and my EDC for 2 years. Although a bit heavy for its size, it's slim enough that you forget it's even in your pocket. Comfortable ergonomics in any grip. The blade steel doesn't hold an edge for very long but it's easy to sharpen. Locks up well and has no blade play. After 2 years the torsion bar broke, but Kershaw replaced the whole knife for free after I sent it back.
Excelent budget EDC
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Max O.
01-07-2018
Ths has to be one of the best quality price products Iíve bought. Its beautiful and functional, overall a nice little gem
great knife
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Corbin m.
01-06-2018
This was the very first knife I bought and it started an addiction of buying and collecting knives. This knife is a great price and great value. it has a four-way clip so you can carry it any way you like. if your not sure which way you want your knife this guy is perfect. you can easily move the clip, not very many knives have that option. it opens fast with the flipper, it's a sharp and durable blade. great value. great first knife

Solid Knife
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Carson K.
01-06-2018
Pros:
-solid lockup
-strong tip
-inexpensive
-quick to deploy
-wonderful design

Cons:
-poor texture due to stainless steel scales
-a little heavy for the size

Overall this is a great knife and would make a great gift knife for anyone.
Great EDC, Perfect Size, Getting What You Payed For
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Chris C.
01-05-2018
Amazingly priced, well built, but the only gripe I have with this blade is that the framelock is a bit stiffer than desirable. Have had experience with other framelocks in the past in varying qualities, and this is some of the sturdiest I've felt. Might be a pro in some eyes, but is a con at times for ease and comfort of deployment/closing.
One of the best Kershaw has made.
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Matthew B.
01-05-2018
I think this is one of the best knives that Kershaw has come out with. Not too big, not too small, razor sharp out of the box, easy to sharpen, and the list goes on. I can't say enough good things about the Cryo.
Good Budget edc
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andrew b.
01-05-2018
the knife is pretty well put together the blade was centered and sharpened easily it has a pretty good weight to it making it seem more expensive than it really is the only downside i had was the speedsafe, ive had the knife for about a year and in the beginning the firing action was really snappy but after time the torsion bar actually broke, the good thing is that you can request a new torsion bar from kershaws website and fix it i really recommend this knife if your looking for a cheap but well made knife
A gift from my brother
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Anthony M.
01-05-2018
My brother gifted me this knife 4 years ago when he was on leave from his service. Before recieving this knife i hadnt edc'd a knife before. I carried this knife for 4 years until the pocket clip broke off. I called kershaw and they replaced the clip for no charge and offered to sharpen the knife for free if i wanted to send it in. From time to time i still carry this knife, and it is often found in a gear bag or glovebox since being retired from edc use. Great knife, i would recommend it to anyone looking for a cool edc knife.
TSA Stole It
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Gary P.
01-05-2018
I absolutely love this knife, best value, and great quality. This is my EDC and it is so comfortable, so much so I forgot I had it at the airport and TSA stole it from me forcing me to buy another one. The edge retention is excellent and the dark coloring makes it inconspicuous so carrying it at work goes unnoticed. Overall a great knife!

Take off the thumb studs as soon as you get it, they are useless.
Bang for your buck!
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James D.
01-05-2018
Nice knife that fits great in the hand. 8cr13mov steel is easy to sharpen while also keeping a great edge. Carried it for a while and enjoyed it. Very snappy action with the flipper and even with the thumb stud. Highly recommend this knife!
Fantastic knife for the money!
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Peter K.
11-05-2017
This was my first purchase from Blade HQ and everything was shipped and received quickly, thank you! I am just starting to get into the knife hobby and really enjoying it. I have been EDC-ing the Cryo for about half a year now and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a perfect budget EDC knife.

Although there are a few cons with the Cryo it is not reason enough to not buy this knife at this price. The weight can be a little heavier than some may like but it does not weigh down the pants. The combination of the flipper and stiff spring may bite a little into your finger. The thumb studs are basically useless on the Cryo, so the flipper is the main opening method for one handed opening.

Something I noticed recently is you can hear a rattle from the spring when the knife is opened but not when the knife is closed. None of these cons give me a reason to give the Cryo anything less than a 5-star rating. Now onto the pros, price, the styling and design, deep carry pocket clip, ability to configure the pocket clip however you like, strong spring, and good sharp blade. The pros far outweigh the cons and justifies every reason to purchase this knife.
Great Value!
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Matthew G.
02-04-2017
This is a great knife for $30. I have a Benchmade Barrage that was $220 and I like this knife just as much. I have taken it apart many times and it goes together solid. It also took a great edge with the Lansky System.
My most recommended knife
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Zac R.
03-11-2016
I have been carrying a Cryo for around three years now, and absolutely love it. I have Benchmade knives and other "top shelf" knives, but I always fall back on this guy. The speedsafe mechanism is awesome and allows for fast deployment with little effort, and has never opened inadvertently in all my years of back-pocket carry. The profile of this knife is slim enough for comfortable back-pocket carry with the pocket clip removed, but for those that use the clip you will find that the clip can be mounted in all four orientations. For the price, you can't find a knife with the reliability and versatility of the Cryo.