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

MSRP: $54.95
Our Price: $29.95
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  • 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


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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Fantastic knife for the money!
Peter K.
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!
Matthew G.
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
Zac R.
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.