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Kershaw Cryo II Tanto Assisted Opening Knife (3.25" BlackWash) 1556TBW

Kershaw Cryo II Tanto Assisted Opening Knife (3.25" BlackWash) 1556TBW
Kershaw Cryo II Tanto Assisted Opening Knife (3.25" BlackWash) 1556TBW
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MSRP: $67.95
Our Sale Price: $29.99!
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Item #BHQ-21519
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Acid Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.50 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 II
  • Model Number:1556TBW
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Acid Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.50 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 II
  • Model Number:1556TBW
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

The Kershaw Cryo II is significantly larger than the Cryo I.

This Cryo II features a BlackWash finished Tanto blade and handle. The Cryo II is a assisted opening flipper knife designed in collaboration with Rick Hinderer. It is a framelock folding knife with a Hinderer lockbar stabilizer that features all stainless steel construction. The recurved tanto blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and opens with a push of the flipper or thumb stud.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

CRKT Cryo II - Blackwash Tanto
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Ken R.
09-15-2020
I love the look of the complete Blackwash look of both the blade and body. I was extremely happy to find this in a Tanto blade model. I like the Speedsafe assisted opening feature BUT after having messed with the Kershaw LINK and getting used to the Speedsafe feature on it, the Speedsafe on this Cryo II was pretty weak and rather sluggish. That's not to say that it won't deploy with the flipper is hit, just that it requires a bit more dedicated effort as it deploys slower ad lacks that "sound" of a fast deploy that you would get on the LINK.

All in all, the Kershaw Cryo II is a really good knife. The Blackwash Tanto version that I ordered looks really nice and rough & tough, which is just what drew me to it . Now if you're looking for a more sophisticated version, I'd strongly suggest the Kershaw LINK 1776 in Gray aluminum and Blackwash blade.
Nice and sturdy
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Earl E.
12-22-2019
This is a really nice knife at the price. I love the blade shape. This one can take the abuse when you need a user beater knife. Heavy in the pocket but very comfortable to hold. A great user.
Shame it was discontinued
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Forrest W.
10-02-2019
Got this baby as a birthday gift. Love it. At the time I didn't have any kershaw or tango's in my collection and I was dying for both. This thing met my needs. Love the assisted action. The ONLY thing I even remotely disliked was that on mine (I'm not sure if it was the same for all of them) if I tried to use the thumb studs, the assisted action would kick in and would flip the blade out and my thumb would end up on the edge with the blade against my thumb, almost cutting me. but I prefer using the flipper any how so it wasn't a big deal. If anything it's a good problem to have when you're assisted opening is too good. What could you expect from a hinderer design? this knife also kicked off my VERY short lived attempt to try and collect all of the kershaw blackwash series. I soon abandoned said pursuit after seeing just how many were in the series. Great knife overall, perfect medium-ish size, LOVE THE TANTO AND RECURVE COMBO.
What a great knife!!!
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Ed L.
05-08-2016
My collection runs the gamut between "low end" to super high end. I have always liked Kershaw especially value per dollar, but the Cryo II (Tanto, blackwash) takes the value per dollar ratio to a whole new level!! Fit and finish is excellent, blade is centered perfectly and came razor sharp with absolutely NO blade at all! I will be buying more of these as soon as they are back in stock!!
Awesome knife.
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William M.
08-03-2015
I keep buying kershaw, and I am impressed. Tough, nice knife.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The Kershaw Cryo II is significantly larger than the Cryo I.

This Cryo II features a BlackWash finished Tanto blade and handle. The Cryo II is a assisted opening flipper knife designed in collaboration with Rick Hinderer. It is a framelock folding knife with a Hinderer lockbar stabilizer that features all stainless steel construction. The recurved tanto blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and opens with a push of the flipper or thumb stud.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Acid Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.50 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 II
  • Model Number:1556TBW
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
CRKT Cryo II - Blackwash Tanto
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Ken R.
09-15-2020
I love the look of the complete Blackwash look of both the blade and body. I was extremely happy to find this in a Tanto blade model. I like the Speedsafe assisted opening feature BUT after having messed with the Kershaw LINK and getting used to the Speedsafe feature on it, the Speedsafe on this Cryo II was pretty weak and rather sluggish. That's not to say that it won't deploy with the flipper is hit, just that it requires a bit more dedicated effort as it deploys slower ad lacks that "sound" of a fast deploy that you would get on the LINK.

All in all, the Kershaw Cryo II is a really good knife. The Blackwash Tanto version that I ordered looks really nice and rough & tough, which is just what drew me to it . Now if you're looking for a more sophisticated version, I'd strongly suggest the Kershaw LINK 1776 in Gray aluminum and Blackwash blade.
Nice and sturdy
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Earl E.
12-22-2019
This is a really nice knife at the price. I love the blade shape. This one can take the abuse when you need a user beater knife. Heavy in the pocket but very comfortable to hold. A great user.
Shame it was discontinued
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Forrest W.
10-02-2019
Got this baby as a birthday gift. Love it. At the time I didn't have any kershaw or tango's in my collection and I was dying for both. This thing met my needs. Love the assisted action. The ONLY thing I even remotely disliked was that on mine (I'm not sure if it was the same for all of them) if I tried to use the thumb studs, the assisted action would kick in and would flip the blade out and my thumb would end up on the edge with the blade against my thumb, almost cutting me. but I prefer using the flipper any how so it wasn't a big deal. If anything it's a good problem to have when you're assisted opening is too good. What could you expect from a hinderer design? this knife also kicked off my VERY short lived attempt to try and collect all of the kershaw blackwash series. I soon abandoned said pursuit after seeing just how many were in the series. Great knife overall, perfect medium-ish size, LOVE THE TANTO AND RECURVE COMBO.
What a great knife!!!
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Ed L.
05-08-2016
My collection runs the gamut between "low end" to super high end. I have always liked Kershaw especially value per dollar, but the Cryo II (Tanto, blackwash) takes the value per dollar ratio to a whole new level!! Fit and finish is excellent, blade is centered perfectly and came razor sharp with absolutely NO blade at all! I will be buying more of these as soon as they are back in stock!!
Awesome knife.
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William M.
08-03-2015
I keep buying kershaw, and I am impressed. Tough, nice knife.
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