Kershaw Cryo II Assisted Opening Knife (3.25" Gray) 1556TI

MSRP: $62.95
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  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • 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:1556TI
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


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

The Cryo is an assisted opening knife designed in collaboration with Rick Hinderer. It is a frame lock folding knife with a Hinderer lockbar stabilizer and all stainless steel construction. The blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and the handle is 410 steel. Both are titanium-carbo-nitride coated.


Customer Reviews

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dale o.
Heavy for its size. Lacks grip when hands are wet. But for the price pretty good.
Heavy duty
Ross F.
This thing is heavy. I carried it on camping trips and it functioned well although a short while later the assist spring broke. I wish it wasn't open assisted.
So so
Alvis S.
Iíve bought this knife twice and both times the spring broke. If not for that Iíd give it 5 and say itís an awesome knife.
Big brother
Max O.
I have a cryo, but sometimes it was too small for what i needed, so I decided to go with her big brother, the cryo 2 and now i cam say that for almost the same price you get twice the fun! Only con is the blade steel, 8Cr13MoV easy to dull but easy to sharpen as well
Sooo good!
Mike R.
After a couple years of using this knife every day in the shop and just around life, I can honestly say it is one of the most valuable knives in my collection (and I have many much more expensive knives in my collection). Assisted open is great for one handed operation. Itís a little heavy, but that doesnít bother me like it does other knife users. Frame lock has always worked perfect. Finish is getting a few hot spots, but very durable. The steel is 8cr13mov... just fine for the price. Maintaining the edge never bothered me, and itís always super sharp when I need it. Deep carry clip is awesome. Love it... I need to buy another!
Great Beater
Jared s.
I bought this knife a good while ago and I haven't really carried it too often because I'm not a big fan of the stainless handles. But that's just me. I'm more of a G-10 or FRN/GFN handle kinda guy. Overall, the steel is ok and the construction is pleasing to the eye. Its a good little flipper knife for EDC.
Great Small EDC
Andrew R.
This is a great small EDC blade. Easy to Carry. The assist works well with this knife.
Great EDC knife for heavy use
Dana G.
I originally bought the Kershaw Blur, but liked it so much it's now put away in my collection. Some might think the Blur's not that great of a knife but I concur, there's something about it that I just couldn't bring myself to use it.
I then heard about the Cryo II and how it's an affordable way to own a knife designed by Hinderer. Most of his product lines are reserved for ZT, so I was excited to order it. I didn't buy the original Cryo because of its small size, but the second version looked perfect, and I wasn't disappointed. Here are the things I like and dislike about the knife:

ZERO blade play
Solid construction, built for heavy use
Spring assisted flipper (pro for me)
Flexible pocket clip positioning (deep too)
Hinderer design
Backed by Kershaw's solid warranty
Great frame-lock that's about 50%
Brass washers (instead of Teflon)
Ergonomic design, comfy in the hand

Made in China
Blade material could have been nicer
Spring assisted (con for some people)

At $35 the Cryo II is a decent purchase, but if you can find it cheaper than it's a no brainer. I bought mine for $25 and I couldn't be happier.

Great knife
Wyatt S.
Like most Kershaws this is great quality. I love this knife. It's a little larger than the original which is great. No blade play with it and the action is very good. It fits very well into the hand and the pocket clip is fantastic. I love the deep pocket style of this clip. Very low profile when clipped. Overall fantastic knife and great quality especially for $30 some dollars.