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

MSRP: $67.99
Our Price: $44.95
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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:Acid Stonewash
  • 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:1556BW
  • Designer:Rick Hinderer
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


This Cryo II features a BlackWash finished blade and handle. The Cryo II is a spring assisted 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 blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and opens with a push of the flipper or thumb stud.

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


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what that guy said
Tim D.
This is definitely a cool knife. I love the look and feel of the knife, although it's a bit slick and heavy. The flipper is smooth and fast, this is my first Kershaw flipper so I don't have a frame of reference. Overall, solid.
cool knife
Manuel l.
very good looking knife. a must have
Good for your first EDC
Miguel L.
Even when I knew nothing about knives I didn't like this one so much. The ergos are not so comfortable, a little heavy for its size (although I like heavy knives) but steel heavy, not titanium heavy. Also the action feels a little slow compared to other Kershaws. The thumb stud is way way too uncomfortable. Not for me.
Great beater knife. Also a great for first time knife users or gifts.
Jodie P.
I've had this same knife for 2 years now as my daily edc driver and it has been pretty good. I use it for boxes mostly and sometimes for shapping wood in the shop. I will say though, around the 1st week of getting it the lubricant in the knife dried up and now there's a loose peice (which I still haven't re-lubricated yet) of I think is the spring just tingling around in the knife. All round though, a great first knife, a cheap replacement, or great for gifts.
Better than you would expect
Greg W.
Kershaw seems to have a good bead on building nice quality knives for a very good price. I feel like with the Cryo II you definitely get more than you pay for. It's far from perfect, but it's a great looker, and very solid.

The blackwash look is great for this knife, giving it a false patina that compliments it well and will hide little scrapes and nicks for a long time.

The size of the II vs. the regular Cryo suited my hand better. The deployment is not quite as quick as the smaller version, but with the spring assist, there is no need for wrist action to deploy the blade confidently.

The handle seems a bit on the narrow side, but is broad and has excellent gimping. The liner lock is strong and has a lockbar stabilizer to keep you from accidentally over extending it when unlocking - which could actually happen with this knife, as the lockbar is very stiff.

There is a bit of a rattle at the back end of mine where the lanyard hole is, but it's not anything that bothers me too much, especially given the price.

Nice sharp blade, good looking drop point, great price. Only a slightly higher quality execution would have raised this rating to 5 stars