Cryo 2.75" Blackwash Drop Point Folding Knife (1555BW) by Kershaw®. The original Cryo was named a BLADE MAGAZINE Best Buy of the Year and MEN'S JOURNAL Approved Gear. This BlackWash version offers additional bad boy style. The Cryo is a collaboration between custom knifemaker Rick Hinderer and the design and production engineers at Kershaw. It's built of pure stainless steel with an attractive, rough-and-tumble BlackWash finish. The Cryo is designed to be a sturdy knife that's still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand.
- Not legal for sale in the following states: New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts and Hawaii
- Can not be sold internationally
|Use: Everyday, Work|
|Type: Assisted, Folder|
|Designer: Rick Hinderer|
|Blade Style: Drop Point|
|Blade Edge: Plain|
|Opening Action: Assisted SpeedSafe|
|Opens: With Flipper|
|Lock Type: Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer|
|Pocketclip: 4-position deep-carry (right/left; tip-up/down)|
|Handle Color: BlackWash™|
|Hardware Steel: tube spacers|
|Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Blade Length: 2.75" (7 cm)|
|Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV|
|Blade Finish/Coating: Black-oxide BlackWash™ coating|
|Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)|
|Closed Length: 3.75" (9.5 cm)|
|Handle Material: Stainless steel|
|Handle Finish/Coating: Black-oxide BlackWash™ coating|
|Handle Thickness: 0.393" (10 mm)|
|Overall Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm)|
|Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)|
- Original Cryo is an award-winning design
- 8Cr13MoV blade steel offers edge-holding capability, strength, and hardness; BlackWash™ finish for added blade protection
- Contoured all-steel handle is comfortable and provides a secure grip; lockbar stabilization prevents lock over-travel
- Fast, easy one-handed opening with SpeedSafe assisted opening and flipper
It's designed to be a sturdy knife that's still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand. The black-oxide BlackWash™ coating not only gives it that well worn look, it also enhances corrosion resistance. For secure blade lock up, the Cryo offers a tough frame lock with lockbar stabilization. For fast and easy one-handed opening, it also features Kershaw's SpeedSafe assisted opening, accessible with either the built-in flipper or the thumbstud. Kershaw's deep-carry clip makes it a discreet pocket companion, too. Slightly smaller than some Hinderer pocketknives, the Cryo with BlackWash is a superb knife for every day carry. You get the tactical, hard-use looks you're looking for, a Hinderer design, and SpeedSafe opening in this amazingly affordable Kershaw that's destined to be an EDC favorite.
May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The "flipper" is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
The user may position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.
Kershaw® was founded in 1974 to design and manufacture tools that knife users would be proud to own, carry, and use. This has meant that every Kershaw knife must be of the highest quality. Whether it’s a hardworking pocketknife, a hunting knife, or a special collectors’ edition, Kershaw always chooses appropriate, high-quality materials and is dedicated to intensive craftsmanship. Along with extremely tight tolerances and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, this ensures that Kershaw knives provide a lifetime of performance.