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Kershaw 1555BLKST Cryo Assisted 2-3/4" Black Combo Blade, Rick Hinderer Framelock Design

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Part Number: KS1555BLKST
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1555BLKST: 1555BLKST Black Cryo, Partially Serrated
Kershaw Knives

If you've been craving a Rick Hinderer knife, but couldn’t quite part with the bucks, your last excuse has just disappeared. The Cryo is the result of collaboration between Rick Hinderer and the design and production engineers at Kershaw. And we’re sure it will satisfy both your Hinderer craving and the demands of your wallet.

A classic Rick Hinderer design, the Cryo is built of pure stainless steel with a black DLC finish for a tactical no-fuss look that lets the design shine through. Like all Rick’s knives, the Cryo benefits from Rick’s real world experience as a fire fighter and EMT. It’s designed to be a sturdy knife that’s still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand.

For secure blade lock up, the Cryo offers a tough frame lock with lockbar stabilization. The Cryo also features Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. Access it with either the built-in flipper or the thumbstud.

Slightly smaller than some Hinderer pocketknives, the Cryo is a superb knife for every day carry. EDC this guy for a while and we think you’ll soon appreciate its virtues. 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 the Hinderer for the rest of us.
  • Flipper- 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® - 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.
  • Frame Lock - 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.
  • Quad-carry- The user may position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Flipper and thumbstud
  • Quad-carry (tip-up/tip-down; left/right) pocketclip; deep-carry
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black finish
  • Handle: 410 stainless steel, black finish
  • Blade length: 2-3/4" (7 cm)
  • Closed length: 3-3/4" (9.5 cm)
  • Overall length: 6-1/2" (16.5 cm)
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 087171034300

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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Mike W
Janesville, Wi
Oct 31, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Fantastic EDC Knife for the price
Bought this on a whim after getting a sale email from KCI, glad I took the bait. This is a nice little performer for under $40. Not going to handle major tasks but perfect for cutting rope/twine, opening packages, and other everyday uses. The G10 scale on the one side helps lighten the weight. Opens quickly, locks in place solid. Only complaint would be a more user friendly pocket clip, but it's a small complaint.
4 out of 5
Apr 14, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath, Weight, None
Great Everyday Carry
This is an excellent all-around utility knife. Well balanced, very durable, easy to open with one hand, and wickedly sharp - particularly the serrated section of the blade. The smooth blade section holds its edge with little maintenance. Having previously owned the Kershaw Vapor II, I find that this knife is slightly heavier and broader. I prefer the lighter, narrower grip and blade. Also, the thumb-stud on the pocket clip side should be omitted or lowered in profile to avoid catching on the pocket when being removed for use. Overall, a very good buy.
5 out of 5
New Zealand
Jul 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Best buy
A little heavier than some other options out there, but I still like it so much it has become my EDC. The assisted opening is great and the blade was pretty sharp straight out of the box. I have ordered two more to give as gifts due to the very reasonable price. Overall a great knife.
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