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Kershaw 1556BLK Cryo II Assisted 3-1/4" Black Plain Blade, Rick Hinderer Framelock Design

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Part Number: KS1556BLK
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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Description
KS1556BLK: 1556BLK Cryo II 3-1/4" Black Plain Blade, Rick Hinderer Design, Frame Lock
Kershaw
 
Wish granted. The Kershaw Cryo II is significantly larger than the original Cryo. With its 3-1/4" blade, this classic Rick Hinderer design was built for those who just demand more from a pocketknife. More size. More features. More streamline style.

The Cyro II is pure stainless steel with a black DLC finish. The Cryo II is a good looking tactical and EDC knife that operates smoothly as well. Speaking of smooth, the SpeedSafe assisted opening guarantees the Cryo II opens quickly and easily, too. Though this is a larger knife, it's remarkably slim and rides comfortably deep in the pocket thanks to Kershaw's deep-carry clip.
Features
  • SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
  • Designed by Rick Hinderer
  • Frame Lock with Lockbar Stabilizer
  • Black DLC Finish
  • Thumb Studs and Flipper Mechanism
  • Deep Carry Pocket Clip, 4 Position
Specifications
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV, Black Finish
  • Handle Material: 410 Stainless Steel, Black Finish/li>
  • Blade Length: 3-1/4" (8.26 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4-1/2" (11.43 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7-3/4"
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (153.1 g)
  • Made in China
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 and look and feel great.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
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4 out of 5
Amir Abbas Lotfi Sarabi
Geneva,
Apr 03, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Feel
Kershaw's Best knife
Really more than its price. One of Kershaw's best. The only reason I didn't give it the fifth star was the handle material, which of course might someone likes it.
4 out of 5
Jonathan L
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Feb 10, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Nice knife, little heavy
I will be using this knife for weekend EDC due to the hefty weight. It is not extremely heavy, but you know it is in your pocket. Nice quick opening, the locking mechanism is difficult to use, but with more use hopefully it becomes a little easier to unlock. But, other than that, nice knife and work horse for those needed heavy jobs.
5 out of 5
Phillip M
Mobile Alabama
Dec 18, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Fantastic knife
I have been collecting lockback knives since I bought my first Buck 110 in 1975. I carry a small lockback daily but on weekends I carry a larger and stronger knife while working in my yard and shop. This knife is the best knife I have ever carried for work. The fit and finish are impeccable. The quick open mechanism is a delight. I don't use the pocket clip which makes it an easier carry in my pocket. I will buy another one if this one ever wears out. Heck, I will probably buy another one just to have a spare.
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