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Kershaw 1555BLK Cryo Assisted Flipper 2-3/4" Black Plain Blade, Rick Hinderer Framelock Design

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Part Number: KS1555BLK
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1555BLK: 1555BLK Black Cryo
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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: 087171034294

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.
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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West Virginia
Mar 11, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
4 out of 5
Mar 28, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Great knife
A little heavy,and not fond of the posts on the blade. Other than those two things, i love everything about this knife. I would highly recommend buying this knife ( especially for the price).
2 out of 5
Watarase J
Mar 07, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Type, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Overall Quality
I can't really complain much as the price is competitive. But my main gripe is the lack of any grips or scales on the non lock side of the handle, this combined with the short handle length make the knife is almost impossible to open using the thumbstuds. The frame lock is a plus though it hinders the opening using the thumbstuds when my hands are struggling to grip the handle and I press down on the framelock thus preventing the blade from opening properly. (Or maybe its just me cauz I've been using mostly Axis and liner type of locks all along) It's saving grace is the flipper as it allows for one handed opening and it may save my hand from slipping forward over the blade during use. Though I find the SpeedSafe assisted opening a tad weak compared to my Kershaw Blur. The Cryo lives up to the Kershaw promise of arriving very sharp, it came as sharp as my Blur did.
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