Kershaw 1556BW Cryo II Assisted Flipper 3-1/4" Blackwashed Plain Blade, Rick Hinderer Framelock Design


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KS1556BW: 1556BW Blackwash Cryo II
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The popular Cryo II gets a BlackWash finish. BlackWash gives a knife that already-broken-in look—like your favorite pair of well worn jeans. But that's not all. It also provides an extra measure of protection for the metal and helps hide any additional scratches you may put on the knife during normal use.

The Cryo II is the result of collaboration between Rick Hinderer and the design and production engineers at Kershaw. The original Cryo (model 1555TI) was selected as a Blade Show “Best Buy” and was chosen as Men’s Journal Approved Gear.

Like all Cryos, this BlackWashed version is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening for smooth and easy one-handed opening. Access it with the built-in flipper or thumbstud.

The blade steel is heat treated to Kershaw’s exacting standards. The handle is stainless steel with a sturdy frame lock to securely lock the blade open during use. A Hinderer lockbar stabilizer ensures the lock doesn’t over-extend. For maximum carry flexibility and discretion, the BlackWash Cryo II includes a four-position deep-carry pocketclip.
  • SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
  • Designed by Rick Hinderer
  • Frame Lock with Lockbar Stabilizer
  • Blackwash Finish
  • Thumb Studs and Flipper Mechanism
  • Deep Carry Pocket Clip, 4 Position
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV, Blackwash Finish
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel, Blackwash Finish
  • Blade Length: 3-1/4"
  • Closed Length: 4-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 7-3/4"
  • Weight: 5.4 oz.
  • 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.
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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Lima, Peru
Nov 07, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Solid Knife
I use this as an EDC knife. I love the ergonomics . It came out razor sharp and has held the edge pretty well. Love it
2 out of 5
Oct 20, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Kershaw Cryo II Assisted Flipper 3-1/4" Blackwashed
It opens quickly, it has that going for it. Beyond that it’s nothing special. Kind of ugly in fact! When you see it in person it looks a lot cheaper than in its photos. It’s also a little too bulky for comfortable EDC. Reading all the hype I thought I was getting a great deal at $43.95 but upon examining it I think it’s more like a $20 knife (MSRP). Too much hassle to return it, gave it away to a friend.
3 out of 5
Dylan G
Lake Worth, Fl
Jul 02, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality
okay knife for an okay price
its a good knife but i wish the steel held up a little better mine at least the tip is slightly bent and the blade is always getting little nicks correct me if i spelled that wrong but overall its an okay knife its not the best but its not bad either i would recommend it as a first knife for any new people
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