Kershaw 1556TBW Cryo II Assisted 3-1/4" Blackwashed Tanto Blade, Rick Hinderer Framelock Design
KS1556TBW: 1556TBW Tanto Blackwash Cryo II
The popular Cryo II goes tactical with a tanto blade and BlackWash finish. The tanto blade extends this practical knife’s versatility even more, providing a strong tip for punching power.
The BlackWash finish gives a knife that already-broken-in look and provides an extra measure of protection for the metal. It also 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
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.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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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