Cryo II, Tanto BlackWash
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 thumb stud.
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.
Release Year: 2014
Discontinued Year: 2017
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® Assisted Opening
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.
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.
The user may position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Flipper, thumb stud
- Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
- 4-position deep-carry pocketclip (right/left; tip-up/down)
- Lanyard hole
- Designed by Rick Hinderer
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
- Handle: 410 stainless steel, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
- Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.4 in. (11.2 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.75 in. (19.7 cm)
- Weight: 5.5 oz. (155.9 g)