Kai USA, makers of Kershaw Knives, returned home from the Blade Show with a Best Buy of the Year award for the Kershaw Cryo (model 1555Ti).
The annual Blade Show awards represent the pinnacle of knife-industry awards. The winners are selected by an overwhelming vote of industry members (including representatives from Kershaw’s competitors). Winners are judged on a range of criteria—from design, innovation, and function to craftsmanship and quality.
The Blade Show judges chose the Kershaw Cryo, model 1555TI as the year’s Best Buy. The Cryo is a classic Rick Hinderer design, but built in stainless steel with matte grey titanium carbo-nitride coating on both handle and blade. It opens quickly with either flipper or thumbstud and has a sturdy frame lock with lock stabilization. With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of just $49.95, the Cryo is indeed an excellent buy.
“With Hinderer designs hard to get, Kershaw is proud to be able to create a Rick Hinderer design at a price almost everyone can afford,” said Kershaw’s Thomas Welk.
The first run of the Cryo is now shipping and should be showing up at Kershaw retailers soon.
“We are very proud to be recognized by our respected peers in the knife industry for our ability to create top-quality knives and innovative designs,” said Jack Igarashi, Chief of North American Operations, Kai USA Ltd., and Managing Director of Kai Corporation.