The Kershaw Cryo pocket knife is an excellent EDC knife or EMT knife as well as a superior tactical knife. It’s also popular among Firefighters.
I was wanting to replace a stolen Bench Made Griptilian but did not want to fork out $105.00. I loved that knife… but now I love $100 even more. I decided to shop around and found this beauty.
The Kershaw Cryo pocket knife is very appealing to the eyes but it’s also very well made and functional. The grip is metal with a titanium carbon-nitride coating, which looks awesome. This is the reason I first looked at the Cryo. It’s just a cool looking knife. Then I read the description and the hundreds of reviews and bought it. I can’t believe I bought this for a little over $20!!! On the Kershaw website it’s $73. Here’s a link if you want to grab one of these….Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife at Amazon.com
The Cryo has a nice thick blade and is actually heavier than it looks. It’s all metal/stainless steel, so it’s a little heavier than plastic or nylon gripped knives like my SOG Flash 2. The SOG Flash 2 is larger but lighter.
Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife Specifications
- SpeedSafe assisted opening
- Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
- Flipper and thumbstud
- 4-position deep-carry pocketclip (tip-up/tip-down; left/right)
- 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with titanium carbon-nitride coating
- 410 stainless steel grip with titanium carbon-nitride coating
- Blade length: 2.75 in.
- Closed length: 3.75 in.
- Open length: 6.5 in.
- Weight: 4.1 oz.
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The Cryo is really nice and feels heavy in your hand. It feels like a well made knife and not a cheapo. It opens and closes very smoothly and with little effort.
The Cryo pocket knife is definitely nice looking. It’s a small package that can be stored anywhere. You can see the quick open knob on the top right (SpeedSafe). You pull it and the blade opens in a snap. Very nice!
The Cryo blade is very sharp and locks open securely. The blade lock is underneath and requires you to push a spring bar over and then close the blade.
The Titanium Carbon-Nitride coating is cool as hell and will protect the knife against corrosion.
Here’s another shot of the blade open lever (SpeedSafe) on top. It opens fast with this feature. You can open the blade with one hand.