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SpeedSafe Assisted, Flipper, Frame Lock, Lockbar Stabilizer, 4-Position Pocketclip 5.5 oz
- Designed in a collaboration with custom knifemaker, Rick Hinderer; 20 percent larger than the original award-winning Cryo
- Functional, durable, affordable 8Cr13MoV stainless steel drop point blade keeps its sharp edge, is corrosion resistant and contains more carbons for hardness, strength and wear resistant qualities
- Pure stainless steel coated with matte grey titanium carbo-nitride; contoured 410 steel handle scales
- SpeedSafe Assisted Opening for quick, fast, easy, safe, secure, one-handed blade deployment
- Perfect EDC or for use while hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, working, emergencies, rescue missions, tactical or utility use
Kershaw Cryo Knives
A Rick Hinderer knife, the Cryo series of knives are results of a collaboration between Hinderer and the designers of Kershaw. Skillfully crafted and beautifully designed, the Cryo is built of pure stainless steel coated in titanium carbo-nitride for a no-fuss, no frills, sleek knife. The Cryo is designed with EMTs, police officers and first responders in mind. A sturdy knife that is aesthetically pleasing and feels great in the hand, the Cryo offers users a secure blade lockup using a tough frame lock and SpeedSafe Assisted Opening accessed using either a flipper or thumbstud.
Knives with SpeedSafe open have two options for one-handed blade deployment. To activate the smooth, instant open, user can push a thumbstud or press a flipper. The flipper on SpeedSafe assisted knives is easy to operate by both left- and right-handed users. And, once blade swings open and locks into place, flipper either disappears for aesthetics or remains visible for added finger protection.
Stainless steel contains chromium to equip knife handles to withstand rusting and provide corrosion resistance. Stainless steel offers durability and is often used in combination with another material to make for an easier grip. Offering excellent durability, stainless steel knife handles often incorporate etching, patterns, ridges or lines for a less slippery grip.
Kershaw designs pocketclips to fit specific knives according to their weight, intended end use, size, style and hardware. Some knives have multiple carry options, others are more streamlined. The 4-position pocketclip allows tip-up or tip-down carry on both the right and left sides, providing users the most versatility. Proper use of the pocketclip promotes safety and efficiency while using knife.
A budget friendly, reliable, top-of-the-line Chinese produced steel, 8Cr13MoV steel has carbon and slightly less nickel for hardness and edge retention. Kershawâ€™s precision heat treated 8Cr13MoV steel strongly takes and holds an edge and offers wear resistance that can withstand damage from both abrasive and adhesive wear. 8Cr13MoV is a value blade steel featuring high performing characteristics.
Attractive Blade Coating
Titanium Carbo-Nitride blade coating produces an attractive, sleek black or gray blade coating that increases the blades hardness and helps to maintain a razor-sharp edge. Increasing the overall lifetime of the blade, Titanium Carbo-Nitrideâ€™s thin film coating achieves enhanced abrasive wear resistance and erosion resistance. The vacuum process is non-toxic and environmentally safe.
Using a torsion bar to move the blade out of the handle, Kershawâ€™s revolutionary SpeedSafe Assisted Opening system enables smooth, secure, fast one-handed blade deployment. Apply manual pressure to the flipper or thumb stud with a light push or pull back to overcome resistance of the torsion bar, and the blade opens smoothly and locks into place for confident handling without premature closure.
Secure Locking System
Kershawâ€™s frame lock design makes knives safer, securer, sturdier and quicker for one-handed blade deployment. The knife handle, or frame, has two metal plates on either side of the blade, and when open, the lockbar butts up against the bladeâ€™s backend to prevent blade closure. To close the knife blade, push the frame to the side to unlock the blade and fold the blade back into the handle.