Kershaw Cryo II Knife - Matte Grey
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The new Kershaw Cryo II is 20% larger than the original award-winning Cryo designed by Rick Hinderer. With its bigger 3.25 in. SpeedSafe-equipped blade this classic design was built for those who just demand more from their pocketknife.
A classic Rick Hinderer design the Cryo II is built of pure stainless steel coated with matte-grey titanium carbo-nitride for a no-fuss look that lets the design shine through. Like all Rick•s knives the Cryo II benefits from Rick•s real world experience as a fire fighter and EMT. It•s designed to be a sturdy knife that•s still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand.
For secure blade lock up the Cryo II offers a tough frame lock with lockbar stabilization. The Cryo also comes with Kershaw•s SpeedSafe assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. Access it with either the built-in flipper or the thumbstud.
Though it•s a larger knife the Cryo II is remarkably slim and rides comfortably deep in the pocket thanks to our deep-carry clip. EDC this guy for a while and we think you•ll soon appreciate its virtues. You get the tactical hard-use looks you•re looking for a Hinderer design and SpeedSafe opening in this amazingly affordable Kershaw that•s destined to be the Hinderer for the rest of us.
This Kershaw spring assisted knife features a 3-1/4" plain drop point blade made from 8Cr13MoV steel.
8Cr13MoV steel and the MoV (or Cr) series of steels come from China and are equivalent to AUS-8 but incorporating slightly higher carbon content. You customarily get great value for money with this steel and Kershaw have mastered the heat treatment process to bring out its best. 8Cr13MoV means that this knife's steel contains approximately .8% carbon and 13% Chromium. 8Cr13MoV is a very capable steel with no real weaknesses. Top knife producers compare it to AUS-8. It holds its edge well but is not as abrasion resistant as VG-10 or S30V. Edge stability is good which means the edge can be thinned well. We've found that this steel is among the most simple to sharpen. Kershaw's 8Cr13MoV steel is usually hardened to HRC 58-60.
Drop point blades are a style of knife blade that slopes on the back of the blade from the handle of the knife to the tip of the blade. This allows the spine of the blade (where the blade is thicker and therefore stronger) to continue forward to the tip of the blade. This way the point is also aligned with the center axis of the knife eliminating any pitch momentum when stabbing.
The curve on the top of a drop-point blade is always convex which is what differentiates it from a clip point blade. The drop point is a typical design for hunting.
This spring assisted knife has a 410/Titanium Carbo-Nitride handle.
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