2012 Best Buy of the Yearâ€”Blade Magazine, Men’s Journal Approvedâ€”January 2013
If youâ€™ve been craving a Rick Hinderer knife, but couldnâ€™t quite part with the bucks, your last excuse has just disappeared. The Cryo is the result of collaboration between Rick Hinderer and the design and production engineers at Kershaw. And weâ€™re sure it will satisfy both your Hinderer craving and the demands of your wallet.
A classic Rick Hinderer design, the Cryo 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 Rickâ€™s knives, the Cryo benefits from Rickâ€™s real world experience as a fire fighter and EMT. Itâ€™s designed to be a sturdy knife thatâ€™s still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand.
For secure blade lock up, the Cryo offers a tough frame lock with lockbar stabilization. The Cryo also features Kershawâ€™s SpeedSafe assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. Access it with either the built-in flipper or the thumbstud.
Slightly smaller than some Hinderer pocketknives, the Cryo is a superb knife for every day carry. EDC this guy for a while and we think youâ€™ll soon appreciate its virtues. You get the tactical, hard-use looks youâ€™re looking for, a Hinderer design, and SpeedSafe opening in this amazingly affordable Kershaw thatâ€™s destined to be the Hinderer for the rest of us.
- SpeedSafe assisted opening
- Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
- Flipper and thumbstud
- Quad-carry (tip-up/tip-down; left/right) pocketclip; deep-carry
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Handle: 410, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Blade length: 2.75 in. (7 cm)
- Closed length: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
- Overall length: 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
- Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)