Kershaw 1555 Cryo Folders w/SpeedSafe Assisted Opensearch

Kershaw 1555 Cryo Folders w/SpeedSafe Assisted Open

Kershaw 1555 Cryo Folders w/SpeedSafe Assisted Open

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This sale is for USA only...
Massdrop should consider all the members, not the members from USA only...
Great knife but not a $50 knife. Worth $20 though.
Would appreciate A LOT MORE made in America blades.....ZERO TOLERANCE would be fantastic.
Currently 22.80 and free shipping with Amazon Prime.
I really disliked this knife, its small for a Hinderer design, which made it feel weird in my hand. And the Assist mechanism is annoying as well. I thought this would be a good back-up that I could just leave in one of my bags, because I often opt to not carry my daily if Im going into the city, but it felt so junky that I didnt bother and sent it back.
But like others have said, it could be a dirt cheap gate-way knife if your are curious about the Hinderer design. I have a ZT0566, which is the perfect size for me, its a little bigger than this Cryo, and much heavier. The Assist bar is removable on the ZT's which is a must. One because it's illegal in my area to carry assisted knives and two, because it is like butter without it! I have not met an assisted knife that Ive liked. The main selling point for the ZT0566, for me, was because it was deassistable. Which btw- the Cryo is not. At least not without so major work.
The problem with these Hinderer knives are that they're not cheap. Which makes the this Cryo such a tempting purchase. But be warned: If your a tweaker like me, and you get this knife, you're going immediately want a better Hinderer. This purchase is going to cost a lot more than 23 buck in the long run! :P
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Likely the age part. I understand fully.
Methheads were called tweakers because they tend to suddenly believe they can fix/alter or build further on electric appliances. So they got the name sarcasticly from the use Manhod knew
This is a fine entry-level knife to decide if you even want to carry a knife around. I removed the thumb studs by unscrewing them, they're too small to be useful and they snag on your pocket, so I'd just get rid of them. I got lucky and have a very well-centered blade with no QA issues. It's not fancy. It's on the heavy side, the assisted-open is polarizing, and the steel is basic 8cr13mov. But it's a good starter knife and makes a great beater carry.
It's a decent knife, very easy to sharpen due to the mediocre steel. The thumb studs are useless because the knife is so hard to open. I can only flick it open a few times before my finger hurts too much from the pressure and rubbing against the jimping when it finally opens. Removing the speed assist makes it a useless knife with no method of locking it closed, furthermore opening it is less than pathetic.
I'm tempted to return it to Amazon but it may not be worth the effort as it's still a decent knife for emergency situations.
Go to your local big 5.
$21.99 on Amazon and 1-day free shipping with Prime. I hardly ever seen any deals at all on this website.
if it takes almost a MONTH to ship, and still no notification, I won't be using this site anymore. I will just find it elsewhere. WHERE IS MY KNIFE?
jbinner
Yeah, would be nice if we didn't have to ask. Amazon for instance is usually upfront about shipping issues. In this case, I could imagine that there's an issue because Massdrop didn't actually charge extra for the upgrades. I picked the G-10 option, which is supposed to be +$5, but was only charged $19.99 + shipping & handling + taxes. Wondering how they will deal with that.
jbinner
Just got my tracking number, and the package has left USPS in Saint Louis. Yay!
Found this knife at a Walmart with no packaging and some random sticky price tag(for some other random item I would guess) on it. Asked for them to cvp it since it had no packaging and the obliged. All in all got it for $9 and some change. Downsides to it are that is heavy, poor steel material and the clip pushes against the lock in the tip up position making it harder to unlock it.
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Fuhrious
I also have a Cryo and a grey Delica...personally I think the latter is way better for EDC
Possibly the most overrated folding knife ever. It's not even good for a cheap beater knife. There are better cheap beaters that cost the same thing. The only reason this knife gets so much attention is the assisted flip. Which, at this quality and price point, is just a gimmick.
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Another Kershaw, the Injection, is cheaper than the Cryo as well as being a better knife all around. It's not a flipper, but its thumb stud deployment is super smooth, especially considering the knife costs about $10-$15.
Astrodinosaur
solid, thank you
Does this knife have a 🔐 so child can't open?
queens4127
This knife does not have a lock to prevent unintended opening, however, it has a spring that solidly keeps the knife closed until you push the flipper tab or the thumb studs.
I have this knife and I absolutely love it. This is a great price, too. It may be ~$22 on Amazon now, which is where I bought mine, but I definitely paid more than than a few years ago. I just might buy a few of these to give as gifts.
Amazon has it for $22 with free shipping so..
Another one I would have been all over but no shipping outside US. Killing me MD
djpr
Kershaw is based on the west-coast of the US. Assuming you're in the UK or EU then that's going to tag on nearly an extra $50 minimum in shipping...shipping that you wouldn't pay.
How about talking to MD staff and see about finding companies with products in your neck of the woods instead of jabbing them for a 3rd party company's right to profitability, eh?
Gimme
I'm in Aus. I'd be very surprised if shipping would be over $20
Love to, but Canada.
No shipping to Canada, thanks again for nothing MD! Honestly I'd almost prefer you just say "no shipping outside the US" for everything instead of this random/selective shipping exclusion practice you are employing. It's really annoying. So smarten up.
I have this and it's been my throw away, beat it down knife. A good first knife.
Massdrop, why do you keep sending me reminders about this knife when you won't or can't ship it to the UK? I'd love one but I'll just have to wait till I'm next in the US .
Some how this knife is a well kept secret... I have the Cryo II with a 3.25 inch blade of this knife as well as the smaller Cryo, which is about half inch smaller. I have many knives, but this Cryo II just seems to 'fit' most occassions as my EDC. At about 163 grams or 5.75 oz., the Cryo II is,by no means, light weight. But, it feels good in the hand, particularly when the speed-assist-opening kicks in. It was the first knife I sharpened upon receiving my TechPro sharpening system, and it takes an edge quite nicely..., mirror bevel. Having a slight recurve to the cutting edge makes this knife among those requiring extra care to maintain the recurve when sharpening. If I had to change anything on either the Cryo or Cryo II, I would remove the thumb studs, as they are not needed with that great assisted opening, and I really wish the blade was at least VG-10, or better yet, S30V. But for 20 bucks, and an occasional stroke on a leather strop, the Cryo makes for a really good EDC knife. For about 5 buck more, you can get the Cryo II on Amazon. Just my 2 cents :)
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Some how, the knife designer, for whatever reason, overlooked the placement of the clip. I like that it does deep carry, but I also wish it would deep carry for tip up. But, the good news, per your suggestion, I was able to take the thumb studs off using vise grips. I was surprised how easily this was done. I really had no idea how those thumb studs get attached. Thanks for letting me know that this can be done :):) !!
AJAugust
Glad to help!
Come on Massdrop! This knife is only 22 or 23 dollars on Amazon already and that's with free 2 day shipping. Where is the value here?
Munchie85
Thanks for the heads up! Just got mine via amazon prime!
Personally for the money I'd rather get the cryo 2 and get a little more blade for the buck. That's about the only bad thing I have to say about this knife. I was downright shocked that I got this performance from such an inexpensive (not to be confused with cheap) knife. I carry a pair of cryo 2's & I'm going to get a few spares. Gave my cryo 1's as gifts because I wanted my buddies to experience what I couldn't stop ranting about. Laser sharp and holds its edge well out of the box, fast and positive action, won't break the bank if lost or stolen. Doesn't get any better in the knife world.
Tommyflatline
I too love my Cryo II as my main EDC blade even though I have nicer blades available (occasion knives). I have to point out that I found a Cryo I (the listed blade) at work and it was my go to work knife until the speed assist broke. No questions asked I was easily able to ship to Kershaw my knife and they replaced it! I don't think they charged me shipping even though they are supposed to. I got a new knife! I even find mysed reaching for the smaller Cryo for carry now that it's in better shape. Can't beat this blade and the ergonomics (imo) for the price. How I wish we could get it in s30, cts, or even 12c for a bit more edge retention.
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Has anyone from Canada ordered a knife from here? Has there been any issues with import fees or customs issues?
As someone who's owned this knife since it came out, I'll put in my two bits. This knife is alright, given its low price point. However, if I'm being honest, I would take this money and get one of their newer Chinesium folders, because the main issue with this knife is that it weighs roughly seventeen pounds. It came reasonably sharp, it opens with authority thanks to Kershaw's Speedsafe, and it feels decent in the hand. But a knife this small just shouldn't weigh as much as it does. If I'm carrying that weight, then it's going to be in a bigger, more versatile knife. Your mileage may vary.
I've carried and used the Kershaw Cryo 1555Ti for over 18 months. It is always clipped on the inside of my pocket and I love it. As others have said, it is priced low enough to use without being overly concerned that it might be lost or broken. It has stayed very sharp with an occasional touch up with a fine grit stone and some stropping on leather.
I have large hands and although this is not a large knife it fits extremely well in my hand. The gimping is pronounced but not sharp or pointed providing a secure but very comfortable and precise grip. That feel in the hand is what I appreciate most. The Cryo finish is almost silk like but not slippery. It is a joy to hold and use. The Cryo finish wears well with use but doesn't make the knife look like junk as it wears off.
The speed lock system is easy to open with the flipper on the back of the bade and the lock is strong and secure. I don't like the thumb studs and removed them so they don't catch on my pockets. This knife is an incredible value and very satisfying to use.
The two pictures will give you an idea of what my knife looks like after 18 months of frequent use:
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I own two of these and love them. Had one for 6 years and only problem I ever had has the system it uses to open broke but called kershaw and they sent replacement parts right away! I use mine more like a multi tool but it's cheap enough where I'm okay with that and I love how it drops all the way into your pocket and doesn't stick out a little like the majority of knives. Just wanted to share for potential buyers
BenHensley
I could almost copy @BenHensley word for word and it would be my experience with this knife, except I have only had my first one for 4 years. It is my EDC knife and i feel that the size and weight are perfect for me and my uses. If I didn't have a spare sitting unused in a box, I would join this drop.
BenHensley
I sent my knife in for repair when the speed assist broke and they sent me a new blade. Awesome customer svc!