5.0 out of 5 stars | Great inexpensive knife. Kershaw 155TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding Knife
Kershaw 155TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding Knife This Kershaw 155TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding knife is a fantastic knife. It comes very sharp but I have had it long enough that I have had to sharpen it and it holds the sharp edge fairly well. It is appropriately sized to conceal or carry in your pocket, whatever verbiage you want to use, in the state I live in. I suggest you check your local laws if you are unsure. It will prevent you from going to jail and that is a great thing. I have several knives and I carry this Kershaw knife every day. This Kershaw Cryo knife fits in my pocket well and doesn't drag my pocket down much. There is a nice clip that holds it to your pocket if you want to carry it that way. It opens with one hand easily and is able to be closed one handed if you are careful. It has a locking frame which holds the blade very stable for use. I love this particular knife. The finish is nice and hasn't worn at all in the 2 years I have owned it. Well worth the price you pay for it. I have seen many other knives in this price range and they are not normally of this high a quality. I have read that this is a Chinese manufactured blade, although I am not sure. Supposedly the US manufactured blades are superior strength and quality but I have to tell you I cannot imagine it is significantly better for the average persons’ usage. If you found my review helpful I would appreciate that you click the “Yes” button to let me know that I am providing useful information to you and others.
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2014 by No clot shot
3.0 out of 5 stars | Industrial Strength, Heavy
I own the 3" Kershaw Leek and decided to purchase the 2.75" Cryo. While it has a smaller blade, the Cryo is heavier and feels more industrial strength in your hand. Closed, it is the same length but wider and thicker than the Leek. I originally gave the Cryo a low rating because of the difficulty using the famous Kershaw speedsafe assisted opening (the flipper). Unlike my Kershaw Leek that smoothly and easily flips open, the Cryo took considerable pressure and was painful to my index finger. I assume it was just not made to proper specifications so returned it for a replacement. The replacement works much better. The industrial strength and size of the Cryo is just what I was looking for in a weekend use knife. I particularly like that it does not stick out of my jeans pocket when clipped in place.
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018 by Pittsburgh Proud
1.0 out of 5 stars | Soft Screws & A Uncentered Blade... Disappointed
I almost never have to leave bad reviews but this knife managed to earn one. I wanted to like this blade but the blade came uncentered which forced me have to loosen the screws so I can recenter it. One particular screw had to much loctite and it ended up getting stripped. After that, I left it alone and wanted to switch the pocket clip position. One screw in the clip once again had too much loctite (or it was too strong) and it got stripped. I now have a knife I'm not confident in trying to take apart or carry. And its hard to flip open even with the pivot screw really loose.
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018 by PJ
1.0 out of 5 stars | Counterfit or greatly reduced quality control.
Lets see...the blade screw came loose with normal use in a single day. Now the blade wobbles when extended. I can clearly feel as much as 1/2 a degree of play in the blade. Its very wide, and heavy for its size. And when folded the blade strikes the inside of the handle as it closes, then rests against the handle, crooked. When I went to examine it, the pivot screw was so loose I could turn it with my finger. Attempting to tighten it with a screwdriver resulted in the knife not being able to open. It has too be completely loose for the knife to operate. On close inspection one washer looks yellowish in color, one is a grey metal of some kind. So much for two phosphor bronze. This has to be counterfeit, or Kershaw has seriously laxed their quality standards.
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2018 by Chris M.
4.0 out of 5 stars | 3 out 4 perfect
Bought four of these knives. 3 were perfect but the fourth had a frame screw that was sticking out. It appeared to be cross threaded as I could not screw it in any further or take it out. I am sending it back, but I still like the knife. I have several leek's that from Kershaw and I love them, but I like the pocket clip better on this Cryo. The blade steel is not as good as just opening a few Christmas gifts and minor use dulled the one I opened and carried, but it was easy to re sharpen. At first I just used a rod from my kitchen set, then finally just went and used a Lansky set. Sharp enough to shave arm hair now, but I know that won't last long. For the money, it is a good buy. I saw the other review with pics showing a difference between the two knives from the same order (different thumb studs, frame/blade thickness, etc.) but all 4 of mine were the same. No difference ... just a cross threaded frame screw.
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017 by Scooter
4.0 out of 5 stars | Good little knife
This is a nice little knife. I carry it almost every day to open up boxes. Due to the steel used, it does need sharpened at least once a week. The lock is solid. After being opened hundreds of times, it still flips out strong after 3 years of almost daily use. Update 2/24/2018. I'm retiring this knife from daily use. After many years of daily carry, I just got tired of sharpening it every week. I bought it in 2011, and it served my well, but I have moved on. After thousands of openings, it still opens strong, and locks up tight. For 27 bucks, I have more then got my money out of it. One tip for this knife. Keep it clean, with just a drop of oil. The only issue I ever had was a oiled up glob of lint slowed the flipping action down. After a good cleaning, it was good as new. There was a clear coat that wore off the blade, but the color treatment is still holding strong. The picture has bad lighting, but it shows the wear after almost 8 years of use. I show more wear than the knife does.
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017 by mitsaru
1.0 out of 5 stars | Torsion Bar Broke in Less Than 2 Months
This is my first Kershaw knife, and at this point I'm not impressed. The torsion bar (which provides the speedsafe assist opening) broke after less than 2 months of minimal use. The torsion bar is supposed to be rated for approximately 10,000 openings. I've pretty much only used the knife to open boxes from Amazon. Haven't been in any knife fights or knife throwing contests. 😜 Customer service was fine. They offer to send you a replacement part and do the repair yourself, or you can send the knife in. I'll just do the repair myself, but the knife breaking in less than 2 months doesn't bode well for my opinion of Kershaw. Doubt I will be purchasing any more of their knives.
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018 by Madds Dad