Kershaw is a knife company based in Oregon that offers exceptional products at reasonable prices. The brand is known for creating some of the highest quality knives in the industry.
They recently introduced a budget-friendly category of knives which included the 1555TI Cryo Folding Knife. Although it has received some mixed reviews from the public, the Cryo was awarded the Best Buy of the Year in 2012 from Blade Magazine.
Since then, Kershaw has released a follow up, the Kershaw Cryo II 1556TI, Blackwash and Tanto Blackwash versions of both designs.
Kershaw is a brand of Kai USA Ltd, which is a member of the KAI Group, located in Tualatin, Oregon. The company was founded in Portland in 1974 by Pete Kershaw after he left his job as a salesman for Gerber Legendary Blades.
Pete Kershaw has worked alongside many custom knife makers over the years to create some of the best knives in the industry. He has collaborated with Ken Onion, who is a Hall of Fame knife maker. Kershaw has also worked with Grant and Gavin Hawk, Ernest Emerson, Rick Hinderer, Frank Centofante, and others.
Kershaw Knives is the manufacturer of several lines of pocket, sporting, and kitchen knives. Their products include Zero Tolerance Knives, Shun Cutlery, and Kai Housewares.
Below you will find a Kershaw Cryo Review for both the 1555TI and the 1556TI.