Gear Review – Kershaw G10 Cryo

Kershaw knife

Before I get to the meat of the review let’s get some information out of the way.

The knife is a Kershaw 1555G10 Cryo G10

·      Blade: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel

·      Blade length: 2.75 inches

·      Closed Length: 3.75 inches

·      Open Length: 6.5 inches

·      Weight: 3.7 oz.

The reason I purchased this knife was as an Every Day Carry blade, for at work and on weekends. I have used this knife for everything from opening Christmas presents, to yard work, to whittling hot dog sticks and many other activities. Through all that I have put it through it has held up great. I’m a big believer that there are moderately priced knives on the market that offer excellent quality and this knife didn’t disappoint.

It has a deep pocket design so when clipped into your pocket it’s hard to see anything of the knife except the clip. What I also like about the clip is that there are 4 positions that it can be mounted in. This allows a person to customize how the knife sets in their pocket. If you are right handed you can adjust the clips so that on removal from your pocket the knife is ready to open and use with one hand. Likewise, a south paw can adjust the clip for the same action.

Through the trials and tribulations that I have put this knife through I have also come to appreciate the handle on this knife. It fits comfortably in my hand and with the ridges on top for your thumb and on the underside for your ring finger. This gave me good control even in less than ideal circumstances.

Overall it has been an excellent knife for me and I will continue to carry it until lost or broken, but given the sturdy design of the blade and handle I do not expect the breakage option anytime soon. I little routine maintenance to sharpen the blade is all that is needed. I would happily recommend this knife to anyone that is looking for a EDC option.

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