The Cryo II, a Rick Hinderer design, features a slightly larger blade than the original Cryo with the grey titanium carbo-nitride coating on both the blade and the handle. It has the SpeedSafe assisted opening for rapid one-handed opening with both the flipper and thumb-stud. Like all Rick?s knives, the Cryo II benefits from Rick?s real world experience as a fire fighter and EMT. It?s designed to be a sturdy knife that?s still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand. For secure blade lock up, the Cryo II offers a tough frame lock with lockbar stabilization. Though it?s a larger knife, the Cryo II is remarkably slim and rides comfortably deep in the pocket thanks to our deep-carry clip. EDC this guy for a while and we think you?ll soon appreciate its virtues. You get the tactical, hard-use looks you?re looking for, a Hinderer design, and SpeedSafe opening in this amazingly affordable Kershaw that?s destined to be the Hinderer for the rest of us.