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Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with SpeedSafe

by Kershaw
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  • Elegant knife with Speed Safe ambidextrous assisted opening system
  • Lets user smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right
  • Ideal for hunting, fishing, or working in situations where one-handed opening is useful
  • Handle: Bead-blasted stainless-steel; Blade: 14C28N Steel
  • Measure 4 inches when closed; Weighs 3.1 ounces; This item is not for sale in some specific zip codes
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Product Description

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With a three-inch blade constructed of 440A stainless steel and a handle constructed of 410 stainless steel, Kershaw's Ken Onion Leek folding knife is sleek, indestructible, and razor sharp. Kershaw's flawless assisted opening system, SpeedSafe, assists the user to smoothly open the knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or index-open system. In order to open the knife, the user must apply manual pressure to the thumb stud to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its track and takes over. The blade opens smoothly and locks into position, ready for use. Measuring four inches long when closed and weighing just 3.1 ounces, this versatile knife includes a limited lifetime warranty.

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty

About Kershaw Knives
Since the company's founding in 1974, Kershaw Knives has been dedicated to quality that has led to a worldwide reputation for performance and innovation in tools and knives. From state-of-the-art manufacturing to advanced materials, customers rely on Kershaw for products that provide "technology with an edge." Today, Kershaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kai Corporation--for more than 90 years. Japan's premier blade producer, Kai's innovative approach to product development has resulted in more than 10,000 superior products.

Product Description

Kershaw Leek Folder Knife. Sleek design, precision performance. "Steel on steel" design puts strength and beauty in hand! Sandvik 13C26N stainless steel blade matched with a bead-blasted stainless steel handle. Add the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system that allows for smooth, easy deployment with either hand and you've got yourself a Knife that'll definitely "cut it" whenever called upon! Peep the details: Locking liner; Thumb stud; Pocket clip; 3" blade. 4" closed. 3 ozs.; Made in the USA!; Order today! WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Daggers/Throwing Knives/Stilettos. Daggers/Throwing Knives/Stilettos cannot be shipped to CA; CO; CT; DE; FL; ID; NH; NJ; NY; PA; TN; D.C.; MA; Miami-Dade & Sarasota counties, FL; Canada or Puerto Rico. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Daggers/Throwing Knives/Stilettos. Kershaw Leek Folder Knife

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 1.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B0009VC9Y0
  • Item model number: 1660
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (594 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

Very sharp and it holds the edge.
Robert J. Unger
This knife is the right side for me, works great, feels good in the hand and is very sharp.
sam caliri
Blade is really sharp and the speed safe opening system works really well.
Mike T.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

153 of 160 people found the following review helpful By MilPhogDan on October 20, 2006
I purchased this knife at a gun & knife show three years ago and have carried it everyday since. I've owned ($60.00) Spyderco and ($150.00) Benchmade (Automatic) knives, but this Stainless Leek model is slimmer, quicker to draw and has a better clip than both of these knives. Because of the unique spring action mechanism, many think it's an "automatic" knife. My only recommendation is to occasionally lubricate/clean the mechanism to keep the action quick. I did have to tighen the allen screw to keep the safety from slipping "on" in my pocket. I will be ordering a second one at this price. This is a very well designed, well made pocket knife.
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94 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Miko on September 25, 2007
I have a lot of knives, among them Benchmade, Beretta, CRKT ... but this Ken Onion Leek may be THE sharpest knife I have ever purchased. Aside from all the other great features you will read about in these reviews (they're all true) it simply has a razor edge that is a box cutter's equal. I have been developing my knife sharpening technique with a diamond stone and a steel for years now, and I can put an amazing edge on a knife. But not quite like this - this is a true razor's edge. It starts to cut you the instant you test it.

I got my Leek because I wanted an every day carry knife with a "stay closed" safety, so it only opens when I want it to. I wear my knife hanging off a carabiner with my keys, and sometimes my old Beretta would come open when sliding into or out of my truck, for example. So I love that this has a tip safety. And for sure, the Speed Safe torsion opener is waaaaay cool. It's the closest thing to a switchblade I've ever tried.

And major kudos to Kershaw for really putting a pro edge on this blade. A "criminal edge" - because it's "sharper than the law should allow". Have fun and be careful.
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91 of 117 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Burright on February 28, 2007
Like the Chive, this knife is a nice small package that's deceptively stabby. Sure, it looks innocent, but how much of that blade do you want in your eye? Hypothetically speaking, of course. I would never indicate that you should stab people with this knife. Never ever.

The high points are the sleek design, flawless assisted opening, and light weight. I have problems with thumb studs on assisted opening knives, so I am very pleased that this has an index opening. For the safety-conscious, there is a safety lock to keep the blade from opening in your pants. Not that it will, but just in case I guess.

The Leek is a perfect knife for people with small hands; that i's assisted opening is a definite bonus. Too many assisted opening knives are too bulky for my hand, or too powerful when it snaps open (Kershaw Tactical Blur, for example). The Leek firmly snaps into place without "recoil" and is light and small enough for people with small hands to easily use. But don't be fooled by its innocent appearance. This knife can be a deadly little package and should not be underestimated.
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75 of 96 people found the following review helpful By T. morton on July 21, 2010
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I've been carrying this knife daily and using it several times a week. I haven't yet had to sharpen it and the knife still opens briskly. There is no visible wear, definitely a good buy.

Edit: After some thought, and using the knife under adverse conditions, I'm going to lower my to review to three stars. The lack of any sort of texturing makes it very difficult to use when wearing gloves or with wet hands.

Further Update: I lost one of the washers while cleaning the knife. Kershaw had two replacement pairs to me within two days, Great Service!

Final Update (Three Years, Six Months): Grip issues were solved earlier this year with Skateboard Griptape. It is now VASTLY easier to work with. I recently disassembled an cleaned the knife, you'll need a torx driver. If you have opening issues yours may be stuffed full of pocket lint. Mine opens with authority again. The plastic "safety" broke, I don't miss it.

I intend for this to be my EDC for many years to come. In fact, I just bought a second one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David R. Todd on September 2, 2006
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Very well made knife, and is thin enough for the front pocket. Sharp and easy to open and close with one hand. Just be sure it is completely closed before you return it to your pocket, Because of the torsion spring, it does not SNAP shut like old style pocket knives. The tip may stick out of the handle just enough to cut you. Great price at Amazon - will order several for gifts.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeremiah Shore on November 6, 2006
The knife is sleek and has a great profile. I love the speedsafe function on it. The blade lock is a bit stiff, but I suppose that's just so it doesn't slide open on accident.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Harold Rex on November 10, 2006
I'm not a huge outdoorsman but wanted a nice everyday pocket knife. The Kershaw's Leek fits the bill. I love the size, long enough to get your whole hand envolved with the task yet small enough to have clipped to your pocket and forget its there.

I was planning on taking the clip off and just letting the knife "float" in my pocket but fell in love with the clip. The only thing better than light weight in your pocket is no weight in your pocket.

I find that the knife is well designed and I really like the Speed Safe opening action. It has a solid "click" that lets you know that the knife is in a locked position. Super sharp and the perfect drop point blade.
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