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Kershaw Leek Knife with Sandvik 1660CB Stainless-Steel/CPM-D2 Composite two-tone Stainless-Steel Blade
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- Made in the USA
- Bead-blasted finish-Handle: 410 stainless steel
- Bead-blasted finish-Blade length: 3 in. (7.5 cm)-Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)-Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)-Weight: 3.1 oz. (87.9 g)
- Pocket-perfect knife with Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel blade
- SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system for easy 1-handed opening
- Simple bead-blasted stainless-steel handle is strong and attractive
- Kershaw pocket clip attaches to inside of pocket; thumb stud
- Blade measures 3 inches; knife measures 4 inches closed; weighs 3 ounces
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The Leek also comes with a Kershaw pocket clip, which is meant to be clipped with the handle on the inside of your pocket. The clip is not to be worn on a belt, as this is an unsafe way to carry your knife.
The SpeedSafe assisted opening system lets you smoothly deploy the blade with 1 hand.
The patented SpeedSafe knife-opening system helps users open the knife by applying manual pressure to the thumb stud or blade protrusion. The heart of the SpeedSafe system--which is built into many of Kershaw's best-selling knives--is its torsion bar, which keeps gravity from opening the knife. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its half-moon track and takes over, smoothly opening the blade and locking it into position, ready for use. Although they may look similar at first glance, SpeedSafe knives are not considered switchblades. Unlike a switchblade, SpeedSafe knives do not deploy with the push of a button in the handle or by gravity alone. Instead, the user must manually overcome the torsion bar's resistance, putting the knives outside the federal definition of a switchblade. However, it's the responsibility of the buyer to investigate and comply with the laws and regulations that apply in his or her specific area. Buyers should rest assured, however, that SpeedSafe knives are extremely safe, as they open only when the user manually deploys them, and lock securely into position when open so they don't close accidentally.
Knife Maker Ken Onion
A master of his trade, Ken Onion is one of the most sought-after custom knife makers in the industry. His custom knives can be found in the most prestigious private knife collections as well in as in the pockets of his dedicated customers. Ken's involvement in the knife trade dates back to his time in Palestine, West Virginia, where he was inspired at the age of 12 by Vernon Ott, a local blacksmith and maker of garden tools and knives. In the ensuing years, Ken joined the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in such fields as construction, heavy equipment repair, and hydraulics repair, always with an eye toward eventually designing the perfect knife. In November of 1991, Ken met Stan Fujisaki, a talented knife maker who agreed to teach him the tricks of the trade. After years of preparation--and some inspiration while working on a Harley cam for a friend--Ken created his first SpeedSafe knife. Today, Ken designs a custom selection of knives for Kershaw, many featuring the patented SpeedSafe torsion bar system for assisted opening. Ken is personally involved throughout the design and manufacturing process to ensure that each knife meets his high standards for performance and quality.
- Country of manufacture: U.S.
- Blade material: Sandvik 14C28N composite 2-tone stainless steel with copper accent
- Handle: 410 stainless steel
- Blade length: 3 inches
- Closed length: 4 inches
- Overall length: 7 inches
- Weight: 3 ounces
- Warranty: Limited lifetime
Top Customer Reviews
1. Clean the blade. I used rubbing alcohol.
2. Soak the blade in a cup of white vinegar. The edge steel will begin to darken after just a couple minutes. I let it soak for around 45 minutes to get the shade I wanted. Note the stainless spine's color will not be affected by the vinegar.
3. Once you are satisfied with the shade of the D2 edge steel, remove the knife from the vinegar and rinse it off.
4. Make sure the blade is clean and completely dry then re-oil it. Lightweight oil seems to work best and keeps the assist action quick.
Now the knife looks as good as it functions... Excellent
Demoted one star because it did not arrive as pictured.
The one and only drawback this knife has is that the tip can't be used for prying because it WILL break. I broke my black Leek tip by trying to poke a hole in a headlight assembly to drain water out of it. If you need a knife for that kind of use i wouldn't recommend this one.
I highly recommend this knife.
I bought this composite Leek because I like the way the two tone looks. The new series for the 2012 -2013 has a monotone look to it with the copper line seperating the two metals. Moreover, there is no "MADE IN THE USA" stamp on the blade either.
Nevertheles, the knife is sharp and solidly make straight out of the box. I would not recomend this buy if you want it for esthetic of the 2 tone blade but would if you like a high quality made useable pice of art that is made in the USA.
This knife is perfect for carrying around. It is so slim compared to other knives ive seen. it fits in my pocket perfectly without intruding on space. The blade is super sharp and seems to be keeping its blade (Ive had it for about 3 weeks now).
The handle is very comfortable. If you are someone who sweats a lot, this might not be the best choice for you because it can tend to slide when wet. The body is great and both the open and close safety work fine. I will admit the safety that keeps the blade open looks a little flimsy. It could come loose if you slam the back end against something hard. That being said, I haven't had an issue yet.
The blade is razer sharp and the zigzag design that separates the composite blade is pretty awesome looking. As stated in other reviews, the color difference is not as dramatic as the picture. Personally, i think it looks great the way it came, but if you want to have a more dramatic color difference, you can do the vinegar trick. The tip of this blade is SHARP! it is one of the sharpest points I've seen. It can precisely puncture things like butter. Although it is nice, the metal is very thin at the tip and looks like it could eventually break off if put to the test.
The opening mechanism is flawless. there are 2 ways of opening the knife, both work great. One way is by flicking the top with your pointer finger or by flicking the studs on the blade with your thumb.
Overall, I'm 100% happy with my purchase. Every knife has its pros and cons and is designed for different people and purposes. For me, this thing works great and the cons dont bother me. If you are looking for a good looking casual blade that you can carry around, this is your knife. If you need something that is heavy duty and can withstand tough jobs, you may want to consider something more rugged.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WARNING! Do not carry without lock engaged. I was carrying this knife in my jeans watch pocket without the lock engaged and it opened up. Luckily I was carrying it tip down. Read morePublished 28 days ago by S2G
This knife is super cool. I referr to it as my dress knife. the design is very sleek and shows well. i am not sure what it is design to do. Read morePublished 29 days ago by rjltg6
Love this knife. Has good feel and build quality is great. Don't hesitate to buy if you want a nice edc knife.Published 1 month ago by Ken S
Awesome and sharp knife. Feels good in your hand and has a nice weight.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Made in USA. Super sharp blade. Speedsafe. It's too nice for a daily carry blade. Kershaw is the best.Published 1 month ago by David Theis
Just got this knife, its my 3rd Kershaw, have two MIA, the chive and a scallion. The leek feels thinner than the scallion, snaps open nicely, quality is as expected. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Duane Warnock
Excellent size and weight for an everyday carry. The blade does have the more monochrome look between the 2 steels, but I imagine that the look will become more pronounced as the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Glenn P