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Kershaw 1660CKT Ken Onion Black Leek Folding Knife with SpeedSafe

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  • SpeedSafe assisted opening; Frame lock
  • Reversible (tip-up/tip-down, right) pocketclip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, DLC coating; Handle: 410 stainless steel, DLC coating
  • Blade length: 3 inches (7.5 cm); Closed length: 4 inches (10.3 cm); Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
  • Weight: 3 ounces (85 g); Made in the USA
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Product Description

Kershaw's 1660CKT has everything the classic Leek has, plus a DLC coating of matte black. If you prefer your knife in basic black, this one just might be your perfect EDC. To create this matte-black look, Kershaw engineers ionize metal and deposit it on both blade and handle as a microns-thin coating. This process results in a coating known as DLC, or Diamond-Like Carbon, which is hard and scratch resistant. With its 3-inch blade, the Leek is a good-sized knife, but not too big. The slim design makes it easy to carry and its razor-sharp blade of high-performance Sandvik 14C28N means it can take care of a full range of cutting tasks. The blade is a modified drop-point, so it's a good slicing knife, while the slim tip gives it piercing capability and the ability to do detailed work. For a partially serrated blade, choose the 1660CKTST Leek in basic black. The Leek features the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. Whether you're left-handed or right-handed, just pull back on the blade protrusion or push outward on the thumbstud and the Leek's blade is ready to go to work. For confident blade use, a super-secure frame lock keeps the blade locked during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks the blade closed when folded. The pocketclip can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard. Made in the USA; SpeedSafe assisted opening; Frame lock; Reversible (tip-up/tip-down, right) pocketclip; Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, DLC coating; Handle: 410 stainless steel, DLC coating; Blade length: 3 in. (7.5 cm); Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm); Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm); Weight: 3 oz. (85 g).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.5 x 1 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported
  • ASIN: B0009VC9YK
  • Item model number: 1660CKT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

The leek is the best size for a carry/defensive knife.
Christopher Kanis
The Kershaw Ken Onion Black Leek is the best pocket knife I have ever owned.
MannyD
The assisted speed safe feature is excellent, the knife opens very fast.
Alex

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Kanis on June 25, 2006
I've got a relatively small knife collection (maybe 15 blades), but this is the one I tend to carry every day. I've got a few Kershaws, and the speed-safe opening is what initially attracted me to the brand. That said, while it's a cool way to open the knife, I've ultimately decided it's mostly a gimmick. I find it's just as fast, and somewhat easier, to open the knife with the thumb stud.

My collection has 3 other kershaws: two chives and an avalanche. The leek is the best size for a carry/defensive knife. The blade is long without being cumbersome, and the shape is sleek and manageable. The knife is also good for chores, although for anything really heavy, I'd use a bigger blade like the avalanche or the blur.

The black finish is nice -- although truthfully, my leek is titanium oxide (rainbow). One of my chives is black, though, and the finish is sleek and holds up well.

This knife is definitely worth the price.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Arthur F. Shunk on July 6, 2006
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Overall this is a great little knife. It opens fast, is very sharp and holds it's edge well and feels good in your hand. The liner lock is great. I have used some others and absolutely hated them because they were so hard to operate. This one is smooth as silk and located in a great position. Very nicely designed.

I did make a few changes which required going out and buying a torx screwdriver. First,I reversed the pocket clip because it came the facing the opposite direction I was used to on my Spyderco knives. Second, the safety had to go. I found it slipped to the "on" position on its own so the knife did not open when you expected it to and was hard to disengage quickly. Not because it was difficult to operate, rather it is tiny and hard to find blind. If you like the safety though, it definitely does prevent the blade from opening accidentally.

Speaking of safety...the knife arrives razor sharp. I opened my package and promptly sliced a finger badly enough to leave a scar. The tension that the blade is under requires some force to overcome and gives it a different feel when closing the knife from a regular lockback. Be sure you fingers are nowhere near the blade. I am now in the habit of disengaging the lock and closing by pressing the back of the blade against my thigh.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Giller on December 9, 2012
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I love Kershaw knives. I've had many, and I've loved all of them. But this particular Leek doesn't hold up to the name.

I bought this Leek specifically because of two previous Kershaw Ken Onion knives I've owned.

First, several years ago I bought the Kershaw Centofante-Onion knife on Amazon. I was skeptical of the Tungsten DLC coating, but the shape of the knife and the overall look were appealing. When I got that knife, it immediately went into my pocket with my keys, and I was expecting that knife to be marked up and ugly-looking in a matter of days. To my surprise, the Tungsten DLC coating held up beautifully, and the knife's finish looked nearly brand-new even while rattling in my pocket for about 3 years. At that point, the pivot screw fell out and was lost, prompting me to look for another daily-carry knife. I have had and loved the Kershaw Chive knives several times (and the all-stainless model is by far the best), but I wanted something slightly larger.

Then, last year, I was given a plain silver Leek by my stepfather to put into my hunting bag. That's a great knife, and the exact same design as the knife under review. I liked it so much that I decided to carry a slightly larger knife in my pocket daily.

So I chose this knife. In operation, it's exactly like the plain silver Leek I like so much, but the finish is clealy NOT the same Tungsten DLC as on my earlier Centofante-Onion knife.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By E.colisnacks on April 10, 2008
Very nice knife. Very sharp. Very sharp, pointy tip. It will cut you if you are not careful (I have experienced this phenomenon, twice!)
A little small in the hand. Grip is a little "iffy".
It's a keeper until I find something better. ;-)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Sarro on May 18, 2009
I did not purchase this knife from amazon, but I *do* own the knife and carry it with me daily. I purchased it after a buddy of mine bought one for use in the military as a utility-knife, and I saw how well it performed for him. It is a beautiful, sleek knife that can stand up to some pretty harsh use. The flat blade makes it easy to sharpen. The assist opening is fast, and sturdy - you'll be amazed that it isn't an Italian-stiletto switchblade with how fast it is (thanks in part to the finger-pull tab section of the blade that you use to open the knife). There is no wobbling of the blade when its open. The only real issue that I've seen so far was that the safety latch can get loose over time, but that is easily fixed with a torx driver. The 3" blade makes it legal to carry for regular use as a pocket knife. If you need a small, light, sturdy knife that's great for utility work, camping, and pretty much anything else you can think of, this knife will not disappoint.
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