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Kershaw 1660CB Leek Composite Blade (3-Inch-by-4-Inch-by-7-Inch)

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  • Made in the USA
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N/D2 composite, bead-blasted finish, Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening, Frame lock
  • Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocketclip
  • 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)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Leek provides pocket-perfect size and high-performance materials. It offers a distinctive design as well as SpeedSafe ambidextrous manually assisted opening. With SpeedSafe, the user can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with just one hand, either left or right. It comes with a secure locking liner and a removable/reversible pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry. The newest Leek, the dramatic composite-blade Leek, combines the durability and corrosion resistance of 14C28N stainless steel with the toughness and wear resistance of CPM-D2. The two steels are permanently fused together and the join is highlighted with an attractive copper accent. Designed to go anywhere and do just about anything, the made-in-the-USA Leek is the ideal carrying knife.

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The Leek series includes some of Kershaw's most popular knives, and this model is no exception. This particular knife features a distinctive design by celebrated knife maker Ken Onion, who created the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. With SpeedSafe, the user can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right. This makes it ideal for sporting and work situations in which one-handed opening is easier and safer, such as when hunting, fishing, or working with your hands on the jobsite. The Leek also sports a simple bead-blasted stainless-steel handle, which offers strength and beauty. If the stainless handle isn't your cup of tea, Kershaw also offers the Leek in a variety of other handle styles, some with technologically advanced coatings for enhanced performance. For example, the "smoked" double-anodized aluminum handle gives the Leek a truly one-of-a-kind look, while the black tungsten DLC-coated handle produces a non-reflective surface.

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.
About the SpeedSafe System
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.

Specifications

  • 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

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0017KN4MS
  • Item model number: 1660CB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,622 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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The knife arrived and functioned perfectly. Although, I was a bit disappointed when the knife I received was not two-tone like in the pictures. The edge was the same color as the spine. The great contrast between the spine and the edge in the photos was a selling point for me. Here's what I did to get that great color:
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.
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I bought the Kershaw composite blade Leek because i wanted a well built, dependable knife that would keep an edge for a long time, and with a simple, no thrill, no chills, assisted opening system. the Leek fits this description perfectly. The blade stays sharp for a very long time, and it only takes a few swipes with the sharpener to get it back up to snuff. the opening is truly fantastic, and it just gets better as you play with it and it gets broken in. the profile of the knife fits great in a pocket without getting in the way, and the reversible clip is nice depending on how you prefer to carry it. the thumb stud opening is difficult to use at first, when the knife is still new, but once it gets broken in it is a very nice feature. the thumb tang opener (or whatever they call it) is excellent as well. The "snap" from the opening is solid and sounds great to any knife lovers ears. Overall, a great little knife that i would (and have) recommended to many people
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I have owned several Leeks and this one in particular for about a year. This combo steel version is by far my favorite of all of them. I was a bit sceptical over the difference that D2 steel would make in a knife, but as a lot of high end knives use it I decided to try it out. First of all, everything they say about the incredible edge retention properties of this steel are true. In the year that I have had it. I have only sharpened it about 3 times using a cheap hand sharpener from Lowes. The other versions of this knife would get a sharpening about once a month. This is only because I prefer a knife of be like a razor which all these Kershaw beauties definitely are. Secondly, everything they say about this steel's acid staining properties is also true. To get the desired two tone effect, use the vinegar bath for 45 minutes to an hour, then the whole rinse and oil thing. You will then have a knife that looks as good as it functions. I will buy another one if something ever happens to this one!
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It gets harder and harder to find knives made in the USA at prices below $100. Kershaw's reputation is outstanding and so is this knife, especially since I was able to get it during an Amazon promotion for only $50. I have to agree with other raters in that the difference in color of the two-tone blade is not nearly as distinct as the ad photos. I am trying the white vinegar that one rater recommended, and will see what effect that has, but overall, this is a really well built knife that opens cleanly and locks up tight. I'm not crazy about the slide lock on the knife, as I have not found a way to unlock the blade and open it with just one hand, so I leave it unlocked, which earns it a minus one star. I do recommend this knife though...enough so that I just ordered a second one for my son-in-law.

Update...I did try the white vinegar soak and it worked. I cleaned the blade with alcohol, submerged the entire length of the blade in white vinegar for 35 minutes then cleaned it with alcohol again and put a light coat of fine machine oil on it. There is now a noticeable difference between the two metals and the copper separator is also more prominent (at least until it oxidizes). The edge sharpness was not affected as would be the case with a strong etching chemical. Just be careful to submerge only the blade and only to a point just past the edge metal so you don't get vinegar in the body of the knife.
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I cannot express how cool this knife is! I love the assisted opening and the design of the blade...The two metals are fantastic looking. The knife showed up VERY sharp and has not needed any dress-up of the edge at all...I have had it for about 2 months and wear it all the time, it gets a lot of compliments and "OOOHHH'S" when I show friends and family...I will recommend this knife to any one! If you're reading this thank you honey!
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i have owned many knifes on the market this is by far my favorite it has a metal body that feels like a quality knife and is very thin to fit in any pocket. highly recommend if you plan to carry it everyday as an all purpose knife.
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This is my third Kershaw knife and just like the others, this one is razor sharp out of the package! I mean razor sharp! I love this knife. This knife is very fast opening! Might as well say it's an auto. It's light, thin, well balanced and just a great looking and handling knife.
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.
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