Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek folding knife review – MuddyTigerOutdoors
The Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Pocket Knife Review. With Woodplay and Beer. Made in USA
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Kershaw leek folding knife
The Leek series includes some of our most popular knives. And no wonder. Kershaw’s Leeks offer Ken Onion’s distinctive design as well as the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. With SpeedSafe, the user can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right. Leeks come in a variety of handle styles, some with technologically advanced coatings for enhanced performance.
For example, the bead-blasted stainless steel handle offers strength and beauty. A handle with black Tungsten DLC coating produces a Leek with a non-reflective surface. For lightweight and a one-of-a-kind look, choose our “smoked” double-anodized aluminum finish in two colors. Or choose our new Pink Leek with it’s fashionable pink anodized aluminum handle, the Rainbow Leek with its titanium oxide coating that produces a highly scratch resistant, brilliant, rainbow finish.
Also new in 2007 is our Random Leek with a modified Tanto blade for cutting power and chromium nitride coating for hardness and corrosion resistance. For ease of carrying, all Leeks include a reversible/removable pocket clip. Features:-SpeedSafe-Frame Lock-Thumb Stud-Pocket Clip Technical Specification:-Steel: Sandvik 13C26 stainless-steel-Handle(more..).
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- ASIN: B00P2LAQ4W
Great knife in appearance, performance and workmanship
I just received this knife so I am in the early stages of using it but felt the need to respond to some of the poor reviews. After three days of use I felt that the clip needed to be in the other direction. I used a T6 screwdriver and changed it without any issues or problems (took around 2 minutes). When retrieving the knife from my pocket, using my third finger I move the safety pin to the open position (the safety pin is closed which prevents accidental opening while in your pocket), and then touch my thumb to the flipper for the fastest opening knife I have ever owned. If you do not have the manual dexterity to perform these operations I do not recommend this knife, or that you should be handling any knife other than the butter knife. To all others, this is a great knife at a great value.
Great knife … dull out of the box, though
This knife is amazingly light and slim.
Great knife with some flaws.
A very good American Made knife for a good price
This knife is very nice. From a visual standpoint, it’s simple. Not much going by way of frills, it’s designed to do it’s job and that’s it. As an American, I appreciate the fact that it’s American made, as well as the American flag they put on it. I will now go into detail on different aspects of the knife.
The drop point makes slicing open mundane items like boxes, and plastic packaging a real breeze
Reading the reviews on this knife were really frustrating to me. Every review talks about how sharp it arrives, yet you can get any knife sharp as a razor. I want to know how sharp it stays! So far I’ve opened several packages, cut a few chords, sliced up some paper, etc, and it’s still as razor sharp as it arrived. It seems to hold it’s edge very well. The drop point makes slicing open mundane items like boxes, and plastic packaging a real breeze.
My Personal Favorite EDC
The Kershaw Leek sets the standard in the EDC Market. What I seek out in a Knife, and specifically, an EDC Knife is confidence and security. A knife is only as effective as the user’s ability to secure the knife when not in use and feel confident in its ability to perform when utilized.
Another great pocket knife from the Kershaw Ken Onion line.
I had initially thought this was a straight edged blade, but there is a slight belly to it which actually makes for a better cutting edge. If you ever needed an EDC as a defensive weapon this blade would be a good choice also. The frame lock works very well, and I don’t fear the blade folding back on me as I do with liner locks. Unless you are sure you have this blade locked, I would highly recommend not carrying this in your pocket tip up. I’ve read some horror stories from this knife and there’s a couple youtube videos of the havoc it can wreak on your fingers if it happens to partially open and you reach into your pocket. (although, I wouldn’t carry any pocket knife tip up anyway, this one I would most assuredly NEVER do it with) It pops open rather easy, and the plastic safety on these do break over time and need replaced – and the point on this blade can pierce extremely deep into materials (or you) with little effort. This pocket knife is also not a bad choice for a fishing trip for cleaning panfish from my experience.
I’ve been mulling over purchasing this knife from Kershaw for some time, in an attempt to not jump on the Kershaw ‘bandwagon’ of popularity considering I’ve owned some high quality knives without having to shell out too much money.. nevertheless, a sale popped up and I pulled the trigger.
The tip can easily break off IF USED FOR THE WRONG APPLICATION
I’ve given this knife as a gift twice. The users have both raved about this knife. It is a finesse knife, not a bushcraft or survival knife. Be aware of that before you buy or gift it. The tip can easily break off IF USED FOR THE WRONG APPLICATION. Perfect gift for a fisherman, city dweller, crafter, etc.