Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with SpeedSafe

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Amazon Price: $40.04 $40.04 (as of March 19, 2018 11:40 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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..).

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B00P2LAQ4W

Customer Reviews

Great knife in appearance, performance and workmanship

20 people found this helpful.
 on August 21, 2016
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.

Overall Sweet knife

11 people found this helpful.
 on November 29, 2016
By Scott
This is a great little EDC knife. It’s extremely thin and comfortable in the pocket. You can hardly tell it’s there.The assist function works well but takes a little bit to get used too. It comes very sharp and considering the assist function is a little tricky I wouldn’t recommend this be a boys first pocket knife. I use this pretty often and I am glad I picked it up. I try not to focus too much on the steel quality for any knife under $100 because the quality really isn’t going to differentiate that much.

Great knife … dull out of the box, though

2 people found this helpful.
 on June 28, 2017
By ihsan
This knife is amazingly light and slim.

Newest EDC

3 people found this helpful.
 on June 29, 2016
By SomeWhiteGuy
I was very apprehensive about purchasing this knife. I’ve never owned a Kershaw, only heard of the name, and especially wasn’t sure about the design of the blade. I’ve very happy to report that after carrying only this knife for several weeks and nearly daily use for odds and ends, there have been no issues.

Great knife with some flaws.

16 people found this helpful.
 on December 23, 2016
By CyberDyneSystems

Purchased this knife as a gift for my son. Expletive, expletive, expletive! I should have purchased one for myself as well!

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 9, 2016
By Bio Teacher
I purchased this knife for my son. He is 21 and decided that he wants to hunt with me. It arrived today. Worst part: now I want one. The rest is all positive on day one. If this changes, I promise to edit this rating. Open assist and pocket clip are both better than expected. In fact, handling the knife with one hand is extremely simple. Very comfortable in the hand for what I consider to be an all purpose “small” to mid-sized hunting knife. He will NOT be using it to cut down small trees, limbing, etc. My concern is making sure he has good tools if/when he actually needs it. It will be a very good tool should he be successful in his plans to hunt whitetail.

A very good American Made knife for a good price

One person found this helpful.
 on November 16, 2017
By Brynjar Björnsson
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

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 15, 2015
By SpaceManSpiff
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.

Very Impressed

One person found this helpful.
 on September 29, 2017
By Amit Oberoi
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.

Great thin knife

One person found this helpful.
 on December 11, 2017
By Frank C.
I was looking for a compact knife that was sharp but still had enough meat for me to get a good grip.