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Kershaw 1660CKT Leek Assisted 3" Black Plain Blade, Black Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: KS1660CKT
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1660CKT: Leek, Black TiNi
Kershaw Knives
Kershaw Knives describes this item as follows:

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 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.
  • SpeedSafe
  • Frame Lock
  • Dual Thumb Studs
  • Pocket Clip
  • Blade Length: 3" (7.5 cm)
  • Blade Steel: Sandvik 14C28N Stainless Steel
  • Closed Length: 4" (10.3 cm)
  • Handle: 410 Stainless Steel with Tungsten DLC Coating
  • Weight: 3.1 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171166049

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.783 (23 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Sep 14, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Feel
Lightweight EDC knife
Nice small knife that I've been using for about a year. Doesn't hold sharpness as much as a Spyderco Paramilitary but, clearly, both knives have different purposes. Good choice for a lightweight EDC.
5 out of 5
Louisville, KY
Aug 17, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Best knife I've carried.
As a veteran, union stage hand I seem to carry a lot of knives: carpet knife, multi-tool knife blades, micro-tool knife blade, etc. This is my main go to knife. The shape of the allows me to slip the point into cable bundles to slice tape off without getting the tip into the insulation, which is a big deal as the cost of some of the cable I work with is more than a lot of people make in a week. It holds an edge well, can slice tape, cardboard, and trim Masonite, then take on delicate tasks like cutting a tomato with nary a thought. This knife is not "delicate" nor does the tip bend with finger pressure, though I'd not put it through the British proof test. The handle allows for finesse control and opens faster than most switchblades. The next knife I buy will probably be this knife in Elmax.
3 out of 5
Sep 12, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material
Cons: Overall Quality, None
Smooth, but.......
Upon getting my knife, this was the first time I had ever seen the Leek. I had no idea what to really expect. The fit and finish are excellent, as are the actions of the lock and opening mechanism. It's smooth and fun to flick open. But wow, is this knife DAINTY. I almost want to say it is flimsy, but I might be unfairly denigrating it with that term-- especially since the locking mechanism feels robust for a knife this size. But is it really necessary to make a knife blade this pointy and thin. It is absurdly thin. You know a blade is too thin when you can EASILY bend the tip with your own two fingers. This knife might be right for some people, but I personally can not get over the daintiness of it. It's just not for me. Ironically enough, I have used this knife on a few occasions for purposes that benefited from the blade's slender qualities. Overall, it's a fine little knife, and it can definitely find a niche in my collection. But when I get my Umnumzaan back, that will be occupying front pocket again.
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