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Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Assisted 3" Bead Blast Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: KS1660
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1660: 1660 Leek
Kershaw Knives

The Kershaw Leek just may be the ideal EDC. 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 1660ST Leek. Like other “Onion” knives, 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. In addition to its 14C28N blade, this Leek features a handle of pure stainless steel that gives it a clean, sleek look. 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.
  • Blade length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
  • SpeedSafe® assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocketclip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish
  • Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
  • Weight: 3 oz. (85 g)
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171166001

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 and look and feel great.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Linda C
Dec 02, 2016
Gift for Christmas
It is a gift
5 out of 5
South central PA
Sep 29, 2016
Pros: Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Sweet knife
Very nice knife. Surprised at how quick the action is even with the small flipper. I ended up removing the "safety" because I didn't think it was necessary, plus it was a little annoying to me. I would highly recommend this knife.
5 out of 5
Seattle, WA
Sep 20, 2016
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Stop calling it "razor sharp"!
Yes, this is a FANTASTIC knife for the price, and I agree with everyone who has reviewed it and labeled it the “best EDC knife” because that’s exactly what it is. The one thing it is NOT however, is razor sharp. That’s my ultimate pet peeve with all these knife reviews is people who use the term “razor sharp” to describe the way these EDC folding knives come from the factory. Anyone who uses that term needs to go to their local drugstore, buy a pack of razor blades for $5, and then compare an actual RAZOR BLADE to their new knife right out of the box and it will be extremely obvious how woefully inaccurate the term “razor sharp” is when applied to these blades as they come from the factory. Can you make them razor sharp? Sure. The 14C28N steel in these Leeks is the successor to the 13C26 that was designed for scalpels, so yes, you can make them razor sharp, but then if you use it for everyday tasks the edge simply won’t last very long and you’ll end up spending a lot more time sharpening you knife than actually using it. Anyhow, rant aside, I love the leek, and I love the design of it. It’s a lot lighter and sleeker and easier to carry in my pocket than my Blur or my Manix 2 since both of those have much rougher grip surfaces which make them a little more difficult to remove from the pocket. I know some people don't like the bead blasted steel, but my hands don't sweat much so it works fine for me. Plus, if you do want a razor sharp knife this is a good one to start with due to the nice straight cutting edge, just be ready to do some work to get it there.
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