Reviews and Ratings for Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles

Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handlesrated 4.0 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3 inch CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles

 

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Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dave
Carriere,Ms.
May 27, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None

Carbon fiber leek

Another great knife from Kershaw. The steel frame lock model is too heavy for such a small knife. Along comes a carbon fiber liner lock. Problem solved! And with the powdered 154 formula steel it makes a good knife great! This is not a knife for heavy duty work, rather a nice gentlemens every day carry. Not that you couldn't skin out a deer with this cpm-154;but who would want to when there are so many other knives suited for that mission? Great pocket clip slips easily in and out of your pocket. Assisted mechanism works fine. I usually find myself not using the safety as I have never had a leek fire in my pocket but it's there when you need it. An easy decision to buy this knife. If you are looking for a gentlemens carry with carbon fiber bling and not a bush craft knife this is it!
Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ndsinwimb
Texas Hill Country
Jan 15, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use

Best of Breed

I have about 10 knives that are in the EDC rotation. I use a CRKT Ken Onion Wrinkle with its big fat round blade when I'm slitting open bag after bag of things like mulch. I use a Spyderco Delica 4 with a combo blade when I am cutting ropes, cord, and heavy string. Over time, though, for everyday carry, I have gravitated more and more to the Wharncliffe style blade, of which I have several. The Leek in general is the most satisfying of them all, and the Carbon Fiber in specific is for me ideal. I first bought a 1660SW Blue, and it is very pretty. I found, though, that it felt a little heavy in my pocket, so I tried out the 1660CF with its CPM154 blade. For me, the blade shape is perfection - the tip shape works great for precision cutting and trimming, while the blade is still strong enough for basic cutting and slicing work. The lighter weight makes it a delight to carry, and the improved steel holds an edge longer and, because of the blade shape, is not all that difficult to keep sharp. Additionally, all of the metal-handled Leeks are a little slippery. The carbon fiber is not. The one fly in the ointment is the stupid blade lock. If you ever needed to get at your knife because of a threat, you can be sure that it will have locked itself in place without your knowledge and you'll go down while you are fiddling with it. Most of us, I realize, are not using our pocket knives for self defense, but even in daily use the lock is annoying; I can't see why anyone would need such a thing. If you can overlook this (or disable it), this knife is, for my use, best of breed. I love the thing.
Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ezdub
Grafton , Oh
Mar 05, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None

ZT Leek?

If this had the ZT logo on it I'd believe it! With over 30 Kershaws and 10 ZT in my collection I can say it's a ZT for under $100. Perfect carbon weave and centers dead on. Excellent knife! My new favorite Kershaw
Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Knifeguy
usa
Jul 27, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type

Nice, but...

The knife looks good. Carbon fiber is nice. It seems pretty well made but the overall quality level is exactly the same as every other leek. I got this one because I wanted the ultimate leek but both of them I had just weren't very sharp. (I had an exchange because my first leek had a broken safety) This knife uses CPM 154 and I have a Benchmade that uses 154CM, two similar metals but in my experience the 154CM sharpens up much nicer and keeps a razor edge longer. This uses a liner lock that is exactly the same as the cheapest leeks... Personally I like the leek with a frame lock the best. All in all I just don't think this leek is the best leek you can get.
Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Just 4 Thought
US
Aug 14, 2019
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material

CPM-154 Shears Easily

This was my EDC knife for a while. Unfortunately, while trying to fold a trike wheel, I used the knife to dislodge a stuck pin. When the pin gave way, the wheel folded and the end of my knife was sheared-off in the locking mechanism. I prefer the 14C28N steel used in the other Leeks. The 14C28N is easier to sharpen (although it does not hold an edge as long as CPM-154) and seems a little tougher. Although, I suspect that if I used my current Leek (with 14C28N steel) it would badly bend if caught in a folding wheel mechanism if it too didn't just shear-off too.
Kershaw 1660CF Ken Onion Leek Assisted Flipper Knife 3" CPM-154 Stonewashed Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Anonymous
USA
Jan 08, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Lock Type

Needs improvement

I agree with the Knife Guy below me. The blade is sharp, but this is the second one I've held/had that doesn't deploy properly nor does it lock up. I don't know what it is, all the other leeks seem to open and lock instantly; this on the other hand, does not. The carbon fiber is nice, but not that nice. It seems cheaply made but I'm not entirely familiar with this material. You might as well buy the frame lock version with the standard 14C28N Swedish steel (very good steel by the way). I expected better for this version, ESPECIALLY due to the fact that it's price is double what the most of the other leeks cost.