The all black Leek knife by Kershaw and Ken Onion features a plain edged blade and several excellent safety features. After all, having a knife is a necessity but that doesn't mean you can’t feel comfortable having it around and with this Leek blade you’ll be very happy indeed. This particular black Leek knife is just one of the many optional styles of Leek knife that are available from Kershaw.
The flat matte black surface is a result of the tungsten DLC coated handle. The metal handle underneath is composed of 410 stainless steel. This Leek blade is composed of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. Both are strong and provide long term rust resistance.
You’ll also receive a convenient 180 degree reversible pocket clip and the handle of the Leek is drilled for tip up and tip down carry in the clip.
In addition there is a frame lock to lock the Leek blade into position when it is fully opened. Release the blade easily by pressing the spring loaded lock. It also features a Tip Safety Lock so that the Leek won’t accidentally deploy in your pocket clip.
Locks the blade into position after the blade is deployed. To release the frame lock simply press the spring loaded lock and the blade will easily fold back into the handle.Tip Safety Lock
The tip lock available on many of the Ken Onion SpeedSafe models provides added security to assure that the blade will not deploy while clipped into your pocket.
- Model Number: 1660CKT
- Safety Lock....Yes
- Country Of Origin: United States
- Steel......Sandvik 14C28N DLC coating stainless-steel
- Handle...410 stainless-steel tungsten DLC coated
- Blade.....3 in. (7.5 cm)
- Closed...4 in. (10.3 cm)
- Weight...3.1 oz.
- Lock...Frame Lock
- Includes a Reversible Pocket Clip
from Kershaw Knives revolutionized the knife industry when it was first
introduced on the Ken Onion Chive. First off a knife that features
SpeedSafe technology is not considered and automatic knife. The correct
classification is an “Assisted Opening Knife. There are two variations
of SpeedSafe. One being a “Flipper” where the user uses their index
finger to deploy the blade, and the other the user uses the thumb stud
found on the blade for deployment. Both variations require the user to
apply manual pressure to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar.
This is why a SpeedSafe does not meet the definition of being classified
as a switchblade. A SpeedSafe will not deploy with the push of a button
or by gravity alone. Once open, the blade locks safely into position
until the user releases it. A key advantage of a SpeedSafe knife is that
many of the models are ambidextrous, and can be opened just as easy by
either a right or left handed person.