The Leek Knives by Kershaw and Ken Onion are wildly popular because of their utility and great variety in style. This particular black serrated Leek knife is just one of those many options. You’ll have just as much fun choosing the perfect Leek as you do using it.
Its black surface is courtesy of the tungsten DLC coated handle. Underneath this coating the handle is composed of 410 stainless steel. The blade is Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, making both strong and rust resistant in the long term. A convenient pocket clip great for taking the knife with you and you’ll love that the handle of the Leek is drilled for tip up and tip down carry in the pocket clip and the clip can be flipped 180 degrees for ambidextrous use.
The knife features a frame lock to lock the Leek blade into position firmly when it is fully opened. You can release the blade to fold it down easily by pressing the spring loaded lock. It also features a Tip Safety Lock so you can be certainly that the blade of your Leek won’t accidentally deploy while 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: 1660CKTST
- 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) partially serrated
- 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.