This Leek knife from Kershaw and Ken Onion makes a great new tool to have in your family. Or you can get it yourself before it flies off the shelves forever! In fact the simple, yet understated appeal of this undecorated stainless steel knife is very attractive to many knife style lovers. All of the Leeks are popular for their wide variety off decorative styles to choose from.
This Kershaw Leek knife is stone washed stainless steel. The handle is made from 410 stainless steel and the blade is made from Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. It will stand up to wear and tear for many years. The Leek is also a sizeable at about 7 inches when fully opened, while lightweight at about 3.1 ounces.
Any great Kershaw knife has great safety features and this is certainly a Kershaw! You’ll love the frame lock which is designed to hold the Leek blade in position when open. It’s also easy to release the blade using the index opening system or thumb stud. In addition the Tip Safety Lock locks the blade in place when folded down.
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: 1660
- Safety Lock....Yes
- Country Of Origin: United States
- Steel......Sandvik 14C28N Bead blasted finish stainless-steel
- Handle...410 stainless-steel
- 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.