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Kershaw Leek Plain Edge Knife

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Kershaw Leek Plain Edge Knife
MSRP: $74.99
Our Price: $40.99
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Product Code: K1660


Leek Plain Edge

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.

Reversible Clip
The Leek handles are drilled for both tip-up and tip-down clip carry. The clip can be rotated 180º .

Frame Lock
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
  • SpeedSafe....Yes
  • Flipper....Yes
  • 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

SpeedSafe 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.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
us made quality January 20, 2011
Reviewer: Adam Rowe from peabody, MA United States  
this knife is of the upmost quality it's sleek clean lite and easy to use at 3.1 oz you can hardly tell it's in your pocket. This knife is all you need on a day to day basis. Kershaw and Ken Onion do it right. There knives will last you a lifetime. Kershaw is the one and only knife I will ever cary. Thank You

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Wonderful knife April 20, 2009
Reviewer: Debra W from Charlottesville, VA United States  
I've had 2 of these, and have a third on the way.  I dearly love them.  I have, unfortunately, lost the previous 2 - left one in a work vehicle, and GEE, it never made it back to me (wonder why?), the 2nd I left in a motel while travelling, and while they PROMISED to send it to me - it never arrived.  Again, I wonder why?  Because they are such great knives, and it is easy to see!  Cannot recommend this knife highly enough.  Only suggestion to you would be to flip the pocket clip - then it comes up ready to open and use, no fumbling to turn it around.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
A Work of Art March 12, 2009
Reviewer: Bill from Flower Mound, TX United States  
This knife is as much fun to look at as it is to use, an absolute work of art. It disappears when clipped in the pocket but when you need it's there, solid with a great feel. It keeps it's edge so it's a reliable and safe tool.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Superb Everyday Knife February 21, 2009
Reviewer: George from Cocoa, FL United States  
I was on the lookout for something I could carry every day and I was able to find it in this little gem.  This knife pops open quickly and snaps into place and really gives you a sense of readiness.  I loved carrying it and using it so much, I  bought the serrated version so I could alternate usage depending on what my plans were for that day.

You have to see this knife in person to believe how handsome it is and how good it feels in your hand and how quickly and impressively it opens.  It is obviously a high quality knife that you will be proud to own and show off.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great! May 31, 2008
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Biloxi, MS United States  
I bought a Leek to replace a Chive that I lost and now I wonder why I didn't have one sooner. The steel is excellent, sharpens easily and holds its' edge. The one-handed opening/closing feature is most valuable for a working tool. Mine has seen hard use over the past year and I'm thinking of buying a second one just to keep in reserve.

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