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Kershaw 1660 Leek Assisted 3" Sandvik Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: KS1660
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1660: 1660 Leek
Kershaw Knives

The Kershaw Leek just may be the ideal EDC. With its 3-inch blade, the Leek is a good-sized knife, but not too big. The slim design makes it easy to carry and its razor-sharp blade of high-performance Sandvik 14C28N means it can take care of a full range of cutting tasks.

The blade is a modified drop-point, so it’s a good slicing knife, while the slim tip gives it piercing capability and the ability to do detailed work. For a partially serrated blade, choose the 1660ST Leek. Like other “Onion” knives, the Leek features the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system.

Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, just pull back on the blade protrusion or push outward on the thumbstud and the Leek’s blade is ready to go to work. In addition to its 14C28N blade, this Leek features a handle of pure stainless steel that gives it a clean, sleek look. For confident blade use, a super-secure frame lock keeps the blade locked during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks the blade closed when folded. The pocketclip can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard.
  • Blade length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
  • SpeedSafe® assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocketclip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish
  • Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
  • Weight: 3 oz. (85 g)
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171166001

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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Garry A
Keaau , Hawaii
Mar 21, 2015
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
Kershaw 1660 Leek
This little knife is almost indesctructible . A few years ago I was fortunate enough to have been gifted a Kershaw Leek by my Uncle Mike Los Banos . I carried it almost for a year as a secondary back up knife . One day I had loaned my primary EDC to a coworker , left alone with my Leek I proceeded to cut open some heavy boxes . Thinking that it was an "el cheapo" knife I went to town cutting boxes popping staples out of heavy cartons . The Leek exceeded all of my expectations ! It never got dull to the point of tearing cardboard ! Just a few short strokes on a Spyderco Sharpmaker it popped back with a screaming sharp edge . I even used it as an icepick a few times without any breakage . The blade locking mechanism took a while to get used to , it's great not having a knife not opening in your pocket . I had recently picked up a lot of these at a fantastic price and gifted a few family and close close friends with them . All of them were instant favorites among the other EDC knives that people often carried . Uncle Mike was and is still very pleased that I had "paid it forward" with these awesome little blades .
5 out of 5
Mar 20, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
Nice knife
Very sharp, light, quick opening. Only wish the clip held a bit tighter. Nice quality.
5 out of 5
Scott In Mesquite, Nevada
Jan 23, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Kershaw Leek is a Perfect EDC
This knife replaces a CRKT pocket knife I recently lost. Fit and finish on the Leek is amazing and the blade comes razor-sharp. The assisted opening makes one-handed deployment a breeze and is plenty fast. Although the handle is not textured, grip has been more than adequate for the light to moderate duty my knife is subjected to. I recommend this knife, without reservation.
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