I will preface this review with a statement, the Kershaw Leek is hands down my favorite every day carry knife ever. With that out of the way let’s get on with the review!
I have used a lot of knives in my days and finding that perfect knife to carry with me every day was pretty tough, I have particular taste especially when it comes to the blades I carry and it took me a while to find one that was a prefect fit. What attracted me to this knife was it’s simple design, mostly stainless steel construction, spring assisted opening mechanism. Also, it’s blade which is both long, thin and very sharp, and it’s many configurations / options (many colors are available, different blade configurations and blade materials. This knife is the reason I have bought several others Kershaw knives, their speedsafe opening system is simply great, it’s adjustable and dependable and the flipper on the Leek is great, just the right size and force to open the knife effectively.
Currently I have a Leek 1660 – straight stainless steel and a Leek 1660CB which has a Sandvik 14C28N composite two-tone stainless steel with copper accent which is an awesome blade. The Leek is one of Kershaw’s most popular knives and was designed by Ken Onion who has also designed several other knives for Kershaw. When is comes to EDC knives, the Leek is my favorite, I have a lot of other knives, some I use specifically when camping or hiking or for other purposes but I always like coming home and clipping on my Leek. I’ve got some pictures below as well if you are interested in what the knife looks like. If you have an EDC you think I should try please let me know I am always interested in checking out new knives!
Steel: Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel
Handle: 410 stainless-steel
Blade Length: 3 in. (7.5 cm)
Closed Length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
Weight: 3.0 oz.
Reversible/removable pocket clip
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