Kershaw Knives - Ken Onion Leek
If you prefer your knife in basic black, this one just might be your perfect EDC. To create this matte-black look, Kershaw engineers ionize metal and deposit it on both blade and handle as a microns-thin coating. This process results in a coating known as DLC, or Diamond-Like Carbon, which is hard and scratch resistant.
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 1660CKTST Leek in basic black. 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.
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.
- Overall Length: 7"
- Blade Length: 3"
- Blade Thickness: 0.09"
- Blade Material: Sandvik 14C28N
- Handle Length: 4"
- Handle Thickness: 0.35"
- Weight: 3oz.
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
- Knife Type: Spring Assisted
- Made in the United States of America
I like the assist, the blade design for small tasks, and how sleek the blade is. The lock down at the bottom of the handle leaves a bit to be desired, so I removed mine. I am not the biggest fan of the blade steel, but it seems like edge geometry keeps the blade sharper for longer that others with similar steel. I have used this knife as a edc and never had an issue with rust. I do love the assist, the knife is going on 8 years old and the assist works close to like new. Avoid taking it around sand because the assist has enough room in it to allow sand to slow it down and I had a heck of a time getting it cleaned out. I still recommend this knife.