|Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with Speed Safe
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Kershaw Leek Leek - Quality 440A stainless-steel blades with 55-57 Rockwell hardness rating - Bead-blasted stainless-steel finish - Removable pocket clip - Handle: 410 stainless-steel - Blade: 3" - Closed: 4" - Weight: 3.1oz Mfg No: 1660 Manufacturer: Kershaw Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty.
With a three-inch blade constructed of 440A stainless steel and a handle constructed of 410 stainless steel, Kershaw's Ken Onion Leek folding knife is sleek, indestructible, and razor sharp. Kershaw's flawless assisted opening system, SpeedSafe, assists the user to smoothly open the knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or index-open system. In order to open the knife, the user must apply manual pressure to the thumb stud to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its track and takes over. The blade opens smoothly and locks into position, ready for use. Measuring four inches long when closed and weighing just 3.1 ounces, this versatile knife includes a limited lifetime warranty.
Limited lifetime warranty
About Kershaw Knives
Since the company's founding in 1974, Kershaw Knives has been dedicated to quality that has led to a worldwide reputation for performance and innovation in tools and knives. From state-of-the-art manufacturing to advanced materials, customers rely on Kershaw for products that provide "technology with an edge." Today, Kershaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kai Corporation--for more than 90 years. Japan's premier blade producer, Kai's innovative approach to product development has resulted in more than 10,000 superior products.
- Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with Speed Safe constructed of stainless steel
- Measures four inches when closed; weighs 3.1 ounces
- Three-inch blade constructed of 440A stainless steel; handle constructed of 410 stainless steel
- Features Kershaw's speed safe design
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Kershaw Leek - It's one sharp Onion
I have a lot of knives, among them Benchmade, Beretta, CRKT ... but this Ken Onion Leek may be THE sharpest knife I have ever purchased. Aside from all the other great features you will read about in these reviews (they're all true) it simply has a razor edge that is a box cutter's equal. I have been developing my knife sharpening technique with a diamond stone and a steel for years now, and I can put an amazing edge on a knife. But not quite like this - this is a true razor's edge. It starts to cut you the instant you test it.
I got my Leek because I wanted an every day carry knife with a "stay closed" safety, so it only opens when I want it to. I wear my knife hanging off a carabiner with my keys, and sometimes my old Beretta would come open when sliding into or out of my truck, for example. So I love that this has a tip safety. And for sure, the Speed Safe torsion opener is waaaaay cool. It's the closest thing to a switchblade I've ever tried.
And major kudos to Kershaw for really putting a pro edge on this blade. A "criminal edge" - because it's "sharper than the law should allow". Have fun and be careful....more info
- Great knife
This is a great knife. Nice and slim for every day carry. Blade holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen. I've used it for everyday mundane items and hunting. Fits great in the hand and pocket.
I would recommend this and have gifted it already....more info
- My very favorite tool / toy
I have had several people get one of these after seeing mine. Even my wife and daughter think it's immensely cool. It snaps open quickly with just a nudge, but not so abruptly that my 11-year-old daughter had any trouble with it the first time.
It comes from the factory insanely sharp. I use it every day for opening those obnoxious plastic packages, and even sometimes cutting ceiling tiles and carpet! With daily use it wants to be sharpened for a half-minute every week or so, and it stays sharp enough to cut coupons. It's just a little smaller than those knives that scream "weapon," though it looks all-business. That combined with its light weight mean it's always in my pocket.
It's called "speed-safe" because, while it opens almost automatically, the spring actually holds it closed when it's closed. People often ask me if it can open in your pocket, but it hasn't happened to me in over a year. Also, when you close it, it closes about halfway, and has to be pushed in the rest of the way, so it doesn't take your thumb off (which it possibly could, it's so sharp).
What's NOT perfect about it?
It's not big enough to scare someone away with (though it does make a great "snik" when it opens).
If you want to open it quietly, you can use the thumb stud, but it's not an easy one to use: it's small and tapered (though there is one on both sides for lefties). Combined with the spring holding it closed, it's not easy the first few times until you get used to it.
The blade is *SO* stainless that even writing on it with a Sharpie comes off in a week.
If you apply a lot of force (cutting something you really shouldn't, like a wood dowel or plastic pipe), you can jam the sleve lock slightly so it takes two hands to close.
The sleeve lock may make it easier to close with one hand, but it takes a few times to get used to it.
It comes so sharp you'll probably shave the hair off your thumb the first couple of times you close it, until you get the hang of it....more info
- Sharp and Sleek
Great knife. Sturdy sleek and extremely sharp. I cut myself on the tip of my left thumb and i barely touched the blade. It bled pretty badly to say the least, which brings me to my next point which is to say that this is not a toy. The speed safe is cool and its easily to play with it absent mindedly, thats which is probably why i got cut. I wouldn't buy this for any kid younger than 16 may be even older. Great tool and i would recommend it to anyone who is shopping for a knife....more info
- seration pitch narrow
I have had this for 6 months and was a no-brainer to carry all the time. it was slim, inconspicuous, and useful to have around, although folks at the office always raised eyebrows when I broke it out to cut a box or something... :)
I was working in the garden when I needed to just shave a little off a PVC pipe I was installing and reached for the knife. I didn't try hard, but the angle on the serration is so narrow that the metal was too thin to scrape the PVC and ended up bending that portion of the blade out of whack and even breaking off a piece of the blade. That you can't use it as a workhorse is the only flaw.
Other than that, I love the knife. It took a while, but I really like the speed-open mechanism, the blade lock is a nice comfort, and the design is thin and subtle. Not too big, yet not too small, either. A great tool to keep around if you need/want to have a knife handy. ...more info
- Simply the best folding knifes, ever.
Love it. I have always been a huge fan of Kershaw. This is my second leek folding knife and they are shipped razor sharp and ready to use. I wouldn't consider buying another brand of folding knife unless it was a Spyderco. ...more info
- Great so far, BUT
I just received my knife and like it a lot, BUT, the first thing I wanted to do, after learning how to use it, was to take off the pocket clip. At first glance, it's held on by very small phillips screws, but it turns out to be tiny allen head screws. Who has those size wrenches? You would think they would spend a few cents to include the tiny wrench necessary to remove the clip, especially since one of their selling points is that the clip is "easily" reversible!!...more info
- This is my carrying knive out of hundreds to choose from.
I love eveything about this knife. Looking for a sharp knife to do about anything a knife is designed to do? This is the one....more info
- Very pleased
Well done Kershaw. This is a winner. Very nice, I am very pleased with this product. ...more info
- perfect fusion of design and function
First, the knife works great. Easy one-handed opening, sharp blade, perfect heft. Second, the knife looks great- simple, sleek. Best pocket knife ever....more info
- My favorite knife!
Love this design and I carry it daily. Light, fast, & safe. This is my third one since I tend to lose them, and the price is quite reasonable.
- Great Knife!
This is one great pocket knife, extremely sharp and very well made, opens as quickly as an automatic and can even be kept in your pocket with the safety off. Great for personal protection or for use around the house (I use it for scoring bread dough . . . cuts like a razor). I bought one for myself, then gave it to my son and bought myself another Leek. ...more info
- great knife
i bought this for my boyfriend. he had this one before and was so excited to get it again. it's already been useful so many times for opening packages, cutting rope, etc....more info
- Great Everyday knife!
I have many kershaw products, they all serve a purpose and all do their respectable jobs well. I used to carry the chive for my everyday pocket knife, but i upgraded to the leek for everyday carry plus personal defense. It is a smooth knife, opens well, good weight, good shape, good and sharp, easy to resharpen and not gonna break the bank.
I would easily replace this with another one if i lost it. I don't have to worry about it breaking, i've broken a few kershaws in the past from negligence and they always rent me a new knife for no charge (minus shipping) The turn around time was about a week and they even sent me an extra new knife as a gift of appreciation. Go ahead and get this, its a great price, for a great knife that will last longer then you....more info
- The best - a prefect pocket knife
Just unboxed my Leek and it is fantastic! I have a Kershaw Chive already and the two knives are very very similar in everything but size. I have had a tendon break in my thumb so the knives with thumb-studs were out and I live in a region where full-auto (switchblade) knives are illegal so they were out. That left assisted knives (with a spring) with a flipper on the back (legal in most places) and after a few hours on YouTube I chose the Leek & Chive. I have reviewed the Chive already so here I will just talk about the Leek.
The knife comes with a razor-sharp blade and pin-sharp point, which makes you appreciate the "speed safe" opening. Unlock the safety switch and press firmly on the flipper on the back and the knife flies out and locks open with a confident click. The liner-lock is firm too so there's no chance it will close accidentally and when you do unlock the knife it needs pressure to close it - unlike some other folders that snap shut suddenly and can trap fingers. Everything about the knife shouts quality and with a lifetime warranty Kershaw obviously trust their guarantee. The belt clip can be removed easily with a small torx (6-pointed star) screwdriver and remounted the other way up for point-up carrying.
The Leek and Chive are both great knives but for my big hands the Leek just feels more comfortable. This means I'll probably carry the Leek but keep the Chive for use around the home. ...more info
I got this one to replace a schrade I've had for about 20 years. The blade is longer and thinner than the schrade, so I can't pry with it at all. The plastic safety catch broke off. Other than that, it's hard to find something wrong with it. I removed the belt clip since I use a sheath. It started to get stuck in the locked position afterwards, but seems fine now. It's easier to sharpen than the schrade because the edge is flatter, and holds an edge about the same. I looked at the chive model, but know from experience that blades with a curve at the bottom are harder to sharpen, and serrated blades are a pain to sharpen. I use a stone when I have the time, and a fold up steel rod type sharpener on the run. I bought the rainbow version, but bent the tip trying to fix a crappy window fan, jackass....more info
A real eye catcher. Has a good edge. I haven't used it enough to see how long it will hold that edge. Fits nicely in my pocket. All functions of the knife work exactly as described. For my application I wish I would of selected a knife that didn't have such a sharp tip. It's unforgiving....more info