Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek Folding Knife with SpeedSafe
The Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek Folding Knife
Top Features: 2 X Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek
The 2 X Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek is Made in the USA, has Speed Safe assisted opening; Frame lock; Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocket clip plus…
- Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, stonewashed finish
- Handle: 410, DLC coating
- Blade length: 3 Inch (7.5 cm); Closed length: 4 Inch (10.3 cm); Overall Length: 7 Inch (17.9 cm)
- Weight: 2.4 ounces
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By Drewford on January 18, 2014
Item Package Quantity: 1Color: Black
I am not a knife collector or expert in any way but this happens to be my third knife from the Kershaw Ken Onion series. I just received my Leek model 1660H3 (same metals as the pictured version, except mine has a larger Kershaw logo on the handle and the blade is black DLC coated as well). I purchased the knife sight unseen online from a sporting goods retailer based on my experience with the other Onion series knives and the glowing reviews of the Leek.
This knife is the second largest of the Onion series to my knowledge, coming in larger than the Chive and Scallion, but smaller than the Shallot. I have owned the two smaller versions – the Chive and the Scallion, which were both misplaced at some point… – and so far this is definitely my favorite.
As the largest of the three it is also the most expensive at around $50, but I love what else that price includes in this model. You get the excellent 14C28N blade steel, high quality 440 stainless handle, and better overall build quality.
The build quality on my knife is excellent for the price point. I looked at the comparable Kershaw Cryo which runs for about $40, and the Leek is just leaps and bounds better. The blade centering on my knife is not perfect but it is centered (as opposed to the cryo where the blade was jammed up against one side of the liner.
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