The Kershaw Leek is one of the sleekest and most popular assisted opening knives ever produced. It features Kershaw's patented SpeedSafe technology. Give the ambidextrous thumb-stud a push and the knife takes over opening the blade the rest of the way. This is an ideal one-handed opener with a reversible pocket clip and a tip safety lock so the blade won't fire by accident.
Need something smaller? Take a look at the Kershaw Scallion.
I EDC’d this blade for many years, longer than anything I’ve gotten since. It’s thin profile all but disappears in your pocket, it’s very comfortable. Kershaw’s spring assist is the most reliable I’ve come across. Eventually I broke the tip off the blade, it is quite thin and I put too much pressure on it. This certainly isn’t up to super heavy tasks but that’s not what it’s built for. As a small EDC it’s perfect.
The highlight of the Kershaw Leek in my opinion is the lightning fast, and incredibly smooth SpeedSafe action. It's a great, fun knife to use for every day tasks, which is where it excels. The size and weight limit it to smaller duty tasks, which is fine. The black coating has held up very well, and it came razor sharp out of the box. One downside is the pocket clip because it carries relatively shallow in the pocket (this is a minor gripe). Overall, the Leek is a fantastic buy, and one of the best Kershaw's in my opinion!
This is the knife that really got me into my knife addiction. While I still own many higher end knives, I always go back to the Leek. Everything about it minus the bad clip position is fantastic. Its perfect for opening packages and letters. The steel though not as hi-tech as others, still will take a hair shaving edge much easier. Be careful to protect your tip. This is not a heavy use knife. As such, don't hesitate to give this little guy a chance.
I've had this knife for years and it still opens and cuts as well as the first day I got it. It is sleek and simple. The blade is very thin, so it's not a good knife for prying but it is a great cutter and slicer. Great steel and sharpens pretty well. I love to carry this knife when I know I may be around a lot of people because it doesn't seem to cause a lot of shock. One of the best EDC options on the market.
Another gem from Kershaw. Great edc. Super light and small. Good lock up. The black finish is tough as nails and will not come off. Blade comes super sharp. Great knife. Would recommend to anyone wanting a spring assisted fun light knife.
I have been carrying this knife for a while and I can say that it isn't a beater knife, due to the size, but it has been in my pocket for months. Its blade is perfect for small cutting jobs. Especially if you want to use it in public without having to pull out a knife that might scare people. The DLC coated blade is basically scratch free and the steel is fantastic. I love the size and it fits my large hands perfectly. I would defiantly recommend buying if you want a durable EDC knife to carry on the go with you.
Sleek is leek sharp well made and all blacked out they did good job with this one. Starting out with it's sleek design this Knife is edc friendly in every way. All I could say if you like a light weight assisted knife that you could barely tell is in your pocket than this Knife is for you I recommend it highly.
USA made perfection. Tip is a little delicate but blade steel is more that adequate. Do not hesitate the purchase of any of these leek knives.
The Leek in the black color blade/handle is one of my favorites out of my collection. It's relatively small and has a wharncliffe grind so don't expect a lot of blade. At only 3" this knife was actually a bit smaller than I anticipated, however that is turning out to be one of its superior qualities. The SpeedSafe from Kershaw works nice and quick, and the Sandvik steel came nice and sharp out of the box. PSA: don't use the thumb studs. The SpeedSafe doesn't work well with those, just use the flip tab. It's more fun that way anyways.
Right off the bat, 4 stars is probably too much for this knife, but it was a gift from my father, so I can't help but love my Leek. Pros: very light, compact, thin, concealable. When it fires correctly, it is fast, smooth, and quiet. The black finish looks sexy, and the blade comes sharp enough to cut right through a pair of jeans. The knife is built well and is an above average opener. Cons: The Clip. It comes tip down! Wack. The knife is a bit too small for me. Not only that, but if you switch the clip to tip up (like a normal American) probably close to 30% of the small knife sticks above your pocket. It catches on stuff, looks silly, and makes carrying it sort of uncomfortable. The Action. Mine took a considerable amount of tweaking to get the knife to a point where I could just fire the knife three times in a row. Before loosening the back screws, the knife would deploy to about half the way, getting stuck awkwardly between lockup and folded. The "Safety". The Leek comes with a piece of plastic that slides back a forth to prevent negligent discharge. This thing does everything it shouldn't. Total pain in the rear! The Finish. The black finish feels waxy slick and does not hold up well. No sir, this thing takes a beating and shows it. It is so light, you forget you are wearing it....so me being a fool ended up putting it through the wash. It didn't hold up well. Absolutely wrecked. Popped open (Thanks for nothing safety!) and broke the very tip of the blade off. (And it shredded a pair of my jeans in the process) The finish is....finished. The safety is annoying. The action is finicky. The clip is wack. Yet I still love it, I would be so sad if I lost this dumb thing. It just wasn't worth the price and I don't find myself carrying it. 64/100
Love this knife, just that I feel like it’s not made for harder cuts.
This is a slim knife that is comfortable in my pocket and hand and it’s a great opener. But the blade is SUPER thin. I’m surprised more people haven’t commented on this. I haven’t broken the tip off (yet) but I have been really careful with it. And I don’t want to have to be careful with my EDC. It’s fine for opening mail and cutting cord, but it won’t hold up to much more.