Kershaw Leek Assisted Opening Knife (3" Bead Blast) 1660

MSRP: $79.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:14C28N
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Bead Blast
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.35"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Leek
  • Model Number:1660
  • Designer:Ken Onion
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:14C28N
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Bead Blast
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.35"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Leek
  • Model Number:1660
  • Designer:Ken Onion
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Kershaw Leek is one of the sleekest and most popular assisted opening knives ever produced. This model features a stylish bead blast finished 14C28N stainless blade (plain edge) and 410 stainless steel framelock handle. The Leek 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. The Leek is a Ken Onion design.

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Elegant and fun
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Craig A.
09-17-2018
What I like the best about this knife is the assisted action, what can you say, it's a classic and I could pop this thing all day long (my figgit spinner). When I get dressed up this is what I put in my pocket, it goes with anything.
GREAT- As expected
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John T.
08-24-2018
Odd as it may sound knowing that this is one of the most popular EDC knives of all time, I had bought several other budget EDCs before this one. Always loved the looks/ergos and was always drawn to the classic 1660 stainless model. Sleek, slick and clean. The frame lock is rock solid, and the speed safe assist is strong/firm in deployment. Feels nice in hand and the length/weight ratio feels just about perfect. Blade shape and length gives a nice long cutting edge and the Sandvik steel was sharp on delivery and seems plenty durable with typical EDC use. I have read lots of gripes about the pocket clip and the high ride, but donít see this as a negative at all. I carry the Leek in a suit jacket pocket, which is the perfect spot for this long, thin, sleek piece. Rides fine in pants pockets too. Only slight negative I concur with on this knife is the safety. When the blade is closed, it works fine. Stays in place and holds the blade down from the theoretical misfire (which is a nonissue because the speedsafe flipper tab is pretty tight and it takes purpose to deploy). But- it tends to float (very easily) when the blade is deployed. This is an issue when closing the knife, because if you donít notice the pin has slid, you close your edge right on top of the pin. No big deal but annoying at times, to be sure.

All in all this is an excellent, slick-looking knife. Fun to deploy. Super strong frame lock. Great weight, length feel. Great blade. Great value. Great decision.
Great little knife
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Jonathan W.
08-24-2018
I have had this knife for over 8 years. It's a great EDC knife for my work. I've enjoyed it so much I've given the same knife as a gift to friends. The only negative I have, is when I carry it tip up, it wants to slide out of my pocket sometimes. But it's extremely easy to open with one hand by the Flipper. I always enjoy using this knife.
Great at certain tasks.
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Beaman C.
06-12-2018
This is a nice quality knife that has a unique pointed blade. It's perfect for certain tacks when you need a sharp point. It's perfect for a plunge cut. Of course it cuts fine when you just need a blade as well. It's one of my two EDC knives.
Good knife/edc
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Eric N.
05-20-2018
I just bought my second one for my Dad. I had my previous leek for 2 year and the action has definitely weaken. Now requires a hand flick. The blade maintain an edge longer then you would imagine. Also, don't even know it's in your pocket. My only fault in the knife is blade shape for some tasks.
First Kershaw
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Jeff S.
05-18-2018
This was my first Kershaw and I have had it now for several years and I still carry it. The only thing I didn't care for was the blade lock. However it was easily removed with a few screws. Another classy durable gentlemen's knife.
Slicing Machine
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Alejandro O.
01-20-2018
This knife has super thin blade stock, and combined with a hollow grind makes this a great knife for food prep or whatever else you need to slice. Also the safety is a nice feature, especially with the super strong assist.
Good edc
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Ethan w.
01-19-2018
This was the first Knife I bought for my self when I was 16 greasy little knife I carried it for a long time . Itís a very slim knife so it doesnít take up very much room in my pocket
Nice little knife
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Justin P.
01-19-2018
Obviously the Leek isn't a premium knife, but don't let that discourage you. It has a solid build and the blade is more than capable. The Leek's outstanding feature of course is Mr. Onion's SpeedSafe assisted opening feature. This knife opens lightning fast and is at the ready for whatever job you need it. I worry the blade tip may be somewhat fragile but that hasn't been an issue.
An EDC great
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Chris S.
01-19-2018
Carried my Leek for over a year. One of the sharpest knives I've received, and the Speed Safe is so fun to play with. I "misplaced" my Leek recently, but will surely buy another in the near future....maybe with a few upgrades!
Solid EDC
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RJ H.
01-07-2018
The Leek is the epitome of a steel frame lock in my opinion; solid 50% lockup (on mine), zero lock jump, and smooth disengagement. I prefer the full steel frame version over the liner lock Leeks mainly because of the svelte quality the construction lends it, making it an ideal EDC in weight and thickness.

The best part of this knife is without a doubt the modified wharnie blade shape; it's fantastic for all sorts of daily tasks, and in this configuration is an extremely slicey design. The 14C28N is a tad soft for my tastes but it's definitely functional.
Classic
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Michael D.
01-07-2018
This is a classic design, and rightfully so. It's slim, sleek and understated. It cuts well, and the thin stock gets scary sharp. The needle like tip is great for fine detail cutting, and the slight belly is enough to be useful for slicing on flat surfaces. Just be aware that this model has no detent and cannot be unassisted.
Cool Little Knife
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Brian R.
01-07-2018
I've owned multiple of these over the years. It was one of my first knives I purchased years back. The thin handle and small size fits great in a pocket and makes it easy to forget about, to the point I didn't notice when I lost it... a couple times. Still great enough to repurchase!
Value
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Richard D.
01-06-2018
Have several in all configurations. Good value and quality. Only thing, I had to deactivate the safety as it was always on in the most inopportune times.
Love this Kershaw
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Kalani M.
01-05-2018
Was super stoked to grab this during a holiday sale and man do I love this knife! The action is smooth and the handle really feels nice in your hand. This knife was instantly added to my EDC rotation.
First kershaw
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Trevor N.
01-05-2018
This was my first and unfortunately last Kershaw knife. I loved this knife, it's sleek and comfortable in the hand, very sharp straight out but the tip broke, and the slide bar safety on the bottom broke after about a weeks worth of work. Nice knife if you aren't hustling and busting around!
Elegant
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Ricardo A.
01-05-2018
Very nice knife but it seems to be for cutting open boxes and other light slicing tasks. Not for harder cutting tasks.
Great Knife
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Erik N.
01-05-2018
First "decent" knife. Super fun to flip.
Classy
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Matthew W.
01-05-2018
Got this knife because my friend got one, and itís really satisfying to flip open over and over.
Excellent budget EDC
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Jace M.
01-05-2018
Fairly lightweight for a stainless steel handle, great blade steel for the price, perfect size/blade shape and ergonomics. May rust if not taken care of, especially if exposed to salty conditions like seawater or sweat, but if you clean and oil your knife it will be rust-free. Solid choice for anyone.
My third and still love them
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William H.
01-05-2018
I have had 2 of these previously, and they are great little EDC knives with a classic look to them. I used the other 2 for cutting boxes etc. for years and had to replace them as they had been resharpened to the point they were no longer useful. This one I plan to keep as an EDC now, and use a different knife at work.
Solid and smooth.
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Bryan S.
01-05-2018
This is a great edc. The only problem is I can't quit flipping it open. It's just so smooth and satisfying. Just Google this knife and you'll see why it's a classic.
Classy Solid EDC
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Peter K.
11-05-2017
The Leek is a light, thin, classy, and solid performing EDC. This is my second Kershaw and I am now a huge fan of their knives. The wharncliffe style blade is ideal for opening and breaking down boxes. After moderate use on boxes and packages, the blade was still sharp and still cut like new. The stainless steel look is clean and inconspicuous. My only complaint about the Leek would be the safety, I don't use it or have a reason to but I just keep it in the unlocked position, so no big deal. This knife a great EDC and highly recommend it.
Great EDC
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Benjamin D.
10-17-2015
The Leek is such a useful form factor and blade shape that I ended up with three to keep handy at different locations. As an EDC knife, it disappears in a pocket. Very inconspicuous. The wharncliffe style blade is useful for pretty much any every day task most urban or suburban folks will come across on a given day and, at the price, you won't feel bad using it to lightsaber open boxes. Blade deployment and lockup are satisfying. Cannot recommend the Leek or Swindle (also a Ken Onion design) highly enough for affordable EDC that you won't be shy about using.
Great knife
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Wyatt S.
08-12-2015
This knife is great. If you want a reliable sturdy knife but don't want to alarm anyone with a big knife this is a great option. Fantastic quality. I've been EDC-ing it for a while now and the action is still super smooth and really strong. Nothing like those CCC springers. If you do buy this though just be cautious of rust. I got small speckles of rust on the blade and a tiny bit on the pocket clip. Other than that I would highly recommend this knife.