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

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  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:Sandvik 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


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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Solid EDC
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.
Michael D.
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
Brian R.
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!
Excellent budget EDC
Jace M.
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
William H.
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.
Bryan S.
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
Peter K.
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
Benjamin D.
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
Wyatt S.
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.