Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Pocket Knife (Black Plain Edge)

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Everything the classic Leek has, plus a DLC coating of matte black

If you prefer your knife in basic black, this one just might be your perfect EDC. To create this matte-black look, Kershaw engineers ionize metal and deposit it on both blade and handle as a microns-thin coating. This process results in a coating known as DLC, or Diamond-Like Carbon, which is hard and scratch resistant.

With its 3-inch blade, the Leek is a good-sized knife, but not too big. The slim design makes it easy to carry and its razor-sharp blade of high-performance Sandvik 14C28N means it can take care of a full range of cutting tasks. The blade is a modified drop-point, so it's a good slicing knife, while the slim tip gives it piercing capability and the ability to do detailed work. For a partially serrated blade, choose the 1660CKTST Leek in basic black. The Leek features the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. Whether you're left-handed or right-handed, just pull back on the blade protrusion or push outward on the thumbstud and the Leek's blade is ready to go to work.

For confident blade use, a super-secure frame lock keeps the blade locked during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks the blade closed when folded. The pocketclip can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard.

Model Number: 1660CKT
Catalog Number: 15657
Specifications
Closed Length 4. inches
Blade Length 3. inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (Sandvik 14C28N)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Drop Point
Lock Type Frame lock
Assisted Open Yes
Handle Material Stainless Steel
Total Length 7.0 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 3.1 ounces
Handle Color Black
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Customer Reviews

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By Richard A. from Laramie, WY
December 19, 2011

Super nice knife with a great edge.

By Collin D. from Salt Lake City, UT
April 2, 2008

Hey its an awesome knife, holds a nice edge and can be sharpened to a point at which it shaves very well!

By James V. from Lorain, OH
December 4, 2011

I have had 3 Leeks now and loved each one. The basic black is a replacement for one that was stolen (so I guess they are popular with others too!). The only tiny hitch with this one was that the blade safety lock was a little stiff but I am sure that will get smoother with time. Very sharp, very quick to open, light in the pocket, and strong. What more could you ask?

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