If you look up the definition for "perfect assisted EDC Knife" you are likely to see a picture of the Kershaw Leek. The Leek has been a mainstay and best seller for Kershaw Knives since its debut over a decade ago. The EDC size and slim design of Leek make it the perfect pocket knife. With a Speedsafe assisted flipper, size and extremely affordable price tag, you can almost argue Leek is the ultimate pocket companion.
Kershaw Knives released Leek with Ken Onion's Speedsafe spring assisted technology which fires the 3" razor sharp modified drop point blade extremely fast. The 3" blade is made from Sandvik 14C28N steel and features a small tab on the back called a flipper. Most flippers today are very pronounced, but the Kershaw Leek tab is very small but effective.
The Kershaw Leek folder comes in a variety of handle colors to satisfy just about every desire. This year the 2014 Kershaw Leek has been bitten by the blackwash bug on both blade and handle. It also comes in a composite/steel combo blackwash finish for Leek enthusiasts to drool over.
The 4" handle is made from 410 stainless and is pre drilled for a lanyard if you so choose. It also features a tip safety lock so accidentally stabbing your leg is not an option. Blade lock up is rock solid with a frame lock.
I have carried a Leek for a long time and can tell you it will stay razor sharp for EDC tasks. The Leek's tip is thin but for the money and size you really can't beat this folder. The new 2014 blackwash is by far my favorite.
- Overall Length: 7"
- Blade Length: 3"
- Closed Length: 4"
- Blade Material: Sandvik 14C28N
- Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Handle Thickness: 0.35"
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Weight: 3.0 oz
- Pocket Clip: Right Hand, Tip-Up/Down
- Knife Type: Spring Assisted
- Opener: Flipper, Thumb Studs (ambidextrous)
- Lock Type: Frame Lock
- Designer: Ken Onion
- Made in: USA