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Kershaw Leek Assisted Opening Knife Reviews

Based on 102 reviews from amazon.com, kershaw.kaiusa.com, youtube.com, and blogs.

Review Highlights

  • Great for EDC
  • Slim profile means it is comfortable to carry
  • Blade holds an edge fairly well
  • Solid knife with a sharp blade
  • It is a perfect size

Prices

Video Reviews

youtube

The Kershaw Leek EDC Folding Knives Available at ...

Positive

youtube

Kershaw 1660 - Leek

youtube

Steal of the Week: Kershaw Leek

Positive

Reddit Discussion

1
r/knives • Posted by u/Twobithatter 1 year ago

Anyone know of an assisted opening knife with the same slender blade as a stiletto or lock back?

43 Comments
Negative
16
r/knives • Posted by u/edtb 2 years ago

Is that assisted opening? I like it but almost always carry assisted opening knives.

38 Comments
Positive

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics.

Blade

(1/45)

14C28N is a fine choice for an EDC knife of this type, being easy to sharpen but retaining its edge better than many other choices for the price.   Seriously, you could sharpen this thing with your eyes closed.The shape of the Leek’s blade is close to a wharncliffe style with a very flat edge and little to no curvature (or ‘belly’).  It narrows to a very fine point which is perfect for precision tasks but presents a flaw in other situations

Blade Sharpness

(1/16)

#1 reason - Made in USA. Excellent blade edge retention. Easy to sharpen by design. Thin profile and fits in hand good

Positive
Everet

Grip

(1/5)

Easy to sharpen by design. Thin profile and fits in hand good. Clip grips pocket well and doesn't accidentally get pulled out.

Positive
Everet

Handle Material

(1/2)

I want to drop it in my pocket and carry it everyday. I don’t want a clip to advertise I have a knife in the office. I’m going to lose the clip I have on the knife I reviewed above. I would like like some texture on the handle to help identify the knife when I reach for it in my pocket and to help hold it firm when opening and closing

Neutral
Ken Ahern

Ease Of Use

(1/1)

The speed, safe, assisted opening mechanism ensures a swift, snappy action either way, but I suspect the flipper is going to be the preferred method for most due to the ease of use. The blade is a three-inch modified drop point great for both slicing and piercing tasks for those with rougher cutting in mind. Kershaw produces a combo blade version as well on the leaks with stainless steel handles the blade is held in place with a frame lock, while the models with the aluminum handles like these colorful anodized ones, have a liner lock. Instead, there's also a safety switch at the butt of the handle to keep the blade from being deployed when you don't want it to be

Positive
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