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Kershaw Leek Composite Blade Folding Pocketknife, 3" D2 Steel and 14C28N Stainless Steel Blade, Assisted Opening Folding EDC

Kershaw Leek Composite Blade Folding Pocketknife, 3" D2 Steel and 14C28N Stainless Steel Blade, Assisted Opening Folding EDC

SKU: KER1660CB
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Kershaw’s Composite Blade Technology joins two high-performance steels in one with this Kershaw Leek. The wavy copper line you see running through the blade is the brazing that permanently joins the razor-sharp, durable D2 cutting edge to the Sandvik 14C28N spine. The combination of these two steels enables us to give you a blade that not only looks amazing, but also provides the best of two steel worlds. Available in both a clean, matte bead-blasted or perfectly worn-in BlackWash finish, so you can choose your favorite. You can look to Kershaw for everyday carrying knives that can tame any cardboard box and liberate any purchase from its plastic packaging, sporting knives that make hunting, fishing, watersports, and camping even better, work knives that won’t let you down, and tactical knives that ensure you’re ready for anything. The Leek series includes some of Kershaw's most popular knives, and this model is no exception. This particular knife features a distinctive design by celebrated knife maker Ken Onion, who created the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. With SpeedSafe, the user can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right. This makes it ideal for sporting and work situations in which one-handed opening is easier and safer, such as when hunting, fishing, or working with your hands on the jobsite. The Leek also sports a simple bead-blasted stainless-steel handle, which offers strength and beauty. If the stainless handle isn't your cup of tea, Kershaw also offers the Leek in a variety of other handle styles, some with technologically advanced coatings for enhanced performance. For example, the "smoked" double-anodized aluminum handle gives the Leek a truly one-of-a-kind look, while the black tungsten DLC-coated handle produces a non-reflective surface. The Leek also comes with a Kershaw pocket clip, which is meant to be clipped with the handle on the inside of your pocket. The clip is not to be worn on a belt, as this is an unsafe way to carry your knife. The SpeedSafe assisted opening system lets you smoothly deploy the blade with 1 hand. About the SpeedSafe System The patented SpeedSafe knife-opening system helps users open the knife by applying manual pressure to the thumb stud or blade protrusion. The heart of the SpeedSafe system--which is built into many of Kershaw's best-selling knives--is its torsion bar, which keeps gravity from opening the knife. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its half-moon track and takes over, smoothly opening the blade and locking it into position, ready for use. Although they may look similar at first glance, SpeedSafe knives are not considered switchblades. Unlike a switchblade, SpeedSafe knives do not deploy with the push of a button in the handle or by gravity alone. Instead, the user must manually overcome the torsion bar's resistance, putting the knives outside the federal definition of a switchblade. However, it's the responsibility of the buyer to investigate and comply with the laws and regulations that apply in his or her specific area. Buyers should rest assured, however, that SpeedSafe knives are extremely safe, as they open only when the user manually deploys them, and lock securely into position when open so they don't close accidentally. Knife Maker Ken Onion A master of his trade, Ken Onion is one of the most sought-after custom knife makers in the industry. His custom knives can be found in the most prestigious private knife collections as well in as in the pockets of his dedicated customers. Ken's involvement in the knife trade dates back to his time in Palestine, West Virginia, where he was inspired at the age of 12 by Vernon Ott, a local blacksmith and maker of garden tools and knives. In the ensuing years, Ken joined the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in such fields as construction, heavy equipment repair, and hydraulics repair, always with an eye toward eventually designing the perfect knife. In November of 1991, Ken met Stan Fujisaki, a talented knife maker who agreed to teach him the tricks of the trade. After years of preparation--and some inspiration while working on a Harley cam for a friend--Ken created his first SpeedSafe knife. Today, Ken designs a custom selection of knives for Kershaw, many featuring the patented SpeedSafe torsion bar system for assisted opening. Ken is personally involved throughout the design and manufacturing process to ensure that each knife meets his high standards for performance and quality. * Country of manufacture: U.S. * Blade material: Sandvik 14C28N composite 2-tone stainless steel with copper accent * Handle: 410 stainless steel * Blade length: 3 inches * Closed length: 4 inches * Overall length: 7 inches * Weight: 3 ounces * Warranty: Limited lifetime

Features

  • KERSHAW LEEK COMPOSITE BLADE POCKETKNIFE: Inspired by the original Leek EDC, now with Kershaw’s Composite Blade Technology that joins two high-performance steels into one. Made in the USA.
  • DROP POINT PLAIN EDGE BLADE: High-performance Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel along the spine and cutting edge made from high-carbon, high-chromium D2 steel. Bead-blasted finishing provides a matte look.
  • DURABLE 410 STAINLESS-STEEL HANDLE: The corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel handle is contoured for a comfortable grip while in use. Silver, bead-blasted handle finish to match the blade. Includes reversible pocketclip for right, tip-up/down carry.
  • DESIGNED WITH SAFETY IN MIND: Equipped with Kershaw’s assisted opening for easy one-handed release with flipper. Frame lock secures blade open while in use and Tip-lock slider keeps blade locked closed when folded.
  • SIZE SPECIFICATIONS: Blade Length: 3in. Closed Length: 4in. Overall Length: 7in. Weighing in at 3.1oz.

Specs

Recommended Uses For Product:Everyday, Work
Brand:Kershaw
Model Name:Leek
Special Feature:Water-Resistant
Age Range (Description):18+ yrs
Included Components:Hunting, Airsoft and Paintball;Hunting Knives;hunting-folding-knives
Handle Material:Stainless Steel
Color:1660CB
Blade Material:Stainless Steel
Style:Silver