The Kershaw Leek 1660CF is a deluxe and high-quality version of the famous Leek, designed by Ken Onion. This compact and slim gentleman's knife is less innocent than it appears. Its super strong spring opens the blade in a flash, which means you always have a knife to hand. A very cool feature!
What's special about this variant of the Leek is that Kershaw has opted for a few premium materials that you wouldn't always expect from this brand. The handle is made from stunning carbon fibre, a deluxe material that many of us know from the worlds of racing and cycling. It's lightweight and super strong. The blade is made from CPM154 steel. This is a type of powder steel that originated in the construction of jet engines. Not very conventional, but certainly very good. You can expect excellent sharpness retention and excellent corrosion resistance from this specimen.
You activate the strong assisted opening with the flipper or thumb studs. The blade then flies out of the handle, to be secured by the liner lock with a reassuring “click”. There is an extra catch at the end of the handle to prevent you from opening it unintentionally.
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