Kershaw Leek, 3" Assisted Black Blade, Black Aluminum Handle - 1660CKT
Kershaw Leek, 3" Assisted Black Blade, Black Aluminum Handle - 1660CKT

Kershaw Leek, 3" Assisted Black Blade, Black Aluminum Handle - 1660CKT

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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.

Brand: Kershaw Knives
Catalog Number: 15657
Blade Thickness 0.09
Brand Kershaw
Designer Ken Onion
Model Leek
Model Number 1660CKT
Opener Flipper, Thumb Stud
Assisted Opened Yes
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 3
Blade Material 14C28N
Closed Length 4
Country of Origin USA
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Stainless Steel
Knife Weight 3.1
Knife Type Folding
Lock Type Frame Lock
Pocket Clip Include Yes
Point Drop
Sheath Included No
Total Length 7

Established in 1974 in Oregon, Kershaw has built a strong reputation for producing reliable and affordable knives that cater to various needs, from everyday carry and outdoor activities to tactical and professional use.

Throughout its history, Kershaw has been at the forefront of knife innovation. The brand is acclaimed for its use of advanced materials such as high-performance stainless steels and durable handle materials like G-10, carbon fiber, and aluminum. Kershaw knives often feature smooth assisted opening mechanisms, ensuring quick and effortless deployment, a feature that has become a signature characteristic of the brand.

Some of Kershaw's top models include the Blur, Leek, Emerson collaborations, and Launch series. The brand expertly vacillates between offering budget-friendly folders and higher-quality knives made in the United States.

Kershawā€™s ability to blend cutting-edge technology with practical design has solidified its position as one of the leading knife manufacturers in the industry, continuing to attract a loyal following of users seeking top-tier performance at an affordable price.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Les Johnson
Very Happy!

Very happy with this knife. Showed up a day early, too! This is only my second Kershaw but definitely not my last. Will be doing business with Knife Depot again soon. Thanks guys!

Richard Avery
Review by Richard Avery from Laramie, WY

Super nice knife with a great edge.

James Vance
Review by James Vance from Lorain, OH

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?

Collin Duncan
Review by Collin Duncan from Salt Lake City, UT

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