As we have repeatedly noted, the short blade often wins in usability. In particular this applies to those cases where you need a high precision cutting. Furthermore, small blades is much easier to wear. So today we want to introduce to you the pocket scalpel. Well let’s start our Kershaw Leek Review.
This model was developed by knife master Ken Onion and is produced in different variations from 2002 to the present day. The most common are models with a steel handle and lock Frame lock, as well as with aluminum plates and lock Liner lock. Our guest today (released, incidentally, is quite small circulation) it is also equipped with a lock Liner lock, but the lining is made of a composite handle G-10.
- Total length: 7″
- Blade length: 3″
- Weight: 2.4 oz
- Lock type: Liner Lock
- Handle material: G-10
- Steel: Sandvik 14C28N
Excellent pocket knife with an excellent design for little money.
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Blade length 3.0″ made of stainless steel CPM S30V has a rather unusual form. It recalls the classic wharncliffe profile (a straight cutting edge and going down to her butt at an acute angle), very handy tip for precision work. However, there is at the cutting edge there is a small “belly” that facilitates pulling cut. As a result, the knife has become very practical and versatile. However, we strongly recommend that you “load” the point of reasonable caution – it is really very thin. The knife is kept at 0.75 mm; Our specimen was sharpened at the factory to razor sharpness.
Another non-obvious at first glance, a bonus of unusual appearance – Leek is so different from the “real knife” (in the understanding of the average person) that it can be used anywhere without risk to frighten others. Its size is also not alarming – the length in the open position is only 7″.
As with most Anions knives, Kershaw Leek is equipped with the accelerated opening SpeedSafe. You can open it using the bilateral pegs performing at the same time the function of the thrust bearing. However, it is not very convenient – at the closed knife pegs are too close to the plate, and left-handers will also interfere with the clip. Therefore, most likely you will use a fin on the back of the handle, pressing which also causes the blade to the open position.
The handle is very comfortable for their small size, and aggressive texture lining material provides a secure hold. The solid steel dies provide high structural strength. Clips can be mounted in two positions, but when wearing the knife edge of the top handle protrudes above the edge of the pocket almost a quarter of its length.
Kershaw Leek has a safety permit to fix the blade in the closed position – a small fork slides inside the handle and holds the edge. If necessary by taking a closed knife in your right hand, you can easily remove it from the fuse ring finger or little finger.
Kershaw Leek Review conclusion
Kershaw Leek – a good example of a small knife with great potential. Sophisticated design, comfortable form and light weight (2.4 oz) allow a great pleasure to enjoy every day with a knife and the blade steel, well maintained grinding, easier to care for.