Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kershaw LEEK

The Kershaw LEEK - 1660ST - *****



Stats:
* Overall Length: N/A
* Length Closed: 4"
* Length of Blade: 3"
* Weight: 3.1 oz.
* Safety: Slide
* Lock: Frame
* Action: Spring loaded, index open + thumb stud
Retail: 69.95
Normal: 50.00
I Payed: 45.00


What I like:
This the thinest folding knife I own; great if you keep it clipped to your pocket. It doesn't get in the way when I take out my wallet. When the knife is closed, it can be locked by pushing a small bar in front of the blade. When locked, it's impossible to open. The lock isn't automatic, which allows me to carry it unlocked. The pocket clip can be mounted in in two directions, allowing the knife to be carried upright or inverted. When carried inverted, the natural grip when removing it from the pocket places the index directly over the blade release. All of this results in a very quick draw.

What I don't like:
The blade doesn't seem as sharp as some of my other knives. Its very thin frame can make it a little uncomfortable to hold. The spring only launches the blade, inertia is relayed on to fully open the blade. If the blade hit's something while opening, it will become stuck half open.

Overall:
Easy to use, easy to carry. I'd recommend it to anybody, especially those wanting a fast draw.