Posted September 24, 2007 by Howard
The Kershaw Leek is a classic. This model with a damascus steel blade is double classic. The Leek was one of the knives that launched the entire genre of assisted opening folders. The damascus steel blade one this model is remarkable with alternating black and silver layers. Hopefully, these will be a regular item, but we cannot guarantee how long they will be available. Here are some SPECS on the LEEK:
The Leek drop point blade is of multi layer damascus steel with a hollow grind. Stock thickness is 0.090″ and blade length is just under 3 inches (7.62 cm). Closed length is 4-1/16″ (10.3 cm). Weight is 3 oz. The index trigger serves both as an ambidextrous opening aid and as a finger guard when the knife is open. With a simple push on the index trigger, the closed knife quickly springs open using The Ken Onion Speed Safe torsion bar technology to propel the blade to an open and locked position. The dual thumb studs serve as the positive stop for the blade. The notched thumb ramp of the blade provides a secure placement for the index finger or thumb to rest on during use.
Features: Ken Onion’s patent pending “Speed Safe” mechanism incorporating torsion bar technology for assisted opening.
Safety lock system to prevent accidental opening
Metal pocket clip for easy carry
Integral “Frame-Lock” locking system for secure blade position