Posted October 6, 2008 by Howard
Kershaw Limited Edition Random Leek with 14C28N Steel Blade
The Kershaw Leek is one of the best selling models of all time. The random Leek has an inverted tanto style blade and is often brought out in limited editions. This latest model features a special new steel developed by Sandvik exclusively for Kershaw knives. Kershaw says, “This quality chromium steel provides excellent hardness, as well as corrosion and wear resistance.” We, at the KnifeCenter, haven’t tested the material ourselves and so can only pass on the information we have gathered.
Here is the Kershaw description for this knife:
The Kershaw Leek series includes some of our most popular knives. And no wonder. Kershaw’s Leeks offer Ken Onion’s distinctive design as well as the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. With SpeedSafe, the user can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right. Leeks come in a variety of handle styles, some with technologically advanced coatings for enhanced performance. For ease of carrying, all Leeks include a reversible/removable pocket clip.
This knife marks the first appearance of our new proprietary steel 14C28N. Our 14C28N is made by Sandvik Steel out of Sweden, and has similar performance characteristics of 13C26 but much improved corrosion resistance. The hardness of the steel falls into the 59-60 Rc category.
This Random Leek sports a Stonewashed finish and comes in plain edge only. It incorporates the standard Leek Frame Lock.
Limited Edition – Only 1,000 pieces made.
* Steel: Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel
* Handle: 410 stainless-steel
* Blade Length: 3 in. (7.5 cm)
* Closed Length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
* Weight: 3.1 oz.
* Made in the USA
* Frame Lock
* Thumb Stud
* Pocket Clip