Any knife will rust if not taken care of. The exposed edge is just too close to my fingers for comfort, and the Leek is one hell of a slicer, so I would not suggest it. 2 review(s) Latest reviews Great knives! No deep choils or swedges on the Leek, but rather, a clean inward curve much like the recently reviewed ESEE Izula. 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. Sorry if that description seems a bit difficult to follow – if you ever hold this knife in the flesh, you’ll understand right away what I was trying to say. Stone washed blades and handles in black out. Ken Onion followed in the design of Leek the motto “form folows function” and has therefore not only created a highly functional, but also very beautiful little pocket knife with a high recognition value. As far as I am concerned its pretty damn perfect. My 2009 Leek blade has no rust issues at all. The blade steel used in this Leek up for review now is Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, a common steel among many of Kershaws more budget oriented knives. Comfort of the handles is relatively neutral, with a bias towards more organic/natural grip styles. As long as you acknowledge the limitations inherent in this knife, you will be just fine. It is to Kershaw what the 110 is to Buck, the Spartan is to Victorinox, or what the 710 is to Benchmade. Between his designs for Zero Tolerance Knives, Kershaw, and CRKT, Ken’s work has received a lot of attention on this site. With its 3-inch blade, the Leek is a good-sized knife, but not too big. Thank you for your contribution. Even if you have the original Leek, the new one cuts it that much better. Great review Thomas ,thanks. Everyday Carry is a reader-supported startup. It retains its excellent modified drop-point blade shape, making it great for cutting tasks. The 1660CKT Leek from Kershaw includes everything from the Classic Leek, now with a sleek, non-reflective DLC matte-black coating. The only real downside to the Kershaw Leek is the rather mediocre balance point. Sometimes too much minimalism can leave you feeling like something is missing, but like a lot of Ken Onion designs, it really comes alive when it’s being used for its intended purpose. The carbon fiber handle also lightens this Leek's weight, making it an extremely comfortable EDC. Enter your email address and hit "Go" to receive notifications of new posts by email. the leek is a great little knife. This special knife has a Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel fused with the cutting power of a D2 stainless steel satin finish blade, and a carbon fiber handle. Kershaw 1660CF Leek Carbonfibre CPM154 pocket knife, Ken Onion design. I haven’t handled it so I can’t pass judgement, its definitely a good looking knife though! The Everyday Carry Holiday Gift Guide for 2020. I own 2 of the 1660BLKW versions. The Leek is a Ken Onion design. I will also add that the centering, as well as general fit and finish, is dead on perfect. The Leek is a spectacular Ken Onion designed knife with Kershaw's patented SpeedSafe technology. YOU SAVE € 44.05. Its so hard to EDC a Leek and then go back to a “normal” knife with a more obtuse tip. The pocket clip takes over most of the handle, and while that would be enough for me to dismiss out of hand, I will say that it’s a very well conceived clip in terms of function. For the sake of a complete review, however, I have mentioned it. The famous Kershaw Leek goes upscale with a handsome new suit of carbon fiber. Taking into account the price-point of the Leek, it’s reasonable to see some compromises on the materials used, which includes a more average steel and stainless steel handles instead of titanium. the CRKT Eros seems to be an improved version of this knife (or at least another version) any thoughts? The Wharncliffe blade is a mere 0.09 inches (2.3 mm!) Instead of using heavy stainless steel handles, Kershaw gave the Leek the gentleman's knife treatment by swapping in stunning carbon fiber. Better than 8cr13MoV, but not as good as CPM S30V. Your pocket on a hot day is a perfect example,it’s called moisture. It also keeps the fast one-handed SpeedSafe assisted flipper opening. The tension can be adjusted and, in my experience, it works flawlessly. Some of the originals are still among the most popular. More Than Just Surviving is a survival blog that concentrates on wilderness survival, preparedness, and gear. I just wipe it off at days end. Run by a two-person husband and wife team, Thomas & Elise Xavier, this blog's mission is to offer a down to earth resource for both survivalists and preppers alike. Yes, it’s not particularly subtle, and no – it’s definitely not a deep carry clip like the wire clip on the Sage 1, but it is very comfortable when gripping the handles, and it hugs your pockets securely when you’re EDC-ing your knife.