09 Mar Kershaw Thinks The Kershaw Leek Is The Ideal EDC Knife. Do We Agree?
Kershaw thinks so. We prefer not pick sides. The Kershaw Leek is a sleek, slim pocket knife, with a 3” blade that is perfectly sized; big enough to feel substantial, but small and light enough to feel comfortable in your pocket; it weighs only 3 ounces.
The blade is Sandvik 14C28N with a bead-blasted finish, in a modified drop-point. Sharp but slim, and good for slicing and for stabbing. The Flipper on either side of the blade makes it ambidextrous, letting you grab, push or flip the blade in and out with one hand. It’s got Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening, with a FrameLock to keep it secure while in use, and the TipLock keeps it safely closed when it’s not.
The handle is pure stainless steel; shiny and modern, as well as tough and corrosion-resistant. It features pre-drilled holes that allow you to switch the tip position, or switch which side the clip is on, for either tip up or down carry. Don’t forget the drilled lanyard hole, too.
We really like the Kershaw Leek’s slim design and light weight; it’s a knife that you barely notice in your pocket or on your belt, but still feels secure in your hand and hefty enough for cutting jobs. The Sandvik is razor sharp and makes quick work of most jobs.
For an EDC knife in this price range, you really can’t go wrong. Kershaw make many of their knives themselves, right here in the USA, and the Leek is one of them. It’s a beautifully modern knife that will look right at home in your kit and keep you prepared for anything.