Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife

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I always wanted to get an unboxing knife after seeing all the U.S. YouTubers having their own personal unboxing knife.

Somehow when Amazon is having an Gold Box Deals for Kershaw’s knives, it sort of trigger my search for an unboxing knife.

The Gold Box deal is for Kershaw Cryo II Pocket Knife, but sadly it doesn’t ship to Singapore directly, and freight forwarders like HopShopGo might not (depending on your luck) ship knives to Singapore.

I chanced upon EDMW Knife Collectors and some of them bought their knifes from KnifeCenter and they do ship directly to Singapore.

I ended up not getting Kershaw Cryo II as it is made in China.

I went for Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Pocket Knife which is made in the U.S. and within my budget of US$50 (S$70).

Kershaw Leek is retailing for US$44.95 (S$62) on KnifeCenter and shipping to Singapore is an additional US$14.44 (S$20) via USPS International First Class mail.

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Box
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Box
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Box Contents
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Box Contents
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Instructions - Opening
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Instructions – Opening
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Instructions - Closing
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Instructions – Closing

Kershaw Leek is an everyday carry (EDC) knife.

Kershaw Leek is ambidextrous, so it doesn’t matter whether you are left or right-handed. It features a SpeedSafe assisted opening system. SpeedSafe is a patented system that helps the user to smoothly open any SpeedSafe knife with a manual push on the blade’s thumb stud or pull back on the flipper.

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Folded - Front
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded – Front
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Folded - Back
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded – Back

There is a removable pocket clip on the knife where you can configure it for tip-up or tip-down carry. The default is tip-down. To switch it, just unscrew the two screws and rotate the pocket clip and screw it back.

If you prefer to hang the knife on a lanyard, you can do that too. There is a hole drilled into the handle of the knife for that purpose.

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Folded - Side
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded – Side
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Folded
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Opened - Back
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Opened – Back
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Opened - Front
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Opened – Front
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Opened - Side
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Opened – Side

Its 3″ blade is made from Sandvik 14C28N knife steel while the handle is made from pure stainless steel

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Blade
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Blade

Specifications

  • Blade length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocket clip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish
  • Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
  • Weight: 3 oz. (85 g)
  • Made in the USA

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