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Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife

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 [1] 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 [2], 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 [3] and some of them bought their knifes from KnifeCenter [4] 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 [5] 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 [6] 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 [7]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Box
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Box Contents [8]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Box Contents
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Instructions - Opening [9]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Instructions – Opening
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Instructions - Closing [10]
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 [11]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded – Front
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Folded - Back [12]
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 [13]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded – Side
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Folded [14]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Folded
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Opened - Back [15]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Opened – Back
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Opened - Front [16]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Opened – Front
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Opened - Side [17]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Opened – Side

Its 3″ blade is made from Sandvik 14C28N knife steel [18] while the handle is made from pure stainless steel

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife - Blade [19]
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife – Blade

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