This small and compact knife is loved by all for its simple and elegant design. The materials used in the knife is completely of great and durable quality, including the screws. The knife weights only 3ounce making it the best lightest pocketknife to have. Most of the Kershaw products have their blade and handle coated with same material, which makes the knife visually appealing. The Kershaw 1660 Leek out of all, looks sexy and is as powerful as a beast, no wonder this knife was a best seller and took its place in Kershaw’s hall of fame.
Kershaw 1660 Leek is one of the for Kershaw. Kershaw knives have allied itself with many independent and custom knife makers to design and manufacture knives. Kenneth Onion aka Ken Onion have designed a lot of models and came up with splendid features to be incorporated in pocket knives. The SpeedSafe assisted opening technology was designed and perfected by Ken Onion, currently most of the Kershaw premium knives have SpeedSafe technology. The Leek series from Kershaw is very famous among knife enthusiasts, adventurers, and professionals. Out of the other models from Kershaw, this leek 1660 stands apart for numerous reasons.
Kershaw 1660 Leek has its blade made out of Sandvik 14C28N. Known for its hardness and high corrosion resistance, 14C28N also has a splendid edge performance. Sandvik steels are usually a mixture of one or more elements. The blade is very strong, having greater edge stability. Re-sharpening of the edge is easy with common tools. The blade is coated with bead-blast, giving the blade a silver-ish color and smooth edge. Unlike the this pocket knife is made entirely out of steel.
The Kershaw 1660 Leek has the sharpest blade ever, reviewed by many users. And indeed the edge is too sharp, cutting through all kind of medium and things. The 3-inch blade may restrict cutting of few things of bigger size. But all in all, the blade is more than enough for general purpose and makes Kershaw 1660 an ultimate EDC. The deployment of the blade is strikingly fast because of its size and the SpeedSafe technology. The flipper in the top of the handle or the thumbstud can be pulled or pushed respectively to get the blade into action. SpeedSafe ensures safety and easiness while doing it. It’s handle is designed very similar to the famous .