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Kershaw 1660OL Leek Folding Knife (Olive Drab) with SpeedSafe $32.97 @ Amazon.com USA Made!

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Kershaw 1660OL Leek Folding Knife Olive Drab $32.97
https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-16...olive+drab
  • Made in the USA
  • Bead-blasted finish-Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum-
  • Blade length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
  • Weight: 2.4 oz. (68 g)
  • Speed Safe assisted opening
  • Liner lock
  • Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocket clip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish
  • Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum

Pretty nice price and looks about as low as it goes. I seldom see the colored handle versions this low. Average price is about $43.

Wonderful knife but it's more of a gentleman's knife than a brute. You are not going to want to be prying with this thing. It's more scalpel like. It has Speedsafe Assisted Opening and will flick open fast enough to scare you with push on the thumb studs or flipper. Sleek and slim and you hardly know you are carrying it.

This is a USA made Kershaw and comes with their lifetime warranty as all their knives do.

You would be hard pressed to find someone that likes knives to not be thrilled finding this under the tree.
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Looks like the black handled leek is only $30. Shipped and sold by Amazon too.
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Looks like the black handled leek is only $30. Shipped and sold by Amazon too.
That one has the the stone washed finish which I think somewhat takes away from the look of the knife but it's a very good price also.
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No deal here. Been that price for weeks. Bought this exact knife November 24, 2017 for $32.97.
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Man I got a tough crowd. Yes you caught it it at a low on the 24th, on the 25th of it went back above $40 which is right around that average price it runs. It has never been $32 for a period of months. It has been this low twice in November but just for a matter of a day or two and then jumped back to $44. It's down again but who knows for how long. For most of 2017 it was running $40 and up with now these recent price drops coming into play. All of 2016 never saw it this low.

You can see this stuff at a certain website that must be unnamed. A price history on CCC shows it being this low only three times since 2013, all recently. You may not think it a deal but if someone waits there will be a definite price increase they may be waiting long to see it this low again. Or maybe not, but that is the game we play here on SD.
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I had two of these (framelock, linerlock) & after a while sold both. I EDC'd both. Both had metal handles. If my hands weren't clean & dry these knives always felt unsafe in my hand. Also the blade was too thin for me.

I ended up EDCing a more expensive Spyderco Delica 4 emerson wave $72. Been carrying it almost 2 years & very satisfied. Btw it's a faster deployment than anything else including SpeedSafe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMYoeTOaCjA

I suggest to anyone get a knive with a "sticky" handle G10 or similar. There's other knives with good grips around the $30 price point.
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I had two of these (framelock, linerlock) & after a while sold both. I EDC'd both. Both had metal handles. If my hands weren't clean & dry these knives always felt unsafe in my hand. Also the blade was too thin for me.

I ended up EDCing a more expensive Spyderco Delica 4 emerson wave $72. Been carrying it almost 2 years & very satisfied. Btw it's a faster deployment than anything else including SpeedSafe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMYoeTOaCjA

I suggest to anyone get a knive with a "sticky" handle G10 or similar. There's other knives with good grips around the $30 price point.
I don't consider the Leek to be a great knife for heavy, rough or wet condition use. It's not a knife you want to take camping or to work. Where it shines is in the design, slimness, sharpness and looks. It's not a utility blade but is a great carry for daily tasks such as opening boxes, food prep, etc. More of gentlemen's blade but has a certain nice stabbiness and razor like quality that could make you feel a bit better in a bad situation . The complaint you have of the handle is legitimate for heavy or wet work but the same handle becomes a plus for a slim profile,easy in and easy out of the pocket and brings a certain very nice look to the knife. I have many other knives that have that have G10 and use them many days but there are times where the Leek is the ideal knife to grab and it's great to look at. If you are just a one knife type of person the Spyderco is probably a better choice albeit a good bit more but having the Leek in a collection is I'd say almost a requirement. It's semi famous for a reason.
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I don't consider the Leek to be a great knife for heavy, rough or wet condition use. It's not a knife you want to take camping or to work. Where it shines is in the design, slimness, sharpness and looks. It's not a utility blade but is a great carry for daily tasks such as opening boxes, food prep, etc. More of gentlemen's blade but has a certain nice shabbiness and razor like quality that could make you feel a bit better in a bad situation . The complaint you have of the handle is legitimate for heavy or wet work but the same handle becomes a plus for a slim profile,easy in and easy out of the pocket and brings a certain very nice look to the knife. I have many other knives that have that have G10 and use them many days but there are times where the Leek is the ideal knife to grab and it's great to look at. If you are just a one knife type of person the Spyderco is probably a better choice albeit a good bit more but having the Leek in a collection is I'd say almost a requirement. It's semi famous for a reason.
I agree with what you say. I still have a few more knives than I'd like. I have 1 or 2 Kershaw Emersons & I consider them toys compared to Leeks. My Favorite Kershaw is the Needs Work, it's a brute. Needs Work is discontinued so I bought a second in case something happens to mine. Here's a nice review of the NW.
https://bladereviews.com/kershaw-...rk-review/
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I agree with what you say. I still have a few more knives than I'd like. I have 1 or 2 Kershaw Emersons & I consider them toys compared to Leeks. My Favorite Kershaw is the Needs Work, it's a brute. Needs Work is discontinued so I bought a second in case something happens to mine. Here's a nice review of the NW.
https://bladereviews.com/kershaw-...rk-review/ [bladereviews.com]
I remember that one and passed on it quite a few times when it was sale. Kind of liked it, didn't like and wished it was a little cheaper all at once but it would always catch my eye and I'd consider it again only to pass again. Now that it's gone I want one badly for my collection.

It's nice but just not my style for EDC, I lean to slim and light. Not the Leek, it's just too nice to beat up and the blade shape is not ideal for any brute tasks but I go for other more compact and cheaper stuff like the Cryo.

Believe it or not the cheap as dirt Sanrenmu 7010 has become my favorite pocket knife. Grab it way more for a day out than I do one of my other favorites, the Spyderco Tenacious. That unassuming 7010 is a sweet and well made and machined knife and does all I need on most days without being bulky in the slightest. I can forget I have it in my pocket and many times ignore the clip and just drop it in. Once I started using it I can see why the design is so popular. Let it sit in it's packaging for about a year wondering what everybody found so special. It 's kind of nondescript but after use the form and function just hit a sweet spot and I find it a beautiful and useful knife.
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Whelp I just don't like metal or slippery handles anymore. Done with those.
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Could all you not a good price guys tell us where to get it cheaper? I like cheaper I just don't know where to look.

BTW If anyone wants to spend a couple more $ for a nice royal purple handle see here.
https://slickdeals.net/f/11047443-price-drop-kershaw-leek-pocket-knife-purple-36?p=109711463#post109711463
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I don't consider the Leek to be a great knife for heavy, rough or wet condition use. It's not a knife you want to take camping or to work. Where it shines is in the design, slimness, sharpness and looks. It's not a utility blade but is a great carry for daily tasks such as opening boxes, food prep, etc. More of gentlemen's blade but has a certain nice stabbiness and razor like quality that could make you feel a bit better in a bad situation . The complaint you have of the handle is legitimate for heavy or wet work but the same handle becomes a plus for a slim profile,easy in and easy out of the pocket and brings a certain very nice look to the knife. I have many other knives that have that have G10 and use them many days but there are times where the Leek is the ideal knife to grab and it's great to look at. If you are just a one knife type of person the Spyderco is probably a better choice albeit a good bit more but having the Leek in a collection is I'd say almost a requirement. It's semi famous for a reason.
I have the sleek silver Leek and I agree with what you said. For a heavy utility use, a Blur is a good choice.
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