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I got it last year for $23.99 from Amazon shipped
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I appreciate the lock. Not the easiest lock to on/off but with two small kids I appreciate the option. I've dropped by knife and had it spring open several times before I started consistently locking it.
I agree about the lock. I have the smaller one (the Chive, I think) and that thing is on a hair trigger. I'd never carry it without a lock, as I've had it open accidentally in my pocket before. Maybe the weight of this blade makes it harder to open accidentally, but I'd still like the lock or another knife that didn't require one.
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bought this same knife a year ago for $23.99 this deal is 8 bucks off which isnt a ton but still savings i guess.
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I ended up ordering 3 more at this price for general gifting purposes (stocking stuffers, "man" gifts, etc.).

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Yes, for people that dont know, stainless steel handles are framelocks, while the aluminum handles are liner locks.
Good note, I hadn't noticed that!

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Hey, it WOULD be a great deal if it was Made in USA. I bought a similar Leek with a Sandvik blade years ago, and "MADE IN USA" is prominently displayed on blade. I was suspicious of this price and the fact Amazon lists this as a "new" product... I think it's new bc it's the Made in China variant of the original. Also, the Amazon reviews proclaiming it being made in America are from years ago. If someone has evidence to the contrary, then please advise.
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I bought a green leek from Amazon a week ago.its made in USA, has an American flag on the blade
The one in my pocket (nicer, carbon fiber scales & CPM 154 steel) says "Kershaw USA" and has an American flag on it, but doesn't explicitly say "made in". I'll have to take a look at SS one (I think) I have at home and see if it's marked USA. I'll check these when they come in. If they seem lower quality at all, they'll be going back to sit in Amazon's warehouse.

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I agree about the lock. I have the smaller one (the Chive, I think) and that thing is on a hair trigger. I'd never carry it without a lock, as I've had it open accidentally in my pocket before. Maybe the weight of this blade makes it harder to open accidentally, but I'd still like the lock or another knife that didn't require one.
I frequently forget to lock mine, and it's yet to come open in my pocket. I'm using the clip, right pocket, in the tip down position -- i.e. the blade faces toward the pocket, not the seam. I carry my heavier Blur tip up so that the blade rests against the seam of my jeans pocket. If you're worried about it, the clip is reversible on the Leek. It would stick out a little more but on the narrower end.
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I love this knife so much I've gone through 7 of them and continue to replace with the same knife. The problem is the slippery sides. They look great, feel great, but have a tendency to slide right out of my pocket during any physical activity where my legs move a lot.

I have grippier knives where this isn't an issue but nothing feels as good as the kershaw leek to me.
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Bought this July 2016 for under $30 then bought the black serrated CKT. Wanted to go back to non serrated but couldn't find where I put it so perfect timing... In for one. Love this style knife. Thin and lighter, and not too large for pocket.

I completely forgot about that sliding lock on the bottom until I read this post!!
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Yes, but for how much? I have 2 made in US as well. If you look at Amazon's pics... there's not a "Made in USA" to be found anywhere. It's also listed as a new product.
Kershaw Leeks are only made in the US. There is no such thing as a non USA Leek
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I ended up ordering 3 more at this price for general gifting purposes (stocking stuffers, "man" gifts, etc.).


Good note, I hadn't noticed that!



The one in my pocket (nicer, carbon fiber scales & CPM 154 steel) says "Kershaw USA" and has an American flag on it, but doesn't explicitly say "made in". I'll have to take a look at SS one (I think) I have at home and see if it's marked USA. I'll check these when they come in. If they seem lower quality at all, they'll be going back to sit in Amazon's warehouse.


I frequently forget to lock mine, and it's yet to come open in my pocket. I'm using the clip, right pocket, in the tip down position -- i.e. the blade faces toward the pocket, not the seam. I carry my heavier Blur tip up so that the blade rests against the seam of my jeans pocket. If you're worried about it, the clip is reversible on the Leek. It would stick out a little more but on the narrower end.
Yeah I thought mine said made in, but I double checked. It just has the flag.
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I love this knife so much I've gone through 7 of them and continue to replace with the same knife. The problem is the slippery sides. They look great, feel great, but have a tendency to slide right out of my pocket during any physical activity where my legs move a lot.

I have grippier knives where this isn't an issue but nothing feels as good as the kershaw leek to me.
Are you using the pocket clip? Most of my Kershaws have come with clips so tight I had to stretch them out a bit first to clip them over heavy jeans pockets.

If you're having trouble even with the clip, get some non-slip tape, remove the clip, stick a strip on the scale under where the clip goes, then reinstall the clip. You might have to replace it once in a while, but it's cheaper than a new knife! Look for the rubberized type, not the abrasive kind. They make tape specifically for metal applications, sometimes called gun grip tape, or listed for cell phones, cameras, etc.
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When did Amazon stop shipping knives to Massachusetts???
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a handsome knife to wear when dressed up... that's a new one! Smilie
That's the same exact thought i had.
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a handsome knife to wear when dressed up... that's a new one! Smilie
So it's like a formal knife. Ha
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When did Amazon stop shipping knives to Massachusetts???
When you guys got all stabby😊
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Why this simple knife is sooo expensive??
Expensive?.... Ha! Good one! Totes adorbs!
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I love this knife so much I've gone through 7 of them and continue to replace with the same knife. The problem is the slippery sides. They look great, feel great, but have a tendency to slide right out of my pocket during any physical activity where my legs move a lot.

I have grippier knives where this isn't an issue but nothing feels as good as the kershaw leek to me.
If you don't want to put up the bones for aftermarket scales in any color/material/texture your heart desires or don't want have the tools/skill/desire to grind some grooves in the factory scales yourself then I can think of 2 more options to make this knife as close to your described idea of near perfect possible.

Get some gun handle grip tape, $10ish, depending, in non model specific,uncut sheets -if the brand of tape you decide isn't offered in uncut sheets then sheets cut for say ,off the top of my head, Colt Commander1911 would be large enough to give you more than enough material to cut to fit these scales with enough "waste " to allow you to do a trial install or play with different cuts.

I recommend gun grip tape specifically over the usual suggestion of the cheaper and far more widespread availability of other grip tapes like skateboard tape, for example, as the material and grit used in pistol grip tapes are near identical in user parameters to knife scales; pistol grip tape is designed to give excellent purchase/grip/comfort in a large variety of environments (cold, hot even when it's raining or are sweating resulting in moisture on your hands) with far more force exerted in the hands for the grip (recoil,weight etc)than one would be using for normal knife use,all the while remaining comfortable in the extreme conditions.

I personally do not like the feel of the far coarser,harder grit used in other grip tapes to the hand and fingers, doesn't offer any better performance for the difference in comfort, as well as the fact that there is such a thing as too much grip and don't want it to snag on everything. This remains true in the knife scale application because you neither want the scales to seriously scratch other things in in your pocket (wallet,phone) nor do you want the knife to snag in the pocket every time you want to use it and eventually rug a whole in your pocket. Smilie
If you don't want to put up the bones for aftermarket scales in any color/material/texture your heart desires or don't want have the tools/skill/desire to grind some grooves in the factory scales yourself then I can think of 2 more options to make this knife as close to your described idea of near perfect possible.

Get some gun handle grip tape, $10ish, depending, in non model specific,uncut sheets -if the brand of tape you decide isn't offered in uncut sheets then sheets cut for say ,off the top of my head, Colt Commander1911 would be large enough to give you more than enough material to cut to fit these scales with enough "waste " to allow you to do a trial install or play with different cuts.

I recommend gun grip tape specifically over the usual suggestion of the cheaper and far more widespread availability of other grip tapes like skateboard tape, for example, as the material and grit used in pistol grip tapes are near identical in user parameters to knife scales; pistol grip tape is designed to give excellent purchase/grip/comfort in a large variety of environments (cold, hot even when it's raining or are sweating resulting in moisture on your hands) with far more force exerted in the hands for the grip (recoil,weight etc)than one would be using for normal knife use,all the while remaining comfortable in the extreme conditions.

I personally do not like the feel of the far coarser,harder grit used in other grip tapes to the hand and fingers, doesn't offer any better performance for the difference in comfort, as well as the fact that there is such a thing as too much grip and don't want it to snag on everything. This remains true in the knife scale application because you neither want the scales to seriously scratch other things in in your pocket (wallet,phone) nor do you want the knife to snag in the pocket every time you want to use it and eventually rug a whole in your pocket. Smilie

Lastly, Plastidip would be another great durable, semi permanent but reversible option for the Kershaw scales. Given the large number of people that buy Plastidip using it on car rims/wheels for being a dirt cheap option for not only protecting rims from road debris and gravel,making it easier to clean off brake dust but to a large extent a more "custom" look
Plastidip would be another great durable, semi permanent but reversible option. Given the large number of people that buy Plastidip using it on car rims/wheels for being a dirt cheap option for not only protecting rims from road debris and gravel,making it easier to clean off brake dust but to a large extent a more "custom" look, people often forget what Plastidip's original use when was when it was introduced over half a century ago in replacing or improving the grips on hand tools which is very much in line with the use I'm suggesting you here.

Plastidip comes in a huge variety of colors,finishes from matte to glossy and ways to apply it though I'd personally buy it in the liquid application over the spray can; the liquid is not only usually a fair bit cheaper and goes a lot further in total coverage but also you'll have more control over the thickness, allowing you to thin it out for better, more even coverage.

You'll also be able to try a variety of textures with very little prep work and cost to find what level of "grippiness" suits your purposes the best.

Lately, by complete accident having unintentionally gotten sand/grit on some pieces that were still wet, I've found a new application method for tools that require more precise control to use and,therefore, a tighter hand grip on them, I have found that giving a light or heavy sprinkling of sand (could of course use coarse salt instead then grind it to the fineness that you like ) layered with every or just a couple of coats of Plastidip.

Introducing the aggregate while the last coat is still wet gives you the ability to make the finish texture more knobby without being coarse.

Regardless of what you choose, have fun with it! Sometimes just the process of modifying has given me as much if not more joy than the use of whatever is being modified ever did in actual use Smilie

P.S. it's a matter of preference but I'd suggest getting a the gun grip tape in a natural material like a leather which would be a lot more pleasant to the hand than some synthetics as well as giving it a very unique,interesting look.
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