Ken Onion’s Kershaw Leek Knife is a tidy pocket knife that is highly durable and easy to use. A sharp 3 inch blade that closes deftly into a 4 inch length. Considered to be one of the best pocket knives, it has sleek lines and has the advantage of being USA made.
What makes it the best pocket knife? Not only does it sit comfortably in your pocket or purse, but it also fits comfortably in your hand. This is what makes the Kershaw Leek Knife series one of the most popular pocket knives. Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Knife has many similar features to rival of best case pocket knives. With a pure stainless steel handle it has a clean, sleek look that is stylish and smooth to the touch. The super-secure frame lock keeps the blade locked during use giving you the confidence to cut anything knowing you are safe. A Tip-Lock slider secures the blade closed when it is folded. There are several options to carry the Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Knife, a pocket clip can be arranged to accommodate tip-up or tip-down carry. Additionally, a lanyard can be attached, because it has the handle has a drilled hole.
Best features of the Ken Onion’s Kershaw Leek pocket knife
When you need a carryall that can accommodate all your needs, you need to find a knife that is small enough for a pocket or purse and yet sturdy enough and versatile enough to get the job done, whether you are cutting a delicate piece of fruit or a sturdy length of thick rope, or cutting up fish. This can slip into the pocket of dress pants and well as fit snuggly in a pair of jeans.
This is an excellent carryall knife for the most manly of men and it is equally versatile and will fit in the daintiest purses, for a lady who appreciates a sharp and good tool. This is small enough to be tucked into the car glove box, for when you need a good knife. This is a finely crafted blade that can be used as modern day version of a European fruit knife.
This is the kind of knife that is functional and can be handed down as a family heirloom. It is also a perfect gift for every family member. The SpeedSafe technology allows the user to easily unfold the blade with one hand with its ambidextrous quality. This is perfect for work, or when hunting or fishing when you can’t stop and use both hands to open the blade.
The Kershaw Ken onion leek knife has a bead-blasted stainless-steel handle. However, there are a variety of other handle styles, a red ‘smoked’ double-anodised aluminum handle, the black tungsten DLC-coated handle has a non-reflective surface. And there is the fashion forward pink anodised aluminum handle, and a titanium oxide coating that produces a highly scratch-resistant, brilliant rainbow finish. In addition to fine qualities and sharp blade, the variety of colors can make it easy to spot your knife. It also gives the user the option to match the color to their personality.
Who should use this product?
This is a wonderful carryall knife that is incredibly versatile and could be used by anyone who appreciates a fine blade, with a sharp edge. The Ken Onion knives are in the prestigious private knife collections. They also grace the pockets of dedicated customers, who appreciate the quality and technology and craftsmanship that goes into a great blade. Weighing in at 3 ounces it is perfect for a hiker who is conscious of weight.
What does the product do?
The Ken Onion’s Kershaw Leek Knife has his SpeedSafe ambidextrous-assisted opening system that allows the user to open the blade swiftly and with the flick of a wrist. With its sharp blade, it can be used to cut and slice anything you would wish with with a pocket knife. It has a limited Lifetime warranty.
Where can I use this product?
This is a skilled blade that can be used for delicate work as well as cutting in hunting and fishing or sailing. It cleans easily and tucks away with a clic. It can be used at home, work, or in the deep woods. It doesn’t rust, so it works well in water as well.
Why should I use this product?
Ken Onion is a blade master who creates some of the most sought-after custom knives. He personally oversees the knife from the design, to the manufacturing process. He ensures that every knife has superior performance and quality. The SpeedSafe knives follow the idea of safety first. The blade opens only when it is manually deployed. It locks securely into position and never accidentally close .
When can I use it?
This is ideal for sporting and work situations, when pausing to use both hands to open a blade can stall time, or be clumsy to work. This is an elegant folding pocket knife.
What we like
- The unique SpeedSafe assisted open with a safety frame lock that opens smoothly with only one hand.
- Reversible pocket clip with a drilled hole for a possible lanyard
- The steel is quality Sandvik 14C28N bead-blasted finished
- The blade is very sharp and has a great edge.
- Blade length of 3 in. (7.6 cm), with a closed length of 4 in. (10.3 cm) When opened the overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
- Light Weight knife that is only 3 oz. (85 g)
- Highly sought after made in the USA product
What we don’t like
- Occasionally, severe rusting of the knife blade has been reported.
- The release can be stiff and difficult to open.
- Reports of the tip snapping off when breaking down cardboard boxes. The tip is too narrow and fragile
- The frame/thumb lock can be difficult. If you squeeze the handle hard then the frame lock touches the other side of the frame and jams. This can be difficult to close again without manipulation and the use of another tool.
- The knife hilt is slippery. The handle is smooth, and the knife is thin. This makes it easy to drop when flicking it open.
- Occasionally the safety breaks. The loose lock slide while the LOCK position can just cut right through the plastic slide locking piece when closing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is this pocket knife made?
This knife is made in Usa, in Oregon.
Is this frame lock or linear lock?
There is a frame lock holding the blade open and a slide lock that keeps the blade from opening.
What steel is the blade made from?
Sandvik 14C28N and the handle is made of aluminum
Can I use this pocket knife with left hand?
Can I use this pocket knife for self defense?
Yes, is fast to open and is very sharp.
What other users say
“This is one of my favorite knifes. I carry this when I’m in dress clothes. It is all steel so it isn’t light. It weighs 3 ounces but I don’t know what you consider heavy. The only thing I would change if I could is that I’d move the clip all the way to the end of the knife so it would ride lower in my pocket”.
By Devil Dog
“For a knife that I use daily, I love the blade–it came as sharp as any edge I can put on with my nice set of sharpening stones and it holds an edge very well. The design of the serration is very effective in cutting through plastic. I also love how quickly the blade flies open with either the thumb stud or a flick of the index finger on raised back edge of the blade. Another A+ feature is how solid the blade is when open–ZERO wiggle. It is thin and sleek in my pocket, yet easy to grip. And the clip design is perfect–holds firmly without snagging or scratching stuff when sitting”.
By W, Overton
“There is a flat spot on the back of the case you could use with a fire starter. It’s a sharp…light little knife that has become my EDC”.
By Brent D. Brumagin
“The knife is just what I expected from Kershaw. USA made, excellent fit and finish, razor sharp. Looking forward to many years of light to moderate use. Very slim, easy to carry and use. Very happy with my purchasing experience from price to service to product”.
By Jim R
“You can cut anything, chicken, fruits, etc without rusting, just be sure to wipe it off when your done”
By Jace Bridges
This is a beloved pocket knife that is sought after by lovers of a good every day knife and by knife collectors. With a sharp blade of impeccable steel, that opens one handed with easy. Light and durable, it can grace anyone’s life as a versatile tool.