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Field report: Kershaw Leek

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Mr. Hill, Dec 29, 2018.

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  1. Mr. Hill

    Mr. Hill Member

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    Santa brought me a new kershaw leek knife for Christmas. It’s my new work knife. I’m currently placed at a water treatment plant, new construction, we’re installing electrical.

    The leek is a sleek knife that performs well for intricate cutting and slicing tasks. It’s narrow tip is excellent for precision jobs, and the flat blade edge slices very well. The assisted opening feature is nice, although you do have to overcome the spring when you close it.

    However, it does seem like a more delicate blade that’s made for medium or light duty tasks. I’m still carrying my old beater knife for the harder tasks that could break the tip of the leek.

    Overall I’m very satisfied with the knife and I’d recommend it for light and medium duty work tasks. I’m pleased that it’s made in the USA.
     
  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Good review. Thank you.
     
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  3. 1KPerDay

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    Spot on. The tip is the primary weak point, though as noted it's very fine and good for precision tasks. But don't try to use it like a screwdriver. For light/medium cutting/slicing it's a great knife. Perfectly comfortable, sleek size. I love the Kershaw flipper system.
     
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  4. bannockburn

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    Another fan of the Kershaw Leek. Got one for Christmas a year or two ago and have been gradually working it into my EDC rotation.

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  5. Mr. Hill

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    I forgot to mention the Sandvik 14C28N blade. I wanted to give this steel a try because of what I’ve read about it, and because it was something different than 440 HC or 1095. I’m happy with the Sandvik steel, which is easily sharpened and holds an edge pretty well.
     
  6. Double_J

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    Been using one for everyday carry for 5 years. The only downside is the blade does not hold up to cutting anything heavy like packing crate straps. Otherwise it will cut like no tomorrow.
     
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  7. Armored farmer

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    My casual carry knife is the Kershaw
     
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  8. Old Dog

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    Huge fan of Kershaw knives here; the Leek is an excellent knife and definitely creates fans of folding knives.

    (Oh, and bannockburn, if you decide to sell the Hi-Power, please get a hold of me first.)
     
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