Kershaw Leek 1660 Knife is a stainless-steel blade folding pocket knife designed as an everyday carrying knife suitable for many uses. The Leek 1660 Pocket Knife, from Kershaw Knives, is a sleek style pocket knife constructed around a high quality, super sharp blade. The Leek series includes some of Kershaw's most popular knives. And no wonder. Kershaw's Leeks offer Ken Onion's distinctive design as well as the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. With SpeedSafe, you can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right. The Leek Knives come in a wide variety of handle styles. From simple bead-blasted stainless steel to "smoked" aluminum to a wide array of colors, you'll find a Leek that's the perfect everyday carrying knife for you. All Leeks include a safety tip-lock and a reversible/removable pocket clip. We offer the Kershaw Leek 1660 Knife in six handle color options including: Plain Silver, Black/Blue, Black/Red, Olive, Pink and Sand.
Kershaw's SpeedSafe technology is a system that assists the user in opening and closing their pocket knife. A simple manual push on the blade's thumb stud or pull back on the blade protrusion initiates the process. The function of SpeedSafe prevents the knife from opening by gravity creating a bias toward the closed position. Once the knife is open, it will lock in place and remain so until the user initiates the closure process.
Very. SpeedSafe opens when the user overcomes the resistance of the torsion bar. Once deployed, a locking system secures the blade in position so that it does not close accidentally. When releasing the lock, the blade won't snap shut due to resistance provided by the torsion bar. Since the torsion bar provides a bias towards the closed position, it will normally hold the blade securely closed. New SpeedSafe users can ensure safe use of the technology by practicing to proficiency.SpeedSafe was specifically designed for sporting and work situations where one-handed opening is preferable and safer. Its safe, efficient opening has made it a popular choice for hunters, fishermen, and those who require the one-hand opening function on the job-site.