Leek, Composite BlackWash
NEW! Our patented Composite Blade Technology plus BlackWash™
The first thing you’ll notice about this Leek is the Composite Blade. The wavy braze line permanently joins a razor-sharp D2 cutting edge to a Sandvik 14C28N spine. The next thing you’ll notice is the new BlackWash finish. With a Composite Blade and BlackWash, this is the Leek that has it all.
On the edge is a high-carbon, high-chromium D2 steel capable of taking and holding an incredible edge. On the spine is high-performance Sandvik 14C28N. With a Composite Blade, each type of steel is allowed to do what it does best. The Composite Blade Leek shares its 3-inch blade, slim, easy-to-carry design, and versatility with other Leeks. The BlackWash finish gives the Leek the look of a favorite, well worn pair of jeans—the ones you just can't live without. Once you own it, you may just feel that way about this Composite Blade BlackWash Leek, too.
The modified drop-point blade shape makes it a good slicing knife, while the slim tip gives it excellent piercing and detail work capabilities. SpeedSafe assisted opening system makes it easy to open the knife one-handed, whether you’re a lefty or a righty. A simple pull back on the ambidextrous flipper and the Leek’s Composite Blade is ready to go to work.
This Leek also features a handle of pure stainless steel, BlackWashed to match the blade.. A secure frame lock keeps the blade locked open during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks the blade closed when folded. The pocketclip can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard.
Release Year: 2014
May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The “flipper” is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
A blade composed of several types of steel brazed together in a permanent joint; the technology enables Kershaw to use steel known for edge holding on the edge, strength on the spine for the best of both worlds.
- Made in the USA
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Frame lock, Tip-Lock slider
- Reversible pocketclip (right, tip-up/tip-down)
- Lanyard hole
- Steel: Sandvik D2/14C28N, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
- Handle: 410 stainless steel, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
- Blade Length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
- Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
- Weight: 3.1 oz. (88 g)