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Kershaw Ken Onion Composite Blackwash Leek 1660CBBW

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Retail Price: $129.99
Our Price: $69.99
Item Number: KW1660CBBW
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
Manufacturer Part No: 1660CBBW
Kershaw Composite Blackwash Leek - 1660CBBW
Made in the USA

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. The 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.

Features of the Kershaw Composite Blackwash Leek 1660CBBW

Blade Material: D2/Sandvik 14C28N Composite Steel
Kershaw's Composite Blade Technology enables them to design a blade with no compromises. They use premium D2 steel designed for wicked edge retention on the blade's cutting edge and Sandvik 14C28N steel designed for superior strength along the spine. Composite Blades give you the best of both worlds, a blade that stays sharp where a knife needs to be sharp and stays strong where a knife needs to be strong. And Composite Blades offer another advantage, amazing style that you just can't get anywhere else.

Blade Finish: Black-Oxide Blackwash
Kershaw's BlackWash finish combines a blade coating of black-oxide with stonewashing to produce a vintage finish that has the look of a well-used tool or favorite, broken-in leather jacket. The black-oxide coating is applied via a chemical bath that converts the surface of the steel to magnetite. Kershaw uses this coating mainly for appearance, though it does add some corrosion resistance. To stonewash the blade, it is tumbled with ceramic "stones," which gives the blade surface a desirable roughened or scuffed look. The look can be pronounced or subtle. The finish helps hide scratches and fingerprints.

Handle Material: Black-Oxide Blackwash 410 Stainless Steel
An alloy of iron and carbon, most steel also has additional elements alloyed in it to enhance specific characteristics. As a handle material, steel is strong and attractive.

SpeedSafe is a patented system that assists the user to smoothly open any SpeedSafe knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or pull back on the blade protrusion. SpeedSafe is built into many of Kershaw's best-selling knives.

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.

Frame Lock
In a frame lock knife, the knife handle, its "frame," consists of two plates of material on either side of the blade. To ensure a secure lock up, one or both of these plates is usually metal. When the knife is opened, the metal side of the frame, the lockbar, butts up against the backend of the blade (the tang) and prevents the blade from closing. To close a frame lock knife, the user pushes the frame to the side, unblocking the blade, and folds the blade back into the handle. Frame locks are manufactured so that the locking side of the frame is angled toward the interior of the knife, creating a bias toward the locked position. Both the blade tang and the lockbar are precisely angled so they fit together for a secure, reliable lockup. The thickness of the frame material blocking the blade open makes the frame lock extremely sturdy.

The tip-lock is a simple slider that, when engaged, ensures the blade will not accidentally open. It's especially helpful in cases where the knife might be juggled in a briefcase, backpack, or purse.

Reversible Pocketclip - Tip-Up/Tip-Down
A reversible pocketclip enables the user to position the clip for either knife tip-up or tip-down carry.

Made in the USA
This knife is made in Kershaw's Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.

Warranty: Covered by Kershaw's Limited Lifetime Warranty
   Open Length    7 in (17.9 cm)
   Closed Length    4 in (10.3 cm)
   Weight    3.1 oz (88 g)
   Length    3 in (7.6 cm)
   Material    D2/Sandvik 14C28N
   Finish    Black-Oxide
   Edge    Plain
   Material    410 Stainless Steel
   Finish    Black-Oxide
   Type    Frame Lock
   Carry System    Reversible
   Composite Steel Blade
   Frame Lock
   Reversible Pocketclip
   Made in the USA
UPC: 087171038254