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Kershaw Ken Onion Orange Leek 1660OR

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Retail Price: $84.99
Our Price: $45.99
Item Number: KW1660OR
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
Manufacturer Part No: 1660OR
Kershaw Orange Leek - 1660OR
Made in the USA

Looking for a Leek that won't get lost in the grass? Take a look at Kershaw's new orange Leek.

The brilliant orange of the anodized-aluminum handle is a fade-resistant, scratch-resistant dye that's permanently bonded to the aluminum, so it looks good now, and will continue to look good later. The business end of the knife is a task-ready 3-inch blade of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, a steel designed in a partnership between Kershaw and Sandvik. This high-performance steel enables Kershaw to make the Leek's blade razor sharp out of the box and helps it hold that edge, 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.

Whether you're left-handed or right-handed, it's easy to open your orange Leek with SpeedSafe assisted opening. A simple pull back on the ambidextrous flipper blade protrusion or push outward on the thumbstud and the Leek's blade is ready to go to work. For safety, a locking liner keeps the blade locked open during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks it closed when folded. The pocketclip is reversible for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard.

The orange Leek is a slim, easy-to-carry design that gives you plenty of cutting versatility and good looks.

Features of the Kershaw Orange Leek 1660OR

Blade Material: Sandvik 14C28N Steel
Kershaw worked with Sandvik Steel, one of the world's leading manufacturers of stainless steel and special alloys, to produce this high-performance steel. Increased nitrogen in the formula enables 14C28N to provide both excellent corrosion resistance and the ability to be hardened to 58-60 Rockwell. Sandvik calls 14C28N the overall highest performing knife steel in the world that still maintains the productivity benefit of being fine-blankable.

Blade Finish: Bead-Blasted
The knife blade is "blasted" or sprayed with a mixture of fine media, including glass and aluminum oxide beads, under high speed and pressure. This smooths the blade surface and creates a soft, non-reflective, matte look. Depending on the media, this finish can produce a darker or a lighter blade color.

Handle Material: 6061-T6 Orange Anodized Aluminum
Anodizing makes aluminum stronger and enables Kershaw to add scratch and fade resistant color to knife handles.

SpeedSafe
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.

Flipper
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.

Liner Lock
The most common of today's blade-locking systems. The handle consists of two metal plates (the "liner") on either side of the blade. When the knife is opened, one side of the knife's liner, often called the lockbar, butts up against the backend of the blade (the tang) and prevents the blade from closing. The lockbar is manufactured so that it angles toward the interior of the knife, creating a bias for the locked position. To close the knife, the knife user applies manual force to move the lockbar to the side so that the blade is unblocked and can be folded back into the handle. The liner lock provides a secure and convenient way to make using a Kershaw folding knife even safer.

Tip-Lock
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
Specifications
Dimensions
   Open Length    7 in (17.9 cm)
   Closed Length    4 in (10.3 cm)
   Weight    2.4 oz (68 g)
  
Blade
   Length    3 in (7.6 cm)
   Material    Sandvik 14C28N
   Finish    Bead-Blasted
   Edge    Plain
  
Handle
   Material    6061-T6 Anodized
      Aluminum
   Finish    Orange Anodized
  
Lock
   Type    Liner Lock
      Tip-Lock
  
Carry
   Carry System    Reversible
      Pocketclip
  
Features
   SpeedSafe
   Flipper
   Liner Lock
   Tip-Lock
   Reversible Pocketclip
   Made in the USA
  
UPC: 087171035130
  
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