FOLDING KNIFE LEEKThe Leek series consists of some of Kershaw’s most popular knives, and the K.O. Leek serrated folding knife is no exception. This certain knife includes an unique design by celebrated knife maker Ken Onion, who produced the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. With SpeedSafe, the user can smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right. This makes it ideal for sporting and work circumstances in which one-handed opening is much easier and more secure, such as when searching, fishing, or dealing with your hands on the task website. The K.O. Leek also sports a bead-blasted stainless-steel manage, which provides the knife a streamlined, innovative appearance. If the stainless deal with isn’t your cup of tea, Kershaw also offers Leek knives in a variety of other deal with styles, some with highly sophisticated coatings for improved performance. For example, the red “smoked” double-anodized aluminum handle is a real head turner, while the black tungsten DLC-coated handle produces a non-reflective surface. As an alternative, you can choose for the Pink Leek, with its stylish pink anodized aluminum handle, or the Rainbow Leek, which boasts a titanium oxide finish that produces a highly scratch-resistant, great rainbow surface.
The SpeedSafe helped opening system lets you efficiently deploy the blade with 1 hand.
The K.O. Leek likewise comes with a Kershaw pocket clip, which is meant to be clipped with the handle on the within of your pocket. The clip is not to be endured a belt, as this is a risky method to sell your belt. Other features include a frame lock, which locks the blade into position after the blade is deployed, and a thumb stud for much easier one-handed opening.
About the SpeedSafe System
The trademarked SpeedSafe knife-opening system helps users open the knife by using manual pressure to the thumb stud or blade protrusion. The heart of the SpeedSafe system– which is built into numerous of Kershaw’s best-selling knives– is its torsion bar, which keeps gravity from opening the knife. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its half-moon track and takes control of, smoothly opening the blade and locking it into position, prepared for use. Although they might look comparable initially look, SpeedSafe knives are not thought about switchblades. Unlike a switchblade, SpeedSafe knives do not deploy with the push of a button in the handle or by gravity alone. Instead, the user must by hand get rid of the torsion bar’s resistance, putting the knives outside the federal definition of a switchblade. However, it’s the responsibility of the buyer to investigate and adhere to the laws and policies that apply in his or her particular location. Buyers must feel confident, however, that SpeedSafe knives are very safe, as they open only when the user manually deploys them, and lock securely into position when open so they do not close mistakenly.
Knife Maker Ken Onion
A master of his trade, Ken Onion is one of the most sought-after custom knife makers in the market. His knives can be found in the most prominent personal knife collections as well in as in the pockets of his dedicated clients. Ken’s participation in the knife trade go back to his time in Palestine, West Virginia, where he was influenced at the age of 12 by Vernon Ott, a local blacksmith and maker of garden devices and knives. In the ensuing years, Ken signed up with the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in such fields as construction, heavy equipment repair service, and hydraulics repair, always with an eye toward eventually designing the best knife. In November of 1991, Ken satisfied Stan Fujisaki, a talented knife maker who concurred to teach him the tricks of the trade. After years of prep work– and some motivation while dealing with a Harley camera for a good friend– Ken developed his very first SpeedSafe knife. Today, Ken designs a custom-made choice of knives for Kershaw, lots of showcasing the patented SpeedSafe torsion bar system for assisted opening. Ken is personally included throughout the design and production procedure to ensure that each knife fulfills his high requirements for efficiency and quality.
- Blade material: Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel
- Handle: 410 stainless steel
- Blade length: 3 inches
- Closed length: 4 inches
- Weight: 3 ounces
- Warranty: Limited lifetime
- Product is restricted for delivering to some postal code