The Kershaw Leek folding knife, reviewed here, is on sale, today only. There are many different styles and variations of the Leek on sale. If you don’t know which to pick, one usually won’t go wrong with the stainless steel version, which is discounted to $31.
There are several things to know about the Leek. Following is a quick summary, and if you want the full story, check out my review.
- Great construction
- Made in USA
- Slim handle
- Assisted-opening mechanism
- 3″ blade
- Reversible pocket clip
Buy Now(Stainless Leek)
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Deal ends at 3am ET 4/26/19, unless supplies sell out sooner.
Personal Feelings Towards the Kershaw Leek
While my EDC folding knife preferences have steered me a little away from the Kershaw Leek over the years, it does still remains one of my all-time favorite knives. The Leek was my “gateway” knife, which took me from cheap knife territory and multi-tool knives, and introduced me to the world of better quality pocket knives.
Even though it’s priced under $40 on sale, the Leek has a lot to offer. It’s quick to open, and I like that its assisted-opening mechanism has a safety lock.
It cuts beautifully, and the pointed tip has been incredibly helpful for opening plastic clamshell packaging.
This is a great knife, and even though I owned two or three inexpensive Gerber knives before this one, I consider the Leek to be my “first” EDC knife. It’s highly recommended, and it’s on sale, today only, as part of Amazon’s “deal of the day.”
If you want something a little different at around the same price, check out the Ruike P801, which Anthony reviewed here.
Not legal to ship to my primary residence – because of the assisted opening feature
Where are you?
In a freedom restricting state. I would guess- NY, Maryland, Ohio, or Illinois
I own houses in 2 out of the 4 that you mention.
Could ship it to my place in Sanibel
I have a Leek and it’s a good EDC due to size and weight.
No issues getting assisted or auto knives here in Ohio. The knife laws are very gray defining concealment here though. Any kind of knife (or gun) can be open carried, which means visible pocket clip to me. Never had any issues carrying knives here in Ohio.
Cleveland has a law against carrying a blade that’s 2.5 inches or longer unless it’s required for a job. There’s also a requirement that longer blades must be registered, and the log needs to be kept on hand for the possible inspection of law enforcement.
I assume they wouldn’t sell to ohio because they usually sell by the lowest common denominator- state<city
Wow I didn’t know that. More reason not to go to cleveland, if I didn’t have enough already.
You might keep an open mind about Cleveland. It is a nice enough city – home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Cleveland Indians a nice art museum and one of the world’s best medical facilities (the Cleveland Clinic.) Like most other cities it has its plusses and minuses – but you might be pleasantly surprised by a visit.
Yeah you’re right about having plenty to do. Cleveland Metroparks are also beautiful. I work in Cleveland, so I’m probably biased. I just like the peace and quiet of rural areas. Not a fan of traffic and obsolete infrastructure from the 1950s. Cleveland Clinic might be great, but I did not have a good experience there.
I have one on the way to MD as I type this.
Interesting- because Ocean City, MA has the following law- Assisted opening knives are illegal to possess and dispose of. Fighting knives are also illegal, but the definition of a fighting knife is not clearly laid out so any knife with serrations could qualify.
I meant MD lol not MA.
That may be an Ocean City thing, I suppose. I don’t go out that way often really, we generally head to the Outer Banks. I’m over in Montgomery County tho, which doesn’t seem to care.
Wrong. This is not true.
Bah, same here!
I have a similar assisted opening Ken Onion design CRKT I carry daily that I bought when I was in Florida 7 years ago.
I can vouch for the Leek. Based on earlier reviews and comments, I ended up with two: one with a plain blade and one half serrated. I find them to be a decent balance of weight and sturdiness. They hold an edge pretty well. They aren’t gigantic, but are larger than a little Victorinox Classic and can do some more rough stuff, like some prying, etc. They aren’t too heavy in the pocket, either (I don’t use pocket clips). They open nicely and smoothly.
Overall, a nice knife, for $31 especially.
Mine doesn’t get used much due to being tough to open, maybe I got a bad one , who knows. Love the way it looks though.
Send it back in to Kershaw. They have a great warranty group.
Very good knife for daily carry. There’s nothing spectacular about it, but there doesn’t have to be when it’s made this well. Great colors with the orange and the purple!
Sometimes lock gets stuck by other than that, great knife.. especially for the money.
It’s been my EDC for years, love it.
I’d much rather have this knife by Kershaw. It’s my preferred method of deployment.
Kershaw CQC-5K Knife (6074OLBLK); 3 In. 8Cr14MoV Stainless Steel Blade with Black-Oxide Coating and Textured Olive Drab G-10 Handle Scales, Wave-Shaped Opening System and Reversible Pocketclip, 3.7 OZ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I0S1BFW/
This website is starting to cost me a lot of money, I saw this post about the Kershaw Leek and I ordered one. I saw this comment about this other Kershaw knife and ordered that one too. Except I don’t think I like the black oxide coating (I have a Milwaukee Hardline [that I also bought after seeing a post about it being on sale here] and that knife kinda sucks. It might have something to do with the D2 steel, but I call that think my butter knife. It’s like using a popsicle stick. I need to take it to a friend with a grinder or a good diamond stone.
Anyways, I regress. So today I received the Leek. Ugh. I nearly dropped the knife and stabbed myself in the foot the first time opening it. The knife is slippery. I think I’ll like the G-10 scales on the CQC. However, since I don’t like black oxide, I got it in stainless and black, but that only has the black G-10 scales on one side and the other is stainless. After the slippery behavior of the Leek, I’m tempted to go back and order yet another Kershaw with G-10 on both sides. I guess I’ll wait until I get the next one on Monday.
I have the Leek and it’s a great knife, but, for my needs, it’s a little too big for EDC. So, the little Chive is a more appropriate EDC – at least for me.
Stuart, you – the tool guy! – use this or something like it to open clamshell packaging? Jesus tap-dancing Christ.
“Well, it was in my pocket.”
Why was it there?
“To open stuff like that.”
Okay, sit back, there’re going to be quite a few stitches.
I got this exact model for Christmas, but with the partially serrated blade. The blade is extremely sharp and the knife is very well-made overall.
When I get another Kershaw, it will be a larger model and have a more grippy handle.
I have had my eye on this one for a while, never pulled the trigger because, while I can legally own it, I cannot legally carry it.