Kershaw Leek Titanium w/ ZDP-189

This is a discussion on Kershaw Leek Titanium w/ ZDP-189 within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was nicely surprised to see Kershaw is offering the Leek with a ZDP189 blade. For anyone who hasn't tried out this steel, do yourself ...

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    Kershaw Leek Titanium w/ ZDP-189

    I was nicely surprised to see Kershaw is offering the Leek with a ZDP189 blade. For anyone who hasn't tried out this steel, do yourself a favor. I have a Spyderco Calypso Jr. with ZDP189 that for lack of a better description (in my best Dr. Evil voice) cuts like a fricken laser!!

    http://www.knivesplus.com/kershawkni...1660tizdp.html
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    I Have a Leek...

    in my pocket right now...looks just like the pic. I believe I paid around $70-80 for it though...
    Is the $130 for the better blade? Is it worth that much more?

    Is it worth it?...I sound like my wife...of course it is dear!

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    The regular one has Stainless handle and 440A Stainless blade. This one has titanium handles (i think) and a different stainless blade.

    I too would like to know the difference in the blades.

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    Thanks for the tip. I have a Kershaw Leek that I've had for a long time and am happy with it. Good to see other options.

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    Look's like a cool knife! The only thing I question is the "grip" of the handle. I have retired one that I have at least for defense purposes because if your hand is bloody/wet i feel it definatly could find it's way to the blade in a stress situation do to there is no "grip" to it, it's smooth. How does the handle "grip" on this one?


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    Mine is very similar to your link except it is not titanium and I have a serrated edge on the back half of the blade. I personally am not too concerned about it's grip. It is not a slick finish but feels like it has been sand blasted a bit. Also, the belt clip on the back adds a little more grip. The knife is small enough that your whole hand just swallows the grip. It has been a great all purpose knife for me. The only problem I have had was my fault...I tried to use it as a screw driver and broke the point off. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolguynet View Post
    The only problem I have had was my fault...I tried to use it as a screw driver and broke the point off. :-(
    I did the same thing and called Kershaw. The told me to take it to one of their dealers and the can ship it off for me. Found a dealer and they shipped it of a week or two later had a brand new blade. I am getting ready to do it it again. Give it a try.

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