May 9th, 2007 04:02 PM
I have owned a Leek for several years, and it is in my pocket everywhere I go. I don't use a knife very often, so I don't need to sharpen it frequently; the steel is good enough for my needs (usually food preparation, or opening packages).
This is a very slim knife, and there is no guard to keep fingers from slipping off of the grip onto the blade; I would not recommend this as a self defense knife for thrusting. The knife opens with one hand very quickly and easily; I always carry with the safety slide lock engaged, so that does slow the opening a bit. This knife opens so easily that I wouldn't want to carry with the safety off; it could open in the pocket of my pants.
If you want a tactical knife, by something else. If you want a good utility knife that is sleek and opens fast, the Leek is a good choice.
May 12th, 2007 04:12 PM
I've had my Leek for about a year, and it broke on me about a month ago. The spring disengaged or something, and now it works as a standard folder but no assisted opening. I know they'll probably fix it if I send it in, but I just haven't taken the time to mail it off. I like the knife, and will probably buy a Blur in the near future.
May 12th, 2007 04:28 PM
I Have Two...
Kershaw, Ken Onion Leek, Assisted Opener's...great knife...
You can't go wrong at that price...
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May 12th, 2007 05:07 PM
Some of the Leek's are liner-locks & others are frame-locks.......
I carry two, one of each kind of lock. One is in my front left pants pocket, the other in a vest pocket. These are my utility knives, by utility I mean cutting strings, box or opening mail. They are also available as a backup for a primary knife that I also carry.
The one on top is the frame lock, slightly thinner than the bottom one. Bottom is the liner-lock, it has anodized handles on top of the frame.
My wife also carries one that she found in the Las Vegas airport. Good knife & $30 price is good too....
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