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Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife (1660) 3-In. Sandvik 14C28N Blade and Stainless Steel Handle, Best Buy from Outdoor Gear Lab Includes Frame Lock, SpeedSafe Assisted Opening and Reversible Pocketclip, 3 oz.
Versatile 3. 5 In. blade made with 14C28N Sandwich Steel, one of the highest performing knife steels in the world, for increased hardness, corrosion resistance and edge retention410 stainless steel alloy handle provides resistance to corrosion and extra strength and hardnessFrame lock gives the knife a slim sleek style while holding the blade open during use; tip lock keeps blade closed during carrySpeed Safe Assisted opening allows opening with Minimal effort and maximal functionality; simple pocket carry and tactical engagement with strong or weak handBlade length: 3 in. ; Closed length: 4 in. ; open length: 7 in. ; Weight: 3 oz.
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65 Reddit comments about Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife (1660) 3-In. Sandvik 14C28N Blade and Stainless Steel Handle, Best Buy from Outdoor Gear Lab Includes Frame Lock, SpeedSafe Assisted Opening and Reversible Pocketclip, 3 oz.:

u/Brave_little_pew_pew · 227 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Knife nut here. Allow me to expound.

Serrated vs Straight - Serrations are good for cutting tough soft things. Thick rope and such. Not much else.

Locking Blade with Pocket Clip - Gerber is awful. Avoid at all costs. Seriously. The construction is sub par and the materials are worse.

Kershaw is a good budget recommendation. Of the Kershaws, I would recommend the entire Ken Onion design lineup (the Leek, the Shallot, and the Chive are the three I would purchase myself. In fact, I own all three)

For the more expensive (and, frankly, gorgeous) options, I cannot recommend Benchmade enough. So many classy blades. In fact, Bechmade gets its own category.

Benchmade - Model 586: Aluminium + black G10 handles, AXIS lock, classy as fuck.

Bali-songs: Models 32, 51, 62, 63, and 67. Interesting little (and big) blades. Very fun, extremely beautiful, and a real crowd pleaser.

And that's all I'm going to type for now (at work). If you are interested, check out Benchmade, Knifecenter, and such. Feel free to head over to /r/knives /r/knifeclub for more information, or just ask me, here in comments or with a PM, if you have any questions.

Oh, and do be careful with those balis. They are partially toys, but very very sharp toys.

EDIT: I will add more when I get home late tonight if I remember to.

u/nwalker85 · 12 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I can't recommend the Kershaw Leek enough. It comes factory sharp enough to shave, it's super slim, and it looks classy as hell.

u/poo-poo · 8 pointsr/EDC

For reference, this was the Kershaw Leek 3" blade

u/Connguy · 7 pointsr/makemychoice

Edit: for the record, I posted this before the lasybugs thing took off

You're not going to make any great progress on a PC build for that price. Besides, PC tech is changing so quickly, you shouldn't buy any one piece of it until you can buy all of it.

If you're looking for X1 games, I'm a huge fan of Destiny, but it's not for everyone. If you're looking for more of a sure hit, check out Shadows of Mordor or Dragon Age: Inquisition.

If you want to change things up a little, here are some of my favorite purchases (I'm a minor Amazon addict):

u/ZombieKingKong · 7 pointsr/EDC

get something not so expensive for your first knife. Here's why:

-Get used to it. Carrying it around, deploy and fold, cut fruit at work with it (see your co-worker's faces when you pull it out). Doing this will let you get use to having one (unfortunately, you will probably lose it).

-Use the shit out of it. cut paper, cardboard, pencils, test it out on thin twigs, branches etc.

-Sharpen it. I don't mean with some cheap easy way of doing it like with a sharpmaker; use a sharpening stone, learn the angles.

-Learn to respect it. No matter how careful you think you are, you will eventually cut yourself doing something you feel is the safe way. You will have a new appreciation for this knife.

I recommend either of these knives (learn the different ways knives can be deployed) thumb hole deployment - speedsafe - thumbstud - flip

Find how the knives also carry in your pocket (left pocket, right pocket, tip up or tip down).

These should be your first steps into getting and owning your first folding knife.

u/Quiet_Dev · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have two recommendations that have never failed me within that price range and bring a lot to the table for the price:

The Delica4 by Spyderco which is large and stays sharp. It can cut and cut and just won't stop. I use this for my outdoor activities where a pocket knife can be used with some abuse. Also has a great grip on it which comes in a multitude of colors. Only knife better by them in my opinion is the paramilitary 2 for about $100 more.

The Ken Onion designed Leek by Kershaw is my gentleman's knife. Very sharp straight out of the box and won't fail you. Much smaller than the Delica4 by equally as trustworthy. Super fast deploy speed and fits in the pocket nicely with or without the clip. Kershaw is known for cheaply priced big bang for your buck knives that just keep on going...and if you lose it, your wallet doesn't feel it. First folder I bought a few years ago and it is still my go-to most days.

u/NathCraft27 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Oh for sure! What's your price range?

For under 40$ some great options would be the Kershaw Leek , the Kershaw Cryo (the Cryo II is a bit larger for almost the same price if you prefer) or anything Kershaw really. You could also look for Sanrenmu knives, they're good for the price.

If you're really serious and you're looking for better quality, I recommend the Spyderco Delica (smaller), the Spyderco Endura (larger) or the Benchmade Griptilian (mini or full size, your choice). I own a mini Griptilian and I love it, I really recommend it if you can justify the price.

u/NoRedditAtWork · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

Clearing things up a bit here, what folks are trying to do is:

A) Not be rude and say that's a garbage knife. The Golden Rule of Knives as far as I'm concerned is that the best knife you have is the one you have on you when you need it. If you have nothing else - high five - that'll do.

B) If you like the skull pattern and whatnot, that's awesome - whatever floats your boat. Most knives you'll see posted here aren't as gaudy or 'mall ninja' (see /r/mallninjashit for an idea of what that means). Knives like that though generally tend to be cheap in both the materials used and the QC for the finished product.

C) There are much better knives you could purchase for $35. Where did you even find that for $35? I wasn't able to find it on Amazon for that price and, relative to what I was seeing listed there, that knife should be ~<$20.

The Spyderco Tenacious is $35 from Amazon right now and is a great starting knife. Some options from Kershaw include the Leek, Skyline or a variety of other models. Someone also mentioned the Ontario Rat 1 which I don't have experience with myself, but is a widely loved knife at the price point. You can also check the $0-100 suggested knife guide for more options.

TL;DR: I don't want to make you feel bad for having that knife, but the $35 could have gotten you better steel, ergonomics and end product quality spent elsewhere.

u/ARKnife · 5 pointsr/knives

The Kershaw Leek is small (and slim) and has a safety feature that keeps the blade closed.

Check out the Benchmade 585-2 as well, its pricier but has the safety on the back so could be unlocked one-handedly and is an excellent knife in general.

u/Bonheim · 5 pointsr/intj

I carry this Kershaw Needs Work as my etc, and this smaller CRKT when I'm at work in nice clothes.

u/EbayNachos · 5 pointsr/knives

>Perhaps because most people just clip them to their belts

I respectfully disagree, I would say most people pocket carry.

For a very think knife the Kershaw Leek is very thin.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This is the pocket knife that I carry. Nice and slim, good blade and can be opened with one hand.

u/alfredbordenismyname · 5 pointsr/knives

Look at the Kershaw Leek, its got a good 3 inch blade, it practically disappears in your pocket, is basically a modern gentlemen's folder, and can get it in several different colors. Its one of the most popular knives out there and is well made. Only thing to watch out for is the tip, its very thin and can break off if you try and use it as a pry bar. You can find the leek for about 40-60 bucks depending on the model.

Link - Kershaw Leek

If you're looking for something heavier duty, the Kershaw Blur or Freefall would be good buys. I use a freefall as one of my EDC knives and think its a great buy for the money. The blur is very well regarded as well, though I don't have experience with one myself.

Link for Blur

Link for Freefall

If you don't absolutely need the spring assist, another idea would be a Spyderco Delica 4, or perhaps a Spyderco Persistence if you want a little cheaper price. Both are solid knives for the money and aren't too bulky in the pocket. You can get the Delica in colors too!

Link for Delica 4

Link for Persistence

u/SirRipo · 4 pointsr/EDC

For the record, I feel the same that the Cryo is too slippery - which is why I'm super glad Kershaw released a G10 version of it last year.

I also agree that the Tenacious is just a bit too big for EDC - and they do make the Persistence, which is a shrunken version of the Tenacious, with a 2.75 inch blade vs the Tenacious' 3-3/8 inch blade. If you wanna go even smaller, the Ambitious has a 2.25" blade. All 3 knives share a similar design (though the Ambitious is small enough that the proportions might look a little weird to some).

A few other knives of note that are standouts in the sub-$50 price range:

  • CRKT Ripple - Ken Onion design with a more-traditional drop point blade, IKBS, 8Cr14MoV. Usually on most people's "Under $50" list.

  • Kershaw Leek - Again, a little slippery and still Speedsafe but a slightly weaker torsion bar so not as forceful. Some people have issues with broken tips since they're a little thin, but this thing was the best under $50 when it came out.

  • Ontario RAT 1 - At $25 this thing is a pretty great package, if not a little big. 3.5" blade, but it's AUS-8 if you don't like the 8Cr China steels (even if they are pretty similar).

  • SOG Flash II - again, a 3.5 inch, AUS-8 blade. Assisted opening, but much less forceful than Speedsafe.

  • The Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K has blown up since it's release and a lot of high speed low drag tactical types love it for EDC use. $25 makes it a pretty appealing choice and rock solid under $30.

  • The Spyderco Delica 4 is just a touch over $50, averaging about $60, but it's also a go-to knife in the $50 for many people. VG-10 steel on this one is a big selling point.

  • On the same hand, the Kershaw Blur is usually available for about $60, and for those looking for a big folder (seriously this thing is large) it's a great choice. Sandvik 14C28N as standard steel, also available with S30V for about $75.

    A few notes here

  • You'll see a lot of sub $50 knives using 8Cr13MoV or 8Cr14MoV. The main difference is a little more Chromium in the 8Cr14MoV, leading to a little more corrosion resistance. A lot of people loved the Skyline, but there were a few issues with minor rust spots on the knives, leading to many companies switching to 8Cr14MoV for some of their knives (most of the budget Kershaws are 8Cr14MoV now).

  • Kershaw has many many options for budget folders under $50, for all kinds of aesthetic tastes. The Chill, Thermite, Link, Oso Sweet, etc. I've owned a handful of Kershaws, and loved all of them, especially for the price.

  • The 8Cr steels (13MoV and 14MoV) are pretty much on par with AUS-8, especially from CRKT, Spyderco, and Kershaw who all do a good job on their heat treats. There's a slight difference in hardness (3 to 4 HRC difference by most counts), but really they're nearly identical for all intents and purposes, mainly sharpening and edge retention. Some people just prefer AUS-8 because they don't like so called "China steel."

    ETA a few more links and some clarification of my still-awake-at-5am rambling.
u/king_human · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw Leek!

And, you'll have enough left over to buy a few cases of fruit.

u/Zak · 4 pointsr/EDC

The Kershaw Leek is on sale for $30 from Amazon. It's made in the US out of higher-end steel than the options you mentioned and the other suggestions. This means it will stay sharp longer, though 14C28N is still very easy to sharpen.

Kershaw's warranty service is also excellent. It's a lifetime warranty and pretty much no-questions-asked. Small parts are available by mail free of charge. Even if you break a blade through abuse, they'll only charge $10 to replace it.

u/orangefolders · 4 pointsr/OKBestFace

So baked goods, socks I need to get on Buns' level if at all possible, 20mm or 22mm Nato Watch Straps, Beers, Maybe a new Flashlight pocket knives, kindle books, T-shirts xxl ( i shrink things a lot), Hoodies same size, games(card, board, video)

u/arecibo560 · 4 pointsr/knives

I highly recommend them, I have the Leek non-serrated. Best Knife I have ever owned.

u/Durzo_Blunts · 3 pointsr/rva

I sincerely wish you good luck, I would want that thing back, too. Worst case scenario, I snagged this (much cheaper) bad boy as an EDC a little while ago. Love the knife, highly recommended if you have to unfortunately purchase a new one.

Kershaw Leek Knife

u/volantemgulo · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm a fan of the kershaw leek

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well heres a list of some from amazon.

u/Shippolo · 3 pointsr/EDC

[This (Keshaw select Fire)] ( has easily been the most useful knife I've owned. The blade itself is good, not great, but certainly good enough for everyday tasks. With typical knives I found myself using the blade to do things that I should have just gone and grabbed a screwdriver for and would end up chipping the edge.

However if you just want something with a good blade I'd recommend [Kershaw Leek] (

u/xg220 · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you want a knife, take a look at the Kershaw Leek it's an awesome, medium sized folder, it is a great value for what you get. Amazon puts them on sale for sub $35 sometimes, so keep an eye out for that. It also has some different colored handle scales if you want to personalize it more to your liking.

If you want something a little smaller than the Leek, you could take a look at the Spyderco Ambitious, which is also a high value knife (less so than it's $35 bigger brother the Tenacious).

If you want an even smaller blade, take a look at the Spyderco Ladybug, it sports a 1.94 inch blade, so very inconspicuous and not "scary looking" at all. It'll look even more fun if you get yellow handle scales on it. They also have a purple version.

These are just a few options for you to look at, it really is only the tip of the iceberg. These are low cost, high value for what you get, I'm recommending the lower cost knives specifically because someone who isn't into knives might not value them as much (and thus not willing to pay higher amounts of money) compared to a person who is into knives. A lot of people think "What do I need a knife for?", well buy one, carry it on your person for a month and get back to me, you will see what a useful tool it is after carrying one for a decent amount of time.

u/Ignutsk · 3 pointsr/EDC

My EDC consists of:

u/tacomanmcjab · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/corvettevan · 3 pointsr/knives

For those that care, I went with a Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek mainly due to its thinness and minimal design.

Thanks for all of your help!

u/halvetyl000 · 3 pointsr/knives

Ah, I see. Kershaw's website has it listed at the full MSRP, but most other vendors sell it at MAP, which is closer to 50 for most versions. Amazon link for example:

u/crookedhead · 3 pointsr/mycology

Looks like OP has the Kershaw Chive. So I was mistaken, mine is a little bit longer, the Kershaw Leek. Great knives!

u/emarkd · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm kinda going off-topic here and I hope my comments don't come across as asshole-y, but how exactly are you losing pocket clipped knives? Millions of people carry pocket clipped knives every day and don't lose them. I've been carrying a pocket clipped knife for close to 30 years and only lost one - and it had a loose pocket clip. I knew it had a loose clip and had been putting off tightening it, so it was my fault, not the knife's.

Could I suggest that you're simply carrying crappy knives? Sorry, but I noticed you're shopping in the United Cutlery class of knives, which is really, really bad quality stuff. I'd bet that if you were to simply buy a better knife, a good quality folding pocket-clipped knife, you'd have much better luck with keeping them. There's a thousand such good knives out there, for just about every budget, but for a quick suggestion, how about a Kershaw Leek? I haven't EDC'd a Leek in a long time, but they're fantastic knives that will serve you well and they don't cost a fortune. I've got several of them in different colors, have carried most of them at one time, and never had an issue with the clip.

If, on the other hand, you really want to carry a fixed blade knife, then go for it. Hell I had a cheap boot knife kinda like that in my shit-kicking, combat-boot wearing days back in the late 90's, so who am I to fault you. I have no idea if its legal or not, as I am not a lawyer, so I can't help you there. Just some things to consider...

u/novel__ · 3 pointsr/knives

I'm going to recommend knives I own. All of these are pretty high-value.

KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter

Manual opening. Own one myself, it's a tank... for 20$? Comes in different colors. Very light.

SOG Flash II

Assisted opening, comes out very forcefully. There's a little "wiggle" in the blade, but if you can get passed that... it's excellent. Somewhat light.

Kershaw Leek

Assisted opening, doesn't come out with as much force as the Flash II. Non-threatening, very well-made. The only thing to watch out for is the delicate tip. It's not like it'll break instantly, though. Just don't pry with it... It's great for detail work. Very thin as well. Very light.

u/BalancedEdge · 2 pointsr/knives

All of these knives I'm linking to the amazon price which is much cheaper. The MSRP's are either in the 50-65 range, or the Amazon price is in the 50-65 range and the MSRP is much higher.

Kershaw Leek

CRKT Swindle

Spyderco Cricket

Cold Steel Code 4 Spearpoint

Cold Steel Code 4 Tanto

u/Kromulent · 2 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Leek:

You might consider a non-assisted opener with a thumb stud. They are nearly as quick once you get used to them, and you'd have more to choose from.

For many years I carried a Buck 110 with an aftermarket thumb stud screwed on to the blade.

u/inertialfall · 2 pointsr/Skookum

Kershaw Leek is my EDC. It's good, sharp, easy to resharpen, and cheap like borsch

It's also spring loaded cam-over with a lock. It's not technically a switchblade so it's even legal in california.

The belt clip is reversible and I always reverse mine and the ones I buy for other people because the knife feels backward or up-side-down in the factory position.

I've had mine for over 10 years and I can't find anything I like better.

u/N3DD3L · 2 pointsr/knives

Or one of my favorites because it's less bulky and can be swiftly opened one hand

Kershaw Leek

u/7thton · 2 pointsr/knives

For day to day stuff, I think a folding knife is more than enough. Multitools are heavy and I wouldn't want to have to lug it around all day on my belt or in my pocket.

As far as recommendations go, you can buy a very nice folding knife for under 50. A lot of people here are going to recommend Spyderco knives, but keep in mind that they are much bigger than other folders in terms of height. (To be more clear, they are not heavier than other knives or necessarily have a longer or thicker blade or handle, but the blades are very wide and that translates to it taking much more room in your pocket.)

I would reccomend a Buck Nobleman. It is nothing fancy, but it has a nice wide blade, comes sharp, has a sturdy liner lock, and a good clip. You can remove the clip is you want. In my opinion, it is the best knife you can buy for 20 bucks.

I can also recommend the Kershaw Leek (this is an assisted opening knife, so research whether or not that is something you'd like) and the Kershaw Skyline.

If you want to spend a little more on a knife that will likely last you forever, from a company that has great customer service, I can recommend a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian.

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 2 pointsr/knives

SRM 710 is officially seconded. For a bit more money (link is $100), MCusta makes some nice looking knives. That's VG-10 and a beauty, my friend. The Kershaw Leek could work as well. The CRKT Drifter is very similar to the SRM 710, but a bit faster and easier to obtain. Higo no Kami knives are potentially pretentious, but beautiful. My final recommendation, the Spyderco Centofante 3 is a great choice for slightly over $50 ($52 on Amazon, right now) and also uses VG-10 but for less, though the Spyderhole isn't appealing to everyone.

For more expensive options (I have multiple on my Amazon wishlist alone), just ask, though since they all break your price limit and I've already done that twice I'll wait for further questioning first.

u/OoogaOoogaYoink · 2 pointsr/knives

I'll give you some options here instead of just one choice.

This CRKT is a wonderful tool.

If you'd like another Spyderco you can't go wrong with a Dragonfly or a Centofante III.

If you've never got a Kershaw they're killer knives for the price. The Leek is a great introduction.

Or, you could buy 2 knives with your fifty. Ontario's RAT I and RAT II are some sweet knives.

Depending on your taste. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these knives.

u/ethanzh · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Tenacious looks good for the price.

So now I'm down to 3 I would like to choose from,

  • Kershaw Cyro

  • Kershaw Leek

  • and the Spyderco Tenacious

    So I think I might be leaning towards the Leek, except for what you said about the thin steel. Will that be a major issue? The Tenacious looks good, only thing is that it doesn't have to spring loaded opening, which is something I didn't really know I wanted until now. Then there's the Cyro, which has a slightly smaller blade (1/4 of an inch shorter), but it also has the spring loaded system, only thing is it doesn't look as simplistic as the Leek, but I think I can get over that. Which would you recommend of the Cyro and the Leek which I've posted? Because I realize there are different variations of each knife, but if I get either, I will be getting the ones I've linked to. Thanks.
u/slowwburnn · 2 pointsr/knives

For cheap assisted knives, Kershaw is the way to go. You can get an OSO sweet under $20, or a cryo under $25, both of which are popular around here in their price range. If you have a little more to spend, the Leek is a great choice.

u/sparkyman215 · 2 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

A good knife. Kershaw stainless steel ones are the best, they aren't cheap when it comes to knives but they last forever (unless you lose it). Carry it in your pocket and make it a habit.
PS: I use a Kershaw 1660

u/d6s · 1 pointr/knives

this is the best pic I could get. the rust is the worst around the bottom of the blade

and I'm still pretty knew to the whole knife scene so I'm not 100% sure. here is a link to the amazon listing where I got it,

it just says "Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish"

u/NewZJ · 1 pointr/knives

I have 2 knives. A Spyderco Tenacious G-10, and a Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek

I'll start with the course diamond and do about 20 passes towards the cutting edge (as if I'm trying to shave the sharpener instead of scraping the blade against it) on each side moving the diamond at an angle so the entire blade was touched. Then the same with the fine diamond, then the same with the Arkansas stone. I'm using the shallow angle option on the blade holder.

I don't strop the blades afterwards with leather.

Good idea about marking the blade edge with a Sharpe, I'll try that.

u/Taboggan · 1 pointr/knifeclub

I would get something a little cheaper like a:

u/SeungOfStorms · 1 pointr/knives

Since you mention carrying in a purse, I'd throw in the Kershaw Leek here too; it's an assist, has a nice steel (14C28N, the same as the Skyline and better than the others) and the tip safety, while not overkill for carrying it clipped to a pocket, could be useful if it's getting jostled around inside a purse to prevent it from drifting open and giving you a nasty surprise when you reach for it.

u/undress15 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd go all black or silver. Tactile Turn pen, Prometheus light and Kershaw silver or black. That's what I'd get in your situation. I own all them in some form or another and they are all great.

u/Tyroneshoolaces · 1 pointr/knives

Kershaw Leek is the greatest knife i've ever owned. If you break it, send it back, they will either fix it or send you a new one. The SpeedSafe opening is amazing.

u/Evolken · 1 pointr/EDCexchange

I would imagine you have a plain one link. But i'll offer it just in case.

u/squizzix · 1 pointr/EDC

The Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife has my vote. Leatherman Wave if you're looking for a heavier duty knife & multi-tool.

Edit: One of the real reasons I love this knife is that they're ~$40. I've yet to find any comparable quality for that price.

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u/Youre_kind_of_a_dick · 1 pointr/iamverybadass

Lol, do you mean S&W? Been in the same boat myself, and those are decent knives. Dig the bigger handles, definitely more ergonomic if you have bigger hands. Higher grades of steel help, but if it's a daily, things are going to wear down regardless. Got a cheap Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener a while back that does a pretty good job of sharpening the tips when using the ceramic rod. Saw it suggested on a video for sharpening recurve blades, and it's been pretty slick. Otherwise, since my current main is more of a straight blade, have just been using a sharpening stone when rarely needed)

Been using this as my every day carry for a while now. Not as rugged, and handle could be a tad bigger, but it can get razor sharp and stay that way, doesn't corrode quickly, and once dull, sharpens super easily (Sandvik 14C28N steel, great for light to moderate usage without a ton of coarse cutting).

If I know I'm going to be cutting more abrasive things like rope, this is my backup. S30V steel doesn't hold a razor sharp edge as long (14C28N is designed to have maximized sharpness) but it's effective cutting edge lasts forever (less wear than 14C28N for abrasive cuts, but also a bit tougher to sharpen).

P.S. I promise I'm not a Kershaw rep, just found two that I've actually stuck with for a long time!

u/maverickps · 1 pointr/EDC

Ken onion Leek by Kershaw:

Amazing knife. slim, light, almost all metal. Tight clip. Opens lightning fast. Great price for what you get.

u/WyrdThoughts · 1 pointr/knives

If you want the original/genuine version of the first knife you linked, try a kershaw leek or the smaller version the kershaw scallion

Edit: fixed link. Also, kershaw makes versions of both models with anodized aluminum scales that weigh ~2.4oz. I carry a Leek with orange anodized aluminum scales for a pop of color.

u/Forrest319 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I think this is a slickest folder out there - very high quality too. Link

And for something larger - a 5" fixed blade I like the look of this Buck 119 blade. Link

I carry this most of the time. But in my pocket so it's more of a tool than an accessory. But I think I might get that Leek in a couple weeks for my birthday.

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u/backlikeclap · 1 pointr/bikepacking

I like these wet wipes a lot. They get very high marks for biodegrading/composting quickly and they're actually flushable unlike many brands of wipes.

I wouldn't overthink your first aid kit too much. Bring along some cloth medical tape, a bandanna, and some NSAIDs and you'll have enough of a kit to deal with injuries at least until you can get real medical help. If you are blister-prone one or two pieces of this paper will be plenty for your trip.

I'm not sure on the legality of this in the UK but I would also consider a small folding knife a good addition to your first aid kit.

I like to bring along a pair of sandals or something similar for camp shoes. It REALLY hurts wearing the same shoes all day.

You might also want to buy a small hand torch if you plan to make camp after dark. This is the one I just picked up.

A food bag like this would be good for snacks - I would just stuff it in the webbing above your seat pack.

Sorry for all the amazon links. Your setup looks great. Beautiful bike!

u/BigSerene · 1 pointr/EDC

I don't personally own one, but I've often seen the Kershaw Leek recommended as a good budget EDC knife.

If you're getting a separate knife anyway, you might choose a Leatherman without a knife, like the Style PS, so that you can take it with you when you travel for summers/breaks.

Other items to consider:

  1. Bandanas: super useful to wipe sweat, blow your nose, clean something up, etc. You can get some cheap ones on Amazon and they weigh nothing, so they're easy to carry around.

  2. Water bottle: I like the Smart Water water bottles, so I bought one in a vending machine and just keep refilling it from water fountains.

  3. Power bank: if it's not convenient to go back to your dorm in between classes/meals, you might want to get a power bank to recharge your phone/tablet/laptop. You can just bring the charging cable, but you may not always have access to a plug.

  4. Flashlight: There's a long list of suggestions in the Frequently Recommended Gear list on the right. Flashlights are just randomly useful a lot.
u/noreallyiamthestig · 1 pointr/EDC

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with this case.

Taurus PT 709 Slim 9mm with this holster.

Papermate Gel 0.7mm Pen

This Columbia wallet

This Kershaw Leek Knife


This Moleskine notebook.

u/beltfedvendetta · 0 pointsr/EDC

>Blems from the factory ( like kershawguys) are perfect for someone starting out. It allows them to see first hand the quality of work a made in the US knife is at a fraction of the cost. Most are not or can not shell out $50 for one that is new and has the warranty that is highly unlikely to be used.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and are under no obligation to agree with me or not. I do not agree. First-time buyers would be better served with having the option of warranty, I think, in case they run into any issues or concerns.

And, frankly, I don't agree with your cost savings argument either. Amazon has Kershaw Leeks brand new, non-blems, with free shipping for $40. A mere $5-15 more than the blem Leek from Kershawguy.

Now - I'd rather support Kershawguy myself. I've bought from him in the past. I'll do so again. But the option is what matters. And you base your argument on cost savings. Cost savings that aren't really there.

> Look up what KAI has for the tolerance. Every blem that goes out of the warehouse is 100% cosmetic.

Absolutely false.

From Thomas W. of KAI/Kershaw:

THG, I always cringe a bit when there are concerns/complaints and even reviews with our blems that hit market. Product that does not pass QC can land in the warehouse sale for a variety of reasons, a sticky lock being one of them. Our blems seemingly have a reputation that they only have scratch and dent issues, which is certainly not the case.

You get what you pay for, and when you get conservative on the purchase of a high dollar titanium piece and go with a 2nd, know that there potentially can be issues with the lock, action, grinds, and/or finish.

>They do not have ANY blems out of the door that are "unsafe"

Consider this: if non-blem Blurs with lock issues have made it out the door (this has been an issue in the past, regardless of whether you want to acknowledge it or not - ironically enough, TheLateBoyScout almost amputated his fingers with a blem Blur that suffered actual lock failure) despite Kershaw doing its best to make sure they were solid, you can get issues with blems.

Is it likely? No. Does it happen? Yes. And to say that they "do not have ANY" when even factory warranty knives have had lock failure problems... No. Just no. No generalization that ridiculous may stand on its own two feet and at this point you're basically straw manning my statement.

>There is a reason I linked to kershawguy. I have used him time and time again for knifes and have talked to him on a personal level more than once. It is the only place I ever recommend a blem to buy from.

This is irrelevant, because I didn't claim you recommended "to just buy a blem from anyone anywhere." A word of warning and a cautionary message to anyone that saw it was all it was. It actually wasn't directed at you at all.