Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek Folding Knife Review

by Knife Expert on November 9, 2013

I recently tested the Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek Folding Knife and found it to be a good, slim folding knife with an easy to carry design. I liked the modified drop point shape of the blade and that made this a really good slicing knife.

The blade itself is made from 14C28N high-performance Sandvik stainless steel and one that’s known to retain a good edge over a long period of time. The best part is that the Kershaw 1660 came with Speed safe assisted opening for fast and easy one handed opening.

It also has a drilled hole in the handle for you to attach a lanyard (I used mine with a parachute cord) and if you’re one who looks only at “Made in USA” knives, then this might be a really good choice for you.

Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek Folding Knife Review

Key Specs & Features:

  • Knife Length – 7 inches
  • Blade Length – 3 inches
  • Weight – 2.4 ounce
  • Blade Material – Sandvik 14C28N with a stonewashed finish
  • Made in USA – Yes
  • Handle has a DLC coating

Kershaw 1660SWBLK Leek Folding Knife – Sale & Discount

The price for this folding survival knife is just under $80 although at the time I bought it, Amazon was offering this at a huge 51% discount (just in time for the holiday period and Black Friday).

If you’re looking for a budget folding knife for all types of situations, then this one’s for you.


George January 23, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Am very fortunate having Kershaw in my back yard. Even then, cannot recommend a better knife to have along for all situations. Just tie a length of parachute cord to the lanyard hole, and you are ready to go in any situation – just don’t carry it on-board a flight as you will loose it – pack it in your luggage. Had that happen and the reason I ordered this replacement! One is able to open it with one hand and speed safe keeps it closed until needed.

Matt February 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Can’t go wrong with a Kershaw, they are awesome knives. I carry a Blur with a S30V blade, love that knife. Very good review, thanks for the info.

Knife Expert June 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Thanks Matt, I appreciate the comment.
I hope the Kershaw Blur is still treating you well.
I have that one down to take a closer look at now. If you love it enough to comment about, it’s definitely worth me looking at it.

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