The Leek is one of Kershaw's most popular products, thanks to its EDC-friendly size and versatile features. With a new suit of carbon fiber on its handles and packing high-performance CPM 154 steel, the new Leek CF takes one of the best and makes it even better. The best part: we're giving one away for free! This week, we're giving a lucky winner this updated classic, brought to you by our sponsor Kershaw.
How do you improve upon a knife that's already an EDC crowd favorite? For Kershaw and their popular Leek knife, all it takes is a fresh set of premium materials. With its upgraded blade steel and gorgeous carbon fiber handle, the new 1660CF Leek just got prettier, lighter, and stronger.
Instead of using heavy stainless steel handles, Kershaw gave the Leek the gentleman's knife treatment by swapping in stunning carbon fiber. This attractive patterning allows this new Leek to operate in a more dressy ensemble than the original. But it does more than just look great: the carbon fiber handle actually makes for a lighter knife. Weighing in at only 2.3 ounces, the Leek CF weighs 25% less than the classic Leek.
Kershaw also opted for CPM 154 blade steel in the Leek CF as a more premium option compared to the Sandvik 14C28N steel you can find on the standard Leek. CPM 154 has a higher carbon content and toughness, allowing it to hold an edge longer and last against hard use. It retains its excellent modified drop-point blade shape, making it great for cutting tasks. It also keeps the fast one-handed SpeedSafe assisted flipper opening.
If you haven't yet picked up a Leek for your everyday carry, this is the model to get. Even if you have the original Leek, the new one cuts it that much better. Make it a part of your EDC today at the link below.
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This past week, EDC brands you know and love came together to show off their latest and greatest gear at the industry's biggest annual trade show—SHOT Show 2017.
The show is massive, with literally tons of new products on display within the tactical, hunting, and outdoor industries.
We scoped out some of the biggest names in the EDC scene to check out what they're bringing to the table this year.
In this quick post-show recap, we're giving you a sneak peek at some of our favorite new knives, lights, and other EDC gear we saw that should definitely be on your radar.
Thumbstuds, thumb holes, and even assisted-open flippers can be too slow.
A great everyday carry knife doesn't just carry well in the pocket and feel good in your hand. It should be ready the second you need it, with a quick and safe deployment of its blade. And few things are quite as fast as the Emerson “wave” design.
It's the feature built front and center into the Kershaw and Emerson series of collaboration knives, combining Kershaw's manufacturing prowess with Emerson's unique and functional designs. The patented wave-shaped feature enables the CQC-6K to deploy as soon as you pull it from your pocket, with the tab on the knife catching on your pocket seam to open the blade in one motion.
Of course there's a still a great knife behind the system. The CQC-6K comes with a 3.25”, modified clip-point blade made from stonewashed 8Cr14MoV which makes it versatile for both cutting and piercing. It secures into place during use with a frame lock, and folds back into a combination G-10/410 handle. You can also carry the CQC-6K comfortably thanks to its reversible pocket clip.
Ready to give your EDC knife the edge on speed? Pick up the CQC-6K from Amazon at the link below while it's on sale.
* Price shown reflects Deal pricing at the time of publication, and may have changed since.
When choosing the best pocket knife for your everyday carry, one of the decisions you'll need to make is what type of blade edge you should choose.
The common recommendation is to go with a plain edge (for reasons we'll get into later), but you might notice two other types of edges: serrated and combo edges. Instead of an unbroken edge on the blade, these two alternatives add some “teeth” to the knife.
You may not have needed serrations on your knife before, or don't know enough about them to add them to your kit. In our last guide for custom-designed knives for everyday carry, one reader asked: “Why don't you guys ever feature serrated knives?”
Well today we will, and our goal is to compare each type of edge in the context of EDC tasks so you can make the right choice when picking one.