There was a recent deal of the day where the Kerhsaw Leek was on sale for $31.24. Now, it’s currently on sale as part of Amazon’s 20% off select Kershaw Leek knife promo, for $32.50. If you missed last month’s deal, this is your second chance to pick one up at a good price.
For a closer look at the Kershaw Leek pocket knife, check out our review here.
Here’s a summary of why you should buy one:
- Useful blade shape, sharp out of the box
- Very compact and pocketable
- Fast opening (assisted opening)
- Great quality
- Modest aesthetics
The Leek is a great USA-made folding knife that’s compact and easy to use. It’s a solid choice for one’s first EDC knife, or anyone looking for a slim folder.
It features an assisted opening mechanism, which you might or might not like. I liked such features at first, but currently prefer full-manual flipper mechanisms. Flipper-opening knives usually command higher price tags, although there is a recommended Ruike that you can buy for around the same as the Leek.
Back when I bought mine 10-1/2 years ago (wow has it been that long?!), I paid a little over $38 on Amazon. It’s amazing that Kershaw has been able to keep the pricing relatively affordable without compromising the quality.
Update: As a reminder, you are responsible for knowing your local knife laws before buying or carrying any pocket knife. Here’s a good resource to start with. Assisted opening knives are sometimes mis-categorized and misinterpreted. When in doubt, full-manual knives are the safer choice.