Spring Assist - Kershaw - Leek Silver KS1660
This slim and stylish knife features the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism that enables the Leek to be opened quickly using either the ambidextrous thumb stud or the index finger flipper. All Leek models have handles that are drilled for both tip-up and tip-down clip carry. A safety lock provides added security to assure that the blade will not deploy while clipped in pocket. 7" overall, 3" blade.
How are Spring Assist different from a Gravity Knife or Switchblade Knife?
Gravity or Switch Blade knives feature a button, level, or other type of switch that releases a spring pressure to automatically open the blade. On a Spring Assist knife, there is no separate button or switch. Instead, you apply pressure to part of the blade to begin the opening process. This is usually a small bump of metal which sticks out under the knife, making it fast and comfortable to use. Once you press on that part of the blade, it automatically opens and locks into place. Since the action of opening the knife is started by pressing the blade metal, instead of a button or switch, it is considered to bypass the laws which ban Switch Blade knives.
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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 4.50 out of 5
Reviewed by Brian McCullar on Feb 05, 2010
4 out of 5
Reviewed by andrew rubinstein on Mar 19, 2009
5 out of 5