I’ve been carrying a Spyderco Delica 4 FFG knife for almost a year now and I love the size and usability of that knife. I’ve practiced enough with the Spyderco that I can open it pretty quickly with a flick of my thumb. That said, I’ve always been intrigued by the auto-opening / assisted opening type knives.
Ordered the Kershaw Leek 1660 knife from Amazon for about $50 including shipping (Amazon PRIME) and it arrives in two days! Hooray for PRIME.
First off, it’s a beautiful folder. The sleek and smooth surface is a Tungsten DLC coating over the aluminum handle. I’m not sure how long it’ll stay that smooth but it feel great to hold.
The ambidextrous assisted opening technology is called Speedsafe. It allows the user to open the knife quickly using any one-hand. It’s not super fast like a traditional auto-knife but it’s fast enough. It also has a lock at the end (left in photo) that allows you to lock the knife for whatever bizarre reason you’d have to do so.
And the knife fully deployed.
it is also a really light knife, I think weighing in around 2.4 ounces. It is nice to carry, definitely not Crocodile Dundee’s “KNIFE” but sharp and useful enough to carry everyday.
Wanted an EDC flashlight and thought about getting one from Surefire or Fenix, but the ones that are really popular were really expensive. Products like the Surefire Titan or 6P were at least 80-200 bux.
Saw a review over on YouTube and decided to get one. It’s the awesome Maratac AAA Electro Polished Stainless, here’s the video review by chanderson1.
it comes in a cute red tube case :
and this is what’s inside :
It’s small as hell! just slightly larger than a AAA battery. the light is also very bright on the highest setting.
The only quirky thing is to turn it on, you twist the cap, to select between the three brightness modes, you twist off and on quickly. It also doesn’t hold the previous setting, so it keeps rotating to the next setting, meaning if you turned it off when it’s brightest, the next time you turn it on, it’ll be on lowest, so you’ll have to twist the cap twice to get it back to the brightest setting.
here are the brightness settings :
Medium Mode, 18lm Output for 4 Hours
Low Mode, 1.5lm Output for 50 Hours
High Mode, 62lm Output for 48 Minutes
Now I have a bright light in my pocket and I don’t even feel it. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised today when my Spyderco Persistence arrived at my doorstep and even more so when I opened the package. I expected it to be smaller and of a lower quality, considering it’s relatively cheap price of $32 shipped from http://yourcornerstore.com.
The quality is nothing short of amazing. It’s built with G-10 grips and the steel feels very hard and strong. It’s a blade designed for “EDC” (Every Day Carry) use. You can see it how the blade looks like when flipped open :
Blade retention is great. The blade is held in place after opening by the frame of the blade. The lock is solid and it’ll be rare for it to slip :
I love how the blade looks, fat, tough and not skinny. I can’t stand the slim line type of knives, just looks weak to me 🙂
here’s a good review of this knife by Nutnfancy :