Kershaw Rainbow Leek

Kershaw began its foray into the knife business sometime during 1974. The company was originally based in Portland Oregon, but most early knives were manufactured in Japan. The first US manufacturing plant was opened in 1997 & the company currently offers knives made in the U.S., Japan, & China. Pete Kershaw (an ex Gerber salesman) started the business.
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Kershaw Rainbow Leek

Post by singin46 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:58 am

This 1660 I picked up at the Goodmans show today and they are really well made for the money I think. Very sharp out of the box and came with a pouch and a disk to show you how to operate it. I'm sure I will carry it alot.
Plus, when they said rainbow, they weren't kiddin. :shock:

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Post by Sauconian » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:11 am

I'm sure you'll like it Perry. I have two Kershaws and can never decide which to carry. Nice knives, and sharp too.

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Post by Cope » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:50 am

Great lookin knife Perry. I recently made the mistake of buying my first Kershaw knife. I now see more in my future and this is one I've been wanting to get to keep my little Chive company. Like I said, its my first Kershaw and I am still amazed about this knife. It's just an awesome little knife in every way. (thanks El Lobo!) Good score on that one! ::ds::


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Post by jonet143 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:33 pm

pretty colors in the sky, like a rainbow...that is a purty knife perry.
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Post by justold52 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:59 pm

I am so glade you are pleased with her.... :)

It is not often that I influence a man on a knife I like as well.

You are going to have an illness now checking out more Kershaws... :lol:

Here is a neet one I just traded for with Walkindude. She is not as Unique but she wants to go to work.

She is named NEEDS WORK on the box. Again just a grate knife for the money. Sandvik 13C26 Stainless 4 1/2 "
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Post by singin46 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:17 pm

Thanks very much guys. I like it alot, Fits nicely in the pocket and very thin too, perfect for carrying.


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Post by Edgewise » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:14 am

jonet143 wrote:...that is a purty knife perry.
Even more purty that my pink one. :mrgreen:
Kershaw seems to put out quite a variety of anodized handle patterns. The anodized aluminum is almost as versatile as celluloid.
I was just thinking how nice a Kershaw thread would be and VOILA! here we are.

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Post by singin46 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:41 am

Edgewise, I agree. Thanks, they are very consistent and well made knives i feel. Kershaw is out with the Scallion for 08 with the anodized, it's a nice size for pocket carrying. But now if you're thinkin you want to unload that Benchmade pink, lets talk. ::tounge::

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Post by MITCH RAPP » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:09 pm

8) Perry, Very Cool little Leek! ::tu:: Since this is a Kershaw thread,

here is another one of my favorite Kershaw's. The "Offset 1597"

OFFSET
KS-1597
Length, Overall: 9.0"
Blade Length: 3.75"
Blade Material: Metal Injection Molded 440C, Black finish
Mechanism: Speed Safe Assisted Opening
Lock: Stud Lock
Handle Material: Black Splash Anodized 3D milled T6061
Pocket Clip: Yes, Tip up Carry
Weight: 8.5oz
Notes: 2005 Blade Show Award Winner, Engraved Pocket Clip
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Post by justold52 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:12 pm

singin46 if it's PINK you want ?

I will trade you a PINK 1660 for a Rainbow 1660. ::nod::

If it his PINK Benchmade then I do not have one of them.

MITCH RAPP Your knife is a lot more than just a pocket knife.

When you have that one in your hand. I am sure you want to say "I can survive with the help of my Kershaw"... ::nod::
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Re: Kershaw Rainbow Leek

Post by Edgewise » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:17 pm

singin46 wrote:...when they said rainbow, they weren't kiddin...
Now I've got to wondering whether use or patina will remove or spoil that wonderful rainbow effect on the blade.

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Post by singin46 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:43 am

Ken says it holds up quite well Edgewise. ::tu:: He says he still doesn't have a scratch on his. And I know he's carried it. Mitch, love that Kershaw man. :shock: Never seen one before, I'm a little hungry for it now and the E T CAMO too. ::nod:: Guess I'll have to work a few more 12 hour days like today. ::yawn:: Ken, I'm holdin on to this baby but you can still send me that if you want to. :mrgreen: ::tounge::

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Post by Edgewise » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:22 pm

I was drooling over singing46's rainbow trout, I mean leek, and I noticed something I never noticed before; what looks like an axis lock at the wrong end of the handle, but it doesn't seem to go through to the other side. Could that be a closed lock?
The chive has it too, but no other knives or companies have it and I haven't seen any mention of it. Is it another Kershaw innovation?
A closed lock would be great because I am always thinking a thumbstud might catch on a pocket thread and open in my pocket.
Just think what an open Para Military can do in a pocket. :shock: :roll: :oops: :? :( ::paranoid:: ::dang:: ::disgust:: ::shrug::
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Post by El Lobo » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:52 pm

It's a safety. When closed/engaged, it covers the very tip of the blade, and keeps it from opening at inopportune times... :shock:

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Post by jonet143 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:59 pm

i was unfamilliar with an axis lock so....

http://www.equipped.org/pop_up_axis_lock.htm
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