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Old 04-04-2014, 06:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mich1377usmc View Post
CRKT Hammond Cruiser , this is my EDC.

I was thinking about that one!
So my 3 choices now are
Kershaw chill
Kershaw Leek
Crkt hammond cruiser
The only thing I don't like about the leek is the grip/handle, too slippery looking.

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Old 04-04-2014, 06:24 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Mosin View Post
Under $30..get a Kershaw.

Had one as a work knife, abused the living hell out of it for maybe 5-6 years, lasted me until someone stole it.

Ended up replacing it with a spyderco.... I'd rather have my Kershaw back.
This is why I'm carrying the little Kershaw Chive today; somebody "borrowed" my Leek.

I haven't had a spyderco, so I can't compare quality.

The shape of the Leek grip makes it feel more secure than it looks.
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I have one issue (or more so a commment) on the leek. Like I said I carry the knife every day but one thing to look out for is the hardness of the steel. The leek (14c28n steel)is a moderately hard steel so it will hold a edge, but use it for prying and you will snap it very easy. In fact I dropped the leek and it stuck in the carpet and when I pulled the knife out the tip was bent over. I was able to work the tip back to a nice profile, in my opinion 14C28N Steel is about the same as g10 steel maybe a little better at holding a edge, do to the higher hrc.

All in all I'm very happy with the knife, and you can get a very nice polished edge, that is very sharp. Once you get it sharp it will stay that way with a quick stropping after use.
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