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Old 05-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Shad Roe Shad Roe is offline
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Kershaw Leek Damascus?




Anyone have/use a Kershaw Leek with Damascus blade? How does it hold up edge-wise,rust?,easy to sharpen?

They sure look nice to me.

I already have a Kershaw Leek. I know I like the basic knife.

They are about $100 + or - from most sources.

I know squat about Damascus steel.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:57 AM
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Various eBay sellers offer them for around $85 shipped.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:56 AM
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Yep. I paid a little too much. Mine was around $85+about $5 shipping.
And I didn't have to deal with all the ebay crap. Worth it to me.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:54 PM
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Got the damascus Leek today! The black,coated handle looks good with this blade. Scary-sharp blade with even scarier-sharp point.

You Leek lovers know what I mean.

I already took out the little safety device. I've been carrying a stainless Leek for long enough to know it ain't gonna spring in my pocket. (I never sprung a Leek.)

Keeper! Nice little blade.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:36 PM
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I love Leeks.
It will function perfectly in Damascus. Get 2.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:31 PM
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Me too,thump!

The surprise,to me,was how much "non-skid" the tungsten-coated handle is,especially compared to the satin,stainless steel handles. There's not much "satin" left on my older,SS, Leek;it's pretty slick.

The damascus blade(Mar.'09) is way sharper than whatever SS blade came on the (Feb.'04) Leek. I don't think it is the Sandvik(?)

It(damascus) seems to just have the ability to have a sharper blade;and,I think the angle of the edge is a little shallower on the damascus. Daddy like.

I am VERY happy with this new one. Already got a little finger-nick(blood) from the damascus;so,I really feel like it's mine now.

I would get two of them;but,recently got a full,flat-ground Spyderco(for picnics,slicing veggies etc.). My pocket-knife budget is blown.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:37 PM
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I have one and like it. Blade is made from high carbon, non-stainless type steels- primarily 52100, 5160 and 15N20. It will indeed take a nice edge and hold it, take care as it will rust if you aren't careful.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:21 AM
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tenpen,thanks for the info on the types of steel used. I was wondering about that.

I am unfamiliar with any of the steels you listed;but,it is holding an edge very nicely.

I can see buying another damascus knife at some point.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:48 AM
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Damascus surgery

The modified Wharncliffe/pointy-ness of the Leek is well-known. The point on my damascus Leek just performed a seed-wartectomy (on me) with absolutely,laser-like precision.

Hardly any collateral tissue was disturbed. Truly impressive,scalpel-like sharpness.

I'm going to carry this knife a lot;and,use it a very little. I have a Spyderco to abuse.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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I have an AG Russell One Hand in Damascus Steel. Although I love the knife and beat the crap out of it the Damascus Steel is nothing special for sure.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:01 PM
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ADC,nothing special compared to what?

What blade steel do you like better? Why?

You beat the crap out of it and love it;but,it's not special?
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:53 PM
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ADC,nothing special compared to what?
What blade steel do you like better? Why?
You beat the crap out of it and love it;but,it's not special?
I'm not an knife expert and don't know much about different steels. I'm just saying it doesn't hold an edge very well.

I know it doesn't make sense. But I beat the crap out of the knife and even with the deficiency I still love the knife.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:04 PM
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ADC,you are saying that the damascus steel in your knife does not hold an edge very well,right?

How does your damascus AG Russell blade re-sharpen?

I have not needed to re-sharpen mine yet;but,I'm hoping it is way easier to sharpen than some of the "wonder" steels out there.

This is a HUGE plus in my little book(if a blade can be re-sharpened easily).
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:23 PM
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How does your damascus AG Russell blade re-sharpen?

I have not needed to re-sharpen mine yet;but,I'm hoping it is way easier to sharpen than some of the "wonder" steels out there.
Easy to sharpen. This is what I use. I use the "Blue"



Again I'm not an knife expert.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:40 PM
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I have the exact same sharpener,in blue also. I mostly use that for my serrated edges though. It will work for any edge-type.

Thanks,ADC!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:02 PM
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Thanks,ADC![/QUOTE]
Hope I didn't steer you wrong.
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