If you prefer your knife in basic black” this one just might be your perfect EDC. To create this matte-black look” Kershaw engineers ionize metal and deposit it on both blade and handle as a microns-thin coating. This process results in a coating known as DLC” or Diamond-Like Carbon” which is hard and scratch resistant. With its 3-inch blade” the Leek is a good-sized knife” but not too big. The slim design makes it easy to carry and its razor-sharp blade of high-performance Sandvik 14C28N means it can take care of a full range of cutting tasks. The blade is a modified drop-point” so it’s a good slicing knife” while the slim tip gives it piercing capability and the ability to do detailed work. The Leek features the SpeedSafe(R) ambidextrous assisted opening system. Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed” just pull back on the flipper and the Leek’s blade is ready to go to work. For confident blade use” a super-secure frame lock keeps the blade locked during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks the blade closed when folded. The pocketclip can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard.