Kershaw starting Sprint Runs!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Hackenslash, May 6, 2020.

  1. JuJu-

    JuJu- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    That's a bangin price for that model and a sprint to boot! Love the random leek blade and the yellow looks great too! I know im getting one!


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    SOLEIL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Well guys I don't know how exclusive this run will be but it will sell out fast. The price is right for S30V, cheap actually. I have always had good luck with Kershaws heat treat on whatever steel they use. Still have and use an 1660CKTST from 2004 that is S30V with DLC, I think it was the first Leek to use S30V. It's held up amazingly well over the years. I just ordered two, get them while they last.
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  3. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Well I ordered one. Never got a chance to handle a Random Leek, so I wasn’t gonna wait...excited for when it arrives in da BK!
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  4. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    and what annoys me is kershaw is doing new models, like this husker, in 4cr13 steel :(

    it's truly sad - why don't they spin off a lower-tier off brand like mtech... maybe they could call it kteck? ; )
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  5. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Sold out as I was checking out. That's a big bummer, this was one of the few sprints I would have been interested in. :(

    On the other hand, I guess I do prefer the framelock Leeks... And I've probably been buying too many knives lately. :)
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  6. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    the copper handle leek - but with s30v instead of cpm-154... that would be insta-buy for me
  7. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Ok, scratch that... Looks like they came back in stock. In for one!

    See you boys on the couch!
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  8. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I caved and bought one too. I'm so disappointed in myself. I was able to resist a Mini Ritter Hogue but gave in to a yellow Leek! I've been on a no-buy string for a few weeks now...
  9. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Freedom for @Fullflat!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Meh, near miss for me. I'd have bought one if it was just a black or stonewashed blade. Blackwash doesn't do it for me.
  10. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    "Kershaw starting Sprint Runs!"

    ...further blurring the line between ZT and Kershaw.
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  11. mugwump867


    Jul 12, 2004
    I can't even count how many Leeks have been through my hands over the years but I've never kept one around for long due to an aversion to SpeedSafe. That being said, I really like yellow, and cerakote, and S30V, and the price is a real breath of fresh air given all the recent increases so I nabbed one. Who knows, maybe this will be the Leek that sticks around.
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  12. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    How is that? The Leek is not a new model and has been made in different configurations since 2002...
  13. Tigerfan

    Tigerfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    Couldn't resist. Also ordered one.
  14. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Hmm... I think I'm gonna do a blade swap and throw the Random S30V blade on a carbon fiber handle.

    This has me fairly excited to see what Kershaw releases next. I wasn't expecting such a reasonable price. Now if we could only get them to come back to the forums....
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  15. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    I think that @Mako was referring to was a that they released a ZT with AO that looks more that Kershaw that ZT, anyways, any new bareknuckle sprint should be awesome as a beater or backup knife, really like that design, more than most ZT’s
  16. superpog

    superpog Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 9, 2019
    The information conveyed in that 30 seconds video ads can be well covered by 4 words... should at least contain some example models etc. o_O
  17. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    @Grandmaster is on the right track.

    I didn't mention the Leek specifically. Watch the video in the OP's post announcing Kershaw's new sprint program. In general, too many ZTs are already virtual Kershaw sprints (e.g. ZT0470 vs Kershaw Atmos, ZT0095 vs Kershaw Link) which blurs the distinction between the two brands. To fans of the ZT brand (including myself), who have already been stilted with few new ZT releases and even less "new designs" over the past 2-3 years, it further signals Kai's strategic shift in resources to the Kershaw brand at the expense of the ZT brand. What did ZT announce at the last show: one new design (ok good) and a new ZT box. Hey everyone come to my booth to see my new box (for christ sake).

    Don't get me wrong, I celebrate the development of the Kershaw brand and hope their new sprint program is a success.
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  18. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Well at least it shows Kershaw's new box:)
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  19. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    TI shallot with Cruware please
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  20. Jacobkg

    Jacobkg Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2020
    In! I had a leek about 8 years ago that was lost in a break-in. Always really liked it and this is a great way to step it up a notch.

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