Damascus Blade Kershaw Leek- Fordite
The Damascus steel in this knife is made by Alabama Damascus and has 512 layers of high and low carbon steel. This knife had the steel made in Alabama, the knife is made in Portland and the handle was applied in Santa Fe NM. A truly American made knife!
The Kershaw Leek just may be the ideal EDC (everyday carry). 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. It features Fordite, aka Detroit agate or Motor Agate, is pre-1985 automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed by the now extinct practice of hand spray-painting multiples of production car bodies in large automotive factories. The over-sprayed paint in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car bodies were moved on. Over time, many colorful layers built up there. These layers were hardened repeatedly in the ovens that the car bodies went into to cure the paint. Some of these deeper layers were even baked 100 times!!
Please note: This knife is equipped with a clip on one side.