In our extensive testing of a select grouping of the world's best pocket knives, we found the Kershaw Leek to represent the cream of the crop at a reasonable price. Our test included less expensive knives and knives ready for more aggressive usage, but none struck the value balance as well as the Leek. We granted the Leek our Best Buy award in consideration for its usefulness, durability and reasonable price.
Testers liked the blade almost as much as the twice-as-expensive Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585 and found the Leek's overall shape to disappear into a pocket just as smoothly as the much smaller and lighter Gerber STL 2.0 Fine Edge. Aesthetically, the Leek was probably the most inspiring knife in our test. All who viewed it exclaimed at the smooth lines and form-meets-function brilliance. For even lower purchase cost, check out our other Best Buy winning Opinel No. 8.