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Kershaw 1660TSW- S30v or 14C28N?????

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by veubent, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. veubent

    veubent

    Apr 26, 2009
    Hey, ive become interested in collecting Kershaw Leeks and have a question. Ive been looking at the random leeks and am having conflicting information about the 1660TSW. One website tells me its S30v and another says its 14C28N. Id be very thankfull if someone could clear this up for me. Below are just 2 of the many conflicting sites. In the description they say the same knife is different steels. If you know 100% please let me know about the 1660TSW. Thanks

    S30v site
    http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=3270270

    14C28N site
    http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4167618

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  2. kvwpwr

    kvwpwr

    132
    Nov 2, 2009
    I googled it and found a you tube review and the guy said it's s30v. Emailing kershaw would be a good idea.
     
  3. Thomas W

    Thomas W Banned by Moderators

    Oct 11, 2005
    The 1660TSW has a blade steel done up in 14C28N.
     
  4. veubent

    veubent

    Apr 26, 2009
    Thanks Thomas, i was hoping you saw this thread. Is there any Random leeks in different steels besides 14C28N? If so i would really apreciate model numbers. Thanks again!!

    Mike
     
  5. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    The 1660TGRYST looks very similar to the 1660TSW both having the "reverse tanto" style blade. The 1660TGRYST was available with S30V. You can still find them for sale.
     
  6. veubent

    veubent

    Apr 26, 2009
    Thanks Morrowj, any chance that was offered in plain edge?

    Mike
     
  7. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    I believe approximately 500 were made with plain-edged blades but the steel was not S30V. The steel was 13C26. The plain edged models are very hard to find. I've not seen any around for quite some time.
     
  8. veubent

    veubent

    Apr 26, 2009
    Alrighty, thanks for the info. It looks like im ganna have to settle for the basic plain edge model in 14C28N. With there was a PE model in a better steel.

    Thanks again

    Mike
     
  9. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Give the 14C24N a try......I'm really quite happy with it. I carry this one around frequently. A 14C24N blade from 1660TSW with G-10 scale on the non-clip side. My coveted "FrankenLeek" :)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. 2brothers

    2brothers

    Apr 22, 2007
    1660T Random Leek 13C26
    1660TSW Random Leek 14C28N
    1660TGRYST Random Leek Serr S30V

    :)
     
  11. Buckles

    Buckles

    545
    Dec 16, 2009
    i bought one today. it has an Dec '07 manufacture date on it. but its brand new. it has the 13c26 plain edge blade.
     
  12. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Nice....Where did you buy it?
     
  13. PG5768

    PG5768 Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thomas is the best source for this type of info, 2brothers and morrowj_98 are pretty knowledgeable, too. 14C28N. Its a limited production model with a frame lock:

    "1660TSW Random Leek/Standard FL/14C28N steel debut 984 Pieces"
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  14. veubent

    veubent

    Apr 26, 2009
    One last question, In general what is the "better" steel between 13c26 and 14C28N. Im talking in general and not wanting any huge discussion to start. Ive seen to many threads taken off course by a question like this. I mean obviosly S30v is a "better" steel than 440, this is all im looking for.
     
  15. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Both are Sandvik steels and are very similar. 14C28N is advertised as being a little more rust resistant. I really don't notice much difference between the two in terms of edge retention and ease of sharpening.
     
  16. D'ohboy

    D'ohboy

    128
    Aug 12, 2009
    I would love a Random Leek in something like s110v or zdp-189.
     
  17. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    So would I. :)

    I doubt you'll see anything in 110V for a while if ever. ZDP-189 Random Leek.....who knows. The Leek is a big seller for Kershaw and they've shown a willingness to produce many different variations of it.
     

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