1660 Factory Second (XXXX Marking)


When you find a Kershaw Leek that has a "XXXX" lasered onto the blade, it indicated that it is a Kershaw Factory Second. Here is the explanation copied and edited from Kershaw's WEB site.

Kershaw USA brand have very high standards of quality. Every Kershaw product is closely inspected to ensure it meets those high standards. Sometimes, products don't quite live up to our highest standards, yet they're perfectly okay in every other way. For example, a scratch on the handle can disqualify a knife from being "first quality," but there's nothing wrong with it functionally. This type of product is considered a "factory second," that is, second quality, rather than first quality. A product like that may go into our annual Warehouse Sale. Other types of products that qualify for our Warehouse Sale are discontinued items and items that we have too many of: "overstocked" items.

There are a couple things you should know about these factory seconds. First, you can recognize them by the "XXXX" lasered onto the blade. Second, these products DO NOT carry our Limited Lifetime Warranty. However, we will still be happy to sharpen your knives for FREE for as long as you own them.

Technical Specs:

  • Blade length: 3" (7.5 cm)
  • Closed length: 4" (10.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7" (17.9 cm)
  • SpeedSafeŽ assisted opening
  • Frame lock


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