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Leek or Minigrip

Discussion in 'Knives' started by ketchupgun, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. ketchupgun

    ketchupgun Loaded Pockets

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    I'm posting this here because no one else on the planet will listen to my woes:

    a few months back, while wearing pants with really thin pockets...I lost my MiniGriptillian in a park...could not ever find it (it was fall..tons of stupid leaves)

    got a few bucks sitting in a paypal now....I was always a toss up between the mini grip or the kershaw leek.

    What would you do if you were me....give a leek a go, or replace Old Awesome?

    thx folks ;(
     
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  2. woolfam

    woolfam Loaded Pockets

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    I own a Leek. I love the design, but I'm hesitant to carry it because it: A) the clip makes it ride higher in my pocket than I like, and B) the slabs are pretty slick. So between the two choice, I'd pick the Mini Grip.

    (However, truth be told, I carry a Delica because it is thinner than the Griptillian and feels better in my pocket.)
     
  3. chanroc

    chanroc Loaded Pockets

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    As a general EDC, the leek is great, but I wouldn't use it for any heavy duty task.

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  4. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    Minigrip...

    Then put a bright colored lanyard on it...

    Heck, while your at it, get a yellow or orange one!

    Leeks are super easy to carry and very sharp, but I've had bad luck with the tip bending.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. NKlamerus

    NKlamerus Loaded Pockets

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    MiniGrip.

    Depending on the color of the leaves I would avoid orange or yellow or red.....it might blend in too much.

    You could always try a Moonglow scale and wait until dark. Or get a metal detector! Or keep a magnet on you.
     
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  6. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    If it's about the Leek, better try a Chill. I own both and the manual Chill works smoother and faster than the spring assisted Leek.
    The only advantage of the Leek is that it's available in several steels, the compound version being the nicest to me if there wasn't that spring inside.
     
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  7. CanvasNBrass

    CanvasNBrass Loaded Pockets

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    MiniGrip.
     
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  8. PKFan

    PKFan Empty Pockets

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    Another vote for the Mini-grip. While they're more expensive, you can get them with factory G-10 scales now, in case the "plastic" feel of the standard scales is bothersome. And a deep carry clip, too.
     
  9. tankmbt

    tankmbt Loaded Pockets

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    Add another for the mini grip. I never could get comfortable with my Leek, just seems to be built more delicate than the griptilian. Could just be in my head, ymmv.
     
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  10. Cobra 6 Actual

    Cobra 6 Actual Loaded Pockets

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    ... this is getting monotonous, but get the Mini Grip!
     
  11. tyman26

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    Grip or delica, I've broken the tip off my my leek


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  12. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    I actually like the Leek's tip, great for delicate cuts and by all means, it's a knife, not a pry bar ;)
     
  13. Kilted1

    Kilted1 Loaded Pockets

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    Sorry for your loss. I'd go for the Leek! It's a good knife and if you decide you're not in love, you're already halfway to saving for the mini-grip.
     
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  14. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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  15. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    Boys will be boys...

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  16. jrad

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    Mini grip!

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  17. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Don't be cheap! Buy them both. :) Variety is the spice of life.. just ask Adahn

    If you are stuck with the ability to only get one knife and you were happy with "Old Awesome", I would stick with what you know. Why risk getting a knife you aren't happy with or that doesn't fit your particular EDC needs? I like the Leek, carried one for some time, and love the blade design, but my uses are not yours and vice versa.
     
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  18. JPHing

    JPHing Loaded Pockets

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  19. KODIAKman

    KODIAKman EDC Junkie

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    Have had a couple of both. The mini grip is a clear winner in my book. Sucks about losing your knife. I lost my mini grip last year at the park as well. I believe a swing seat was the culprit. I had the little one on my lap and when I hopped off I think it was pushed out. Realized what happened as soon as I got home. Went back and couldn't find it. Had my name engraved on the blade too! Anyways, I waited about a week before I ordered another one:) The leek is great slicer but as others have mentioned the blade tip is thin and vulnerable. You should probably just order both:)
     
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  20. Bob the Dog

    Bob the Dog Loaded Pockets

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    I have several flavours of the leek that I used to EDC. The only reason I don't carry one anymore is the assisted opening, which used to attract strange looks and stupid comments about flick knives.

    I really like the blade shape, and the option of some nice blade materials. Not so much the high ride in the pocket.

    Currently I have a mini-grip as my EDC. Plusses are the locking mechanism and deep carry option. I'm less impressed with the standard steel used for the blade, and the plastic handle (which I must admit, is holding up very well to use)
     
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