Inspired by the look of classic Italian stilettos, the Kershaw Launch 8 modernizes this traditional design for a new generation of knife enthusiasts.
The Launch 8 features the sleek, symmetrical lines of a stiletto in a push-button knife that's lightweight - only 2.4 ounces - and easy to carry. The blade is CPM-154 with a stonewashed finish. This powdered metallurgy steel has a more uniform distribution of carbides, so it takes and holds an excellent edge. It also offers good corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and toughness. The slim blade is sharpened on one side, and it has a deep top grind to lighten weight and add stiletto style.
The handle is teal anodized aluminum with a handsome carbon fiber insert. To maintain the Launch 8's symmetrical look, the pivot is sunk deep in the handle and covered by the insert. Integrated finger guards on both top and bottom of the handle keep fingers away from danger. The Launch 8 also has a reversible pocket clip (right/left, tip-up) for convenient carry.
- Push-button Lock - Found on the Kershaw Folding Saw, it locks the saw blade open during use, then releases with the push of a button for storage.
- Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
- Made in the USA - When you see this on one of Kershaw's knives, it means the knife was made in their Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.
- Blade Length: 3.5" (9 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.75" (12.2 cm)
- Overall Length: 8.25" (21 cm)
- Push-button open
- Push-button lock release
- Reversible pocket clip (right/left tip-up)
- Steel: CPM-154, stonewashed finish
- Handle: 6061-T6 aluminum, olive green anodized, carbon fiber inlays
- Weight: 2.4 oz. (69 g)
- Made in the USA