With its machined handle and integrated backspacer, the Launch 7 has an industrial look that takes it out of the ordinary—way out of the ordinary.
With a long 3.75-inch clip-point blade of CPM 154, the Launch 7 offers a long, lean profile. The steel is the powdered metallurgy version of the popular 154 CM knife steel. This version offers improved toughness, grindability, and polishability as well as providing excellent corrosion resistance and edge retention. The handle is highly sculpted for an attention-grabbing look. Machined contours on both handle top and bottom give the Launch 7 its modern, industrial aesthetic as well as ensuring a solid grip. The backspacer is fully integrated into the handle, adding to the Launch 7’s solid feel and great look. The handle is built of aluminum for lighter weight and is anodized in grey, making it stand out from the rest of the Kershaw automatic line.
The Launch 7 opens with a push of a button and the blade locks into place, ready for use. To release the lock, push the button again and fold the blade back into the handle. The pocketclip is left/right reversible for convenient pocket carry.
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