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Kershaw 7100BW Launch 1 AUTO Folder 3.4" CPM-154 Blackwash Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles


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Part #: KS7100BW | Kershaw Knives
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KS7100BW: Launch 1 AUTO
Kershaw Knives
Got an automatic attraction? Then look into Kershaw's Launch 1. This automatic knife features CPM154 blade steel, a strong opening kick, and is made-in-the-USA at Kershaw’s Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility.

The CPM154 powdered metallurgy blade steel has more uniform distribution of carbides—so it takes and holds an excellent edge. It also provides good corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and toughness. The blade is finished with Kershaw's BlackWash finish for rough-and-tumble good looks and an additional measure of blade protection.

To lighten the Launch 1's weight, the handles are durable anodized aluminum and are contoured to fit snugly in the hand.

The Launch 1 opens with a push button, which is recessed so that it is level with the flat of the handle. This is a safety feature and makes it harder for the knives to accidentally deploy. Nevertheless, automatic knives are dangerous and should be handled with extreme caution in all circumstances.

The Launch 1's pocketclip is left/right reversible.
  • 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.
  • Made In The USA - When you see this on one of our knives, it means the knife was made in our Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.
  • Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
  • Blade Length: 3.4" (8.6 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.4" (11.2 cm)
  • Overall Length: 8" (20.3 cm)
  • Blade Steel: CPM-154, Black-Oxide BlackWash Finish
  • Handle Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Weight: 3.9 oz. (113 g)
  • Made in USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Kershaw 7100BW Launch 1 AUTO Folder 3.4" CPM-154 Blackwash Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles4.389 (18 reviews)
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Kershaw 7100BW Launch 1 AUTO Folder 3.4" CPM-154 Blackwash Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
1 out of 5
Apr 27, 2019
Serious design flaw
This knife has a serious design flaw and is a danger if carried as it is designed. First off I own 2 of the auto folders. The 7200(launch 2) and the 7100bw(launch 1). I purchased the launch 1 because i loved my launch 2 so much which i still carry. Problem is the launch 1 WILL come open in your pocket and possibly cut the crap out of you. I carried it for about 2 weeks casually and while remodeling a bathroom. It didnt seem to matter what i was doing. The launch 1 repeatedly came open in my pocket. Destroyed a pair of my nice pants and cut my thumb. Luckily only bad enough to require a Band-Aid. I talked to Kershaw on the phone they couldn't make any recommendations that I hadn't already tried. The thing is though.... Is that I have been carrying the launch 2 for almost a year and it has never not even one time come open in my pocket regardless of what I was doing. And that includes working 24 hour shifts on a 911 Response Ambulance to crawling around under my pier and beam house Plumbing a bathroom remodel. The button is much more protected on the launch 2 vs the launch 1. Do not buy this knife. I can definitely recommend the launch 2. I tell you what would be nice, is that if they had a lock.
Kershaw 7100BW Launch 1 AUTO Folder 3.4" CPM-154 Blackwash Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
5 out of 5
Apr 04, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Kershaw 7100BW Launch
Hiking and hunting use; well made at a good price point.
Kershaw 7100BW Launch 1 AUTO Folder 3.4" CPM-154 Blackwash Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
5 out of 5
Bria W
Dec 10, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
The best knife I've ever had
I use this thing every day wouldn't trade it for the world
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