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Part Number: KS7100BW
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
Retail Price: $149.99
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Description
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.
Features
  • 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.
Specifications
  • 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
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Patrick H
New Jersey
Nov 29, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Almost perfect
I love this knife all aspects .dont want to on about the pro's cause its awesmoe.first lets talk about "slippery handle?" kershaw made this nive as a slicer and cutter.not a stabber.proof is in the blade profile.if you want a stabving blade get a clippoint or dagger grind.if you need this to be a"tactical"'blade you can go to dicks wer they sell skateboards and buy griptape.this easy setup make this knife glue into youre hands.and it is removable.just make sure you clean area with windex for proper stick.cheap verry efective.you can also do any designe on handle.unless you are military or police uou are not going to use it to stab.
3 out of 5
William A.
Middlesboro, Ky
May 06, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material
Good but short of great.
Nice weight and construction. Angle of handle to blade is perfect if you are going to have to use it hard as it gives you several degrees of leverage. Finish is good, deployment is crisp and the lock up has no play. Zero. Sharp as a razor out of the box. As a former soldier, what it lacks is handle checkering or materials to keep it from slipping in your hand, though the handle design and the angle makes it slip out our your hand in the direction that keeps you hand off the blade. Put a great handle on it and it's a classic. As is, it's a fair weather blade, and harder to hold than a Spyderco Tenacious, which is half the price.
3 out of 5
Jason
Rockledge , Fl
Apr 05, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Feel
Great knife but could be perfect with just a few changes
I love the blade no room for improvement there. It is extremely sharp and beautiful. But the handle could be improved. First thing is that the grip is quite slippery and I would be concerned if used tactically with gloves. Second be careful with the paint on the handle chips easily you cannot have anything else in your pocket like keys or money clip. The first day I had it clipped in my pocket the paint got chipped up bad by my keys. I am very disappointed it now looks like I have EDC for years. I wish they sold touch up paint for it. The best thing about this knife is made in the USA! I not support buying anything from countries that do not like us. I have not bought other Kershaw knives because they were made in China. I am so happy they're making some of their knives here. Overall this is a great auto knife. With just a couple changes to the handle it would be perfect. Even with the issues I listed I would still buy this knife again and recommend that others buy it. This is a great deal at this price and I have paid a lot more with less quality in other automatic knives.
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