The new Kershaw Launch 8 is a side opening, push-button automatic patterned after old-world Italian stilettos. It’s an easy daily carry with all the high-quality, modern technology you could possibly want, and it’s made in the USA.

It has a 3.5” CPM 154 stonewash finish dagger blade with a classic swedge on the spine (that makes it look like a second edge, really). There are dual finger guards which not only protect your fingers, but also add to the great looking classic dagger profile.

The gray anodized aluminum handles have a carbon fiber insert on the front. It also has an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. With a weight of 2.4 ounces and a handle width of just under a half-inch, this makes an attractive and easy daily carry.

Kershaw Launch 8 Details

  • CPM 154, Stonewash Finish
  • 3.5” Dagger
  • Push Button Automatic
  • Anodized Aluminum Handles with Carbon Fiber Insert
  • 0.45” Handle Width
  • Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
  • 2.4 Ounces
  • 4.75” Closed
  • 8.25” Overall
  • Made in the USA

For a slim, stellar stiletto you can’t go wrong with the Kershaw Launch 8. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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