When the Launch 8 dropped, they were so insanely popular you could barely find them in stock anywhere. Now SMKW has an SFO exclusive Kershaw Launch 8 Bronze. It’s the same outstanding knife, with all the Kershaw reliability that you know and love with a couple of cosmetic changes.
The first and most obvious change is the Launch 8 Bronze has bronze anodized aluminum handles with a carbon fiber insert. It’s a side opening automatic knife with a slightly recessed push-button opener. This is great because it adds security without adding extra steps to open your knife. It also has an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. The handles are less than a half-inch wide. It’s just under 5 inches closed and weighs about 2.4 ounces. All that means it’s super easy on your pocket.
The other change is instead of a 3.5” CPM-154 stonewash finished dagger blade, it has a matte-black DLC coated blade. This reduces the reflectivity of the knife, and we think it gives it a more cohesive overall look. There’s the same beautiful swedge that hearkens back to the stilettos from old world daggers.
- CPM-154, Black DLC Coated
- 3.5” Dagger Blade
- Push Button Automatic
- Bronze Anodized Aluminum Handles, Carbon Fiber Insert
- Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 2.4 Ounces
- 4.75” Closed
- 8.25” Overall
- Made in the USA
We expect the Kershaw Launch 8 Bronze will be a limited run so make sure you get yours before they’re gone. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.