The new Kershaw Launch 13 is due to arrive at dealers any minute now, and man alive it looks fantastic. It’s almost like they took the Launch 10 and pumped it up on steroids. Then, they straightened it out a bit to make it more angular and less “crooked”. Whatever you think it looks like, this is the latest in the auto Launch series and this model is a full-sized, lightweight EDC with a seriously modern look.
It features a 3.5” CPM 154 Wharncliffe blade with a blade thickness of 0.12”. It’s dual finished with black DLC coated grinds and satin finished flats. There’s jimping along the pronounced thumb ramp for a fantastic grip.
This push button out-the-side auto has a black anodized aluminum handle and a custom triangular pivot. There are also cut-outs along the highly sculpted handle which not only look great, they keep the carry weight down to about 2.4 ounces. This knife is 4.5” closed and has an ambidextrous, deep carry, tip-up pocket clip and integrated lanyard hole.
- CPM 154, Dual Finished
- 3.5” Wharncliffe
- Out-the-Side Automatic
- Recessed Push Button
- Black Anodized Aluminum Handles
- Ambidextrous, Deep Carry, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Integrated Lanyard Hole
- 2.4 Ounces
- 4.5” Closed
- 8” Overall
- Made in the USA
You can pick up the new Kershaw Launch 13 for about $119. It’s a full-sized EDC with a great look and a fast action. 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.