Launch 10The Kershaw Launch 10 is a new addition into Kershaw’s already impressive automatic crew. A distinctively shaped blade and a highly stylized handle set this one apart from other autos. This compact out-the-side auto opens in a flash and looks just amazing.

The folks at Kershaw have nicknamed this one “The Claw” because that’s pretty much what it looks like. It features a 1.9” slightly curved hawkbill-style blade with a profile that is darned-near defined by the angular grinds on the spine. The tough, stonewash finished CPM-154 stainless steel blade stands up great to corrosion and wear. The push button opening means it an easy one-hander.

The Launch 10 features a lightweight aluminum handle that contrasts the downward curve of the blade by sweeping upward towards the butt of the knife. All those angular lines not only provide a great grip, it makes  this a truly balanced design. Finally, for fully ambidextrous carry it has an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip as well as a lanyard hole for attachments.

Launch 10Kershaw Launch 10 Details

  • CPM-154 Stainless Steel, Stonewash Finish
  • 1.9″ Hawkbill Blade
  • Push-Button Open/Lock Release
  • 6061-T6 Aluminum Handle
  • Reversible Tip-up Pocket Clip
  • 1.7 oz.
  • 3.2” Closed
  • 5.2” Overall
  • Made in the USA

With the wicked Kershaw Launch 10 you still get the lightning-fast deployment you look for in an automatic knife with a touch more utility due to the hawkbill blade. Did we mention it has a fabulous and distinctive style? It does. You can get this auto for less than $100. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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