Inspired by the look of classic Italian stilettos, the Kershaw Launch 8 modernizes this traditional design for a new generation of knife enthusiasts. The Kershaw Launch 8 features the sleek, symmetrical lines of a stiletto in a push-button knife that’s lightweight—only 2.4 ounces—and easy-to-carry. The blade is CPM 154 with a stonewashed finish. The slim blade is sharpened on one side, and it has a deep top grind to lighten weight and add stiletto style.
The handle is gray anodized aluminum with a handsome carbon fiber insert. To maintain the Launch 8’s symmetrical look, the pivot is sunk deep in the handle and covered by the insert. Integrated finger-guards on both top and bottom of the handle keep fingers away from danger. The Launch 8 also has a reversible pocketclip (right/left, tip-up) for convenient carry. *By purchasing this knife you are agreeing to our terms & conditions* Now with FREE Domestic shipping!
Kershaw Knives' products are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects. In addition to supporting there products with this warranty, Kershaw will be happy to sharpen your Kershaw knife for free when you send it in for warranty service.
Posted by Dave on 20th Jan 2020
Made well ..blade is tight and the action is awesome Big plus its made in the good old U.S.of A,!!
Posted by IL Redneck on 14th Jan 2020
It's a Kershaw, of course it's good. If you know knives then you know that Kershaw doesn't want their name associated with junk, so even the knives that they have produced in China are better quality than most. This knife does not disappoint. It is extremely light, well balanced, and even when operating the opener it rests comfortably in your hand without the violent shudder you get at the beginning and/or end of the opening function with many automatic knives. I know that the automatics have improved drastically over the years and most manufacturers have learned to create a smooth and comfortable opening, but I was immediately impressed by how softly this knife opened and never moved between the finger and thumb that I was loosely holding it with. I have not tried, but I think you could lay it in your open palm and press the button with a finger on your other hand and it would not move from it's resting spot in your palm when it opened. This is by far my new favorite knife and I may purchase another to have a spare. This will become my new EDC knife replacing a locking Kershaw that I have carried for years. I own knives from a lot of manufacturers and have a lot of very nice knives including a few that have been my EDC knives over the years, but not many of them are as light, unless they are much smaller, and as easy to operate as this one. The best part is the price is very reasonable for an automatic knife, not often you find a decent one for well under $100.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Sep 2019
Great quality and American made knife. I have a Kershaw assisted opening knife and it is a good knife but I was disappointed when I bought it and saw that it was made in China. I like to buy American made products! The Launch 8 knife is well built and functions great. Good purchase!
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Aug 2019
Has to be one of the best autos for money. Great design, quality, price and materials. So far very reliable some what a little big for my personal EDC but I do like it alot anyway. I wish it had deeper carry pocket clip. Easy to get very sharp. Holds edge well. You will love it and play with it constantly.
Posted by Rick on 5th Jul 2019
Quality piece for a great price, very good action !!
Posted by Anthony on 30th Jun 2019
The knife is so light it's unbelievable. It is a lot more snappier than any other of the Launch's in my collection. The tip is really pointy and has a very sharp edge. Must have knife.