Inspired by the look of classic Italian stilettos, the Kershaw Launch 8 modernizes this traditional design for a new generation. The Launch 8 has the symmetrical lines of a stiletto, is very lightweight -- only 2.4 ounces -- and easy-to-carry. The slim blade is sharpened on one side and has a deep top grind to lighten weight and add stiletto style. To maintain the symmetry, the pivot is sunk deep in the handle and covered by a carbon fiber insert. Integrated fingerguards on handle top and bottom keep fingers away from danger.
Made in the USA; stiletto styling
The CPM 154 powdered metallurgy blade steel takes and holds an excellent edge, provides corrosion resistance, wear resistance, toughness
Lightweight, strong anodized aluminum handle is comfortably slim with carbon fiber insert
Low-profile push button makes it harder for blade to accidentally deploy