Kershaw Knives: Launch 1 - Blackwash - 7100BW

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KERSHAW - Launch 1

Got an automatic attraction? Then look into Kershaw's new Launch 1. This automatic knife features CPM154 blade steel, a strong opening kick, and is made-in-the-USA at Kershaw’s Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility.

The CPM154 powdered metallurgy blade steel has more uniform distribution of carbides—so it takes and holds an excellent edge. It also provides good corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and toughness. The blade is finished with our BlackWash finish for rough-and-tumble good looks and an additional measure of blade protection.

To lighten the Launch 1's weight, the handles are durable anodized aluminum and are contoured to fit snugly in the hand.

The Launch 1 opens with a push button, which is recessed so that it is level with the flat of the handle. This is a safety feature and makes it harder for the knives to accidentally deploy.

The Launch 1's pocketclip is left/right reversible. For left-handed use, use your index finger instead of your thumb to press the blade-release/lock button.

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  • Made in the USA
  • Automatic push button open
  • Push button lock release
  • Reversible pocketclip, (left/right)
  • Steel: CPM154, black-oxide BlackWash ™ finish
  • Handle: Anodized aluminum
  • Blade length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.6 in. (11.7 cm)
  • Overall length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
  • Weight: 4 oz.  (114 g)


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  • 4
    Amazing auto for the money!

    Posted by Brandon Krause on 18th Jul 2022

    Amazing action on this auto! Everything about this knife is amazing! Definitely the absolute best in the launch series by a country mile and I rarely give 5* and the reason this still gets the 4* and not 5 is the blade material. Kershaw has kept the same boring cpm154 throughout the entirety of the series! Too boring not a huge fan of 154 I would like a variety! But other than that the knife is amazing, feel,ergonomics everything ! And KSF as always amazing fast shipping with zero issues!

  • 4
    Kershaw Launch 1

    Posted by Mark on 11th Mar 2022

    I love this knife. -Have plenty of Kershaw knives, but this is my first auto. It’s rugged, good weight and always jumps to attention ready for usage. It’s a pinch longer than my others, so it taps against my keys when clipped in my pocket, but that never defers me from grabbing before I leave the house. Three months old now, no complaints this far.

  • 5

    Posted by Drew Covell on 8th Jul 2021

    I ordered the Kershaw Launch 7100 during the fourth of July sale from the KSF website and received it on the sixth of July. The main reason was to add this Automatic to my knife collection. My collection has many Kershaw folding knives both made in the USA, and abroad. My preference is those made in the United States. I do also collect the KAI knives and enjoy the handmade design of those knives.

Country of Origin: USA