The Launch 1 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, ear resistance, and toughness. The blade is finished with Kershaw's 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. It 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.
Featuress and Specifications:
- Integrated backspacer and lanyard tie-off
- Automatic push-button open
- Push-button lock release
- Reversible pocketclip (left/right tip-up)
- Steel: CPM 154, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
- Handle: Machined 6061-T6 anodized aluminum
- Blade Length: 3.4 in.
- Closed Length: 4.6 in.
- Overall Length: 8 in.
- Weight: 4 oz.
- Made in the USA