Next round of these specially made Launch 8s! The Launch 8 is designed my infamous auto maker Matt Diskin who customized these specially for Blade Show West. The Launch 8 ships with regular weave carbon fiber but Diskin removes that and cuts out various styles of his Lightning Strike and Marble CF along with some G10 colors he likes to make something special.
Inspired by the look of classic Italian stilettos, the Kershaw Launch 8
modernizes this traditional design for a new generation of knife
The 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. This powdered metallurgy
steel has a more uniform distribution of carbides, so it takes and
holds an excellent edge. It also offers good corrosion resistance, wear
resistance, and toughness. 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 fingerguards on
both top and bottom of the handle keep fingers away from danger. The
Launch 8 also has a reversible pocket clip (right/left, tip-up) for