The Kershaw Launch 5 is an Emerson designed automatic that delivers his personal style and in-hand performance. Handle features, like the deep index finger groove and notched thumb ramp, contribute to safely utilizing this stellar knife. The clip point blade is black finished and made to tackle just about any chore you'd encounter. This Blue Launch model sports an integrated back spacer and, in addition to the lanyard tie-off, has a reversible tip-up carry pocket clip.
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I've owned 2 of the 7600 Emerson/launches. Love them. Quality is better than the raven Emerson in my opinion of course. With all the launch series many say they don't get a lock up sometimes. This gets better as it breaks in. Also it happens when you don't give the button a good intentional push meaning you push the button and take your thumb off at same time. If you push and hold the blade will always lock open. Its the same as short shucking a pump gun. If you do this with protechs or some other button autos the button will almost over extend and be hard to push in when closing. I love that this isn't the case with kershaw autos. You cant go wrong with any of the launch models but this one is by far my favorite and most carried. Perfect centering. Barely any play after much use. Construction screws that dont have to be tweaked or tuned like a swiss watch to get the action right like some knives lol. Only gripe is why they discontinued this model. Bring back the 5 please kershaw!!
Been one of my most used EDC's over the last few years. great knife, action occasionally doesn't lock up but not a major issue. perfect ergonomics.
Of all the Launch series knives this one is my favorite. Has good texturing in the handle and the shape of the blade is perfect. Fit and finish is very nice. Lock up and speed is right on. For the price and made in USA not sure you will find anything close to it.
Been my EDC for about 7 months now. Great action, blade stays sharp. Only complaint is the pocket clip. I wish it was a deep carry clip. Other than that, excellent knife