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Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (2.75" Blackwash) 7550

Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (2.75" Blackwash) 7550 Knife Image Thumb
Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (2.75" Blackwash) 7550 Knife Image Thumb
Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (2.75" Blackwash) 7550 Knife Image Thumb
Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (2.75" Blackwash) 7550 Knife Image Thumb
Kershaw Launch 11 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (2.75" Blackwash) 7550 Knife Image Thumb
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MSRP: $159.99
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Item #BHQ-105982
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.75"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.80"
  • Handle Width:0.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.47"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.1 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Launch 11
  • Model Number:7550
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.75"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.80"
  • Handle Width:0.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.47"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.1 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Launch 11
  • Model Number:7550
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

The Kershaw Launch 11 is an automatic knife for the ages. Its timeless styling allows it to fit seamlessly in any situation, and its premium materials make it a reliable companion in any circumstance. It's made of CPM-154 stainless steel with a black anodized aluminum handle, and a bronze anodized titanium pivot collar. The handle has windows to add to the aesthetic and reduce weight.

Features:
  • CPM-154 blade is tough and holds a good edge.
  • Aluminum handle is lightweight and strong enough for all your EDC tasks.
  • Pocket clip and lanyard hole provide multiple carry options.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

I had high hopes
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Chris L.
12-21-2020
After seeing this on BHQ videos, I thought this was going to be a solid add to my collection. I liked the design. Just too small. I wear a large glove. Wish it was deep carry, but I knew that going in. The button lock was a bit gritty. Sent it back.
My favorite of the Launch series.
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Adrian G.
11-22-2020
The Kershaw Launch 11 is my favorite in the Launch series. The design is modern yet rustic at the same time, like something you would see in a Star Wars movie. Beautiful stone-wash finish on the reverse tonto blade. Comfortable ergonomics with a light weight make it easy to carry. Perfect size for EDC. Proud to have this in my collection.
Nice auto!
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Doug B.
10-22-2020
Smaller than I prefer, this was a gift for my daughter. She loves it!

For larger hands, you have to pay attention to a solid grip to handle this little fire ball.

Comes super sharp, tight and looks great. Appreciate the higher grade blade steel for the price point. CM 154

The button could use a little polish. Feels rough/gritty. A drop of oil did not help.
Almost perfect, with a no-cost way to make it so
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David R.
09-22-2020
I love this knife; it is my favorite EDC, even more than another elegant knife costing $100 more. It looks and feels sharp - it's not just the "snappiness" but the look, the sharpness, the feel - it's the total package. I would give this a 4.5 if I could: there's one thing that would make it a tiny bit better. It currently sports a straight pocket clip, which is OK, but it makes the knife sit a little above your pocket. A deep-carry clip would be nicer. So I wrote to Kershaw, and they sent me a deep-carry clip at no charge. NOW it's definitely a 5-star knife!
Snappy
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LAM Q.
09-14-2020
Love this little EDC tool. So small and light that I sometimes forget that I have it. Snappy is an understatement...Kershaw y'all knock it out of the park with this gem. Highly recommend to everyone!!
Surprising
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Randy P.
09-05-2020
I have medium-sized hands and this little guy fits better than expected. The blade is big enough for common tasks around the office and the finish doesn't show dirt and scratches making it easy to care for. The button isn't as smooth as a Microtech but it costs less than half the price too.
Flip
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RAMON F.
08-10-2020
Spring is too powerful for this size knife. Has a tendency to slip from grip.
Great USA-made automatic little tank
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Mitchell B.
08-06-2020
Bought this for my wife to assist with weed cutting and light plant 'prying'.
Pros: Holy heck snappy action!, sturdy as a tank, great blade profile, light carry, love the cpm 154 steel (sharpens up nice and holds edge well), blackwash is beautifully done

Cons: the plunge lock on deployment is still a bit gritty even after lubing

This knife is an amazing buy - a beautiful design and built in the USA, great action, tough, good steel, light weight. So what is it missing? Nothing really - buy it if your state allows autos, and you will not be disappointed.
Smaller than expected, but what a great knife
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Kirk B.
06-18-2020
I wear size L/XL gloves and am able to get 3 fingers on the knife, with my pinky left hanging off the end. It's slim, beautiful, and fires MUCH harder than anticipated. Seriously, I have a Pro-Tech SBR and it's just as hard. The blade steel is fantastic, the finish is great for hiding scuffs, and the build quality is punching above it's price tag. I can't recommend this knife enough. I have ~15 knives and it's become my personal favorite (as of today, who knows what I'm buying tomorrow).
Great EDC. Nice shape and weight.
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Scott H.
06-03-2020
I really have nothing bad to say about this knife. Very nice feel in the hand. Light. Slim. Easy to carry. Nice mechanism. Good blade shape. It is just a hair smaller than I anticipated. I suppose if I could change it in any way I would prefer it about a quarter inch longer both in body and in blade length. It doesnít quite fill out my hand as much as Iíd like. I would deduct a half star if possible but overall I really do like it.
Small but mighty
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Peter W.
03-27-2020
Saw this in a Shot Show 2020 video and had to have it. Iíve carried it as much as I can the last week.

It is smaller than my elementum but Iím ok with that. Makes for a discrete carry. Love the styling, snappy action, performs well for EDC needs.

Defiantly a safe auto to carry for work or when Iím out and about. Happy to have it in my EDC rotation!
Ideal!!!
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William T.
03-24-2020
Much as I like the Launch 4 (I have 2), and the other Launches, this one is the ideal size for me for EDC carry: small in the pocket but with a large enough blade to meet my daily needs. Kershaw, you rock!
Perfect Launch
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David A.
03-15-2020
Could not be happier with the Launch 11. I also own a Launch 9 and love it. Wanted something slightly bigger thus the Launch 11. Great action and build quality thanks Kershaw. This is still a small blade, with a commensurately small handle. Great for discreet EDC. Very happy with this one.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The Kershaw Launch 11 is an automatic knife for the ages. Its timeless styling allows it to fit seamlessly in any situation, and its premium materials make it a reliable companion in any circumstance. It's made of CPM-154 stainless steel with a black anodized aluminum handle, and a bronze anodized titanium pivot collar. The handle has windows to add to the aesthetic and reduce weight.

Features:
  • CPM-154 blade is tough and holds a good edge.
  • Aluminum handle is lightweight and strong enough for all your EDC tasks.
  • Pocket clip and lanyard hole provide multiple carry options.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.75"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.80"
  • Handle Width:0.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.47"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.1 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Launch 11
  • Model Number:7550
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
I had high hopes
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Chris L.
12-21-2020
After seeing this on BHQ videos, I thought this was going to be a solid add to my collection. I liked the design. Just too small. I wear a large glove. Wish it was deep carry, but I knew that going in. The button lock was a bit gritty. Sent it back.
My favorite of the Launch series.
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Adrian G.
11-22-2020
The Kershaw Launch 11 is my favorite in the Launch series. The design is modern yet rustic at the same time, like something you would see in a Star Wars movie. Beautiful stone-wash finish on the reverse tonto blade. Comfortable ergonomics with a light weight make it easy to carry. Perfect size for EDC. Proud to have this in my collection.
Nice auto!
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Doug B.
10-22-2020
Smaller than I prefer, this was a gift for my daughter. She loves it!

For larger hands, you have to pay attention to a solid grip to handle this little fire ball.

Comes super sharp, tight and looks great. Appreciate the higher grade blade steel for the price point. CM 154

The button could use a little polish. Feels rough/gritty. A drop of oil did not help.
Almost perfect, with a no-cost way to make it so
SSSSS
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David R.
09-22-2020
I love this knife; it is my favorite EDC, even more than another elegant knife costing $100 more. It looks and feels sharp - it's not just the "snappiness" but the look, the sharpness, the feel - it's the total package. I would give this a 4.5 if I could: there's one thing that would make it a tiny bit better. It currently sports a straight pocket clip, which is OK, but it makes the knife sit a little above your pocket. A deep-carry clip would be nicer. So I wrote to Kershaw, and they sent me a deep-carry clip at no charge. NOW it's definitely a 5-star knife!
Snappy
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LAM Q.
09-14-2020
Love this little EDC tool. So small and light that I sometimes forget that I have it. Snappy is an understatement...Kershaw y'all knock it out of the park with this gem. Highly recommend to everyone!!
Surprising
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Randy P.
09-05-2020
I have medium-sized hands and this little guy fits better than expected. The blade is big enough for common tasks around the office and the finish doesn't show dirt and scratches making it easy to care for. The button isn't as smooth as a Microtech but it costs less than half the price too.
Flip
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RAMON F.
08-10-2020
Spring is too powerful for this size knife. Has a tendency to slip from grip.
Great USA-made automatic little tank
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Mitchell B.
08-06-2020
Bought this for my wife to assist with weed cutting and light plant 'prying'.
Pros: Holy heck snappy action!, sturdy as a tank, great blade profile, light carry, love the cpm 154 steel (sharpens up nice and holds edge well), blackwash is beautifully done

Cons: the plunge lock on deployment is still a bit gritty even after lubing

This knife is an amazing buy - a beautiful design and built in the USA, great action, tough, good steel, light weight. So what is it missing? Nothing really - buy it if your state allows autos, and you will not be disappointed.
Smaller than expected, but what a great knife
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Kirk B.
06-18-2020
I wear size L/XL gloves and am able to get 3 fingers on the knife, with my pinky left hanging off the end. It's slim, beautiful, and fires MUCH harder than anticipated. Seriously, I have a Pro-Tech SBR and it's just as hard. The blade steel is fantastic, the finish is great for hiding scuffs, and the build quality is punching above it's price tag. I can't recommend this knife enough. I have ~15 knives and it's become my personal favorite (as of today, who knows what I'm buying tomorrow).
Great EDC. Nice shape and weight.
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Scott H.
06-03-2020
I really have nothing bad to say about this knife. Very nice feel in the hand. Light. Slim. Easy to carry. Nice mechanism. Good blade shape. It is just a hair smaller than I anticipated. I suppose if I could change it in any way I would prefer it about a quarter inch longer both in body and in blade length. It doesnít quite fill out my hand as much as Iíd like. I would deduct a half star if possible but overall I really do like it.
Small but mighty
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Peter W.
03-27-2020
Saw this in a Shot Show 2020 video and had to have it. Iíve carried it as much as I can the last week.

It is smaller than my elementum but Iím ok with that. Makes for a discrete carry. Love the styling, snappy action, performs well for EDC needs.

Defiantly a safe auto to carry for work or when Iím out and about. Happy to have it in my EDC rotation!
Ideal!!!
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SSSSS
William T.
03-24-2020
Much as I like the Launch 4 (I have 2), and the other Launches, this one is the ideal size for me for EDC carry: small in the pocket but with a large enough blade to meet my daily needs. Kershaw, you rock!
Perfect Launch
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David A.
03-15-2020
Could not be happier with the Launch 11. I also own a Launch 9 and love it. Wanted something slightly bigger thus the Launch 11. Great action and build quality thanks Kershaw. This is still a small blade, with a commensurately small handle. Great for discreet EDC. Very happy with this one.
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