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Kershaw Launch 2 Automatic Knife Black Aluminum (3.4" Stonewash) 7200

MSRP: $159.99
Our Sale Price: $69.99!
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Item #BHQ-27377

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.875"
  • Blade Length:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Launch 2
  • Model Number:7200SW
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.875"
  • Blade Length:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Launch 2
  • Model Number:7200SW
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

Kershaw's most recent automatic knife offering, the Launch Series, is simply superb. These knives have a compelling design, fast action, high-performance materials, and they're made in the USA!

Each of the Launch models features a stylish and unique integral backspacer pattern where the two pieces of aluminum connect, and the USA flag is laser-engraved on the back side of the handle. In tandem with the reversible tip-up carry pocket clip, the Launch 2 model is outfitted with a pass-through hole hidden at the base on the handle for lanyard attachment.

This Launch 2 has a stonewashed CPM-154 steel blade with a slight upper bevel. The black anodized aluminum handle has a catchy bulls-eye ring pattern firing button with a bold red accent.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

BladeHQ and Launch 2 Both Awesome
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Mark M.
08-11-2019
Extremely happy with my new Kershaw Launch 2! Not real sure why it would be discontinued, but I sure loved both the knife and the discounted price. It opens fast, extremely sharp, with terrific quality. Absolutely ZERO critique.

I also found the BladeHQ site to be excellent, and my knife arrived a few days earlier than I was told, a nice plus. More purchases to come!!!
Kershaw’s done it again
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Richard S.
08-07-2019
When I saw the Launch2 was listed as a close out I had to get one. I wanted the OD/ black blade but they were gone. When the Black/ stonewashed blade arrived I was happy with it. Like my Launch7 the 2 is fast, sharp, and solid. Now get an OD/ black in so I can get another. As always Blade HQ is the place to go for great service.
Rick
Consistent
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David N.
07-31-2019
I bought one of these in OD green and carry it often. A friend of mine liked it so much that he got me to order this one for him. After receiving it, I compared the two and they are identical. Solid firing and lock-up, even grinds, and no blade play. I really like the red bullseye button on the black. Looks as sharp as the blade is. I can't wait to give it to him. He's going to love it.
Great auto
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Jeff B.
07-24-2019
Got this a couple years back. Quality steel, yet still easy to put an edge back on. Snappy action on this makes it a fantastic EDC, especially with slacks on. Just wish I could get a deep carry clip from Kershaw for this.
Best automatic knife under $100
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Hunter A.
02-22-2019
Snappy automatic made in the USA and is less than $100! What more do you want?!
Kershaw Launch 2
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Charles P.
08-11-2018
A very beautiful knife . The action is very smooth and not hard kicking like previous reviews state . However unlike any other kershaw that I own , this knife did not come from the factory very sharp . I do not yet know of the steel quality , but if it as good as the sharpening , i will be very disappointed . I believe that to get the edge that I wish , i will probably have to change the bevel angle . ****Edit , this steel on this knife is very nice , though hard to put a razor edge on it . Buttery smooth action .
Favorite in the launch lineup
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Michael R.
01-13-2018
I own multiple Keyshaws and a couple in the launch series. This is my favorite by far. Fast action, sharp steel, beautiful finish. Only thing I wasn’t excited about is the pocket clip.
Almost too beautiful to use...
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Chris C.
01-05-2018
The blade came razor sharp and kicks like a mule. Love the blade and its shape, but the handles scratch very easily and can be scuffed much like DLC coated blade. I rested my phone on top of the blade for one night with little to no movement, but had some minor, yet noticeable scratches on the handle scales. The steel, despite being decent, is inferior to some other blade steels I've had the privilege to use.
Great knife
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mark d.
01-05-2018
This is my favorite kershaw I own and my main edc.
All around Amazing!!!
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peter d.
12-24-2015
The best auto knife I've owned. Very light weight with fantastic blade and the metal is the best and is extremely sharp. I was a little concerned with the handle being metal but the coating is really nice that's smooth but still gives you a great grip. The automatic is very snappy!!! Plus there is no play in the blade when it's out which is a big concern on auto knifes. A++++
This knife is a great value!
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Jon B.
07-08-2015
The steel of the blade is superb, and the knife mechanism is positive. This knife fires hard and lock into place without a hitch.

Buying an auto knife of this caliber is easy, because the quality is excellent and the price isn't prohibitive. It's easy to carry a knife this good that will "work like a soul inspired" yet won't "break the bank." This is the kind of knife that someone can buy just once, but carry for a lifetime.

It reminds me of the old Alka-Seltzer ad that said, "Try it, you'll like it!" I'm certainly glad I bought it, because it's a winner!
WoW this things a Kick!
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Ian C.
05-27-2015
Very nice Auto, way to go Kershaw!. The only thing that concerns me about this knife is that it might unintentionally fire or close during use due to the lack of a trigger lock switch. Otherwise this knife is better than expected by far. It is stylish and sophisticated but powerful and rugged. Feels like a quality build.
I love it
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steven v.
05-23-2015
I own a dozen or more Kershaw knifes, it's great light weight, great feel, great quality. Instantly became a favorite carry.
Great fun
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parker t.
05-03-2015
The launch 2 is fantastic. It is more of a gentlemens knife than the heavy duty rogue. It's slim profile is great for edc. Like all Kershaw Autos it is razor sharp and kicks like a mule. My buddy picked mine up and opened it and it shot right out of his hand and stuck in his leg. Use caution and check your local laws.
Just As awesome as the Breakout!
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Kevin L.
03-17-2015
If you have a Kershaw Breakout you know what I am talking about. So hold on to it! This Launch 2 kicks open and hard just like the Breakout. Beautiful machining and design to. Alot of bang for your buck. I already have the Launch 1 and looking forward to getting the Launch 3. What a great new series of autos from Kershaw!
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

Kershaw's most recent automatic knife offering, the Launch Series, is simply superb. These knives have a compelling design, fast action, high-performance materials, and they're made in the USA!

Each of the Launch models features a stylish and unique integral backspacer pattern where the two pieces of aluminum connect, and the USA flag is laser-engraved on the back side of the handle. In tandem with the reversible tip-up carry pocket clip, the Launch 2 model is outfitted with a pass-through hole hidden at the base on the handle for lanyard attachment.

This Launch 2 has a stonewashed CPM-154 steel blade with a slight upper bevel. The black anodized aluminum handle has a catchy bulls-eye ring pattern firing button with a bold red accent.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.875"
  • Blade Length:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-154
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Launch 2
  • Model Number:7200SW
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

BladeHQ and Launch 2 Both Awesome
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Mark M.
08-11-2019
Extremely happy with my new Kershaw Launch 2! Not real sure why it would be discontinued, but I sure loved both the knife and the discounted price. It opens fast, extremely sharp, with terrific quality. Absolutely ZERO critique.

I also found the BladeHQ site to be excellent, and my knife arrived a few days earlier than I was told, a nice plus. More purchases to come!!!
Kershaw’s done it again
SSSSS
SSSSS
Richard S.
08-07-2019
When I saw the Launch2 was listed as a close out I had to get one. I wanted the OD/ black blade but they were gone. When the Black/ stonewashed blade arrived I was happy with it. Like my Launch7 the 2 is fast, sharp, and solid. Now get an OD/ black in so I can get another. As always Blade HQ is the place to go for great service.
Rick
Consistent
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David N.
07-31-2019
I bought one of these in OD green and carry it often. A friend of mine liked it so much that he got me to order this one for him. After receiving it, I compared the two and they are identical. Solid firing and lock-up, even grinds, and no blade play. I really like the red bullseye button on the black. Looks as sharp as the blade is. I can't wait to give it to him. He's going to love it.
Great auto
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Jeff B.
07-24-2019
Got this a couple years back. Quality steel, yet still easy to put an edge back on. Snappy action on this makes it a fantastic EDC, especially with slacks on. Just wish I could get a deep carry clip from Kershaw for this.
Best automatic knife under $100
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Hunter A.
02-22-2019
Snappy automatic made in the USA and is less than $100! What more do you want?!
Kershaw Launch 2
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Charles P.
08-11-2018
A very beautiful knife . The action is very smooth and not hard kicking like previous reviews state . However unlike any other kershaw that I own , this knife did not come from the factory very sharp . I do not yet know of the steel quality , but if it as good as the sharpening , i will be very disappointed . I believe that to get the edge that I wish , i will probably have to change the bevel angle . ****Edit , this steel on this knife is very nice , though hard to put a razor edge on it . Buttery smooth action .
Favorite in the launch lineup
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Michael R.
01-13-2018
I own multiple Keyshaws and a couple in the launch series. This is my favorite by far. Fast action, sharp steel, beautiful finish. Only thing I wasn’t excited about is the pocket clip.
Almost too beautiful to use...
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Chris C.
01-05-2018
The blade came razor sharp and kicks like a mule. Love the blade and its shape, but the handles scratch very easily and can be scuffed much like DLC coated blade. I rested my phone on top of the blade for one night with little to no movement, but had some minor, yet noticeable scratches on the handle scales. The steel, despite being decent, is inferior to some other blade steels I've had the privilege to use.
Great knife
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mark d.
01-05-2018
This is my favorite kershaw I own and my main edc.
All around Amazing!!!
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peter d.
12-24-2015
The best auto knife I've owned. Very light weight with fantastic blade and the metal is the best and is extremely sharp. I was a little concerned with the handle being metal but the coating is really nice that's smooth but still gives you a great grip. The automatic is very snappy!!! Plus there is no play in the blade when it's out which is a big concern on auto knifes. A++++
This knife is a great value!
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Jon B.
07-08-2015
The steel of the blade is superb, and the knife mechanism is positive. This knife fires hard and lock into place without a hitch.

Buying an auto knife of this caliber is easy, because the quality is excellent and the price isn't prohibitive. It's easy to carry a knife this good that will "work like a soul inspired" yet won't "break the bank." This is the kind of knife that someone can buy just once, but carry for a lifetime.

It reminds me of the old Alka-Seltzer ad that said, "Try it, you'll like it!" I'm certainly glad I bought it, because it's a winner!
WoW this things a Kick!
SSSSS
SSSSS
Ian C.
05-27-2015
Very nice Auto, way to go Kershaw!. The only thing that concerns me about this knife is that it might unintentionally fire or close during use due to the lack of a trigger lock switch. Otherwise this knife is better than expected by far. It is stylish and sophisticated but powerful and rugged. Feels like a quality build.
I love it
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steven v.
05-23-2015
I own a dozen or more Kershaw knifes, it's great light weight, great feel, great quality. Instantly became a favorite carry.
Great fun
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SSSSS
parker t.
05-03-2015
The launch 2 is fantastic. It is more of a gentlemens knife than the heavy duty rogue. It's slim profile is great for edc. Like all Kershaw Autos it is razor sharp and kicks like a mule. My buddy picked mine up and opened it and it shot right out of his hand and stuck in his leg. Use caution and check your local laws.
Just As awesome as the Breakout!
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Kevin L.
03-17-2015
If you have a Kershaw Breakout you know what I am talking about. So hold on to it! This Launch 2 kicks open and hard just like the Breakout. Beautiful machining and design to. Alot of bang for your buck. I already have the Launch 1 and looking forward to getting the Launch 3. What a great new series of autos from Kershaw!
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