The Kershaw Launch 4 knife is a California-legal automatic with a ridiculously fast action. Its symmetry in design, both handle and blade, adds distinction. Following the tradition of its predecessors, the Launch 4 has a bulls-eye pattern firing button and a tip-up carry pocket clip. This automatic knife is a pint-sized performer!
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Being in California this is my only auto knife but, I probably would have chosen it in any other state either way. I usually carry this as a secondary knife for boxes, mail, or other small tasks. it's perfect for an office environment because its concealably small and its not frightening when opened in front of others. I really dig the teal color and that you can choose from a range of different options. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a small snappy quick auto at a very good price.
This knife started the launch addiction for me. I love the recoil inducing snappy action, and the bright blue color. My wife lovingly calls it "lil blue" and often wants to take this one when we go backpacking. It is a solid, small knife.
It was exactly what I was thinking it would be. Small but handy , the blade was thicker than I expected but a pleasant surprise. It holds an edge nicely. ( VERY NICE KNIFE 👌👍👍👍👍). WILL DEFINITELY BE IN TOUCH FOR ANOTHER KNIFE.
The action on this little guy is genuinely addicting and it’s small size is fantastic for edc and not scaring non-knife people. The fit and finish is essentially perfect. However, the factory edge the knife came with was incredibly uneven, with actual dips in the secondary (cutting) bevel. TLDR: It’s a great piece with a seriously less than great factory edge.
Do to the flex in the frame I do not receive a positive deployment. It occasionally sticks mid deployment till I release tension in my grip from pressing the button. Also my thumb lines up perfectly with the pivot bolt which is easily confused for the release button. My xl hands may have something to do with this. The blade design, edge geometry and size are great.