Kershaw Launch 18 Auto, 2.79" Auto Blade, Aluminum Handle - 7551
Kershaw Launch 18 Auto, 2.79" Auto Blade, Aluminum Handle - 7551
Kershaw Launch 18 Auto, 2.79" Auto Blade, Aluminum Handle - 7551

Kershaw Launch 18 Auto, 2.79" Auto Blade, Aluminum Handle - 7551

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Kershaw continues its streak of excellent automatic knives with the latest installment to its vaunted Launch series.

The Kershaw Launch 18 is a high-performance automatic knife that is perfect for those seeking a sharp, light, and fast tool.

The knife features a 2.79" spear point blade made from high-performance CPM-154 steel. The full-flat grind ensures a consistently sharp and slicey edge every time. The stonewashed finish helps hide use scratches.

Its handle uses dark gray anodized aluminum with an integrated backspacer.

The Launch 18 includes a reversible deep-carry pocket clip.

Brand: Kershaw Knives
Blade Thickness 0.12
Brand Kershaw
Model Launch 18
Model Number 7551
Opener Push Button
Blade Hardness (HRC) 58-60
Automatic Knife Yes
Blade Color Silver
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 2.79
Blade Material CPM 154
Closed Length 4
Country of Origin USA
Handle Color Gray
Handle Material Aluminum
Knife Weight 2.3
Knife Type Folding
Lock Type Button Lock
Pocket Clip Include Yes
Point Spear
Total Length 6.79

Established in 1974 in Oregon, Kershaw has built a strong reputation for producing reliable and affordable knives that cater to various needs, from everyday carry and outdoor activities to tactical and professional use.

Throughout its history, Kershaw has been at the forefront of knife innovation. The brand is acclaimed for its use of advanced materials such as high-performance stainless steels and durable handle materials like G-10, carbon fiber, and aluminum. Kershaw knives often feature smooth assisted opening mechanisms, ensuring quick and effortless deployment, a feature that has become a signature characteristic of the brand.

Some of Kershaw's top models include the Blur, Leek, Emerson collaborations, and Launch series. The brand expertly vacillates between offering budget-friendly folders and higher-quality knives made in the United States.

Kershaw’s ability to blend cutting-edge technology with practical design has solidified its position as one of the leading knife manufacturers in the industry, continuing to attract a loyal following of users seeking top-tier performance at an affordable price.

Customer Reviews

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Paul James
Kershaw Launch

I’m a big fan of Kershaw over the years because of the relatively inexpensive price point and the great quality at those prices.This was the first automatic I had purchased and for every day use it’s interesting, but I’ve got some Kerhaws that feature the ball bearing type “finger flip” release, or whatever you call it, that opens within milliseconds of the automatic’s speed. The Launch is a great knife, but probably the last automatic I’ll get because I, as a practical every day carry user, don’t really have much need for that feature.
I have a larger, very nice Kershaw that I bought probably 15 years ago that still operates like brand new. I bought it on sale for $59. Again, my favorite brand.