Emerson design meets Kershaw auto-magic
An exciting new entry in Kershaw's automatic series is the Launch 5. Designed by Emerson and USA-built by Kershaw, this handsome auto takes Emerson’s tactical looks to the next level of refinement.
The Launch 5's CPM 154 powdered metallurgy blade steel offers more uniform distribution of carbides—so it takes and holds an excellent edge. It also provides good corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and toughness. The blade is stonewashed for good looks and to hide use-scratches.
To lighten the Launch 5's weight, the handles and integrated backspacer are made of durable anodized aluminum. A machined texture on the handles provides a secure grip. The Launch 5 opens with a "low profile" push button. This low-profile button makes it harder for the knives to accidentally deploy. Left-handers can use their index finger instead of their thumb to press the blade-release/lock button. A reversible pocketclip is included and a lanyard tie-off is built into the butt end of the knife.
Automatic knives are dangerous and should be handled with extreme caution in all circumstances. Comply with all local, State, and Federal regulations regarding the purchase, owning, carrying, and transportation of automatic knives.
Due to the many and varied Federal and State laws that govern the purchase, owning, and transportation of automatic knives, Kershaw Automatics will be sold only through authorized Kershaw dealers. They are not available for purchase on this website; this webpage is for information only.
Release Year: 2016
Discontinued Year: 2019
Found on the Kershaw Folding Saw, it locks the saw blade open during use, then releases with the push of a button for storage.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
Made In The USA
When you see this on one of our knives, it means the knife was made in our Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.
- Made in the USA
- Designed by Emerson, built by Kershaw
- Integrated backspacer and lanyard tie-off
- Automatic push-button open
- Push-button lock release
- Reversible pocketclip (left/right tip-up)
- Steel: CPM 154, stonewashed finish
- Handle: 6061-T6 aluminum, black anodized
- Blade Length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 5.1 in. (13 cm)
- Overall Length: 8.5 in. (21.6 cm)
- Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)