E-Mail 'Kershaw Launch 8, by Pat Cascio' To A Friend

Email a copy of 'Kershaw Launch 8, by Pat Cascio' to a friend

* Required Field

Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.

Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries.

E-Mail Image Verification

Loading ... Loading ...


  1. Having sold knives at gun shows from time to time I read a lot of the laws depending on what state I would be selling in. You are correct in that many people including police have no idea what their state’s laws are regarding knives. As for the state I live in, and some others, as the law reads, one defining characteristic is that the blade can be spring assisted but it has to function through a manipulation of the blade itself and not a separate button. Hence, the raised portion on the spine that you flick with your forefinger and the spring does the rest. It seems very stupid to me but as you say, most of the people making our laws are quite ignorant. It reminds me of the time when either Hillary or Pelosi said, “the reason banning high capacity magazines would work is that when those magazines are used up they wouldn’t be able to buy more”. She actually thought once you emptied a magazine you threw it away.

  2. That appears to be a switchblade with upgraded materials and workmanship. Nice job Kershaw (who rarely disappoint) with your product. They and the Zero Tolerance knives

    The handle to me appears to be a bit too slim for my paws. My fingers are a bit long and bite into the palm when too small a grip is provided. A CRKT 2903 folding Hissatsu has been a workable solution.

  3. LL, you are quite right on the knife law issue. Cops just don’t know, like everyone else. A friend of mine was at summer camp for the National Guard, and a Texas state trooper wearing Captain’s bars conducting a class on white phosphorus called on him to demonstrate first aid for white phosphorus injury. He thrust his “burning” hand into a bucket of water (like infantry carry such items around with them) and deployed his 13 inch Argentine switch blade and scraped the WP off his hand. The trooper screamed, “That’s illegal! You can’t have that!”
    My friend, also a cop, challenged the Texas trooper to show him the statute in his thick Texas Criminal Code, and he couldn’t.
    I had a stiletto for a time, and I gave it to someone I didn’t really care for after it deployed in my hip pocket. I sensed something was wrong back there and reached around to discover how damned sharp it was. I sliced my index finger open big time. That was the end of my affair with automatics.
    The Cold Steel Ti-Lite is a full 13 inch stiletto, sharp as a scalpel, and opens quite easily with a flip of the wrist or dragging the raised knob on the blade on your pocket as you draw it. Locks open quite well. But it’s not nearly as useful as this Kershaw appears to be for slicing and cutting things. It’s a sticker, and not much else. So the Cold Steel Voyager 5 inch clip point gets carried every day. Same same. Opens very easily, will gut a water buffalo in one swipe, it fits flat in the back pocket. No surprises. Just a nasty, serious blade for serious purposes. The Vaquero has replaced the Voyager in the Cold Steel line up. There’s a reason why the box has a bold warning on it: “Caution: Very Sharp Knife.”
    During a Farnam rifle course, John asked me why I carry my knife in my right pocket, since I’m right handed. It should be carried in my left so my support hand can draw it and cut someone off my pistol should he try to grab it. That job, however, is handled with another Glock on the other hip. Two is one, and one is none.

Comments are closed.