If you are anything like me, finding something to use as an EDC isn’t always the easiest task. Often I go through multiple options before finding the device, gadget, bag or in this case pocket knife that works for me. I have drawers full of failed EDC ideas that didn’t work for me for one reason or another.
Now I really like pocket knives but I am not a huge collector of them. I buy blades that I intend on using and like having one with me most of the time. My day job is in a corporate setting where slacks and wingtips seem to be the unofficial uniform, making the search for an understated yet useful pocket knife a difficult task. I have a plethora (for all you Three Amigos! fans out there) of knives that are right at home with a pair of jeans and boots but was never happy with them as an EDC to the office.
Recently I came across the Kershaw Launch 4 automatic knife. Before running out and buying one of these, please check your state’s knife laws for automatic knives. The overall length is just 5.10″ and the blade length is 1.90″ making this legal in the state of California. The action is incredibly fast and precise and the blade and handle are much sturdier than you would expect from such a pint sized piece. The blade is made from CPM-154 and the handle is solid aluminum. It is a right-hand carry knife that blends right in with my daily attire and is now one of the items that I never leave home without. Available in a myriad of colors the MSRP is about $130 but most every knife dealer or store has them for around $75. A real bargain for such a useful little knife in my opinion.
This knife is available in a myriad of colors with an MSRP of about $130, but most every knife dealer or store has them for around $75. A real bargain for such a useful little knife in my opinion.
Source: The knife in this article was purchased with my own funds. Please visit Kershaw for more info.