Photo Gallery: Five Hot Folders and Automatic Knives from Kershaw and ZT


Over the years Kershaw and Zero Tolerance  have come up with sharp designs that almost always surpass expectations. Whether it is a handy general-use folder or a fixed blade with a tactical flair, the brands’ knives not only look good, but also perform.

Kershaw and Zero Tolerance both also waste little time resting on their laurels, leading the way in cutting-edge innovation. And the brands have continued to do so recently with a slew of new knives certain to get enthusiasts, well, enthused. Here is a look at three sweet automatic knives from Kershaw and two manual folders from Zero Tolerance that cut to the quick of top-notch engineering.

Kershaw Launch 2

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The Kershaw Launch 2 is outfitted with many of the same features as the other knives in the series: CPM 154 steel blade, machined billet aluminum handle, reversible pocket clip and recessed push button. But No. 2 is by no means a carbon copy of the other knives. The Launch 2 has a sleeker overall design and is slightly smaller than the others in the series. The knife has a 3.25-inch blade and is 4.5-inches closed, making it a top choice for everyday carry. It also has a bit of flash to its design with the stonewash finish bringing out the rugged beauty of the blade. MSRP: $139.

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