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Highly regarded as one of the most quintessential EDCs of all time, the 940 and 943 are slim, stylish and after over a decade have performed in just about any situation imaginable.

Designer: Osborne
Mechanism: AXIS®
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Length: 3.40" (8.64cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.115" (2.92mm)
Open Length: 7.87" (19.99cm)
Closed Length: 4.47" (11.35cm)

Aluminum Handles
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Handle Thickness: 0.41" (10.41mm)
Weight: 2.90oz. (82.21g)

Carbon Fiber Handles:
Blade Steel: CPM S90v (59-61 HRC)
Handle Thickness: 0.44" (11.18mm)
Weight: 2.44oz. (69.17g)

G10 Handles:
Blade Steel: CPM S30V (58-60 HRC)
Handle Thickness: 0.44" (11.18mm)
Weight: 2.65oz. (75.10g)

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A review from: Tomo
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After using virtually every affordable EDC on the market, I finally looked to Benchmade for a quality knife. For some perspective, I couldn't ever imagine spending more than 60 bucks on a pocket knife. I figured they were pretty much all the same, knife steel was knife steel and why pay more for a "luxury" knife? I was skeptical as this would be my first knife purchase to exceed 200 dollars, so I did a ton of research. I pored over all the youtube content I could find, reviews, practical tests, torture tests, and one model number kept coming up: the Benchmade 940.

I ended up purchasing the 940-2 model with G10 scales and S30V steel. I was completely impressed with the quality of the knife when I first opened it, it was like no other knife I had ever owned before. The action is smooth and consistent, I really like the AXIS lock and how fast the blade can be deployed. The G10 scales are perfect, not too smooth but rough enough for good grip. I was a little curious about the "reverse tanto" style blade, but it has grown on me and it performs very well.

I only have one complaint on this knife, and it may just be how I carry, who knows. Sometimes when I walk, the knife will hit my leg and the blade will "tap" on the scales when closed. It makes an audible sound so that tells me there is blade play, however I think that's a fair trade for such a smooth action. The play is minimal, and after regular use I haven't seen any loosening of any hardware.

Overall, I'm more than pleased with this knife. The price is high, but you do get what you pay for, and I promise this will blow any 60 dollar knife away. This blade made a lifelong customer out of me!

A review from: Joseph
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Bought a 940-1. Expensive knife. But by far the nicest I have ever seen.
A review from: Elisha
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I love absolutely everything about this knife. The only thing bad about it is, it attracts knife theives. I recommend everyone who wants a good and fashionable edc knife to get the 940 series.
A review from: colin.p
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I bought the 940-2 this past week and am absolutely blown away by this knife, fit and finish is spot on. It literally is the quintessential EDC knife. I have the blade able to free fall closed, it really is that smooth. Someone said it is like the blade is suspended between two magnets, with no discernible friction at all. BM knives are expensive, but I feel that they are worth every penny. I also bought a mini grip back in June and it is a gem also (thanks Nick).
Now I have to stop looking at this website as I CAN'T buy any more knives!!!! sigh, ya right...
A review from: Jeff
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I've carried the 940 Osborne for several years now. I can say with no equivocation that it is the best pocketknife I've ever owned. I'm an avid knife collector and have a multitude of folding and fixed-blade knives. Somehow, the 940 always makes it into my pocket when dressing each morning. It opens almost as quickly as an automatic, the steel holds an edge forever and it just plain feels good in the hand. Buy this knife--you won't regret it!
A review from: Kaden
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I have heard many a tale of people saying there knife is off or not centered perfectly but mine was perfect. Not a bad thing about this knife I would say it is definitely worth your money. Just buy it on a website like bladehq.com for a discount.
A review from: David
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I just bought my 940 in green and satin. It exceeds every expectation I had for it.
A review from: RAYMOND
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The thumb screw is too small to open the knife. This knife is not sharp. I can get a much sharper edge on my $20 knives. I sharpen this blade and screwed it up so now I have to see if I can buy a new blade. I am really sorry I spent $170.00 on this knife. I can't see the difference between this and a 40.00 knife.
A review from: Devin
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Many discuss the price point of a blade like this when writing about it, however I will say little about it: You're buying something that truly is high end. Honestly, I can see spending more if needed to fulfill my desires of achieving a knife that will truly last. Really, you wont regret spending so much when you realize the only thing that will feat you is misplacement.

I carry this everyday, and its been all-around excellent. I won't list everything that I love about the product, that will likely take far too long. Instead I will discuss the minor imperfections:

-First, the sharpness out of the box. The same day I bought this I purchased a Kershaw for $20. The Kershaw was able to give me a nice arm shaving, while the Benchmade fell short in this respect. It is plenty sharp, however the term they often use, "Razor sharp" doesn't quite accurately describe the state of the edge out of the box. I will note however, what I stated above: This is a "minor imperfection" as 1) It still is proficient, and 2) I can easily make it sharper.

-Second, the clip. On the blade its self I have a very nice satin black coating which holds up quite well. The clip however, has not done the same. Functionally its impeccable, however cosmetically it flaws extremely easily. I think Benchmade, if possible, should apply the same coating from the blade on the clip. I hear Benchmade will replace clips if needed, so that problem solves as well.

That's really all of the criticism I have for my new EDC, I highly recommend just for that: EDC use.
A review from: Jackiee
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The texture of the knife is amazing. I got this as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it. It's very sharp and makes thin cuts, highly satisfied.

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