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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: Zach
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Highly recommend! Definitely worth the money! Best knife I ever had! Unfortunately I lost mine at work when the clip came loose and I didn’t know it. Hopefully will get another someday.
A review from: Joe
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I've been carrying a 940 with a cpm 154 blade since the late 90's. Blade is still fully dependable, the Axis lock is still tight and the aluminum scales are still green. I sent it back for a life sharp tune up this year...it's like a brand new knife. Looking forward to another 20 years of service.
A review from: Aaron
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This is a good quality, modern classic of an EDC knife.It came almost razor sharp, a few strops on a leather belt and it could shave hair. My only complaints are price and the handle scales. If only they made a cheaper version of this in 154cm.The aluminum handles scratch and chip fairly easily, and I sorta regret not buying the g10 version. Maybe I'll get a mini grip next time.
A review from: Adam
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I received a 940-2 on 3-16-18 and upon opening it noticed right away how the knife wasn't very sharp and also how gritty the action felt but just passed it off as it needs time to break in so I sharpened it and carried for about a week when was using closing it I felt something sharp cut into my thumb near the axis lock and noticed a big ribbon like piece of metal coming out from under the axis lock stud that must have been left in there from production and after it fell out of there you almost have to pry the axis lock to get it to close. Pretty sad as I have wanted a 940 for a very long time and when I finally got one it was of this quality! must not be any quality control department anymore, and to top it off I was supposed to cover shipping on a brand new knife that shouldn't have left the factory in the first place. Spoke with customer service yesterday and the gentleman said he would email me a return label this morning but this morning has came and went without any sign of customer service or email etc!!
A review from: Trevor
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Long-time Benchmade owner; I have owned several makes over 15 years and my 943 has been my absolute favorite. Over the last few years though I’ve felt their quality and control dept have seriously dropped the ball, the customer service dept is the only reason why I keep buying.
My most recent purchase was a 940-1 which replaced my 10 year old 943 that I unfortunately lost.
The 940’s grind was horrible, blade was obese, not centered, the plunge line was off, and the action was sticky. Lifesharp replaced the blade on my dime for “cosmetic” reasons, blade still sticks a bit but I’m happy with it.
Overall the 940 and 943 still remains my favorite EDC, it’s a great design, but I hesitate to recommend it due to the cost and QC issues. If I had been a first time buyer I’m not sure if I’d buy again. If you do buy one, please buy direct from a dealer so you can see what your purchasing. The design itself is truly wonderful so I hope mine was an “oops” and isn’t becoming BM’s QC norm.
A review from: John
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I have the aluminum handle and I love it. I like the way it is balanced and the way it rides in my pocket. I have the deep clip on mine. I carry it every day and with just a light touch up from time to time it remains very sharp. It is an extremely well made knife and I would definitely recommend it to others.
A review from: SnootyJim
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I certainly waited too long to own a knife as nice as this. I recently bought the "162 bushcrafter" Benchmade and was so pleased with it that the 940 quickly became my next obsession. I have to say, the green aluminum finish is holding up well. It feels wonderful in the hand and is better than I anticipated. I love the reverse tanto blade. I carry this on me daily and the only detraction I can possibly muster is the clip is tight on jeans pockets. I am reluctant to stretch it out for worry that it won't be secure on thinner pockets. I highly recommend this knife. I have several friends who are very much impressed who say they are looking to buy their own. I have seen knives cheaper, they were cheaper knives. This is by far the best balance of materials, workmanship, and smooth function, I have ever owned in a knife. The Axis lock is a terrific feature. Makes assisted opening a non desired feature as the axis is secure and tight when opened and can be closed without assistance. It deploys to open with a flick. There can be no uncertainty with jurisdictional laws. This is a manual knife that performs better than an assisted or automatic without subjecting you to interpretations of laws. I am retired law enforcement and this is my EDC knife.
A review from: Connor
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after years of carrying lower value knives from other companies, I settled on this one with the green handle and reverse tanto blade.It has been a daily carry for over a year and finally is growing dull enough to need to be sent back for sharpening. I have used this knife for everything from daily use cutting cardboard boxes open to a back up on a hunt when my typical skinning knife went missing. I have no complaints with it and feel Benchmade makes some of the best knives on the market. If you don't own a Benchmade this a great starter and a knife to have around for years of hard use and dependable service.
A review from: George
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One review mentioned play in the blade. There is a star screw in the handle near the blade. This controls the amount of play. If it's too tight you can't flip it open and closed easily, if it's too loose you'll get some blade play. But its adjustable and it holds it's position. I have over a dozen Benchmades and I've gotten everyone easily adjusted to a tension where it flips open and closed quickly and easily, but there is no play in the blade. All you need is a "star" screwdriver.
A review from: Jason
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I've had my 940-1 for 2 years now and it has made almost all of my other knives obsolete. After carrying the 940-1 and using it daily, there just isn't a whole lot that I can fault it for. It honestly does everything really well. I work in the industrial services field and I spend a lot of time onsite, which means that my knives see a decent amount of use, and more than just cutting cardboard and opening letters. I actually picked up this knife for more casual use but I wanted to see how it would handle heavier tasks. And now I just can't find a reason to carry any of my other knives. I figured what the heck, it's a Benchmade and everyone says they'll fix anything if you break it.

I was pretty worried at first because this thing weighs almost nothing. The carbon fiber scales, which are the best I've seen on any store bought production knife, almost make this thing feel fragile. I can assure you that it's not fragile in any way. The blade steel is amazing - 1st, it still holds a serviceable edge from the day that I bought it. 2nd, it is extremely corrosion resistant. It didn't come from the factory with a hair splitting edge but I've never had an issue cutting anything. S90V is hard to work with and doesn't like to take a mirror polish but that's fine for my type of use. I'm not sitting at a desk slicing paper all day so this blade steel was ideal for my particular usage.

Using the axis lock is like second nature from day one. Once you learn the "axis flick" to open and close you'll be able to open the knife, cut, and then close the knife unbelievably fast. The knife has been very easy to clean and service. A small bit of advice, use a tiny drop of blue loctite on the pivot screw. Adjust tightness to zero blade play while the blade still drops free if the axis lock is pulled. After adjusted, let the loctite sit overnight and your knife will have zero blade play for several months.

This knife is great for whatever you might be doing. I'm totally confident in this knife regardless of what I'm wearing or the environment that I'm working in. Reasonably large blade, perfect handle size, amazing quality and materials...carry one of these for a week and see how hard it is for one of your other knives to get into your pocket.

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