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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: Okie
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I have carried a 940 every day for the last six years. I use it for everything: letters, cutting food, digging splinters and thorns out of my skin, and cutting rope/string/cordage/targets/ammo boxes/whatever else needs to get cut. I slip it open quietly and hold it in a reverse grip in sketchy parking garages, and I've used it to field dress and gut a blacktail deer and filet a king salmon. I've sharpened it so many times that the blade is now almost a sheep's foot, and the handles are so scratched and scarred that it looks like it's been drug around behind a truck. It's easy to sharpen to a razor edge, and it holds that edge well despite the abuse that I heap upon it daily.

All in all, I think it's a pretty good knife.
A review from: John
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I purchased this knife about 8 years ago. It became dull quickly - I never used it much because it was so dull. I've been wanting to send it to the factory for sharpening. On a whim, I inspected the knife blade using a 15x magnifier and noticed that the blade metal had pock marks or pits all thru it. Some of the pits caused notches in the knife's edge. The edge cannot be sharpened smooth. The pits cause the knife's edge to be rough. I am in the process of sending it back to Benchmade and we will wait and see on their response.
A review from: Levi
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I have had the knife for almost a year now, and I have to say it is hands down my favorite knife. I never really thought about getting a bench made knife before getting hired at my current job where my co-worker has had a 940 for about 2 years. I held his and really liked everything about the knife. It took me about a month to decide if I wanted the 940 and not another model but after thinking about it I made the decision to get one. It has been my edc since I got it. Before getting my 940 I had hopped between a couple of different brands and styles not really like any of them and spending around $300 on different knife till I found one I was not in love with but liked the best before getting this one. I will say for sure if you are thinking about getting this model to do it. The knife is quite light and thin which is a pro as I carry it in my back pocket next to wallet, which is really nice because it sits next to my wallet and doesn't interfere with my wallet and visersa. The blade length is also perfect for the state in which I live because they have a 3.7 inch blade length limit so this comes in under that but still has immense amounts of space and cutting area.
After breaking in the action it has been buttery smooth ever since. I personally really like the reverse tanto style blade (I'm not a fan of clip points) and the fact it gives you the option to go with a serrated or plain blade style is even better.
I have looked at other models but am always drawn back to this model.
I have recommended this model to quite a few people before and they have gone on it get one of their own, and everyone who has gotten one has made it their edc. Bench made really knocked it out of the park with this model. My only complaint is that this model isn't in the customize able category such as the Griptilian, but past that. 10/10 on all category's.
A review from: Joseph
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Finally got my 940,don't know why i didn't get it sooner feels real good in hand,sharp out of box(no surprise there)opens a little slow but it will work in,this will be my new edc for a while.I have many knives benchmade,spyderco,emerson kershaw just to name a few,very happy to make the 940 my number one go to....Thanks Benchmade
A review from: Tyler
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Got the Benchmade 940 about a week ago. Must say the more it's used the more i'm impressed by it. First thoughts was that it could be better. When flicking it open via the thumb studs it wouldn't fully open. After a few days of fidgeting with it and use, it smoothed out and now opens very smoothly. It fits nicely in my hands and I have rather large hands but it still doesn't feel awkward to hold. It's rather light and you don't feel it in your pocket, which i like. There's almost no side to side blade play. The blade is also quite sharp you can shave with it.The pocket clip is tight you don't need to worry about it moving around or falling out of your pocket.

All and all it's a wonderful knife and well worth the money. If you just can't bring yourself to pull the trigger on due to the price tag, just do it. The quality is amazing on this knife, it's also backed by the company. I highly doubt you'll be disappointed in this purchase.
A review from: Shane R
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Had my eye on this knife for a LONG time. I had the opportunity to use a 940 several times and knew I had to have it. I love the ergonomics, blade shape and size. Fits large hands comfortably. Buttery smooth action and perfect centering. I would pick this over a PARA 2 or 3 any day.(own both)
This knife just feels like something that will last many years. I prefer the original "green" over the g10 or carbon fiber models. To me, that extra weight feels solid and adds to the overall durability.
Would definitely buy another if lost.
A review from: Avery
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This is easily my favorite knife to EDC. The blade geometry is wonderful, it gives you enough belly and a sharp enough tip for anything you would want to do. Its kind of like a mixture of the warn cliff blade, and a drop point blade. The action was butter smooth out of the box and has been since I've had it...with one exception, the pivot screw loves to get loose, even with blue loctite the pivot screw will wiggle itself loose over the course of a few days. I remedied this with red loctite but I really shouldn't have to do that. My blade centering out of the box was hugging the left side, not touching the scales or anything, but off nonetheless. The edge came with a much steeper edge on the left side than the right side. I have since fixed this, but again, I shouldn't have to do that. While I know I sound nit-picky, I'm paying over $180 for a pocket knife, which I have no problem doing, as long as I'm getting a highly quality controlled knife, which I just do not feel like I got. I'm planning on sending mine into Benchmade to get a new blade (I broke my tip off), hopefully they replace the scales, washers, omega spring, screws, and pocket clip as well, I've heard they do that. I also hope when they replace the knives parts that I get a better quality controlled knife altogether. I ordered the deep carry clip and it is absolutely wonderful, I cannot recommend it enough.
A review from: Diesel
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So I have been looking at the 940-2 for a while now, and I thought to myself I already have a couple benchmades in rotation. So I needed a reason for this purchase....long story short I lost a 810 recently, well there we go, order is in and here comes the mail yesterday and what do we have here?? A BRAND NEW 940-2 OSBORNE WITH G10 SCALES ON IT!!! The fit, finish and feel of this knife is top notch and now I know why it is in the top of the list of most loved EDC knives. Very well built.....no mess with perfection!
A review from: Moepoe
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One of my most versatile in my large collection of Benchmades. Blade is amazing, color (green) is stunning, wish I had stepped up to the carbon fiber model, but really love the appearance, functionality and versatility of this knife. If I could only have one knife, it would be the 940. Thank you Warren Obsorne!
A review from: Field Season
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This has been a great knife. I have abused the hell out of it and it got me through many field seasons as a biologist. I actual broke the blade after 5 years of heavy use and it may have involved a sledgehammer.I sent it back and paid the 10 dollar shipping fee and it came back to me with what looked like a new blade and cut like a new blade. It's been a great knife well worth the mone.

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