Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
I don't usually write reviews... ever. But this knife for me is noteworthy enough to mention. I owned one of these for approximately 6 months and I got rid of it for monetary reasons. I went about a half a year going through a lot of other knifes: Small Sebenza (another amazing knife, but too small for me), Spyderco Tenacious and Paramilitary 2, several Kershaws and lastly a Benchmade 705. All of the knives I have listed above are fantastic knifes, however, I missed my 940. There are several things about this knife and it is these things that have made it my EDC blade for a LONG time to come. The first is the Axis lock, it is simply outstanding. The ease with which you can open and close this blade is fantastic. I usually need to be able to deploy my knife and stow it with one hand and it is made quite easy with the axis lock. One thing I would like to say about the Axis lock in general, (from my personal experience of several BM knives) is that it is very difficult to find the sweet spot where you have no blade play and yet the knife is still easy to flick open. I would recommend some blue loctite as it postpones the unscrewing process. Blade Shape: the 940 has an excellent piercing shape and it is very tough because of the reverse tanto design. It is also excellent as a cutting blade, but it is not the best I have ever seen (Paramilitary 2 is the best I have seen). As far as the steel goes you cant go wrong with S30V, it is my favorate steel, albeit VERY hard to sharpen. Once you sharpen it though, it retains its edge quite well. Since the knife is very thin it is a joy to carry in pocket. When I reach into my pocket I dont have any issues getting to my keys or anything. One thing that turns people off of this knife is that it has anodized aluminum scales. From my personal experience, the green coating is better than most of the G10 I have seen and it sticks to my hands very well and gives me the utmost control. The only drawback I have seen with this knife is the pocket clip. I prefer deep carry clips and the stock one just leaves too much of the knife out of my pocket. That being said, I found a great custom clip that was made for it and it is fantastic. Now it rides really low and is barely visible. Since this is a review of the black one I will say that the black coating stays better than most coatings I have seen. I find that non-coated blades tend to accumulate tape residue quickly if you are cutting open boxes, but this coating holds up well. All in all, this is a very well designed knife and if taken care of it should last a lifetime. This is a must have for anyone that wants a highly versatile knife that is great for any task you can throw at it.