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Benchmade 940BK Osborne Folding Knife 3.4" S30V Black Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: BM940BK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM940BK: Model 940 - Osborne Design
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Cool. A refreshing design whose form exemplifies what custom knife maker Warren Osborne believes important function and quality. The Model 940 incorporates the exclusive AXIS™ locking mechanism for a functional smoothness that compliments well the purity of the design style. A modified reverse tanto blade shape machined of S30V stainless steel, features dual thumb-stud openers for safe and easy ambidextrous access. The handle design is slender with a slight curvature and recessed contours for grip stability. Machined of aluminum and deep color anodized, the handle scales are a rich green color sparked by a color anodized titanium back spacer. The liners provide solid function for the AXIS™ lock and feature subtle finger treads for added blade control. A stainless steel carry-clip is movable to either handle side, making the Model 940 a 100-percent totally ambidextrous cutting tool. Contemporary design, innovative function and a higher standard of manufactured quality give the new Model 940 everything needed for superior form and function.
  • Overall Slim Profile
  • One-Hand Ambidextrous Function
  • Fully Adjustable Blade Pivot
  • Lightweight Everyday Carry
  • Purple Anodized Spacer
  • Green Aluminum Handle Scales
  • Blade Length: 3.40"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: S30V Premium Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Reverse Tanto; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.90oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.87"
  • Closed Length: 4.47"
  • Country of Origin: USA

UPC Code: 610953125264

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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3 out of 5
Jun 09, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality
Light, fast, and an excellent edc knife
I have read about the 940 for a long time and have wanted to get one in my collection after reading and watching reviews on its performance. Nick Shabazz has probably one of the better reviews on this knife as well as nutn fancy. I was disappointed in the side to side play in the knife found at the pivot tension needed to flick the knife open. Blade centering was also not what I would expect from a $200 knife. In my mind, that kind of money should buy you a refined cutting tool that only more expensive materials would elevate the price. Not better fit and finish. Everything else about the knife is wonderful. The grind is good, the sharpness out of the box is good, and the coating on the blade is done very well. I use all my knives and this one is no exception. Great slicer and box opener as well as food prep. Super light weight and can be carried in dress pants, in particular dockers with the small pocket inside the normal front right pocket, without feeling like you have a hunk of metal in your pants. Pocket clip - meh. Would I buy again...maybe if Reate made this knife for benchmade. No more benchmade for me.
5 out of 5
Sonoma, CA
Feb 23, 2015
smooth one handed action
This small folder is in my desk to open mail & packages & cut through plastic packaging. It's super smooth easy to open and close. Toward the end of the closing, the blade snaps into place with hardly any hand input. The hand feels nonslip. I like the green color - a little different. It's friendly looking enough that my wife isn't intimidated by it compared to my more aggressive larger folders in the workshop and cars.
5 out of 5
Bryce K.
Flossmoor, Il
Oct 07, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Favorate Knife
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.
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