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Benchmade 940 Osborne Design Knife

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  • Everyday knife with premium stainless-steel blade
  • Modified reverse Tanto design; ambidextrous dual thumb studs
  • Green anodized aluminum handle with stainless-steel liner
  • Color-anodized titanium back spacer; reversible tip-up pocket clip
  • Blade measures 3.4 inches long; measures 7.87 inches overall when open
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Product Description

Product Description

The Benchmade 940 is an Osborne Design knife featuring ultra smooth one hand opening and the Axis Lock system for easy opening/closing and a sure fire locking system. Built slim for everyday carry the Benchmade 940 measures 4.47-Inch closed with a 3.40-Inch modified reverse tanto blade made of premium S30V stainless steel (58-60HRC). Green anodized aluminum handles, a reversible (right or left hand carry) pocket clip, and ambidextrous thumb studs complete the Benchmade 940

Whether in your pocket or your hand, the slender curvature and contouring of the 940 Osborne knife make it a perfect everyday carry. The 940 Osborne is equipped with a S30V premium stainless-steel blade with a modified reverse Tanto design. The green anodized aluminum handle, meanwhile, is comfortable in the hand, with a stainless-steel liner and color-anodized titanium back spacer for longevity. Finally, the blade is a breeze to open thanks to the ambidextrous dual thumb stud opener. Other features include an Axis locking mechanism and a reversible steel pocket clip.


  • Blade length: 3.4 inches
  • Blade thickness: 0.115 inches
  • Handle thickness: 0.410 inches
  • Blade material: S30V premium steel
  • Blade hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade style: Modified reverse Tanto, ambidextrous dual thumb studs
  • Pocket clip: Black, reversible tip-up
  • Lock mechanism: Axis
  • Overall length: 7.87 inches
  • Closed length: 4.47 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 ounces

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000QA9G2W
  • Item model number: 940
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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93 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Todd W. Quigley on November 6, 2007
I have collected dozens of very expensive, high end knives, many of which cost significantly more than the Benchmade 940, and about 360 days out of the year, this is what is in my pocket everywhere I go, and I mean everywhere. Why? It is a perfectly balanced and engineered design:
Any bigger and it would be uncomfortable in my pocket, any smaller and the blade would not be big enough to be usefull for all around use. The handle is as small and thin as possible so you can clip it in your pocket and still use your pocket without it getting in the way, but it is also a perfectly usable size even with big hands. It weighs practically nothing and has perfect balance and feel. The AXIS lock, locks up rock solid, but by pulling back on the lock you can flick it open and closed faster than any thumb stud (which I have removed), and in fact is as fast as an automatic. The blade is made of S30V, which as of November 2007, is the best all around steel there is. It comes with a factory edge that you can literally shave with, and will hold that edge better than anything else except D2 tool steel or ceramic (both of which are too brittle and very hard to sharpen properly). The blade design while different, is like everything else about it, an amazing piece of engine
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Joe MacEntire on November 13, 2011
I have 21 high-quality folding knives in my collection--including other Benchmades, SOGs, Kershaws, Spyercos, Bradleys, etc. The Benchmade Osborne 940 is hands down my favorite. Along with the Bradley Alias, it's the fastest deploying knife I own. You can bring it out slow and quiet, or EASILY flick it out fast with a nice snap that scares people. Locks up like a bank vault. The S30V blade steel takes and holds a screaming edge. But what sets this knife apart, on top of all of that, is the size and weight. Although you can do some serious cutting tasks with the 3 3/8" blade, the overall slim and light profile of the blade and handle makes for a knife that you can carry all day and forget you have it on you. It's super easy to dig out of your pocket, deploy the blade, make your cut, fold back up, and re-insert in the pocket--all with one hand. Just like butter. Plus there is something about the green color of the handle that grows on you. Green would not normally be my first choice--however, on this knife, I love it. The handle traction is decent. The handle gimping may not be too functional, but I for one do not worry about "tactical encounters" or if my hand might slip off the knife if I were forced to go O.J. on someone to save my life. I think for EDC tasks the traction is just fine. If you're worried about self-defense, pick up a pair of tactical pants and a Cold Steel Kukri instead. I joke, but seriously: I'm sure there are knives out there better suited for self-defense, if that is really a concern.

Two Caveats:
First, the edge on my brand-new 940 was better suited for applying peanut butter than it was for cutting anything. It was literally as sharp as a butter knife.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. Matheny TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 26, 2011
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I've been using this knife for just over a month now and I've been very impressed with it overall. As with all Benchmade knives I've owned, it is a very high quality tool.

Over the last month I've put this knife to some serious use and it has performed admirably. This is my first knife with the S30V steel, but I have to say I've been impressed so far.

Here is what I've loved about the Benchmade 940 Osborne:

1) I love the Axis lock! Of all lock types on folding knives, this is my absolute favorite.

2) Very easy one-handed opening & closing.

3) The aluminum handles are a good size and provide a great grip.

4) The blade-to-handle ratio is very good on this model.

5) The S30V steel has proven to be very tough!

6) The blade shape makes it easy to get a good sharp tip, which is great for puncturing.

Unfortunatly, my experience with this particular model has not been 100% positive. Here are some issues I've found with it:

1) I've never gotten a Benchmade that wasn't razor sharp out of the box before - but this one wasn't. The edge profile was so wide that it would have been more at home on an ax. Personally, I like to put my own edge on a knife anyway - but reshaping this S30V blade to 40 degrees was quite a task...

2) The pivot screw for the blade worked itself loose after a few days and the knife developed a slight rattle. I tweaked it back to how I wanted, but that only lasted a couple more days. It turns out this won't stay in place without a bit of loktite applied to the pivot screw.

Overall, I'd recommend this knife to most knife-carrying people. It's great for EDC, although it's not my favorite Benchmade in that category.
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45 of 54 people found the following review helpful By T. H. Curry on April 23, 2010
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I have been on a little of a knife binge here the last two months and decided that a high-end folder would have to be my "last drink" for awhile. I was going to go for the BM Griptillian but after seeing that Amazon had this knife for almost $50 less than most of the online dealers I sprung for the little bit more and got this beaut.

This is my first BM and my fist knife in S30V steel that seems to be all the rage. I have not had the knife long enough to comment on S30V's edge retention but most knife folks seem to love it. The knife is beautiful and light. The anionidized aluminum handles are grippy due to the coating and the purple titanium spacer is great for weight reduction. The liner is great and the Axis lock is one cool invention. This knife opens as easily as my assisted Kershaw Leek without the spring pushing the blade open. It really must be experineced to be believed. It opens even faster if you simply pull back the lock and let gravity or a flip do the work and closes just as easily.

Unfortunately, the finishing of the Axis lock is where this knife looses a point. The knife is very precisely engineered and the pivot screw is less than a fraction of a millimeter from a fast opening great knife to a wobbly blade. When I got it out of the box it opened quickly and the blade was tight but after about a hundred open/close cycles (you will do this in the first day) the blade got a slight wobble. I checked online and this was a common problem and easily remedied by removing the pivot screw and putting a small drop of Locktite in the hole and VERY CAREFULLY adjusting the screw back to that perfect point.
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