Benchmade 940-1 Osborne AXIS Lock Knife Carbon Fiber (3.4" Stonewash) S90V

MSRP: $315.00
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Item #BHQ-21326


  • Overall Length:7.87"
  • Blade Length:3.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.47"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.44 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940
  • Model Number:940-1
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Color:Black
  • Product Type:Knife


The Warren Osborne designed Benchmade 940 is a popular knife for good reason. It's a comfortable everyday carry knife with its slim design, great ergonomics and lightweight. The 940-1 has a premium CPM-S90V steel blade with a plain edge and a stonewash finish. The carbon fiber handle has stainless steel liners and blue anodized aluminum barrel spacers. The AXIS lock and reversible pocket clip make the knife usable for right and left handers.


Customer Reviews

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Philip G.
Awesome knife, but the finish on the clip rubbed off all over my 5.11s effectively making it look like I was a mechanic with khakis. Otherwise, a nice addition to the team.
940-1 I love it
Scott r.
If you are reading this, pull the trigger already. This knife is my favorite weekend carry, light sexy and holds a killer edge. As someone already mentioned use caution with one hand closing, I cut myself in the palm and didn't even feel it. I showed a friend my knife and tried warning him, but I was to late and he took a chunk off his pinkie. This knife is scary sharp, just the way it should be. The axis lock puts some surprising spring force just before it completely closes, and will get ya. However this same omaga spring action is what makes it so fun to open and close, very entertaining and satisfying tool for the restless hands. Trust us and get this amazing knife.
Best Gentleman EDC
Eric J.
The super light weight and superb, spot-on reliable easy opening makes this Benchmade worth the investment. Shirt pocket carry, next to pen is doable and inconspicuous .

Super sharp. Take care on closing with one hand till you're used to the axis lock system. The blue accents and slim design in CF makes this one as good as it gets. If you like light weight American tactical EDCs. Enjoy!
Deserves 6 stars...
Tom T.
I love this Benchmade 940-1! And I don't say that lightly. I seriously would have given it 6 stars if that was an option.

I waited some time before I wrote this just to insure that my "love" was not merely infatuation.

I am a knife aficionado. I guess the boy in me still likes shiny sharp things. I own and use many knives. Most of them Chris Reeve Sebenza's. I do not believe in having a knife that you don't carry and are afraid to use for fear of "messing it up". I regularly carry and use even my high dollar exotic knives. Firm believer that if it is too nice to use, it is too nice to own.

Having said that there may be some knives that I "baby" a bit more than others. 😁 Not this one! I have used and abused it.

What's crazy is that I have not yet felt the need to sharpen it!  Hooray for S90V steel!
The carbon fiber scales are tough too! Keeps the weight down into minuscule territory. This knife keeps bumping others out of their turn in my rotation. That is saying a lot considering that some of them are many times over the cost of this knife.

I am not a knife snob or a brand fanboy that would tell you that this knife, or that knife, is the "best ever made anywhere by anybody".  But I will tell you that this knife deserves a try in your pocket and your hands. Then you decide what it's best uses are. As for me, I use it on everything and everywhere.

There is only one thing that I discovered about this knife that I slightly disliked: the pocket clip. It is fine and functionary but fails to live up to the design and feel of the rest of the knife. It feels cheaper than this knife deserves. But who cuts things with a pocket clip anyway!

I did upgrade my knife with, IMHO, a better clip. One that I got from here on BladeHQ that is made of carbon fiber. Looks better and feels better to me. And as a bonus is a little bit lighter. Too each his own. Here is the link to the pocket clip I bought to replace the factory clip.

Kudos to Benchmade on this knife!
Incredible EDC blade!
John F.
Although I'm not a huge fan of the standard aluminum scales on the 940/943 I believe these CF handles are a big improvement. Drops the weight to a featherlight 2.4oz, you can forgot you're carrying it pretty easily. Excellent blade steel that will hold and edge for a long time, solid Axis lock and very smooth action. Blade came perfectly centered. Couldn't be happy with it! Highly recommend.
My new EDC
Ronald M.
I have never written a review on this site before. But for this knife I had to write one because of it's sweet CPM-S90V reverse tanto blade and it's over all functionality and quality. I am a collector and have multiple knifes like my Protech knifes or Microtech knifes. This is definitely my new favorite knife that I own. Don't get me wrong I really like my other knifes. But if I had to pick a favorite it would be this knife.
The Best EDC!
Oscar B.
I'm a knife collector for years and use them daily.... This is my EDC for more than a year and I can't think of anything better for the job in the industry. Excellent in every detail... Blade, handle material, easy use..... If you can pay for one knife only, this is it.... Period.
My Favorite EDC
Vivian J.
The 940 is a knife that I have admired for some time, although I hadn't pulled the trigger on one until this model arrived. I always liked the reverse tanto blade and handle on this model, and I knew I would like the AXIS lock from my experience with my 960.
BM came out with an all carbon fiber handled knife many years ago, and I've always kicked myself for missing that one. Low and behold, they produced this knife, in a model I admired more than that one, with the handle I always wanted, and they topped it off with a premium steel blade!
I've owned it for about a year now, and I can honestly say that BM hit the nail on the head with this one! It is the smoothest, lightest, best all-around EDC knife that I own. It will be hard to surpass this one, unless I fork out some serious $ for a Sebenza or the like. But until then, and maybe even in that case, this knife is my favorite!
Caleb S.
The weight on this knife sets it apart from everything! Carbon fiber and s90v heck yeah! The only thing I don't care for is the clip so I ordered a custom one to replace it. It may feel cheap considering the weight but once you see the materials being used plus that butterfly logo you know what's up! This is in my opinion the best edc in the past 10 years! You cannot go wrong with this knife! - Caleb