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

MSRP: $315.00
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Specifications

  • 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:AXISģ
  • 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

Specifications

  • 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:AXISģ
  • 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
Description

Description

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.

Reviews

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Great craftsmanship
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Michael T.
10-19-2018
This knife is a lot of money, but you get what you pay for! The details of the carbon fiber scales are amazing beautiful. The blade setting is spot on. And if you call Benchmade they will send you a deep carry pocket clip. The action is very nice and as long as you clean and re-lube your washers every once and a while it will stay very nice. The open back is great for blowing out the pocket lint out of the knife. And as others have mentioned if you take the time and care to put a razor edge on the blade it will hold it a long time. Over all I really love this mode and have carried it everyday since I bought it.
By far my favorite EDC
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Dane I.
10-04-2018
Iím a flipper kind of guy. That being said this is my go to knife due to how long and slender the handle is, it fits perfect in the pocket. Plus the axis lock delivers a quick action. Iím sorry bladehq but I went through REI to get my rebate. But Bladehq is the best!!
The perfect EDC
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David M.
09-25-2018
I been carrying this knife for only about 5 months as of the time im writing this and I already know its and will be my favorite knife for a while. I do carry it every day, no matter where I am because its so light it just becomes part of you, its just as easy as carrying my Iphone and I always double check to make sure I didnt accidentally drop it, which I wont because the clip is amazing and lets the knife sits very deep on my pocket.
pros: S90V steel; this is a wonderful steel delivered to CPM by Archangel Gabriel from the forges of heaven.(light exaggeration)

Extremely smooth action, its too easy to open and close it single handily as some people have admitted: i also cant help but play by closing it and opening from time to time, it just feels good.

Easy to maintain: none requited (aside from sharpening)

expensive but worth every penny

cons:
sharpening: its not easy, its by far the hardest knife I ever sharpen, extremely time consuming but it does keep its edge a good amount of time and you can get it extremely razor sharp if you have the patience...will make you want to buy an electric sharpener.

Not a massive fan of reverse Tanto, but I have grown to love it.
Great Craftsmanship
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Cameron C.
06-15-2018
I was on the fence for awhile about chucking out the money for this knife and I glad that I did. This thing disappears in my pocket but I have the upmost confidence in the clip to keep it where it is. Not to mention I already have a constant OCD to check my pockets for my belongings but whatever. The blade came arm shaving, paper cutting sharp. The action is so smooth that I find myself fooling around with it. Also let me say this thing is LIGHT. I'm talking extremely light.. it takes a bit to get used to you especially with the feel of the carbon fiber (which feels great on the hands). I have no problem fitting all four of my fingers on the handle and I have large size hands.

I'm extremely happy with this knife although the blade centering is just a tad off which I feel like when your playing 260+ for a knife everything should be nothing short of spectacular.

If you want something that feels more solid in the hand I'd go with regular 940, if you prefer the lightweight without the lack of quality go with this. S90v is amazing.
Still in my pocket
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Jay L.
06-12-2018
This is the first high end knife I purchased.. followed by 12 other Benchmade knives, couple of ZTs, and even a Chris Reeve Sebenza at the moment. This is still the one that I DO NOT leave the house without. Perfection is the word to use for the 940-1. Get one and thank me later!
Disappears in the pocket
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Clayton S.
04-20-2018
Great knife. Get one.
Great knife
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Nathan C.
02-20-2018
The carbon fiber handles give the knife a very smooth feeling when you are holding it.The blade is very sharp and the axis lock is super easy to use. I have never had a problem with this knife.
Man I love this knife.
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Brian M.
01-20-2018
Super slim, super light, and super useful. The blade is a great shape, I have always been a fan of drop point blades, but this reverse tanto is very useful for everyday tasks. The carbon on mine is very nice looking with just the right amount of grip, ( not too slippery, not too matte.). I also have a zt0562cf, and I recommend this knife for someone that doesn't want to scare someone when they pull it out. Both knives are equally awesome IMHO.
Addictive Action, Cramped handle
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Han L.
01-19-2018
Good first. The axis lock is addictive. With the long blade, this knife is an awesome fidget toy. Blade is solid. Centering is good.
Here are the bad. The handle is too shallow to get a full grip on for my hand. Grabbing this knife feels like pimping it with my thumb and index finger. It can be a little shorter for EDC. Without a flipper tab or finger guard, I have a fear of the blading shutting on my finger, though it's probably never gonna happen.
Amazing knife
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Donnie O.
01-19-2018
I bought my bench made 940 cf thinking it was just a great looking knife, I had no idea how functional it was,it assisted me in actually helping
A person with a car problem late one night a year ago she was a mom stuck on the road with a bad radiator hose and when I stopped to help and saw what it was the 940 with s90v was large and in charge lol,I cut the hose like butter and got her car back on the road .... thank you Blade Hq for a great store and company and Benchmade for great products.
light weight
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Darryl S.
01-14-2018
This knife is cool, but i think it is kinda over hyped. If i were to choose between this and the [Brand X folding knife], the 940-1 would sit on the shelf. that being said it is a great design. The knife being so light it kinda feels fragile. Maybe I should have gotten the G10 version...
love it
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Jake A.
01-09-2018
It is so light it just disappears in the pocket. The blade holds its edge for so long it's not even funny. I have loved the axis lock action and I am very happy with the knife overall.
never thought i would but i did
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Dylan B.
01-07-2018
I used to go to bladehq and look at this knife thinking to myself "one day" the price tag intimidated me for a long time but i finally purchased one and i will never regret it. the blade is a headache to sharpen but thankfully benchmades lifesharp does a great job. It holds an edge unlike any other steel i have used and the carbon fiber is absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend everyone add a carbon fiber knife to their collection, especially this one.
Love this Knife
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Ryan W.
01-07-2018
This knife oozes quality. Centering, steel, carbon fiber, action, etc. Just too many good things to list.
One of my favorite knives
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tom b.
01-05-2018
I love this knife! I carry this knife most days out of the week and it stands up to everything I have put before it. Fit and finish are perfect. Only downside I have is the price, but you get what you pay for.
Love it
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Matt W.
01-05-2018
Love the S90v and as always it is a 940 so you canít go wrong.
Slim
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Ricardo A.
01-05-2018
You forget you carrying a beautiful masterpiece with you.
O baby
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Steve M.
01-05-2018
You can not go wrong with this knife!
Great lightweight edc knife
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Daniel S.
01-05-2018
Just buy it. You will love this knife!
Perfect EDC
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Elliott H.
01-05-2018
Ultra lightweight, slim profile (perfect for pocket carry), blade isnít too long or short, very high wear resistance blade.
Donít be discouraged by the hollow grind, it actually slices (cardboard) pretty well. Pocket clip isnít paint, itís parkerized which will wear beautifully.
BE ADVISED
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Philip G.
08-01-2017
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
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Scott r.
12-07-2016
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
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Eric J.
07-16-2016
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...
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Tom T.
02-25-2016
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.

http://www.bladehq.com/item--St-Clair-Designs-Slim-Carbon-Fiber--34797

Kudos to Benchmade on this knife!
Incredible EDC blade!
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John F.
01-01-2016
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
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Ronald M.
11-07-2015
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!
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Oscar B.
10-21-2015
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
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Vivian J.
05-28-2015
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!
BEST 940 YET!
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Caleb S.
01-30-2015
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