Benchmade 940-2 Osborne AXIS Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.4" Satin) 940-2

MSRP: $200.00
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Item #BHQ-36208


  • Overall Length:7.87"
  • Blade Length:3.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.47"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.65 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940-2
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Benchmade 940-2 offers the proven Osborne design of the original, now updated with a black G-10 handle. The Benchmade 940 is a popular knife for good reason. It's a comfortable everyday carry knife with its slim design, great ergonomics and light weight. The handle is outfitted with black G-10 scales with green anodized barrel spacers. This model has a satin finished blade with a plain edge. The AXIS lock and reversible pocket clip make the knife usable for right or left-hand users.


Customer Reviews

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My first Benchmade
Anthony M.
I was watching the late Boy scout on you tube and he was reviewing this knife model. that video prompted me to buy my first Bench-made knife. He gave this knife high marks in that review so i decided to swallow the huge price tag and pulled the trigger on the purchase. At first I had serious buyers remorse. O.M.G.!!! I just spent how much on a freakin' Knife!!!! but my nerves settled and i got to play with the knife. I really like it. Everything he said in the knife review was true about this knife model. Now I know what quality is and what I was paying for. Is it better than any other knife in performance? I can't really tell, but i do know this knife has incredible action on opening and closing and is perfectly put together.. The bonus is I am the only guy in my office that has one and everyone was wanting to check it out which was pretty Cool. I have only one complaint. BLADE HQ was out of free Bench-made T-shirts and I think I would have liked the T shirt a lot.
Michael b.
Ordered this knife for edc based on reviews. I'm an average size man and this knife is small.. and lacks reinforcement in the handle. Over period of sharpening the blade would disappear. I tried it to give it a chance but upon breaking it in the blade became very loose and sloppy in the closed position. Returned and git the benchmade foray
Sick knife
Nicholas B.
This is a great option for someone looking for an all around knife. It is sleek and lightweight, yet strong and usable. The green spacers add a nice touch. This is also the least expensive knife of the 940 family, and my personal favorite. It is definitely a knife that will impress.
The best 940
Ethan C.
The 940-2 is the best 940 on the market. S30v holds an incredible edge and the g10 wears very well .Out of all of the 940's it comes in the cheapest and is the best balanced out of the bunch. Bronze washers make it super smooth and paired with the Axis lock makes it a great fidget knife. The thin handle is great in the pocket but somehow provides excellent ergonomics. Love the green anodized spacers or pillars. Only con is that the pocket clip rides a little high in my hiking pants. Almost lost it. But you can have a deep carry clip sent to you for free from benchmade. HOWEVER you can only get silver or a cheaper painted version (think mini-griptillian clip coating) not the awesome black oxide coated kind that it comes with. That being said it is my most carried edc knife and I'll never sell it.
Curt S.
I don't know what it is but a new sharp knife makes me feel happy. And with this one I am deffinatly happy. S30V and Axis lock. Right from the box the blade is centered with just a little blade play, smooth engagement, and the blade will swing freely. This will probably end up being a "Sunday" knife for me just because it's to petty to beat up at work. I may have to get a second so I have one for work and one for home.
Connor F.
Waited a long time before writing a review, because I'm quite picky and will return a knife I don't think is perfect. This knife is perfect. I think I've carried it every day for 4 months and it's never once failed me. Action is smooth. Lock is tight, and I haven't had to put an edge on it yet. Debated a while on this or the one with s90v steel, but I'm pleased I went with this. I highly recommend this knife
Grail edc
Joe P.
The weight, craftsmanship, steel, materials, everything is perfect. Very comfortable in hand and pocket.
This is one of my favorite knives from Benchmade. Well worth the money.
The Best!
Sam R.
I love this knife! To me pocket space, weight and function are important. The axis lock is superb, it's truly a one handed operation, both opening and closing. It's so smooth and even when closing the axis indent pulls the blade inward. While holding down the lock a simple flick will open and close almost as fast as an OTF. I like it better than assisted or flipper designs.The weight is perfect and it takes up little real estate in pocket with no sharp or protruding edges. If that's not enough the blade profile is gorgeous from any angle, especially the top and it's extremely secure in hand. I rotate between my PM2 and ZT 450CF but my 940 always is my favourite and take 80% of my EDC. I started off with less expensive knives and always found reasons to criticize their form or function...Not the 940. For me it's PERFECT and therefore highly recommended! Enjoy!
In Love!
Kyle T.
I'm blown away by how amazing this knife is! I watched a lot of reviews before finally letting myself drop $170 on this knife, but I couldn't be happier about the quality and finish of this knife. I haven't gone a day without it being with me since BHQ sent it to my in record time! I'm always blown away by how quickly knives get to me from BHQ. Nearly always in 2 days regardless of my choosing the cheapest shipping option. Anyway, the 940-2 is the blade you've been looking for!
my grail knife
matt c.
I recently ventured into uncharted waters by buying a benchmade griptilian (Im a spyderco guy). I kept hearing stories of people getting their knives with blades not centered and bad grinds, so I was expecting to take the knife back, when the mini grip came I was very happy with it and kept it. But then I kept thinking what I always lusted after was a 940.

After getting the 940 I was pleasantly surprised that it was a great specimen, blade was centered, about as tight of a lock up as the delica which is good, there might be a slight issue with the grind, but it's really hard to spot, one side is ground more than the other, it doesn't bother me because It can be fixed and I have other knives with the same "issue".

This thing is a perfect high end edc, the handle is just a tad longer than a spyderco delica's, but you get a lot more cutting edge, and it weighs just SLIGHTLY more yet feels the same. I like it better than the paramilitary 2, but it does cost more, I think it is worth the price, if it cost $140ish I would buy two.
Fantastic EDC
Tyler M.
This knife is a fantastic EDC that came sharp as a razor out of the box. This knife easily ranks itself into my top three EDC rotation along with my PM2 and Benchmade Mini Grip. It has a small footprint in pocket and the cutting surface and blade profile makes it a fantastic choice for almost any daily task. This knife also disappears in your pocket because of the low weight which makes it even better. You wont be let down if you purchase this knife and will enjoy for years to come.
A good knife
Jonathan P.
Overall this knife is a home run. You get a 3.4 inch blade for under 3 inches. The axis lock is amazing. This is my second 940, but my first with G10 which I find to great. This thing is an absolute joy to carry in pocket. .The reason I am giving 4 stars is because this is the dullest benchmade I have ever received, even my $65 mini grip was way sharper then this. I expect more from a knife that is $170. If the blade came sharp then this would be easily five stars.
Great EDC
Caden S.
Bought this name more as a gentleman carry more than a beat up knife. The same functions great and the length is perfect. You dont have to worry about paint chipping or tearing your pant pocket up.
Jorge C.
This is truly an EDC folding knife. If i wasn't a collector I wouldn't have anything else. Its light its sharp its ergonomic and so fun to play with. The g10 is smooth so it wont tear up your hand or pocket. And it will also hine wear more than a painted finish. If you're debating this cause you've never heal one, than stop thinking about it and just do it. You will not regret it!
Zach L.
This knife is amazing. My favorite benchmade that they make and that I have ever held or used. Out of the box the knife is extremely sharp, very light, and flawless in every way. Lock up is solid as a rock and opening is smooth as butter. Closing needs to be broken in a little bit but that's the fun part! Buy this knife... you won't regret it!
Douglas L.
Just got my 940-2 today but I can already say it's probably my favorite benchmade to date! Crazy sharp, fit and finish are perfect. Built to last and how can you not love the axis lock? Benchmades are a little pricey but it's all in your perspective. In my mind it's money well spent for a tool I carry and use every single day. You just cannot go wrong with this knife! Get one! BladeHQ is a class act also! Thank you!!
Amazing knife
Jason O.
This is my first 940, So many good reviews on this and everyone is right! I was looking to get another blade for a few months and so happy that this came out, once I saw those green spacers I knew I had to have this.This is an awesome EDC blade, so light and easy to carry.

The axis lock is AMAZING! This is also my first axis lock and it is so fun to play around with, knife opens and closes like butter with a solid lock up.

I wont be surprised if 15 years down the road i'll be passing this along to my son. Very well put together.
Matt D.
When it comes to materials, construction, looks, ease of use and price, you just can't find anything better than the 940-2!!! Buy it.... buy it now
Best 940 yet!!!!
Ronald C.
Pre-ordered this knife to replace my original 940 that I ended up selling. So glad i did the g-10 is the best i have ever seen!