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

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Benchmade 940-2 Osborne AXIS Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.4" Satin) 940-2
MSRP: $205.00
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Specifications

  • 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:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940-2
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • 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:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940-2
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

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.

Check out our Benchmade 940 Review for an in-depth look and test of the 940.

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Customer Reviews

Perfect EDC
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Jozef J.
07-22-2019
This is the gold standard for EDC. Strong blade, razor sharp, fit's perfect in the pocket. Well worth every penny spent and then some.
LOVE IT!
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Robin O.
06-24-2019
Great knife! For me, it is a must have. Some complain that it's too expensive. All I have to say is no one forced you or is forcing you to buy it. I'm glad I did.
I agree it's overpriced
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Christopher M.
05-16-2019
I think the Super Freek (560BK-1)is a far better knife for only 15 bucks more. It feels like it's much higher quality and it comes with M4 steel. The 560BK-1 is much larger though.

The blade on the 940 came super dull. The sharpening job they did is the worst I have ever seen. I have never received a new knife that was this dull. Not a big deal to me since I sharpen my own knives but it's kind of a joke that BM would send it out like that.

The handle is not grippy at all. It is very smooth and slick. Everything else is good. Blade is centered, no blade play in any direction, action is nice. Pretty small and light, will fit nicely in the pocket. I plan on keeping this 940 but it is way overpriced. I think this knife should be 140 maybe less.
Amazing knife but a little overpriced
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Nelson K.
05-14-2019
Great sleek knife, the blade shape is amazing and for being my first axis lock it's really strong, easy to carry with both the default pocket clip and the deep carry one you can call them to get and a classic edc knife. But it's a little overpriced for what you get in terms of materials. For the same $180 range I would prefer my ZT-0450cf over the 940-2, carbon fiber and titanium vs G10 and the butterfly tax. I rated it a 4 because I may be the unlucky few but after admittedly maybe playing with it too much and flicking it both my omega springs broke and it wasn't too sharp out of the box. It frustrates me because now I'm worried about breaking the springs again although after sending it to Benchmade they actually made it razor sharp, fixed the centering after the springs broke and replaced both springs. Ergos are okay, I wish they added gimping on the blade after the handle since if you're actually holding all of the g10 it feels like you're too far from the blade.

I'm happy this is my first Benchmade, one for the collection right? But I probably won't buy another one because of the Achilles heel of the omega springs in my experience. I'll use it and open it with thumbstuds but in terms of fidget factor I don't trust it for me.
great knife
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philip r.
05-09-2019
great knife but a little over priced. like the design, love love the axis lock. a lot smaller than I thought it would be. the green stand offs look a little cheese and would like to swap them out. scales are fine but would prefer something a little more grippy. it is a good edc knife but don't think its the best edc ever. I kina like my para two more and it was less money. guy I work with has the bugout and think I like that knife more.
First impressions
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Wyatt S.
04-05-2019
Do not buy until they lower the price. I just took this knife out of the box and my first impression was that the fit and finish are that of a knife with a much lower price tag. The blade centering is off and the axis lock mechanism feels gritty. The blade does not freely move and I have to manually close the blade most of the time. The blade is decently sharp, but nothing crazy. I have $25 knives that feel better in the hand than this. You might get a better one than I did since Benchmadeís quality control and consistency is terrible now days. Not the worse knife I own but itís no where near worth the $175 price tag. If I didnít know any better I would say this is a $50-$75 knife.
One of the best, but...
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Samuel C.
03-23-2019
I've been carrying this for a couple weeks now and I really like it. It's definitely going in my regular rotation. I do wish that benchmade would make some canvas micarta scales like the Proper or mill the g10 differently to have a bit more grip to the knife. That's really my only complaint about this knife.
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Jay F.
03-16-2019
I actually love this knife it was my edc for many years and before this version I carried the first version.
us manufactured great steel and is one of the best knife in pocket for a hard worker.
although benchmade as a company needs to clean up there act and stop backstabbing their base of customers before I ever buy from them again. #pro2A!!!
buy it
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Tim N.
03-14-2019
there's a reason its so popular, its a perfect EDC knife
I couldnít give 4.9 stars...but
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Ryan C.
03-14-2019
I wish I could do a 4.9 star vote.

I love this knife. I carried it as my working blade/EDC for a year. It broke down boxes, stripped wire, scraped crud, and everything else I could throw at it.

The only complaint is after the year I noticed the the blade centering is way off and it has scuffed the blade up on one side. But a trip up to BM should fix that. Itís not a looker anyway after how I treated it this last year
Its a 940
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Jared S.
03-14-2019
Thereís not much to say here. The 940 is part of a pantheon of EDC knives for me, on a list that includes the ZT 0450 and the Spyderco Pm2. Itís a classic and itís even better with the g10 handles. Lightweight, slim, good steel, USA made and a fidget factor thatís off the charts thanks to the axis lock. My only complaint is there are knives with better construction and materials for less. If you like the look though, go for it.
Good Value?
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Cody M.
03-04-2019
I honestly do not think that the Benchmade 940 is the best value for the given materials and the finish of the product. My main problem with this knife is the price tag that is associated with it. If this were around a $100 knife I would be fine with the initial problems that I had with my 940. Examples: had to lubricate/ disassemble the knife after loosening the center pivot because of "grinding" feeling, centering slightly off, screws sticking through scales, the pocket clip didn't have tension, blade play with the center pivot being tight enough and other little things. These are things that people shouldn't have to deal with after spending $180 on a knife. After all the fixes that I had to do the 940 is a dream to fidget with and an awesome larger (~3.5 in) lightweight (~2.5oz) knife.
Final thoughts: If you are a collector and/ or you want that 940 because it is a Benchmade, by all means, get this knife you will not be disappointed. However, if you are in the market for "a knife" with a budget of $200 I believe that you could get better materials and a better-finished product right out of the box than the Benchmade 940, I would instead recommend you look into ZT, high-end Spyderco, etc.
Best 940!
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Tyler K.
03-04-2019
This 940 is the best version hands down. This knife is great for EDC, camping, harder use, etc. this knife is a must have for any collection
A real winner
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Jordan V.
03-03-2019
This knife became my go-to EDC blade. The good: there is a lot of blade here. So much fits into this package. Its super lightweight and is the best pocket ride of any knife I own. I constantly forget I have it. The bad: the blade could have been sharper. Not sure why but these 940s don't come quite is sharp as other BM knives. This was the second one I've bought like that. Also, you kind of have to play a bit with the retention screw to get blade centering right. These are all minor gripes from a knife perfectionist. All in all a real winner of a knife. One of my favs from BM for sure.
Great EDC
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Jordan M.
02-25-2019
I bought this knife as my first high-end edc blade. I love it and it fits great in my pocket. I only gave it 4 stars because mine has a little blade play that I canít seem to fix. I love the deep carry clip (hint: call Benchmadeís customer service and they will mail you one for free). This is a blade I would feel comfortable with in everyday edc situations as well as in an emergency.
If only the Lock was Better
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Andrew O.
02-23-2019
The knife is so incredibly well designed, the materials are good... But the axis lock is just ever so slightly unreliable. I've had the Omega Springs break on me more than once, so be warned!
Favourite
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Travis K.
02-22-2019
This is the one that started it all for me. I purchased it elsewhere for my 17th birthday. I really didnít know anything about steel, locks, handle material and the other necessities, but I guess beginners luck carried me through.
My baby.
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Jesse W.
02-22-2019
If I had to leave my home and could only grab one personal item, it would be this knife.
Excellent Knife for EDC
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Jacob V.
02-22-2019
I had been interested in the original 940, but never pulled the trigger. I thought it was a little too expensive and the Green Goblin aluminum scales didn't do it for me. The 940-2 update fixes the scale issue and even reduces the price somewhat. I'm glad I bought it. It is light, low profile, has a good lock, good steel, carries well, and stands up to decent abuse. The quality seems very high and this is a very pretty knife. I find myself carrying this knife more than almost any other, which is saying a lot as I own probably 50+ knives. Even if it should probably be about 35-40 dollars cheaper, Benchmade has great customer service. This knife is the measuring stick of a good EDC blade.
So good I have Two!
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James S.
02-22-2019
I LOVE my Benchmade knifes! So much so that I bought it in black and green scales. My favorite is the black g-10 with green spacers, but the beater 940 is my green handle beast. These knifes are usable and dressy. Slim in the pocket enough to slip in and out of the packet a big phone like the iPhone 8+. The S30V keeps a great edge and cuts its way through my work day nicely, and also polishes up nicely to impress the guys at work. Highly recommended, even if itís slim nature takes a little getting used to.
Another win!
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john c.
02-22-2019
I already own a 940 and after watching some YouTube reviews I got this G10 version 940-2. Has a different feel, balance point is different then the original 940 and the flow through design as well makes it feel different in hand. Again, came shave sharp, centered and flys open.
Fantastic knife
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Chris L.
02-09-2019
Was very concerned by all of the reviews and comments about recent poor QC on Benchmade's part. The model I got was absolutely perfect - a beautiful well put together knife. Was very pleased by the fast and free shipping as well. Will be doing business with you guys again.
Great edc
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Marcus I.
01-11-2019
I have multiple 940's, 2 of the g10 version. Not overhyped in any way.it is just not for everyone. Is it not awesome we live in a time where there are SO many choices of style and brands to choose from? I say yes. It is a great size for EDC use, especially if pocket space is a concern. For those on the fence, I suggest you read the overwhelmingly positive reviews this knife has for years, it is NOT a new design and is still selling for a reason.
My New Favorite
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Joseph P.
12-28-2018
This knife is great for just what it is. It's an everyday carry pocket knife. It's not a tacticool defense weapon or a work beater knife, but it's something that is always in your pocket to cut things. It's incredibly light for its length and the steel holds up for a long time before you must sharpen it. It may or may not be worth $170. I was okay with paying that, but I can understand that side.
Great edc but overhyped
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Daniel R.
11-25-2018
It is a great knife for edc but it is too small for much else such as self defense. Solid gentlemanís knife for carrying in slacks or suit pants though. The 737 is a better all around knife
.....perfection
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Daniel M.
11-17-2018
No where to even begin with how amazing this knife is. Benchmade hit every sweet spot. Burly and gentleman's carry all at once. Big and hefty yet sleek and elegant at once. The green barrel spacers set it off with a tip of the cap to the one before him. Came sharp as hell....and centered perfectly I might add. This is a lifetime carry no doubt. Knocked it out of the park, city and state
Amazing EDC
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Dennis H.
09-30-2018
Unbelievable construction!!! Great knife. Itís a little smaller than I thought it was going to be but thatís not a bad thing. Highly recommend this nice!!
Meh
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Brandon S.
07-27-2018
Super sharp. Light weight. Great Steel. Well made. Not to much bad to say maybe I have to get used to it
Not Overhyped
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Robert M.
05-18-2018
Is it expensive? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely. If I lost this knife I would order a new one immediately. I may order a second one out of pure paranoia. King Arthur didn't pull a sword from the stone, he pulled the benchmade 940-2. Samson didn't slay the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, he did it with the benchmade 940-2... Buy this knife, and you too can become a legend.
Best knife I've owned by far!
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Caleb A.
05-18-2018
I've only had this knife for a couple weeks but it's by far the nicest knife I've ever owned! It's super sharp and will hopefully stay that way with the S30V steel that it has. When I got it the action was a little tight so I just adjusted the pivot screw slightly and now it super easy to open and close with one hand. The design is beautiful and I love the length of the blade. It is the most expensive knife I've ever bought but it's well worth it!
Best EDC knife I have found so far
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Vincent L.
04-20-2018
I have had over 10 spydercos, zero tolerance, ESEE, boker, buck, benchmade, CRKT, Kershaw, cold steel, microtech, etc. and nothing has come close to this EDC knife, not even the same planet. Of course it wont have the strength and power of an ESEE fixed blade, but thats not what its meant for; The right tool for the right job. As for EDC, this is the top dog; the crŤme de la crŤme. Get this knife. Get two, one as a backup. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
Over hyped
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Scott H.
03-31-2018
Let me start out by saying that I do like the knife. I think itís a good apple slicer, but thatís it. It is too small and too light. I really like the blade design and the handle scales. But itís not worth $170. Itís a knife that will sit in my collection, and only be used once in a great while. I use a pocket knife between 30 too 50 times a day. Anything from cutting wood,straps, to plastic, and concrete bags. Thereís a lot of hot spots from the 940-2 on my hand.Itís way too small for me too want to even use it. If it was bigger it would be a perfect knife.
Hard to Beat
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john n.
03-08-2018
Bought this to replace my 940-1 that was stolen a year ago, still miss that knife. Since I didn't want to pay the same price tag, this seemed like a good compromise. I love this knife just as much as I loved my 940-1, feels great in hand and pocket. It's a classic, every knife enthusiast should own, or at least try one. You wont be disappointed!
Keeper
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Mike F.
02-19-2018
In the month that I've been carrying this knife, it has become an indispensable tool. I reach for it all the time, and can count on the blade to handle whatever I throw at it. Since my tasks aren't that heavy duty, the blade shape seems pretty perfect. Using the point to pierce and then following with the rest of the longer portion of the blade, it's just a nicely designed and useful shape. The weight and ergos of this knife both in the pocket and out are spot on, and I don't mind the clip that comes with the knife, as it shows off a tiny bit of the cool green barrel spacer at the top of the pocket. For the option, I did ultimately call BM for the deep carry clip and they sent it for free, which is great too!

Out of the box there was zero blade play and the blade was well-centered, maybe favoring the non-clip side by a hair. It has taken a few weeks and a small amount of Nano oil to break in the one-handed flick and close. It was super tight at first, and I considered sending it back, but since many reviewers said the same thing, I gave it a chance to break in, and it seems to be working in beautifully. It's sort of like a pair of work boots that take a few weeks to feel right. Oh, and I love the AXIS lock too. It keeps your fingers out of the way as the blade closes. Smart design.

I have quite a few knives, but this is the one that rides with me most days. It's just an easy choice. Go for it.
Great edc knife
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Nicholas B.
02-06-2018
I was a little hesitant on buying this knife but after reading other reviews I went ahead and ordered it and I'm glad I did the only thing that was wrong with the knife when I received it the blade was a little loose but that was an easy fix just about half a turn on the adjustment screw took care of the problem so now it's almost near perfect so if your thinking about purchasing this knife stop thinking about it and go ahead and get you one you won t regret it
Great EDC knife
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Anders S.
01-31-2018
This is a great knife, fits your hand perfectly but yet it's impossibly small in your pocket. The blade I would call elegant but also very tough that I'd trust it with just about any edc task. This knife is worth every penny!
As Good as You've Heard
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Caleb K.
01-21-2018
I fell in love with the Benchmade 940-2 right away when I purchased it. Its slimness and its light weight make it easy to slip into your pocket and forget about it until you need it. Benchmade's Axis Lock is one of the best in the industry, and there's nothing like it in terms of ease of access. If you like to fiddle with your knives and don't own an Axis Lock knife, you need one. The 940 is an iconic Benchmade design, and if you're looking for a lightweight, slim knife, I couldn't recommend it more.
It's a keepee
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Thomas B.
01-19-2018
Hands down my favorite knife. Light weight, sharp as a laser, comfortable, disappears in the pocket, what's not to love?
Classic with a twist
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Chris C.
01-19-2018
Love this knife. Best combination of design and materials. Great value.
Awesome knife!
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Isaac H.
01-19-2018
Awesome knife! Well worth the $$$$. I was hesitant at first but after receiving the knife Iím glad I pulled the trigger.
Could this be the best.........
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Clayton p.
01-19-2018
I'm gonna have to say probably yes. This bad boy is incredibly light and disappears in your pocket. Which is great because you'll never know it's there until you need it. Why just the other day I was minding my own business in my kitchen going through the refrigerator. When suddenly I came acros a wild pack Of wild jalapeno cheese no knife in my kitchen Could contend with this beast. Luckily at the last minute I realized my 940 was in my pocket I whipped it out with its lightning fast deployment And with one swift blow I Took the head off the cheese package and left his body in ruin on the mountain side(Threw it in the trash). Now I know this is a long way of putting it but Without my 940 I'd probly still be struggling to open that stupid Cheese
I Feel Naked Without It
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Russ L.
01-19-2018
Was convinced by other reviews to give the Osborne 940 a try. Traded my Barrage to make it happen and I'm glad I did. I rarely carried the bigger knife, but the 940 is with me day in and day out in my right hip pocket. It rides nicely beside my wallet and gets used multiple times per day. Something about the ergonomics of this handle and blade that make it the perfect EDC I've been looking for.
There isn't a better EDC
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Caleb M.
01-19-2018
I've had my 940-2 now for about a year and I can not complain. The sleek design gives it a grest fit in the hand and those G10 scales give it great texture when it gets wet or covered in the mud. Overall this knife is the best knife. Benchmade For Life
Love It
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Logan W.
01-19-2018
Perfect EDC. The design is very slim but still large enough for everyday tasks.
Had to
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Luis E.
01-19-2018
After debating for a month if i should buy it i decided to pull the trigger and go ahead and get it. It is definitely worth the price. The axis lock feels butter smooth
EDC Standout, different than the original though
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AJ C.
01-10-2018
Classic BM for a reason. Compared to the original 940, Iíd say I really like the how the scales are more durable and donít scratch. However, the ergonomics are slightly less good for this knife because there is no backspacer/full handle construction.
Improvement of an Icon
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RJ H.
01-07-2018
Let it be known that my knife is a 940-1701, purchased elsewhere, but I feel it to be interchangeable in all the aesthetics and steel with the 940-2s I've handled.

This knife has all the presence of the famed 940 with a few key improvements. First off, the balance point has moved from about 25% down the handle to dead centered on the pivot. This may seem minor but it can definitely be felt in use. Secondly, the design has been modified into a flow-through style instead of the full-backed of the original. This is really take it or leave it, but it makes cleaning without disassembly easier. This knife is also startlingly light, being just over 2.5 ounces. Can't recommend enough!
Classic
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Donald M.
01-07-2018
its a classic. If your on the fence about this knife just buy it, you don't be disappointed.
The Hype Is Real
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Liam G.
01-06-2018
While I love this thing, I feel the Delica and Dragonfly are the two very most practical blades anyone could ever hope to own. However, this thing is insane!

The sharp spine can be used for fire starting, the axis lock makes it easy open/close, the pocket clip rocks for standard carry, and the blade shape makes it a thin but robust tool.

Aesthetically, I love the sculpted G-10 and green barrel spacers, because in a way it reminds me of a Xenomorph, which I find awesome! Additionally, it has a super light weight and long blade, which make it very practical but not as scary as the Paramilitary 2.

The only gripe is with S30V this is a pricey little piece. There is value in this knife, but when you consider the Griptillian in G-10 with CPM-20CV being around the same price, it seems a little expensive. Overall, this is one fun knife to have, and serves a great deal of practicality as well. I would highly recommend it, because once you own it, you may have a hard time alternating.
Top notch
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Richard Q.
01-06-2018
Benchmade hits this one out of the park like always the
g-10 scales are definitely the way to go if your looking to edc this blade!
Top notch EDC
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Daniel S.
01-05-2018
Do a lot of cutting work, so I really appreciate this knife's ability to fill both slicing and piercing work alike. Definitely worth the $170 I paid for it; in fact, I don't hesitate to say worth far more than that. Love the open back door guy, and the green barrel spacers add a good contrast. Came razor sharp and has kept it's edge. Elegant, yet built like a jeep. Workhorse with the looks of a gentleman. A quality knife backed by a bulletproof warranty. Undoubtedly the knife for anybody looking for a personal blade that's a step above the rest.
My perfect knife.
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Michael D.
01-05-2018
Despite my varied collection, this is my most carried knife by far. It's light, slim, strong and ergonomic. The G10 is durable and attractive, and the open construction makes keeping it clean easier. The axis lock makes this super easy to open and close. If I could only keep one, this would be it.
Amazing!
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Hector R.
01-05-2018
This knife is the ultimate edc knife. If I had to pick only one, this would definitely be it.
Functional and beautiful
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Mike R.
01-05-2018
Iíve owned this knife for about a year now. Bought over the counter at BladeHQ. Steel is great, g10 has higher end feel than typical, axis lock is so much fun, put on the deep carry clip and it disappears in my pocket. Slim, non threatening, great blade length, and elegant. Thereís a reason some form of this knife is in many collections.
My favorite blade
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Trevor R.
01-05-2018
After watching and reading plenty of reviews I bought the knife after handling it for a couple minutes. At first I wasn't impressed but after a day or two of carrying it, it is my favorite for about a year now. The ergonomics are amazing and the blade shape is great in every aspect. The steel is one of my favorites and holds an edge forever! I have pruned a few small branches off of a cherry and apple tree and the blade was still able to shave hair easily afterwards. Every easy to use one handed as well. One of the best blades out there for a reason!
Austins review
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Austin B.
01-05-2018
I couldn't decide what knife to buy. Ended up with the 940-2, out of many others and I couldn't happier.
Super awsom knife
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Adam n.
01-05-2018
I have had this knife for a few months now and i love it it is my current edc knife a have it every day and the axis lock is just the best
Great knife for edc
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ryan j.
01-05-2018
I Had this knife for over a year and I Carried it slept with it in my pocket. It was so comfortable Iíd forget I was carrying this amazing piece of steel. Iíd recommend this to anyone looking to buy their first Benchmade. Heck Iíd buy another for myself.
Awesome knife!
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Ty B.
01-05-2018
Love this blade! And BHQ is always easy to do business with!
Perfect EDC
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Chris L.
01-05-2018
I've carried this knife almost everyday since I got it. Knife is beautiful, slim, fairly light, and has great balance. Wasn't a fan of the clip that comes with it, but Benchmade was willing to send a deep carry clip (for free) that I really like. Benchmade's warranty is great.
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albert t.
11-29-2017
There are millions knives of all different shapes sizes all different in every way and all are different prices depending on the steel and quality. I own knives from china made to usa made steels all work almost the same when sharp. l got this 940-2 and I like everything about it. Quality is good and if I loose this knife I'll get it again. It's that good.
Perfect EDC Blade
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Jay E.
11-28-2017
This knife is perfect for EDC and the quality is there. You can't deny what a great build this knife is once you've had the chance to play with it and actually use it. Great job Benchmade!
My first Benchmade
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Anthony M.
07-27-2017
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.
Wimsy
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Michael b.
07-15-2017
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
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Nicholas B.
07-01-2017
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
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Ethan C.
06-28-2017
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.
Happy
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Curt S.
06-16-2017
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.
My EDC
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Connor F.
05-17-2017
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
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Joe P.
05-16-2017
The weight, craftsmanship, steel, materials, everything is perfect. Very comfortable in hand and pocket.
Awesome
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MIKE P.
04-28-2017
This is one of my favorite knives from Benchmade. Well worth the money.
The Best!
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Sam R.
04-25-2017
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!
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Kyle T.
04-15-2017
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. UPDATED REVIEW
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matt c.
03-20-2017
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.

UPDATE 1: after approximately 1 month of very light edc use the omega springs have broken, which meant it had to be sent in to benchmade. I sold the knife when I got it back, I also am thinking that it is just too light of a knife for the price, does not feel like $170.

UPDATE 2: I recently found a great deal on a traditional 940(aluminum handle) It feels stronger than the 940-2, I think the open back on the 940-2 is a mistake for a knife that is already so slender and light.
Fantastic EDC
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Tyler M.
01-07-2017
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
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Jonathan P.
12-21-2016
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
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Caden S.
12-21-2016
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.
Perfection
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Jorge C.
11-15-2016
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!
Perfection
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Zach L.
11-02-2016
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!
940-2
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Douglas L.
09-28-2016
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
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Jason O.
08-07-2016
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.
THE KNIFE THAT ALL OTHER KNIVES LOOK UP TO
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Matt D.
07-08-2016
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!!!!
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Ronald C.
07-05-2016
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!
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Description

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.

Check out our Benchmade 940 Review for an in-depth look and test of the 940.

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Specifications

  • 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:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940-2
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Perfect EDC
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Jozef J.
07-22-2019
This is the gold standard for EDC. Strong blade, razor sharp, fit's perfect in the pocket. Well worth every penny spent and then some.
LOVE IT!
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Robin O.
06-24-2019
Great knife! For me, it is a must have. Some complain that it's too expensive. All I have to say is no one forced you or is forcing you to buy it. I'm glad I did.
I agree it's overpriced
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Christopher M.
05-16-2019
I think the Super Freek (560BK-1)is a far better knife for only 15 bucks more. It feels like it's much higher quality and it comes with M4 steel. The 560BK-1 is much larger though.

The blade on the 940 came super dull. The sharpening job they did is the worst I have ever seen. I have never received a new knife that was this dull. Not a big deal to me since I sharpen my own knives but it's kind of a joke that BM would send it out like that.

The handle is not grippy at all. It is very smooth and slick. Everything else is good. Blade is centered, no blade play in any direction, action is nice. Pretty small and light, will fit nicely in the pocket. I plan on keeping this 940 but it is way overpriced. I think this knife should be 140 maybe less.
Amazing knife but a little overpriced
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Nelson K.
05-14-2019
Great sleek knife, the blade shape is amazing and for being my first axis lock it's really strong, easy to carry with both the default pocket clip and the deep carry one you can call them to get and a classic edc knife. But it's a little overpriced for what you get in terms of materials. For the same $180 range I would prefer my ZT-0450cf over the 940-2, carbon fiber and titanium vs G10 and the butterfly tax. I rated it a 4 because I may be the unlucky few but after admittedly maybe playing with it too much and flicking it both my omega springs broke and it wasn't too sharp out of the box. It frustrates me because now I'm worried about breaking the springs again although after sending it to Benchmade they actually made it razor sharp, fixed the centering after the springs broke and replaced both springs. Ergos are okay, I wish they added gimping on the blade after the handle since if you're actually holding all of the g10 it feels like you're too far from the blade.

I'm happy this is my first Benchmade, one for the collection right? But I probably won't buy another one because of the Achilles heel of the omega springs in my experience. I'll use it and open it with thumbstuds but in terms of fidget factor I don't trust it for me.
great knife
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philip r.
05-09-2019
great knife but a little over priced. like the design, love love the axis lock. a lot smaller than I thought it would be. the green stand offs look a little cheese and would like to swap them out. scales are fine but would prefer something a little more grippy. it is a good edc knife but don't think its the best edc ever. I kina like my para two more and it was less money. guy I work with has the bugout and think I like that knife more.
First impressions
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Wyatt S.
04-05-2019
Do not buy until they lower the price. I just took this knife out of the box and my first impression was that the fit and finish are that of a knife with a much lower price tag. The blade centering is off and the axis lock mechanism feels gritty. The blade does not freely move and I have to manually close the blade most of the time. The blade is decently sharp, but nothing crazy. I have $25 knives that feel better in the hand than this. You might get a better one than I did since Benchmadeís quality control and consistency is terrible now days. Not the worse knife I own but itís no where near worth the $175 price tag. If I didnít know any better I would say this is a $50-$75 knife.
One of the best, but...
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Samuel C.
03-23-2019
I've been carrying this for a couple weeks now and I really like it. It's definitely going in my regular rotation. I do wish that benchmade would make some canvas micarta scales like the Proper or mill the g10 differently to have a bit more grip to the knife. That's really my only complaint about this knife.
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Jay F.
03-16-2019
I actually love this knife it was my edc for many years and before this version I carried the first version.
us manufactured great steel and is one of the best knife in pocket for a hard worker.
although benchmade as a company needs to clean up there act and stop backstabbing their base of customers before I ever buy from them again. #pro2A!!!
buy it
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Tim N.
03-14-2019
there's a reason its so popular, its a perfect EDC knife
I couldnít give 4.9 stars...but
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Ryan C.
03-14-2019
I wish I could do a 4.9 star vote.

I love this knife. I carried it as my working blade/EDC for a year. It broke down boxes, stripped wire, scraped crud, and everything else I could throw at it.

The only complaint is after the year I noticed the the blade centering is way off and it has scuffed the blade up on one side. But a trip up to BM should fix that. Itís not a looker anyway after how I treated it this last year
Its a 940
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Jared S.
03-14-2019
Thereís not much to say here. The 940 is part of a pantheon of EDC knives for me, on a list that includes the ZT 0450 and the Spyderco Pm2. Itís a classic and itís even better with the g10 handles. Lightweight, slim, good steel, USA made and a fidget factor thatís off the charts thanks to the axis lock. My only complaint is there are knives with better construction and materials for less. If you like the look though, go for it.
Good Value?
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Cody M.
03-04-2019
I honestly do not think that the Benchmade 940 is the best value for the given materials and the finish of the product. My main problem with this knife is the price tag that is associated with it. If this were around a $100 knife I would be fine with the initial problems that I had with my 940. Examples: had to lubricate/ disassemble the knife after loosening the center pivot because of "grinding" feeling, centering slightly off, screws sticking through scales, the pocket clip didn't have tension, blade play with the center pivot being tight enough and other little things. These are things that people shouldn't have to deal with after spending $180 on a knife. After all the fixes that I had to do the 940 is a dream to fidget with and an awesome larger (~3.5 in) lightweight (~2.5oz) knife.
Final thoughts: If you are a collector and/ or you want that 940 because it is a Benchmade, by all means, get this knife you will not be disappointed. However, if you are in the market for "a knife" with a budget of $200 I believe that you could get better materials and a better-finished product right out of the box than the Benchmade 940, I would instead recommend you look into ZT, high-end Spyderco, etc.
Best 940!
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Tyler K.
03-04-2019
This 940 is the best version hands down. This knife is great for EDC, camping, harder use, etc. this knife is a must have for any collection
A real winner
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Jordan V.
03-03-2019
This knife became my go-to EDC blade. The good: there is a lot of blade here. So much fits into this package. Its super lightweight and is the best pocket ride of any knife I own. I constantly forget I have it. The bad: the blade could have been sharper. Not sure why but these 940s don't come quite is sharp as other BM knives. This was the second one I've bought like that. Also, you kind of have to play a bit with the retention screw to get blade centering right. These are all minor gripes from a knife perfectionist. All in all a real winner of a knife. One of my favs from BM for sure.
Great EDC
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Jordan M.
02-25-2019
I bought this knife as my first high-end edc blade. I love it and it fits great in my pocket. I only gave it 4 stars because mine has a little blade play that I canít seem to fix. I love the deep carry clip (hint: call Benchmadeís customer service and they will mail you one for free). This is a blade I would feel comfortable with in everyday edc situations as well as in an emergency.
If only the Lock was Better
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Andrew O.
02-23-2019
The knife is so incredibly well designed, the materials are good... But the axis lock is just ever so slightly unreliable. I've had the Omega Springs break on me more than once, so be warned!
Favourite
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Travis K.
02-22-2019
This is the one that started it all for me. I purchased it elsewhere for my 17th birthday. I really didnít know anything about steel, locks, handle material and the other necessities, but I guess beginners luck carried me through.
My baby.
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Jesse W.
02-22-2019
If I had to leave my home and could only grab one personal item, it would be this knife.
Excellent Knife for EDC
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Jacob V.
02-22-2019
I had been interested in the original 940, but never pulled the trigger. I thought it was a little too expensive and the Green Goblin aluminum scales didn't do it for me. The 940-2 update fixes the scale issue and even reduces the price somewhat. I'm glad I bought it. It is light, low profile, has a good lock, good steel, carries well, and stands up to decent abuse. The quality seems very high and this is a very pretty knife. I find myself carrying this knife more than almost any other, which is saying a lot as I own probably 50+ knives. Even if it should probably be about 35-40 dollars cheaper, Benchmade has great customer service. This knife is the measuring stick of a good EDC blade.
So good I have Two!
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James S.
02-22-2019
I LOVE my Benchmade knifes! So much so that I bought it in black and green scales. My favorite is the black g-10 with green spacers, but the beater 940 is my green handle beast. These knifes are usable and dressy. Slim in the pocket enough to slip in and out of the packet a big phone like the iPhone 8+. The S30V keeps a great edge and cuts its way through my work day nicely, and also polishes up nicely to impress the guys at work. Highly recommended, even if itís slim nature takes a little getting used to.
Another win!
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john c.
02-22-2019
I already own a 940 and after watching some YouTube reviews I got this G10 version 940-2. Has a different feel, balance point is different then the original 940 and the flow through design as well makes it feel different in hand. Again, came shave sharp, centered and flys open.
Fantastic knife
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Chris L.
02-09-2019
Was very concerned by all of the reviews and comments about recent poor QC on Benchmade's part. The model I got was absolutely perfect - a beautiful well put together knife. Was very pleased by the fast and free shipping as well. Will be doing business with you guys again.
Great edc
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Marcus I.
01-11-2019
I have multiple 940's, 2 of the g10 version. Not overhyped in any way.it is just not for everyone. Is it not awesome we live in a time where there are SO many choices of style and brands to choose from? I say yes. It is a great size for EDC use, especially if pocket space is a concern. For those on the fence, I suggest you read the overwhelmingly positive reviews this knife has for years, it is NOT a new design and is still selling for a reason.
My New Favorite
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Joseph P.
12-28-2018
This knife is great for just what it is. It's an everyday carry pocket knife. It's not a tacticool defense weapon or a work beater knife, but it's something that is always in your pocket to cut things. It's incredibly light for its length and the steel holds up for a long time before you must sharpen it. It may or may not be worth $170. I was okay with paying that, but I can understand that side.
Great edc but overhyped
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Daniel R.
11-25-2018
It is a great knife for edc but it is too small for much else such as self defense. Solid gentlemanís knife for carrying in slacks or suit pants though. The 737 is a better all around knife
.....perfection
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Daniel M.
11-17-2018
No where to even begin with how amazing this knife is. Benchmade hit every sweet spot. Burly and gentleman's carry all at once. Big and hefty yet sleek and elegant at once. The green barrel spacers set it off with a tip of the cap to the one before him. Came sharp as hell....and centered perfectly I might add. This is a lifetime carry no doubt. Knocked it out of the park, city and state
Amazing EDC
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Dennis H.
09-30-2018
Unbelievable construction!!! Great knife. Itís a little smaller than I thought it was going to be but thatís not a bad thing. Highly recommend this nice!!
Meh
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Brandon S.
07-27-2018
Super sharp. Light weight. Great Steel. Well made. Not to much bad to say maybe I have to get used to it
Not Overhyped
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Robert M.
05-18-2018
Is it expensive? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely. If I lost this knife I would order a new one immediately. I may order a second one out of pure paranoia. King Arthur didn't pull a sword from the stone, he pulled the benchmade 940-2. Samson didn't slay the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, he did it with the benchmade 940-2... Buy this knife, and you too can become a legend.
Best knife I've owned by far!
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Caleb A.
05-18-2018
I've only had this knife for a couple weeks but it's by far the nicest knife I've ever owned! It's super sharp and will hopefully stay that way with the S30V steel that it has. When I got it the action was a little tight so I just adjusted the pivot screw slightly and now it super easy to open and close with one hand. The design is beautiful and I love the length of the blade. It is the most expensive knife I've ever bought but it's well worth it!
Best EDC knife I have found so far
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Vincent L.
04-20-2018
I have had over 10 spydercos, zero tolerance, ESEE, boker, buck, benchmade, CRKT, Kershaw, cold steel, microtech, etc. and nothing has come close to this EDC knife, not even the same planet. Of course it wont have the strength and power of an ESEE fixed blade, but thats not what its meant for; The right tool for the right job. As for EDC, this is the top dog; the crŤme de la crŤme. Get this knife. Get two, one as a backup. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
Over hyped
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Scott H.
03-31-2018
Let me start out by saying that I do like the knife. I think itís a good apple slicer, but thatís it. It is too small and too light. I really like the blade design and the handle scales. But itís not worth $170. Itís a knife that will sit in my collection, and only be used once in a great while. I use a pocket knife between 30 too 50 times a day. Anything from cutting wood,straps, to plastic, and concrete bags. Thereís a lot of hot spots from the 940-2 on my hand.Itís way too small for me too want to even use it. If it was bigger it would be a perfect knife.
Hard to Beat
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john n.
03-08-2018
Bought this to replace my 940-1 that was stolen a year ago, still miss that knife. Since I didn't want to pay the same price tag, this seemed like a good compromise. I love this knife just as much as I loved my 940-1, feels great in hand and pocket. It's a classic, every knife enthusiast should own, or at least try one. You wont be disappointed!
Keeper
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Mike F.
02-19-2018
In the month that I've been carrying this knife, it has become an indispensable tool. I reach for it all the time, and can count on the blade to handle whatever I throw at it. Since my tasks aren't that heavy duty, the blade shape seems pretty perfect. Using the point to pierce and then following with the rest of the longer portion of the blade, it's just a nicely designed and useful shape. The weight and ergos of this knife both in the pocket and out are spot on, and I don't mind the clip that comes with the knife, as it shows off a tiny bit of the cool green barrel spacer at the top of the pocket. For the option, I did ultimately call BM for the deep carry clip and they sent it for free, which is great too!

Out of the box there was zero blade play and the blade was well-centered, maybe favoring the non-clip side by a hair. It has taken a few weeks and a small amount of Nano oil to break in the one-handed flick and close. It was super tight at first, and I considered sending it back, but since many reviewers said the same thing, I gave it a chance to break in, and it seems to be working in beautifully. It's sort of like a pair of work boots that take a few weeks to feel right. Oh, and I love the AXIS lock too. It keeps your fingers out of the way as the blade closes. Smart design.

I have quite a few knives, but this is the one that rides with me most days. It's just an easy choice. Go for it.
Great edc knife
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Nicholas B.
02-06-2018
I was a little hesitant on buying this knife but after reading other reviews I went ahead and ordered it and I'm glad I did the only thing that was wrong with the knife when I received it the blade was a little loose but that was an easy fix just about half a turn on the adjustment screw took care of the problem so now it's almost near perfect so if your thinking about purchasing this knife stop thinking about it and go ahead and get you one you won t regret it
Great EDC knife
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Anders S.
01-31-2018
This is a great knife, fits your hand perfectly but yet it's impossibly small in your pocket. The blade I would call elegant but also very tough that I'd trust it with just about any edc task. This knife is worth every penny!
As Good as You've Heard
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Caleb K.
01-21-2018
I fell in love with the Benchmade 940-2 right away when I purchased it. Its slimness and its light weight make it easy to slip into your pocket and forget about it until you need it. Benchmade's Axis Lock is one of the best in the industry, and there's nothing like it in terms of ease of access. If you like to fiddle with your knives and don't own an Axis Lock knife, you need one. The 940 is an iconic Benchmade design, and if you're looking for a lightweight, slim knife, I couldn't recommend it more.
It's a keepee
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Thomas B.
01-19-2018
Hands down my favorite knife. Light weight, sharp as a laser, comfortable, disappears in the pocket, what's not to love?
Classic with a twist
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Chris C.
01-19-2018
Love this knife. Best combination of design and materials. Great value.
Awesome knife!
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Isaac H.
01-19-2018
Awesome knife! Well worth the $$$$. I was hesitant at first but after receiving the knife Iím glad I pulled the trigger.
Could this be the best.........
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Clayton p.
01-19-2018
I'm gonna have to say probably yes. This bad boy is incredibly light and disappears in your pocket. Which is great because you'll never know it's there until you need it. Why just the other day I was minding my own business in my kitchen going through the refrigerator. When suddenly I came acros a wild pack Of wild jalapeno cheese no knife in my kitchen Could contend with this beast. Luckily at the last minute I realized my 940 was in my pocket I whipped it out with its lightning fast deployment And with one swift blow I Took the head off the cheese package and left his body in ruin on the mountain side(Threw it in the trash). Now I know this is a long way of putting it but Without my 940 I'd probly still be struggling to open that stupid Cheese
I Feel Naked Without It
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Russ L.
01-19-2018
Was convinced by other reviews to give the Osborne 940 a try. Traded my Barrage to make it happen and I'm glad I did. I rarely carried the bigger knife, but the 940 is with me day in and day out in my right hip pocket. It rides nicely beside my wallet and gets used multiple times per day. Something about the ergonomics of this handle and blade that make it the perfect EDC I've been looking for.
There isn't a better EDC
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Caleb M.
01-19-2018
I've had my 940-2 now for about a year and I can not complain. The sleek design gives it a grest fit in the hand and those G10 scales give it great texture when it gets wet or covered in the mud. Overall this knife is the best knife. Benchmade For Life
Love It
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Logan W.
01-19-2018
Perfect EDC. The design is very slim but still large enough for everyday tasks.
Had to
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Luis E.
01-19-2018
After debating for a month if i should buy it i decided to pull the trigger and go ahead and get it. It is definitely worth the price. The axis lock feels butter smooth
EDC Standout, different than the original though
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AJ C.
01-10-2018
Classic BM for a reason. Compared to the original 940, Iíd say I really like the how the scales are more durable and donít scratch. However, the ergonomics are slightly less good for this knife because there is no backspacer/full handle construction.
Improvement of an Icon
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RJ H.
01-07-2018
Let it be known that my knife is a 940-1701, purchased elsewhere, but I feel it to be interchangeable in all the aesthetics and steel with the 940-2s I've handled.

This knife has all the presence of the famed 940 with a few key improvements. First off, the balance point has moved from about 25% down the handle to dead centered on the pivot. This may seem minor but it can definitely be felt in use. Secondly, the design has been modified into a flow-through style instead of the full-backed of the original. This is really take it or leave it, but it makes cleaning without disassembly easier. This knife is also startlingly light, being just over 2.5 ounces. Can't recommend enough!
Classic
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Donald M.
01-07-2018
its a classic. If your on the fence about this knife just buy it, you don't be disappointed.
The Hype Is Real
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Liam G.
01-06-2018
While I love this thing, I feel the Delica and Dragonfly are the two very most practical blades anyone could ever hope to own. However, this thing is insane!

The sharp spine can be used for fire starting, the axis lock makes it easy open/close, the pocket clip rocks for standard carry, and the blade shape makes it a thin but robust tool.

Aesthetically, I love the sculpted G-10 and green barrel spacers, because in a way it reminds me of a Xenomorph, which I find awesome! Additionally, it has a super light weight and long blade, which make it very practical but not as scary as the Paramilitary 2.

The only gripe is with S30V this is a pricey little piece. There is value in this knife, but when you consider the Griptillian in G-10 with CPM-20CV being around the same price, it seems a little expensive. Overall, this is one fun knife to have, and serves a great deal of practicality as well. I would highly recommend it, because once you own it, you may have a hard time alternating.
Top notch
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Richard Q.
01-06-2018
Benchmade hits this one out of the park like always the
g-10 scales are definitely the way to go if your looking to edc this blade!
Top notch EDC
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Daniel S.
01-05-2018
Do a lot of cutting work, so I really appreciate this knife's ability to fill both slicing and piercing work alike. Definitely worth the $170 I paid for it; in fact, I don't hesitate to say worth far more than that. Love the open back door guy, and the green barrel spacers add a good contrast. Came razor sharp and has kept it's edge. Elegant, yet built like a jeep. Workhorse with the looks of a gentleman. A quality knife backed by a bulletproof warranty. Undoubtedly the knife for anybody looking for a personal blade that's a step above the rest.
My perfect knife.
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Michael D.
01-05-2018
Despite my varied collection, this is my most carried knife by far. It's light, slim, strong and ergonomic. The G10 is durable and attractive, and the open construction makes keeping it clean easier. The axis lock makes this super easy to open and close. If I could only keep one, this would be it.
Amazing!
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Hector R.
01-05-2018
This knife is the ultimate edc knife. If I had to pick only one, this would definitely be it.
Functional and beautiful
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Mike R.
01-05-2018
Iíve owned this knife for about a year now. Bought over the counter at BladeHQ. Steel is great, g10 has higher end feel than typical, axis lock is so much fun, put on the deep carry clip and it disappears in my pocket. Slim, non threatening, great blade length, and elegant. Thereís a reason some form of this knife is in many collections.
My favorite blade
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Trevor R.
01-05-2018
After watching and reading plenty of reviews I bought the knife after handling it for a couple minutes. At first I wasn't impressed but after a day or two of carrying it, it is my favorite for about a year now. The ergonomics are amazing and the blade shape is great in every aspect. The steel is one of my favorites and holds an edge forever! I have pruned a few small branches off of a cherry and apple tree and the blade was still able to shave hair easily afterwards. Every easy to use one handed as well. One of the best blades out there for a reason!
Austins review
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Austin B.
01-05-2018
I couldn't decide what knife to buy. Ended up with the 940-2, out of many others and I couldn't happier.
Super awsom knife
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Adam n.
01-05-2018
I have had this knife for a few months now and i love it it is my current edc knife a have it every day and the axis lock is just the best
Great knife for edc
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ryan j.
01-05-2018
I Had this knife for over a year and I Carried it slept with it in my pocket. It was so comfortable Iíd forget I was carrying this amazing piece of steel. Iíd recommend this to anyone looking to buy their first Benchmade. Heck Iíd buy another for myself.
Awesome knife!
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Ty B.
01-05-2018
Love this blade! And BHQ is always easy to do business with!
Perfect EDC
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Chris L.
01-05-2018
I've carried this knife almost everyday since I got it. Knife is beautiful, slim, fairly light, and has great balance. Wasn't a fan of the clip that comes with it, but Benchmade was willing to send a deep carry clip (for free) that I really like. Benchmade's warranty is great.
940-2
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albert t.
11-29-2017
There are millions knives of all different shapes sizes all different in every way and all are different prices depending on the steel and quality. I own knives from china made to usa made steels all work almost the same when sharp. l got this 940-2 and I like everything about it. Quality is good and if I loose this knife I'll get it again. It's that good.
Perfect EDC Blade
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Jay E.
11-28-2017
This knife is perfect for EDC and the quality is there. You can't deny what a great build this knife is once you've had the chance to play with it and actually use it. Great job Benchmade!
My first Benchmade
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Anthony M.
07-27-2017
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.
Wimsy
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Michael b.
07-15-2017
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
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Nicholas B.
07-01-2017
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
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Ethan C.
06-28-2017
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.
Happy
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Curt S.
06-16-2017
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.
My EDC
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Connor F.
05-17-2017
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
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Joe P.
05-16-2017
The weight, craftsmanship, steel, materials, everything is perfect. Very comfortable in hand and pocket.
Awesome
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MIKE P.
04-28-2017
This is one of my favorite knives from Benchmade. Well worth the money.
The Best!
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Sam R.
04-25-2017
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!
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Kyle T.
04-15-2017
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. UPDATED REVIEW
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matt c.
03-20-2017
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.

UPDATE 1: after approximately 1 month of very light edc use the omega springs have broken, which meant it had to be sent in to benchmade. I sold the knife when I got it back, I also am thinking that it is just too light of a knife for the price, does not feel like $170.

UPDATE 2: I recently found a great deal on a traditional 940(aluminum handle) It feels stronger than the 940-2, I think the open back on the 940-2 is a mistake for a knife that is already so slender and light.
Fantastic EDC
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Tyler M.
01-07-2017
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
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Jonathan P.
12-21-2016
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
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Caden S.
12-21-2016
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.
Perfection
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Jorge C.
11-15-2016
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!
Perfection
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Zach L.
11-02-2016
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!
940-2
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Douglas L.
09-28-2016
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
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Jason O.
08-07-2016
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.
THE KNIFE THAT ALL OTHER KNIVES LOOK UP TO
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Matt D.
07-08-2016
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!!!!
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Ronald C.
07-05-2016
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!
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