Benchmade Osborne AXIS Lock Knife Green (3.4" Satin) 940

MSRP: $215.00
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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:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Green
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940
  • Model Number:940
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Warren Osborne designed Benchmade 940 is a popular knife for good reason. It's a comfortable everyday carry knife with its slim design, great ergonomics and lightweight. The 940 has an S30V steel blade with a plain edge and a satin finish. The 6061-T6 aluminum handle is anodized green with 410 stainless steel liners and a purple titanium spacer on the handle back with custom ridges. The AXIS lock and reversible pocket clip make the knife usable for right and left handers.

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The best of the bunch
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john n.
04-15-2018
I've owned all three "standard" variants of the 940: G10, carbon fiber, and this. The original has to be my favorite, the aluminum adds a sense of quality when handling it, and allows a better purchase on the axis lock. It also has the classic milling and shape to the handle. The only downside is it might snag your pocket after awhile. If you're unsure of which variant to get, I highly recommend this one. Though, any variant is still a good choice.
Handsome, Capable and Durable
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Morris P.
03-24-2018
Love the design and the light weight. The blade is super sharp and the action is smooth. It hangs up a little out of the box, but it will loosen up nicely with use. Hard to beat the Osborne/Benchmade combo.
Classic for a Reason
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John H.
01-20-2018
This knife is the perfect combination of materials, aesthetics, and practicality. Sturdy enough for hard use, slim and light enough for an EDC, and pretty enough for a gentleman's folder, this knife covers all of the bases.
Great EDC
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Scott L.
01-20-2018
Very light weight and fits easily in the pocket or most sheath. The blade stay sharp even through heavy usage but benchmade's sharpening service is quick and flawless. If you have never purchased through blade HQ you will not regret this or any other knife that you got your eye on
Great knife, not so great pricing
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Antonio K.
01-19-2018
This was my first benchmade and sadly I had to return jt to benchmade for some warranty work. The knife design is very good and the balance is great. Through I thing for the materials it's a bit too much as far as pricing goes. I believe 130-140 is where this knife should be at in terms of cost.
Perfection
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Julio P.
01-19-2018
This knife just great, this was my dream knife for a long time. Itís light weight, the steel is great, the blade length is good for tons of different uses.
Worth the Wait
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Ray S.
01-19-2018
I've had my eyes on this knife for years and couldn't bring myself to spend the money. A few weeks back, I finally pulled the trigger and I couldn't be happier.
Top 5 EDC in history
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Hutch F.
01-10-2018
I have had this knife for a little over two years. The handles are a little dinged and the clip has a beautiful patina. It has turned into everything I have ever wanted. The edge has rolled on me a few times but it gets sharper than a tack. The slim design makes it smaller in my pocket than any other knife i own. Great product
Fantastic Knife
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Jordan V.
01-09-2018
Cut my self right out of the box with this bad boy, really love the green in person. one of my favorite knifes, very study and really like the blade.
little pricey but youll love it
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Alexander P.
01-08-2018
its small but its great, using it is a really pleasurable experience and ive used it as a steak knife and to cut fish up for bait. all around it just performs. did not havy any grind or centering issues on mine.
Great knife for a premium price
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Kyle W.
01-08-2018
First off, this knife is amazing, the build quality is great, feels great in hand and looks even better than the pics in person. However, the knife seems to be a bit over priced for what it actually is. When the knife arrived, blade centering was horrible and it took me a good 2 hours to loosen and tighten the pivot screw until it finally got centered. For a nearly $200 knife, you would expect something as simple as blade centering to be fine out of the box. Good news is benchmade is the best with backing up their product.
Can't Get Enough Osborne
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RJ H.
01-07-2018
I love everything about this knife; the blade shape, the action, the handle shape, the color, everything. I will say mine had a rather uneven grind out of the box, but nothing too wonky to fix.

Another cautionary point would be the omega springs. I likely just have bad luck with my 940 as I've not had any trouble with any of my other axis knives, but with this 940 I've gone through three sets of the springs, without using it any differently than my others. Like I said, it's probably just bad luck as there are just some duds bound to be found in any such fragile part production process. Overall, one of my favorite carry knives.
Just Wow...
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Brian R.
01-07-2018
This is my first Benchmade knife, and first knife over $100. After watching hours of reviews I decided to finally get this knife and it is worth every penny!
Best EDC ever
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Max O.
01-07-2018
This tool is a MUST for every knife enthusiast or EDCer, the aluminum handles are super ergonomic and extra grippy for when you need, the blade steel is excelent, itís gonna be sharp for a long long time! The only issue that i have with mine is that S30V tends to chip easy, so keep an eye on that. Over all an awesome kife
940
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Tanner M.
01-06-2018
I have carried this knife for a year now and I wouldnít want any other knife in my pocket. I love it!
Grail knife achieved
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Conner G.
01-06-2018
When I lost my mini-griptillian I thought that it was finally time to upgrade, and get my holy grail knife. Iíve had my eye on it for a long time. Fortunately the fit and finish on my knife was pretty good. A tiny bit of horizontal blade play, and the edge grind is only slightly biased to the right side. Other than that, absolutely flawless. I cleaned the action and re set the pivot with some purple loctite, and the blade play issue was solved this is a wonderful knife to carry. The powder coated aluminum is one of my all time favorite scale materials. The axis locks up great. This is a big knife that carryís small. The form of the knife fits in the pocket wonderfully. The reverse tango blade shape is great and is one of my favorites, it is a very versatile shape. If you can afford one, get it. I feel like this is one of the knifes that every knife guy should own at one point or another.
The Perfect EDC Knife
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Patrick P.
01-06-2018
This has to be my favorite EDC knife of all time. Although first when this knife came out of the box, itís blade centering was extremely close to touching the inside of the handle scales. However, after taking it apart and fine-tuning it, this knife rocks! (And not in like a ďblade-rockĒ or ďlock-rockĒ kinda way) Iíve now been carrying this knife as my go-to EDC for almost a year now and I can say I can use and abuse this knife if I need to. From itís strong tip to its still sharp edge, this knife was very well designed and the axis lock is always a cheer to play with.
Great EDC
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Shea P.
01-05-2018
This is my second benchmade knife and I like this one more than the first, it came razor sharp out of the box and it was centered perfectly. I love the slim profile of the knife, it disappears in my pocket. I cut a lot of cardboard at work and it goes through it like a hot knife through butter
The best working knife
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Christopher D.
01-05-2018
I used this knife every day as a utility worker. It has never failed me. It takes everything you can throw at it
Best folder out there!
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Eric B.
01-05-2018
This is my all time favorite folder. With the amazing functionality of benchmadeís axis lock, to the well thought out blade shape, this knife cannot be beat. I absolutely love the green aluminum handle scales with the purple titanium backspacer. The S30V steel definitely holds it's edge. This will probably be with me for the rest of my life.
The King of EDC knives!
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Erica S.
01-05-2018
I could go on for days about this knife- as many others could too. This is a perfect light weight option for your pocket. The blade length is exactly what I need. And it comes SHARP! It is a gorgeous yet simple blade that I recommend to anyone looking for a reliable knife! I love it!
Best edc available
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Devon M.
01-05-2018
I got this knife about 2 years ago. I had read everywhere that this was one of the best edc knives you could possibly buy between the weight, durability, and quality of craftsmanship and materials. Two years later and this knife has been in my pocket every single day since. Iíve abused it as a screwdriver, a light hammer, a pry bar, and Iíve even swam for hours in the Illinois river with it clipped to my pocket. Never once have I had a failure of this knifes behalf or found myself lacking when tasks required a super sharp knife with a good edge holding steel. Iíve tried to make the switch to several other Benchmadeís as well as other brands but even when I do I find myself packing my 940 along too just in case I need something I can trust. Great knife, worth the money for sure!
American icon
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Jack D.
01-05-2018
The 940 is a great example of spectacular American design made into a perfect edc. The amount of blade you get for the weight is unreal.
The best
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Robert M.
01-05-2018
this is by far the best knife benchmade makes, it's perfect. If you are on the fence about it, buy it.
What can I say...
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John S.
01-05-2018
What can I say? It's probably as close to perfect as a folder can come. It's a great size. It looks great. It locks up very well, and is a breeze to close. It is a true work knife, and it's backed by Benchmade warranties. If you've got the cash, I'd say make the purchase.
Best purchase
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nikolas g.
01-05-2018
I got 940 November 2017 and since that is my best edc the knife is sharp smooth and good build also it have alumminium handles that's big plus if you drop it
As if it needs another 5 star
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Ryan B.
11-27-2017
If you don't know about the Osborne 940 you're missing out. No blade play in mine at all out of the box. The Axis lock is a bit sticky when trying to disengage it to close the blade and the blade is a bit tight but I imagine that will work it's way out as the 940 is a knife that gets better with age. Very well centered. Love it, if your collection doesn't have one it needs one, enough said.
Great knife!
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Arian T.
11-14-2017
The knife feels great in the hand and opens beautifully. The handle gets scratched a little easy but that's no problem for me.
The best version besides gold class models
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Caleb S.
07-15-2017
I have owned the last 4 variety's besides the gold class models and I must say this is the best version still. For one it's thinner than the cf/g10 models. The axis lock is much easier to grab onto because of this. Secondly the aluminum scales hold up to wear very good and when they do start showing wear the knife just looks more badass. The cf 940-1 just chips out and looks dented if you drop it. It made me sell it because it looked terrible just dropping it once. The 940 BladeHQ shows here is an older version with a slightly brighter green color than the newer ones. You can also see the one pictured here doesn't have the axis lock milled out like the newer ones. Very minor differences but they are worth noting imo. All in all buy this knife if you want to own one of the best models Benchmade has ever produced. I have a pretty large Benchmade collection and I must say the 940 is up there. I think the kulgera is the only model I prefer.
Awesome
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Joshua B.
04-17-2017
Awesome knife!!! But had blade play.
Must have!
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Michael L.
03-12-2017
I own 9 benchmades. All require a drop of loctite, but after, they are life long blades. This is hands down the best of them all. Solid lock up no blade play very smooth! This may be the best EDC pound for pound of all time. No doubt about it. Pull the trigger, blade hq will have it to you in a few days
Knife Review
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Diego B.
12-13-2016
Perfect knife. Incredibly lightweight. The blade shape is beautiful. I own this one and the carbon fiber version and they are both great.
Fantastic
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Aaron P.
11-30-2016
This is a fantastic knife! I'm surprised that it took me this long to become aware of this great tool. I collect knives and always have at least one with me. I have many different brands, ranging from high end, to lower end. When I took this knife out of the box and played with it for a bit, I honestly almost made it my carry knife for the evening (I've been carrying a Strider SnG, so when the thought of switching it out for the night for another knife comes to mind...you know this knife impressed me). The green handle is beautiful, especially with the blue/purple spacer. The blade is nicely finished and is ultra-sharp. Deployment is a cinch using the thumb studs or using the axis-lock. Lock-up is tight, with no blade play. Centering is spot-on. Benchmade really did a wonderful job with this fantastic tool.
Folding knife perfection.
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Frank G.
11-17-2016
There is nothing I don't like about this knife. The action becomes more smooth with use. The blade shape and design is well thought out yet unique, and the handle shape is comfortable and strong with great holds.

If you work hard and need a knife to keep up with you, this will quickly become your new best friend.

THIS is a knife I would trust to go anywhere. Nothing would stop this knife.
best
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jake r.
10-31-2016
Its the first over hundred dollar knife I've ever have had, and for running on bronze washers its super smooth.
Perfection..
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John J.
05-17-2016
If you are contemplating buying this knife, and you don't really know if it's worth it.. Trust me, just get the dang knife. This knife is beyond superb. Beautiful blade and material, awesome axis system, and the green scales with the pink spacer is bodacious. You won't regret the purchase when you hold it in your hand. Extremely sharp out of the box and it's a benchmade, so what else do you want? I love every aspect of this knife. Also, if you're not digging the clip, ask benchmade for a deep carry clip and they'll send you one free.
Sweet!
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peter l.
02-18-2016
Took me a while to get used to the size because of my extra large hands and I've been in construction for 38 years. However , this is an amazing knife! Mechanically perfect, sharp as all get out, I love this thing! Get one! And as usual the folks at Bladehq were polite and helpful. Refreshing to deal with a great company! Now to save up for the carbon fiber! Haha!
WOW!!
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Joe P.
07-02-2015
Got mine a few hours ago and just can't put it down!!
Straight out of the box it is smooth as oiled glass!!
Built like a sexy tank!
Very light!
Insanely cool blade!
Worth every penny!
Blade HQ is a pleasure to deal with and I'll be a returning customer!
Top 5!
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matthew S.
06-07-2015
Love this blade, bought it about 2 years ago, and it did not leave my pocket for about 2 months after that. S30V is my favorite steel for an EDC knife. The liner between the handle is a beautiful purple titanium. Reversible tip up pocket clip makes it easy for left or right handed users to deploy into use. Opening this blade is as smooth as silk. Fantastic knife, would buy again and again. (in fact I am planning on getting a carbon fiber one)
My All Time Favorite Knife
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Gordon H.
04-10-2015
I used to buy cheap M-Tech knives as a teen because that was all I could afford. But in college and with a few part time jobs I finally bought this knife, the BM 940 was my first Benchmade and is by far still one of my favorites. It is extremely light weight, the green anodized aluminum has a slightly grippy texture that provides positive grip when drawing the knife out of pocket. Although the blade may seem thin and skinny, it has a pretty thick spine. And because the grind is flat and thin cutting through everyday materials (card board, paper, meat, bread, and plastics) very easily. I carry this knife and it's carbon fider counter part when I go to work in my office. The size of this knife is not threatening, instead I consider these Osbourne designs as gentlemens folders. Because it's not a very aggressive knife, I also take this knife to all my travels across the States and overseas (Asia and Europe)
My favorite
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David H.
04-03-2015
I've had mine for about six months now. After using the 551, 556 and even a paramilitary 2, I just can't find putting the 940 second to any of them. My blade did come with a crooked grind on the spine by the tanto, which is common I guess. Everything else regarding fit and finish is great! The action is very smooth, the centering is dead nuts and the axis seems more on point precision wise than on other models (it doesn't really have any wiggle). No blade play either. I really can't see a problem with how it's priced either. Best production knife I own.
Nice design
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David O.
03-14-2015
The image doesn't do it justice. I bought one many years ago and wore the scales smooth just playing with it. Very smooth action.
It's the design that makes it timeless.
Purple jigged (titanium?) on spacer.
The just keep making them over the years so it must be popular.
Always in rotation
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jeffrey j.
01-16-2015
Classic knife. The axis lock is awesome! So much fun, and the blade design is more versatile than looks appear. It is one of my favorite knives, and I don't think it will ever leave my possession.