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

MSRP: $215.00
Our Price: $182.75
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Item #BHQ-0160


  • 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:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940
  • Model Number:940
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Warren Osborne designed Benchmade 940 is a popular knife for good reason. It's a comfortable everyday carry knife with its slim design, great ergonomics and lightweight. The 940 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.


Customer Reviews

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Great knife!
Arian T.
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
Caleb S.
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.
Joshua B.
Awesome knife!!! But had blade play.
Must have!
Michael L.
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
Diego B.
Perfect knife. Incredibly lightweight. The blade shape is beautiful. I own this one and the carbon fiber version and they are both great.
Aaron P.
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 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.
Frank G.
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.
jake r.
Its the first over hundred dollar knife I've ever have had, and for running on bronze washers its super smooth.
John J.
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.
peter l.
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!
Joe P.
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!
matthew S.
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
Gordon H.
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
David H.
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
David O.
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
jeffrey j.
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.