Benchmade 940 Osborne AXIS Lock Knife Green (3.4" Black) 940BK

MSRP: $230.00
Our Price: $195.50
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Item #BHQ-6202


  • 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:Black
  • 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:940BK
  • 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 940BK has an S30V steel blade with a plain edge and a BK black 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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Landon C.
Literally zero complaints except i wish they offered an XL version for those of us with bear paw like hands. Love it.
Finally got my hands on one
Matt A.
After years of this knife sitting at my #1 must get spot, I got the 940 as a Christmas gift this year. I have had my eye on this knife since day one of collecting and even thought it took a few years to get one the wait was well worth it. If you are thinking about getting the benchmade 940... DO IT
Own the 940-1701
Tae S.
Own the 940-1701 with 20cv steel, which is similar to this 940.
If you're contemplating on getting a 940 -- pull the trigger!

Awesome, sleek EDC that comes very sharp out of the box, and of course you get the life-time bench made warranty along with it!

Do it.
I understand the hype
Austin C.
This knife stands up to the hype. I don't have a very big collection but this knife immediately made me understand why it's so popular and why Benchmade is a legendary company.

The size and shape is perfect for EDC as long as the price tag doesn't scare you. Thumb tab deployment is quick and silky smooth, requires little effort. The Axis lock on this is what BM is known for, its easy to use always and always works with out much though, no need to watch your finger with a liner lock or use two hands like a lot of other locks. It can even be deployed by giving it a quick snap of the wrist while the Axis lock is pulled down.

The build quality is perfect, not over engineered in anyway, it is made exactly how it needs to be, all the seems are perfectly aligned and the clip is just right, will never fall out of a pocket.

As far the blade goes it's sharp enough to split hairs and possibly atoms. the purple anodized backspacer is quit subtle and really accents the dark green outer.

My only dislike I have is the finish on the handle, it kind of feels like a fine grit sandpaper, I suppose that could help with grit but it just feels strange. It does seem to lessen as it gets used however.
Are you a collector?
Paul L.
If so, the 940 is a must have. Mine has been through hell and back. If I could only have one knife for the rest of my life, it would be the 940. It splits the line between tactical, EDC, and classic. Itís perfect in my opinion. Itís a knife you can pass down to your grandchildren.