Benchmade 943 Osborne AXIS Lock Knife (3.4" Black) 943BK

Item #BHQ-6235
MSRP: $235.00
Our Price: $199.75
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  • Overall Length: 7.87"
  • Blade Length: 3.40"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: CPM S30V
  • Hardness: 58-60 RC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.47"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 2.90 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Bar Lock
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: 943
  • Model Number: 943BK
  • Designer: Osborne
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Warren Osborne designed Benchmade 943 is a popular knife for good reason. It's a comfortable everyday carry knife with its slim design, great ergonomics and lightweight. The 943BK has an S30V steel blade with a plain edge and a BK1 black finish. The black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handle has 410 stainless steel liners and a blue 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

Beautiful Knife
William J. on Oct 31, 2019

This has to be one of my favorite Benchmade knives on the market. It has great weight and feel from the aluminum scales and drop-point blade. I use this knife as my "dress" folder. I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a sleek, compact knife that melt away in the pocket.

Beautiful EDC
Sebastian Y. on Feb 15, 2015

Its not only an incredibly nice looking knife but durable and performing. Its Light weight and cuts amazingly about half the size of my Griptilian but with barely less blade. If you're looking for a higher end Benchmade this thing is the way to go. The handles scrape easy on the corners if your carrying another knife a leatherman or maybe a flashlight, but the scrapes are small and only make the knife look cooler and more worn in. I ordered a Benchmade deep carry Adamas clip and it hides in my pocket completely. This thing does all the tasks my PM2 or any of my knives can but is lighter and thinner. If you have the money pick it up.

The Perfect EDC
Ian L. on Jan 23, 2015

I have only had this knife for a month, but given Benchmade's incredible track record, I'm not worried about this knife doing me wrong in the future. First off, the 943BK is an attractive knife from all standpoints. Nothing but black all around (besides the lock). It is wicked fast when deploying, and I always have people asking about this beautiful knife. Its aluminum handles feel good in hand, and the blue back-spacer tops off the knife in terms of looks. Don't get me wrong, this knife isn't in my pocket for display purposes only. I put the S30V blade to work, and it held up very well. It did not take too much work to get it back to hair-popping sharp, and it'll take every little hair off your arm. It slices very well yet the blade is thick enough to withstand a good amount of use. The pocket clip is Benchmade's standard black-painted pocket clip, and yes, the black wears off pretty quick. I wish Benchmade put their split-arrow clip on this knife, but no matter, they'll send you one for free. They're just a phone call away. The real beauty of this knife is the weight. 2.9 oz is killer. For those who carry a 5 oz knife and think "I'll never notice the difference", they're wrong. After carrying the 943BK all day, I picked up my 908 (4.38oz) and it felt like a brick! I love this blade so much. From a tactical standpoint, this is a no. Sure, you can use it,and it will likely work, but it isn't a top choice, it just isn't designed for that task (the 908 or 710 fills that role for me). Overall, this knife is dang near everything you want in a good edc blade. Heavy duty or tactical? No, but trust me, once you get one, you'll find it working its way into your pocket more often than not. -Ian

Slick, Sharp, Stabby
Tyler K. on Mar 4, 2019

This knife is awesome for precision cutting. It has a pretty sturdy tip and is super lightweight. The blue back spacer accents the black nicely

Great knife!!!
Jarrod H. on Dec 16, 2020

I carry a 940 everyday. So much so that I grabbed this on sale for a back up. Can't imagine not having one in my pocket.

Thin, light, sexy, and capable!
Brian M. on Jan 5, 2018

I received this knife from my wife as a gift, and it is one of my most carried knives. It sits really nicely in the pocket, especially with a deep carry pocket clip (I called Benchmade and they sent me one for free!). It's super thin and lightweight but is really capable of any EDC tasks I throw at it. I use it as my dress up EDC, since it carries really easily in dress slacks.

This is one stealthy knife!
Guy H. on Oct 13, 2018

This knife totally exceeded all my expectations! I know some folks mention quality issues with Benchmade, but this one was perfect. Super smooth action, Axis lock on point, blade perfectly centered and very sharp… I could go on and on. This is the biggest smallest knife I’ve ever had. It sounds cliché but it truly does disappear in the pocket, but has plenty of blade when you need it. Benchmade sent me a deep carry pocket clip and it completed this knife. I'm extremely happy with this knife.

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