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Benchmade 940 Osborne AXIS Lock Knife Natural G-10 (3.4" Black M4)

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MSRP: $230.00
Our Price: $195.50
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.87"
  • Blade Length:3.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-M4
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.47"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Green
  • 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:AXIS
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940BK-2004
  • 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-M4
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.47"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Green
  • 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:AXIS
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940BK-2004
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

The Benchmade Osborne 940 gets the Blade HQ treatment with a natural G-10 handle and a black Cerakote finished CPM-M4 blade! This knife is hot, and it's sure to go fast!

The 940 Osborne has become a classic in the knife industry. Just about every knife enthusiast is familiar with it. A few years back, Blade HQ took a poll — 5 Knives Everyone Should Own — about what knives are the best, and the community placed the 940 among the five knives everyone should own. Its tough build, slim profile, and versatile design makes it a perfect tool for every knife aficionado.

Features:
  • Premium CPM-M4 blade steel holds a great edge and will stand up to abuse.
  • Jade G-10 handle is translucent, showing off the inner workings of the knife
  • Classic Warren Osborne design made for long, hard use.

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

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Benchmade 940 Osborne love
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Vincent L.
02-11-2021
One of my first pocket knives was the original 940 with the green aluminum scales and purple titanium back spacer. I will always adore this design. I had to jump on this BladeHQ exclusive. Real fun getting this knife in M4 and natural G10.
Pretty Good Knife
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Jacky W.
01-29-2021
Looks amazing at a reasonable price for M4 steel. Only problem I had was a little bit of lock stick and pivot being too tight. Nothing a little bit of lube won't fix.

Although the lock bar does seem to rub against the liners a little. Kinda to be expected.
Definitely a new favorite
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William H.
01-10-2021
The standard 940 is a great knife, and with the exclusive it's even better.
It did have quite a bit of lock stick out of the box (but It's smoothing out), and the factory edge isn't the best.
The natural G10 scales are nice, and are a bit more translucent than other nat G10 scales. Definitely very cool to be able to watch the axis spring flex as you open and close the knife.
I bought mine after the restock, so it may not be around anymore, but if it is, you should definitely buy it.
Expectations did not line up with premium price
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Edvin M.
01-04-2021
The good:

Let's get this out of the way, asthetically speaking, this knife is freaking gorgeous. Love the natural G10, and the black contrast blade. It's sweet. But that's about the only good I have...



The bad

-Dull blade: This thing came dull from the factory. I would expect that a knife would come sharp. It won't even cut paper...

-Sticky axis lock: The lock is sticky. Sometimes it'll deploy smoothly, sometimes it sticks real bad and i need to use both hands to unjam it. The fact that a knife of this price is sticking and having this issue i feel is unacceptable.



Overall, it's a slick looking knife, but the execution of the knife is poor. I'm going to reach out to benchmade and see what can be done. If they can't do anything, i'll be returning the knife. Expected more for what i paid.
Premium Limited Quality Features for Regular 940 Pricing!!
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Luc W.
12-29-2020
Just amazed BladeHQ could sell this for practically the same price as a 940BK, despite having the workhorse M4 steel blade, Jade G10 scales and blacked out hardware and liners!

Received mine quickly. Perfectly centered blade. Smooth action that will break-in to perfection. Razor sharp after a quick strop (factory grinds are kind of crude/coarse).

I replaced the split arrow clip with a BM regular deep carry, but that's personal preference.

Highly recommend this beast for any 940 aficionados!
The Best BHQ Exclusive Yet
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Austin C.
12-24-2020
The 940 is already a great piece but I've always found S30V to be too chippy. Living in an area where corrosion/rust isn't a problem, M4 is a perfect steel. The 940 boasts a long enough blade with a belly and functional shape to be great for almost everything, but it isn't tacticool where you'll freak out the people around you.

I rit dyed mine with racing red and it came out to be a sort of maroon or ruby red color and I love it.

The price is reasonable as well for a 940 in M4, in fact, I think it's quite inexpensive for what you get.

I too share a few of the gripes with other people, the G10 is smooth and slippery, it's not gritty like other manufacturers G10 like a PM2. However, giving it a tight grip will aid with it remaining in your grip; the 940 also has a slight choil in the handle so you'll not slip onto the blade.

Great knife, even better exclusive.
Excellent
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Netta R.
12-21-2020
I set an alarm to be sure I would not miss this, and I am so glad I did! My dream knife (aside from my holy grail red 960) was a natural G10 940 and I was thrilled when I saw the announcement for it.

I love the smoother, satin like feel of it. It has enough texture to not be slick, but it also isn't going to shred a hole through my jeans.

The black is a perfect compliment to the G10, the blade is dead centered, and it came razor sharp. Only complaint is the blade bevel is slightly off center, with the show side being a little wider than the clip side. It's very minor, and will be worked out after a couple of light sharpenings, but it'll be a while before this M4 needs it!
Looks even better in person!
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Brian K.
12-21-2020
Pros: Looks amazing! Love the contrast of the Natural G-10 scales and the black blade and hardware. Blade centering is dead on. Smooth mechanics and feels very light in a good way.

Cons: Factory edge was not as sharp as expected. Also, the finish on the pocket clip looks almost as though it got moisture on it in the drying process and is spotted.
exactly what I expected
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Peter V.
12-17-2020
Typical Benchmade quality; the scales match the black hardware perfectly. Blade centering is on point. Uneven bevel; show side being wider than clip slide, of course protruding screws on inner scales. Factory edge wasn't that sharp.

With all that aside I'm glad BladeHQ made this exclusive possible. It is truly a beauty and the good outweighs the bad. No regrets !
Fantastic
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Scott S.
12-17-2020
I have missed out on so many Blade HQ exclusives and have had to resort to overpaying on eBay to get them, but I set an alarm to make sure I got this one! I was so excited to receive it today, the action is buttery smooth and of course, the M4 steel is fantastic. It is lighter than expected, in a very good way, and the fit and finish are as expected. If it ever comes out again do not hesitate to buy it!
Pros and the Con
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Patrick M.
12-15-2020
PROS: This thing looks as good in person as it did in the pictures. The M4 was a great blade steel choice although I would love to see them produce a version in elmax. The natural G10 looks good paired with the all black hardware. The blade was perfectly centered and is so incredibly sharp. M4 stays sharp for a long time in normal use too. It feels more solid in hand than the 940-2 (black G10) version.

CON: As usual the G10 is from benchmade is extremely smooth unlike the G10 you find on something like a spyderco paramilitary 2. While I love my benchmade knives I do wish their G10 had a grit similar to that of the spyderco paramilitary 2.
Outstanding BladeHQ Exclusive
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John G.
12-14-2020
I received my BladeHQ Exclusive Benchmade 940 Osborne today and it is an outstanding looking and functional knife. The natural G10 scales look and feel amazing and the blackout M4 blade came hair shaving sharp. I broke down 1 weeks worth of Amazon boxes and it didn't dull the blade in the slightest. The action is butter smooth and the blade is centered perfectly. I am very happy I got one before they sold out as I was worried due to my experience with the spyderco 2nds sale and what an absolute $hit show that turned out to be. BladeHQ nailed it again. 5/5
good blade
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Gabriel B.
11-30-2020
when are these coming out? So looking forward to this!
The Best Thing To Come From 2020
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Douglas P.
11-24-2020
This had better arrive in 2020!
Waiting, Waiting
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kvickre@hotmail.com k.
11-18-2020
This looks great, just waiting to purchase....
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The Benchmade Osborne 940 gets the Blade HQ treatment with a natural G-10 handle and a black Cerakote finished CPM-M4 blade! This knife is hot, and it's sure to go fast!

The 940 Osborne has become a classic in the knife industry. Just about every knife enthusiast is familiar with it. A few years back, Blade HQ took a poll — 5 Knives Everyone Should Own — about what knives are the best, and the community placed the 940 among the five knives everyone should own. Its tough build, slim profile, and versatile design makes it a perfect tool for every knife aficionado.

Features:
  • Premium CPM-M4 blade steel holds a great edge and will stand up to abuse.
  • Jade G-10 handle is translucent, showing off the inner workings of the knife
  • Classic Warren Osborne design made for long, hard use.

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

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.87"
  • Blade Length:3.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-M4
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.47"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Green
  • 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:AXIS
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:940BK-2004
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Benchmade 940 Osborne love
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Vincent L.
02-11-2021
One of my first pocket knives was the original 940 with the green aluminum scales and purple titanium back spacer. I will always adore this design. I had to jump on this BladeHQ exclusive. Real fun getting this knife in M4 and natural G10.
Pretty Good Knife
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Jacky W.
01-29-2021
Looks amazing at a reasonable price for M4 steel. Only problem I had was a little bit of lock stick and pivot being too tight. Nothing a little bit of lube won't fix.

Although the lock bar does seem to rub against the liners a little. Kinda to be expected.
Definitely a new favorite
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William H.
01-10-2021
The standard 940 is a great knife, and with the exclusive it's even better.
It did have quite a bit of lock stick out of the box (but It's smoothing out), and the factory edge isn't the best.
The natural G10 scales are nice, and are a bit more translucent than other nat G10 scales. Definitely very cool to be able to watch the axis spring flex as you open and close the knife.
I bought mine after the restock, so it may not be around anymore, but if it is, you should definitely buy it.
Expectations did not line up with premium price
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Edvin M.
01-04-2021
The good:

Let's get this out of the way, asthetically speaking, this knife is freaking gorgeous. Love the natural G10, and the black contrast blade. It's sweet. But that's about the only good I have...



The bad

-Dull blade: This thing came dull from the factory. I would expect that a knife would come sharp. It won't even cut paper...

-Sticky axis lock: The lock is sticky. Sometimes it'll deploy smoothly, sometimes it sticks real bad and i need to use both hands to unjam it. The fact that a knife of this price is sticking and having this issue i feel is unacceptable.



Overall, it's a slick looking knife, but the execution of the knife is poor. I'm going to reach out to benchmade and see what can be done. If they can't do anything, i'll be returning the knife. Expected more for what i paid.
Premium Limited Quality Features for Regular 940 Pricing!!
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Luc W.
12-29-2020
Just amazed BladeHQ could sell this for practically the same price as a 940BK, despite having the workhorse M4 steel blade, Jade G10 scales and blacked out hardware and liners!

Received mine quickly. Perfectly centered blade. Smooth action that will break-in to perfection. Razor sharp after a quick strop (factory grinds are kind of crude/coarse).

I replaced the split arrow clip with a BM regular deep carry, but that's personal preference.

Highly recommend this beast for any 940 aficionados!
The Best BHQ Exclusive Yet
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Austin C.
12-24-2020
The 940 is already a great piece but I've always found S30V to be too chippy. Living in an area where corrosion/rust isn't a problem, M4 is a perfect steel. The 940 boasts a long enough blade with a belly and functional shape to be great for almost everything, but it isn't tacticool where you'll freak out the people around you.

I rit dyed mine with racing red and it came out to be a sort of maroon or ruby red color and I love it.

The price is reasonable as well for a 940 in M4, in fact, I think it's quite inexpensive for what you get.

I too share a few of the gripes with other people, the G10 is smooth and slippery, it's not gritty like other manufacturers G10 like a PM2. However, giving it a tight grip will aid with it remaining in your grip; the 940 also has a slight choil in the handle so you'll not slip onto the blade.

Great knife, even better exclusive.
Excellent
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Netta R.
12-21-2020
I set an alarm to be sure I would not miss this, and I am so glad I did! My dream knife (aside from my holy grail red 960) was a natural G10 940 and I was thrilled when I saw the announcement for it.

I love the smoother, satin like feel of it. It has enough texture to not be slick, but it also isn't going to shred a hole through my jeans.

The black is a perfect compliment to the G10, the blade is dead centered, and it came razor sharp. Only complaint is the blade bevel is slightly off center, with the show side being a little wider than the clip side. It's very minor, and will be worked out after a couple of light sharpenings, but it'll be a while before this M4 needs it!
Looks even better in person!
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Brian K.
12-21-2020
Pros: Looks amazing! Love the contrast of the Natural G-10 scales and the black blade and hardware. Blade centering is dead on. Smooth mechanics and feels very light in a good way.

Cons: Factory edge was not as sharp as expected. Also, the finish on the pocket clip looks almost as though it got moisture on it in the drying process and is spotted.
exactly what I expected
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Peter V.
12-17-2020
Typical Benchmade quality; the scales match the black hardware perfectly. Blade centering is on point. Uneven bevel; show side being wider than clip slide, of course protruding screws on inner scales. Factory edge wasn't that sharp.

With all that aside I'm glad BladeHQ made this exclusive possible. It is truly a beauty and the good outweighs the bad. No regrets !
Fantastic
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Scott S.
12-17-2020
I have missed out on so many Blade HQ exclusives and have had to resort to overpaying on eBay to get them, but I set an alarm to make sure I got this one! I was so excited to receive it today, the action is buttery smooth and of course, the M4 steel is fantastic. It is lighter than expected, in a very good way, and the fit and finish are as expected. If it ever comes out again do not hesitate to buy it!
Pros and the Con
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Patrick M.
12-15-2020
PROS: This thing looks as good in person as it did in the pictures. The M4 was a great blade steel choice although I would love to see them produce a version in elmax. The natural G10 looks good paired with the all black hardware. The blade was perfectly centered and is so incredibly sharp. M4 stays sharp for a long time in normal use too. It feels more solid in hand than the 940-2 (black G10) version.

CON: As usual the G10 is from benchmade is extremely smooth unlike the G10 you find on something like a spyderco paramilitary 2. While I love my benchmade knives I do wish their G10 had a grit similar to that of the spyderco paramilitary 2.
Outstanding BladeHQ Exclusive
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John G.
12-14-2020
I received my BladeHQ Exclusive Benchmade 940 Osborne today and it is an outstanding looking and functional knife. The natural G10 scales look and feel amazing and the blackout M4 blade came hair shaving sharp. I broke down 1 weeks worth of Amazon boxes and it didn't dull the blade in the slightest. The action is butter smooth and the blade is centered perfectly. I am very happy I got one before they sold out as I was worried due to my experience with the spyderco 2nds sale and what an absolute $hit show that turned out to be. BladeHQ nailed it again. 5/5
good blade
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Gabriel B.
11-30-2020
when are these coming out? So looking forward to this!
The Best Thing To Come From 2020
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Douglas P.
11-24-2020
This had better arrive in 2020!
Waiting, Waiting
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kvickre@hotmail.com k.
11-18-2020
This looks great, just waiting to purchase....
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