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  • CPM-S30V premium stainless-steel blade
  • 6061-T6 billet aluminum handle scales with stainless-steel liners and color anodized titanium backspacer
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip
  • Reverse tanto blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener
  • Warren Osborne design

Made in USA.

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Knife Blade Type Straight Edge
Locking Blade Yes
Number of Blades 1
Max Blade Length (in.) 3.4 inches
Closed Length 4.47 inches
One-Handed Opening Yes
Handle Material 6061-T6 billet aluminum
Blade Construction CPM-S30V stainless steel
Phillips Screwdriver(s) No
Standard Screwdriver(s) No
Dimensions Unavailable
Weight 2.9 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmade quality Just received this yesterday so I haven't had a chance to use it yet...That being said...This is my second Benchmade knife and the 940 Osborne exceeds my expectations in quality. It's lightweight and I am surprised at how smooth it opens and closes. Top notch everyday knife with great design. I would expect this to hold an edge and stay sharp as long as my other Benchmade, which is remarkable in that aspect. I would definitely recommend this knife to anyone looking for a quality knife made with a good stainless steel alloy that holds an edge.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmade Perfect Purchased this knife a few weeks ago thanks to the 20% member discount and the annual dividend and couldn't be more pleased. The Axis mechanism is flawless and buttery smooth, just a flick of the wrist opens and closes the blade. I considered the 940-1 carbon fiber model and actually preferred the 940's billet aluminum handle texture and additional weight over the carbon fiber, plus the $100.00 price difference. The blade is hair-shaving sharp and I expect it will remain sharp for a long time. The overall size of the knife makes for an ideal everyday carry.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmade classic, great price with REI discount With Benchmade's issues with quality control over the last few years, I am always hesitant to buy a benchmade knife sight unseen, despite being a huge Benchmade fan. But after going to my local REI and seeing that they did not have this knife in stock, and was reassured returns were easily doable, I bit the bullet and placed my order online. First Impressions: When I got the knife I was indeed impressed. Having held a 940 before, it wasn't new to me, but to have one to call my own to hold and examine was amazing. Although many tout the benefits of the carbon fiber 940-1, I find the forest green aluminum even more beautiful. Combined with the purple titanium backspacer, it is truly beautiful. Design: The 940 was designed by Warren Osborne and as such is absolutely beautiful. The 940 is truly a timeless winner and one of the most perfect EDC knives. But in my mind the only thing taking away from that design here is the pocket clip. It is un-inspiring, boring and unlike many other Benchmade knives, is not "parkerized" (black oxide finished) and as such is simply painted. This is bad, because painted clips always look ugly as they wear, whereas parkerized clips wear very slowly and subtly, looking far better with age. I truly wish they would have gone with their parkerized split arrow clip, like they do on the higher end 940 models, it fits the design much better and will wear far better too. Fit and Finish: As I mentioned earlier, Benchmade has been suffering in the QC department as of late. Often you will find that a brand new knife suffers from both horizontal and even worse, vertical blade play on lockup, which is a big no no. In addition, often centering is far from perfect and there are issues with free-swinging action and with leftover burrs from manufacturing. This is why often buying in store, if possible, is always better. But with the particular knife I received, I am happy to report that there were zero issues with blade play in either direction and although it was not free swinging enough to drop closed, it was close. Blade centering was slightly off; biased to the right. A quick disassembly, cleaning and swapping washers to opposite sides and flipping their smooth side to face the blade tang quickly solved both the centering issue and failure to drop closed. It is now the smoothest swinging Benchmade in my collection, while still having perfect lockup. Blade, edge and sharpness: Now although many of the other aspects of this knife were stellar or pretty close to stellar out of the box, the blade and edge was not one of them. The edge struggled to cut even printer paper and even stropping didn't help. Clearly someone at the factory did not take the time to finish sharpening it. But about 45 minutes on my KME sharpener and I got the blade hair-popping, sharp enough to cleanly slice phone book paper. The blade grind itself however is an aspect that was not perfect and I cannot fix. Though it is far from bad enough to not be able to live with, it still makes me happy that I did not pay full price for this knife. The swedge taken out of the spine at towards the front is uneven and the squared off grind at the end of the swedge is crooked. In addition, the grind of the tip is uneven having more material taken off on one side than the other. This causes fixed angle sharpening to create a much wider bevel on one side of the knife than the other. Functionally, it has no effect, but aesthetically, from a premium knife, this is always a disappointment. Conclusions: This is a great knife from Benchmade, but one that I definitely don't recommend paying full price for. But often to make sure you get a knife that has the aspects of quality you should expect from Benchmade, you really have to go to a store to examine a few to ensure you get a good one. So I really hope that in the future, REI stocks 940s in their stores. But with their stellar return policy, don't hesitate to get one online, just know that you may have to send it back if it isn't perfect. TL;DR: Benchmade has QC issues, They make good knives but very inconsistently, Best to buy in store, But REI has good return policy, so returns are possible for sub-par knives. Good knife, boring clip, but better value with discount (don't pay full price). REI you need to stock these in store!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect everyday knife Bought this knife 6 months ago Very light and well balanced Hard to leave home without it Only neg is the blade is very hard and takes a long time on the stone to get it real sharp
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great EDC Knife I have several Benchmade knives.....and, have never been disappointed with their quality. Highly recommend the 940 Osborne to anyone looking for the perfect knife.
Date published: 2017-06-06
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmade quality Just received this yesterday so I haven't had a chance to use it yet...That being said...This is my second Benchmade knife and the 940 Osborne exceeds my expectations in quality. It's lightweight and I am surprised at how smooth it opens and closes. Top notch everyday knife with great design. I would expect this to hold an edge and stay sharp as long as my other Benchmade, which is remarkable in that aspect. I would definitely recommend this knife to anyone looking for a quality knife made with a good stainless steel alloy that holds an edge.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmade Perfect Purchased this knife a few weeks ago thanks to the 20% member discount and the annual dividend and couldn't be more pleased. The Axis mechanism is flawless and buttery smooth, just a flick of the wrist opens and closes the blade. I considered the 940-1 carbon fiber model and actually preferred the 940's billet aluminum handle texture and additional weight over the carbon fiber, plus the $100.00 price difference. The blade is hair-shaving sharp and I expect it will remain sharp for a long time. The overall size of the knife makes for an ideal everyday carry.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benchmade classic, great price with REI discount With Benchmade's issues with quality control over the last few years, I am always hesitant to buy a benchmade knife sight unseen, despite being a huge Benchmade fan. But after going to my local REI and seeing that they did not have this knife in stock, and was reassured returns were easily doable, I bit the bullet and placed my order online. First Impressions: When I got the knife I was indeed impressed. Having held a 940 before, it wasn't new to me, but to have one to call my own to hold and examine was amazing. Although many tout the benefits of the carbon fiber 940-1, I find the forest green aluminum even more beautiful. Combined with the purple titanium backspacer, it is truly beautiful. Design: The 940 was designed by Warren Osborne and as such is absolutely beautiful. The 940 is truly a timeless winner and one of the most perfect EDC knives. But in my mind the only thing taking away from that design here is the pocket clip. It is un-inspiring, boring and unlike many other Benchmade knives, is not "parkerized" (black oxide finished) and as such is simply painted. This is bad, because painted clips always look ugly as they wear, whereas parkerized clips wear very slowly and subtly, looking far better with age. I truly wish they would have gone with their parkerized split arrow clip, like they do on the higher end 940 models, it fits the design much better and will wear far better too. Fit and Finish: As I mentioned earlier, Benchmade has been suffering in the QC department as of late. Often you will find that a brand new knife suffers from both horizontal and even worse, vertical blade play on lockup, which is a big no no. In addition, often centering is far from perfect and there are issues with free-swinging action and with leftover burrs from manufacturing. This is why often buying in store, if possible, is always better. But with the particular knife I received, I am happy to report that there were zero issues with blade play in either direction and although it was not free swinging enough to drop closed, it was close. Blade centering was slightly off; biased to the right. A quick disassembly, cleaning and swapping washers to opposite sides and flipping their smooth side to face the blade tang quickly solved both the centering issue and failure to drop closed. It is now the smoothest swinging Benchmade in my collection, while still having perfect lockup. Blade, edge and sharpness: Now although many of the other aspects of this knife were stellar or pretty close to stellar out of the box, the blade and edge was not one of them. The edge struggled to cut even printer paper and even stropping didn't help. Clearly someone at the factory did not take the time to finish sharpening it. But about 45 minutes on my KME sharpener and I got the blade hair-popping, sharp enough to cleanly slice phone book paper. The blade grind itself however is an aspect that was not perfect and I cannot fix. Though it is far from bad enough to not be able to live with, it still makes me happy that I did not pay full price for this knife. The swedge taken out of the spine at towards the front is uneven and the squared off grind at the end of the swedge is crooked. In addition, the grind of the tip is uneven having more material taken off on one side than the other. This causes fixed angle sharpening to create a much wider bevel on one side of the knife than the other. Functionally, it has no effect, but aesthetically, from a premium knife, this is always a disappointment. Conclusions: This is a great knife from Benchmade, but one that I definitely don't recommend paying full price for. But often to make sure you get a knife that has the aspects of quality you should expect from Benchmade, you really have to go to a store to examine a few to ensure you get a good one. So I really hope that in the future, REI stocks 940s in their stores. But with their stellar return policy, don't hesitate to get one online, just know that you may have to send it back if it isn't perfect. TL;DR: Benchmade has QC issues, They make good knives but very inconsistently, Best to buy in store, But REI has good return policy, so returns are possible for sub-par knives. Good knife, boring clip, but better value with discount (don't pay full price). REI you need to stock these in store!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect everyday knife Bought this knife 6 months ago Very light and well balanced Hard to leave home without it Only neg is the blade is very hard and takes a long time on the stone to get it real sharp
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great EDC Knife I have several Benchmade knives.....and, have never been disappointed with their quality. Highly recommend the 940 Osborne to anyone looking for the perfect knife.
Date published: 2017-06-06
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