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Benchmade 940 Review | Benchmade 940 Osborne Pocket Knife

Benchmade 940 Osborne Knife ReviewThere are many knife enthusiasts that have used and seen many different types of knives in their lifetime. Many pocket knife wielders believe that owning a pocket knife is as essential as putting on your shoes in the morning. Some pocket knife owners will never be found without their pocket knives.

So we are here today to have a look at one of the more favorite EDC (everyday carry) Knives. This great product is designed by Warren Osborne. The Benchmade 940 Osborne is most likely as close as you would be able to get to a perfect knife. In this next section, we are going to have a look at the knife and see what features and affordability it can offer you.

The Benchmade Knife Company was founded back in 1988 and has been producing knives for around about 14 years. They have always been quite popular in the consumer market and have proved to always sell very well. Benchmade has always proved to be the industry leader in knife creation. Quality is of the most importance in all of their creation. And have been said to stand behind their products with exceptional service. Many have said that this knife is of a new species.

Benchmade 940 Osborne Specs

Blade Length 3.40 Inches providing you with all of your needs for cutting and slicing.
Knife Overall Length The length of the knife overall is 7.87 Inches.
Knife length when closed Knife length when closed is overall 4.47 inches.
Total Weight The total weight of the entire knife is a very portable 2.9 Ounces.
Materials used in the blade S30V Stainless Steel.

The Blade

Benchmade 940 Osborne Knife bladeThe sports blade in the Reptilian is a modified drop-point blade. The length of this blade is 3.45 inches. And is created using 154cm of steel which helps make the blade extremely weather resistant and highly durable.

At first glance out of the box for the first time, the blade is so sharp that you will be able to shave the hair on the back of your arm and promises to keep its edge over time, this is achieved using its strong steel.

One of the key features of the knife is the thumb studs. These enable the knife to open a lot smoother. The slide opens with a small rotation of your thumb. This means this knife is good to go for a one-handed opening. This system is completely ambidextrous.

This also means that right-handed or left-handed persons can use this knife with complete ease. The blade on the Benchmade is honestly a work of art. And was clearly well thought out and allows you to slice with ease.

The Handle

Benchmade 940 Osborne Knife handleThe Benchmade 940 Osborne’s handle sports a very simple but effective handle. The molded plastic handle does its job well. Although the handle is not very fancy, to be honest, this knife concentrates on comfort and a good grip.

Some might think that the only downfall of this knife is that the handle does feel a little “cheap” or “plastic” but once you have this knife in action, you will quickly forget about the handle and focus on the pure performance of the knife.

I personally disagree that the knife feels “cheap” but each to their own. The handle is solid, sturdy, and round a lot simpler to use, and it brings you back to basics. It will sit in your hand nicely and be able to provide you with that much-needed grip that won’t corrode over time, This makes the handle a lot more usable in prolonged outdoor situations.

The Locking Mechanism

Benchmade 940 Osborne Knife LockThe Axis locking system that is used in the Benchmade, is housed inside the handle, this special feature is a must-have for a pocket knife. Benchmade is famous for using this system and it is 100% ambidextrous.

The locking system has a hardened steel bar, that slides back and forth, which does all of the locking and unlocking. The slot that is cut into both sides of the steel liners sits inside the handle.

This provides you with all the safety you need. When opening, the Axis is positioned over the rear of the blade. Then the stop pin slides down an angled part of the tang. This locking system has been proven to work extremely well and is used universally by many types of different Benchmade knives. And a lot of users really enjoy working with these, and will not let you down, when you need it most.

Pros and Cons

With all of the highly durable materials used and the fantastic locking system, the Benchmade 940 Osborne is a great addition to our inventory of pocket knives. In the outdoors, for self-defense, or even in the workplace, this knife will fit in your pocket with ease and safety.
The handle we believe could have been made more comfortable with maybe some rubber grip strips as holding the knife with power meant the plastic strip marks were imprinted on our palm. However, for the price, this is a great pocketknife that will last you for a long time!


As far as EDC (everyday carry knives) go. The Benchmade 940 Osborne will be able to provide you with all of the reliability you will need as well as pure power needed when needed.

This is another great knife from a knife company who have years of experience in knife crafting, and as we said before, they will stand behind their products. If you need a good EDC knife, we would highly recommend this Benchmade 940.

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