Benchmade 940-1 Osborne Folder, CPM-S90V, Carbon Fiber Handle

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The Benchmade 940 is billed as one of the most quintessential EDC knives ever created, but the Benchmade 940-1 takes things to a whole new level.

The 940-1 is designed by the late great Warren Osborne, a man who was raised in the farming industry and knows a thing or two about what makes a great pocket knife. His focus on ergonomics and unparalleled functionality really shines through the 940-1.

What sets the 940-1 apart from its base version (and the 940 is by no means base) is the 3.4-inch reverse tanto blade made of ultra premium CPM-S90V. This steel has a high resistance to stains and wear with a toughness that makes it a fantastic cutter.

Unlike the 940's aluminum handle, the 940-1 boasts carbon fiber handle scales that offer excellent grip and significantly cut down the weight. Coming in at only 2.9 ounces, you can barely feel the knife in your pocket until you reach for it to do some cutting.

The 940-1 uses Benchmade's patented AXIS locking mechanism and features flourishes like a blue anodized titanium back spacer.

Brand: Benchmade
Model Number: 940-1
Catalog Number: 496655
Specifications
Knife Type Folding
Blade Length 3.4 inches
Closed Length 4.47 inches
Total Length 7.87 inches
Blade Edge Plain
Point Tanto
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Handle Color Black
Blade Material CPM-S90V
Knife Weight 2.9 ounces
Lock Type AXIS lock
Assisted Open Yes
Handle Material Carbon Fiber
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Sheath Included No
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Customer Reviews

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By Manuel M. from Fort Wayne
February 9, 2017

This is a simple, neet little knife. Opens easily, once you've mastered the technique, with great lock-up. Excellent edge on this thing, and easy close-up, perfect centering. Love the carbon fiber handles, real classy look, and overall light. The blue titanium spacers are uniform in color, minimalist in placement, but just adds that extra flare. A tad expensive for it's size and the amount of steel you get, but if you are into collecting these pieces, it would be a nice addition to your collection.

By Malcolm H. from Texas
March 1, 2016

Another quality product from Benchmade. the carbon fiber handle makes this knife. I had to buy two. My wife decided she had to have this one.

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