Benchmade 940 Overview
- Stonewashed reverse tanto blade made from CPM S90V.
- Dual thumb stud openers.
- Carbon fiber handle over stainless steel liners.
- Secure AXIS lock.
- Reversible tip-up pocket clip.
Warren Osborne designed the Benchmade 940 Osborne knife popular for good reason. It’s a comfortable everyday carry knife with its slim design, great ergonomics and lightweight. The 940-1 has a premium CPM-S90V steel blade with a plain edge and a stonewash finish.
The carbon fiber handle has stainless steel liners and blue anodized aluminum barrel spacers. The AXIS lock and reversible pocket clip make this Benchmade knife usable for right and left handers.
FAQ On Benchmade 940
- Why is the Benchmade 940 so popular?
Perhaps the Osborne 940 is such a big deal because it is a knife of firsts: One of the first knives to use a super steel, one of the first to have the famous Benchmade AXIS Lock which provides ambidextrous manual opening and also gives it strength that rivals a fixed blade, one of the first to have a reverse tanto blade.
- What is the Benchmade 940 made of?
The blade on the 940 is made of S30V premium stainless steel, one of the best steels available. It sharpens relatively easily but holds an edge remarkably well; after weeks of heavy usage, my Benchmade 940 is still sharp enough to shave with.
- Where is the Benchmade 940 made?
The Benchmade 940 and 943 series of pocket knives have been a best seller since it was introduced. It has a slim profile and is easy to carry. The blade steel is top quality as is every material used in this pocket knife series made entirely in the USA.
- Is Benchmade 940 good for self defense?
With an almost 3.5″ blade and an equally generous handle, the 940 could easily be pressed into a self defense role (although I sincerely hope you will never need to use it that way). On the opposite end of the spectrum, the 940 is a beautiful and also elegant knife. In many ways exemplifies a modern gentleman’s folder.
- Why is the Benchmade 940 so expensive?
It costs more to make things in the USA than it does in most other countries. They use premium materials on most of their models. And they do make some good designs. On the other hand, there are other american knife companies making better products for the same or less money.
FAQ On Benchmade Knives
- What’s special about Benchmade knives?
The workmanship, materials, service, and technology make the knives a good value in the price range of $100-200. Each Benchmade includes a full lifetime warranty for repairs. They utilize some of the best materials available for knives which include high-end steel, G10, micarta, aluminum and also carbon fiber.
- What makes Benchmade so good?
Every blade Benchmade offers uses steel in the HRC 55 to 66 range, which is considered a very hard, very durable metal on the Rockwell scale, the standard hardness scale applied to knives, axes, tools, and also the like. The brand’s knives arrive razor sharp and hold an edge well even with heavy use.
- Why are Benchmades so expensive?
They use premium materials on most of their models. And they do make some good designs. On the other hand, there are other american knife companies making better products for the same or less money. Benchmade does not do great on their sharpening and also often send out over heated edges.
- How often do you need to sharpen a Benchmade knife?
Depending on use, the average knife needs to be sharpened every 1-2 months. Sharpening, is the process of restoring a damaged or dulled edge and requires a fairly coarse abrasive such as a diamond plate, stone, or abrasive belt.
- Do Benchmade knives rust
But even with thorough maintenance, my Benchmade has still succumbed to the harsh Florida environment. There is always a small rust spot that forms on the edge, one that has developed just above the edge, and also rust has developed around the thumb stud.
FAQ On Folding Knives
- What is a folding knife used for?
A pocket knife is a knife that you can fold to store in your pocket. Few tools are as useful as a folding knife. They can be used to cut rope, webbing, seat belts; open boxes or peel fruit. They can be used for a bunch of different chores.
- What is the history of folding knives?
The oldest folding knife discovered to date dates from between 600 and also 500 BC. The Celtic knife was found in Upper Austria and also had an iron blade with a bone handle. Incidentally, the first Swiss Army pocket knife was introduced in 1891. The model had grip panels made of blackened oak.
- When did folding knives become popular?
In the Middle Ages, folding knives became tools of the trade for craftsmen, including blacksmiths, carpenters, and also leatherworkers. These knives were often ornately decorated, with handles made from materials like ivory and bone. In the 19th century, the folding knife became popular among civilians as well as craftsmen.
- Are folding knives good for self-defense?
Pocket knives can be very effective for self-defense purposes. If you’re able to accurately strike an attacker with your pocket knife, it can cause severe damage and even be lethal. Pocket knives can be more effective than Defender Ring™ at defending oneself.
- Are folding knives good for combat?
Tactical and combat folding knives are those that are built tough and can also be useful in a tactical situation. Each folding tactical knife sports a reliable opening that can be depended upon in many situations.
FAQ On Pocket Knife
- What are the 3 blades on a pocket knife for?
The three blades handle a variety of tasks: the clip point blade is perfect for detail work, the spey blade allows you to perform skinning or sweeping knife strokes, and she sheepsfoot blade provides a clean cut, especially on a flat cutting surface.
- Can a pocket knife protect you?
For some, a knife offers all the self-defense they need. With the many options available, a knife can prove the perfect weapon for self-protection. In many cases, a folding knife is the choice because of easier concealment. However, with just a little effort, a fixed blade knife also can prove effective.
- What age is appropriate for a pocket knife?
between 5 and 7 years old
A good general age range for supervised knife use is somewhere between 5 and 7 years old. Buy a first time knife, explain how to properly use a knife, and only let them use the knife while you are instructing and watching carefully.
- What is a curved blade for on a pocket knife?
The drop-point blade has a convex spine that gently curves downwards toward the tip. It’s one of the most common blade shapes. The shape makes it easy to remove the blade from the handle and also provides a wide edge for slicing. Drop-point blades are ideal for general purposes and are also a favorite for hunters.
- Should I carry a pocket knife for self-defense?
Pocket knives can be very effective for self-defense purposes. If you’re able to accurately strike an attacker with your pocket knife, it can cause severe damage and even be lethal. Pocket knives can be more effective than Defender Ring™ at defending oneself. Anodized titanium, email address, axis locking mechanism.