Osborne Benchmade Overview
- Black-finished reverse tanto blade made from CPM S30V.
- Recessed button lock for one-handed automatic deployment.
- Green-anodized aluminum handle.
- Secure button lock.
- Reversible tip-up pocket clip.
The Benchmade 940 Osborne gets a whole lot faster with the 9400! It has the same design and materials as the original, but now it has a plunge lock and a snappy automatic action. This iconic Osborne design is built to be useful knife in any situation.
The reverse tanto of the blade makes for the utility of most clip points, but the tip strength of a tanto. This Benchmade knife’s slender build makes it vanish in the pocket when not in use.
FAQ On Osborne Benchmade
- Why is the Benchmade Osborne so popular?
Why is the Benchmade 940 Osborne so popular? It’s popular because it’s a nice knife. It’s got a great lock, the Axis lock is one of my favourites, very strong, but buttery smooth to use, and completely ambidextrous. The scales are nice and grippy, and fit well in the hand.
- Is the Osborne 940 worth it?
The Benchmade 940 is one of the best pocket knives available, and is very well suited for EDC and everyday usage. Mine has been through muck and grime, sand and snow, and even for a dip in the ocean, and it has held out through thick and thin. It is not perfect, of course, but it is darned near close to perfect.
FAQ On Benchmade Knives
- Does the military use Benchmade knives?
Benchmade then set the standard for military products with the AFO (Armed Forces Only) in 1998. The AFO was a large, durable knife, designed with the ideal size and shape to foster a rock-solid grip by the gloved hands of soldiers. Such a strong grip helped soldiers employ the attention-getting, steel pommel.
- Who makes Benchmade knives
Benchmade originally started in California in 1979 as Bali-Song, then changed their name to Pacific Cutlery Corporation in the early 1980s, before settling on “Benchmade” in 1988. In 1990 the company moved to Clackamas, Oregon. In 1996, the company moved to a 144,000 square foot facility in Oregon City, Oregon.
- What is special about Benchmade knives?
Benchmade offers a vast array of choices but is typically known for using high end materials such as 154CM and S30V stainless steel for their blades and G-10 for handles. You’ll find the majority of their knives are tactical and are usually offered in huge variety of colors and patterns.
- Why does Benchmade use S30V?
S30V is derived from modern powder metallurgy, whose processes allow for qualities that did not exist 25 years ago. The design of S30V is such that a blade will be sharper, stay sharper longer and also resist cracking under a sudden stress.
- 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.
FAQ On Pocket Knives
- What is the point of a pocket knife?
Pocketknives can be used for most of the same purposes as any knife, with the advantage of folding to be carried easily with the blade not dangerously exposed. Being safely portable, many pocketknives are suitable for use with other tools and also equipment for woodcraft and bushcraft.
- Can pocket knives be used 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.
- Why do pocket knives have 3 blades?
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.
- Should I carry around a pocket knife?
A Pocket Knife is an Emergency Tool
But just the same, a knife is indispensable in an emergency scenario. You can use a simple pocket knife to cut seatbelts, break windows, cut clothing/bandages, etc. A knife gives me a lot of peace of mind when I think of these scenarios.
- What pocket knife do Marines use?
Ka-Bar. The Ka-Bar is in the number 1 spot because of its expansive issue, beloved reputation, and overall handiness. The Ka-Bar is both a highly effective fighting knife and utility tool. The Marine Corps originally issued the Ka-Bar to be fighting knives and utility knives.
FAQ On Stianless Steel
- What is the main benefit of stainless steel?
All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. Low alloyed grades resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions; highly alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solutions, and chloride bearing environments, even at elevated temperatures and pressures.
- Does stainless steel rust?
Even with these impressive features, stainless steel can and does rust after all, it’s ‘stainless’ not ‘stainfree’. Some types of stainless steel are more prone to corrosion than others, depending on the chromium content. The higher the chromium content, the less likely the metal will rust.
- What is stainless steel made of?
Like all other kinds of steel, stainless steel is made primarily from iron and carbon in a two-step process. What makes stainless steel different is the addition of chromium (Cr) and other alloying elements such as nickel (Ni) to create a corrosion-resistant product.
- What are the pros and cons of stainless steel?
While its high melting point can be a great advantage in some ways, this quality of stainless steel also makes difficult to use in welding, and consequently, the material has limits in how it can be used in construction. Stainless steel is also not the most cost-efficient metal.
- How long does stainless steel last?
Generally, stainless steel is known for its durability and resistance to corrosion, making it a long-lasting material choice for many applications. In some cases, stainless steel structures and components can last for several decades or even a lifetime.
- Can stainless steel go in water?
Yes! Stainless steel jewelry will not only resist tap water; it can also withstand rain and many types of liquids. So, if you accidentally get it wet, wipe it off. The only thing you should avoid is wearing your stainless steel jewelry while swimming in sulfur baths.
FAQ On Axis Lock
- What type of lock is an axis lock?
CROSSBAR LOCK (AXIS LOCK)
It has a sliding lock that connects to an omega spring attached to the liner. The sliding lock presses into a backstop in the blade to secure the knife open and is a detent when it’s closed. You haven’t felt joy until you get your hands on a buttery smooth crossbar lock.
- Is the Axis lock a gravity knife?
A: No, it’s not a gravity knife. Not any more than many other types of knives that open when you loosen the detent that holds the blade closed. Button lock, Compression lock, Axis lock and many other knives can swing open just like the AD-15 when you take the detent tension off the blade.
- Is Axis Lock patented?
Originally made and patented by the knifemakers Bill McHenry and Jason Williams, the rights of the mechanism were bought by Benchmade and renamed as Axis Lock. The Axis US patent number is 5,737,841. The first Benchmade knife to feature the lock was the 710.
- How strong is an axis lock?
MBC lock rating is 200# per inch of blade length. A 4.5″ MBC Spyderco should thus be able to take up to 900# of presure before the lock gives. The Cold Steel you mention takes 120# of total pressure, or 26.6# per inch of blade length.
FAQ On Benchmade Company
- Is Benchmade an American company?
As a family-owned, American business, we never quit striving for more. More innovation, more value. That’s why more than thirty years later, we’re still the only knife company making tools that are yours, for life.
- Is Benchmade a good company to work for?
Is Benchmade Knife Company a good company to work for? Benchmade Knife Company has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 47 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Benchmade Knife Company to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business.
- What is Benchmade’s motto?
Benchmade’s motto is “yours, for life.” That is why they include free LifeSharp maintenance with each of their knives. They take great pride in their precision machining and the ability to manufacture 100% of their knives in the USA.
- Will Benchmade warranty a broken tip?
If the blade of your Benchmade knife is damaged due to a manufacturing defect, Benchmade will replace the blade for free (which is cool)… This includes any defects in the steel, grind, or edge and it can also include a broken tip.
- What did Benchmade CEO say?
When asked for clarity from Oregon City Police Department, Chief Jim Band made the following statement: “When property is to be destroyed, it is the policy of the Oregon City Police Department to destroy property, including firearms, in accordance to our procedures and ORS. The Oregon City Police Department does not.
- Are Benchmade knives hand forged?
We mill and machine handles in-house to the most exacting specifications, and every knife is hand-assembled and sharpened by highly trained technicians bringing to bear over thirty years of manufacturing excellence in our state-of-the-art factory in Oregon City, Oregon. Benchmade osborne 940, mini osborne.